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Adventure Trips

 Fall 2015 Trip Schedule


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10am - 5pm


Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Drakes Creek, KY

Learn the basics of this swiftly growing sport just outside Bowling Green. You’ll practice balance, strokes, and body positioning providing you with enough knowledge to practice on your own!

$15 / $20


9am - 5pm


Hike and Paddle, Nolin Lake, KY

Enjoy a relaxing day along the shores of beautiful Nolin Lake. Take in the late summer air and great views just an hour from Bowling Green. 

$15 / $20


8am - 6pm


Swim and Hike, Rock Island State Park, TN

Like waterfalls? Rock Island State Park is a great place to hike, swim, and relax. You will spend the morning and early afternoon exploring the iconic waterfall pools until your hands get pruny. 

$15 / $20

9/18 - 9/19

9/15 @ 7pm

Whitewater Rafting, Ocoee River, TN

Eastern Tennessee boasts some of the best whitewater in the region. The Ocoee River is a great place to learn to raft. Wind your way down class III and IV rapids on this weekend full of laughs and great views. 

$75 / No Guest

10/1 - 10/4

9/23 @ 7pm

Backpacking, Appalachian Trail

This is the granddad of all hiking trails. Strap on your pack and hike through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. October is prime time to visit the Appalachians so don’t miss this opportunity for stunning views and good company.  

$75 / $90

10/16 - 10/18

10/13 @ 7pm

Bouldering Weekend, Chattanooga, TN

Let’s climb some small rocks! Bouldering focuses on movement and form over climbing to great heights. You’ll be climbing at some of the best areas in the region and enjoying the crisp fall temperatures. Join us!

$40 / $50

10/23 - 10/25

10/20 @ 7pm

Fall Colors Backpacking, Big South Fork, TN

Who doesn’t love fall colors? Come backpack with us as we tramp through some of the most beautiful wilderness trails Tennessee has to offer. 

$40 / $50

10/30 - 11/1

10/27 @ 7pm

Mountain Biking, Brown County, IN

Come along with us before the Thanksgiving break as we head to the rolling hills of Indiana. Brown County State Park is one of the best places to mountain bike in the region. We’ll bike and hike along the 20+ miles of trail within the park. 

$40 / $50

11/20 - 11/29

11/10 @ 7pm

Backpacking, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Take a deep breath…you’re at the Grand Canyon! What better way to spend Thanksgiving break than in the most famous canyon in the world? This week long expedition will take you down all the way to the Colorado River and back making for great photos and lifelong memories. 


$350 / $400




 Trip registration takes place at the ORAC office in the Preston Health and Activities Center. Trip registration is first come, first serve. Unless otherwise noted, trip costs are all inclusive with the exception of meals. All pretrip meeting will be held in the upstairs Intramural Recreational Sports office (conference room). These meetings are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the Leah Rossettie. Contact our office if you have any questions or need additional information. 

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