Student Trips and Events

Adventure Programs

Adventure Programs is a collaboration between Wellness and Recreation and the Outdoor Center at Georgia College. We are committed to providing the Georgia College student body with fun opportunities to get connected to nature through adventure trips and outdoor workshops. Whether you're a nature novice, or an outdoor enthusiast, Adventure Programs are an exciting way to get outdoors. 

George L Smith State Park Outdoor Center Trip
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Programs

Contact: billy.copeland@gcsu.edu

Fall '21 - Spring '22
Adventure Program Date Description Cost How to Sign Up
Kayak Clinic Thur. Sept. 2   $5/Student  
Whitewater Express Sat. Aug. 28   $50/Student  
Canoe & Grill Sat. Sept. 4   $10/Student  
Camping Basics, Workshop Wed. Sept. 22   $5/Student  
Hike & Canoe Sat. Sept. 25   $15/Student  
Cohutta Mountain Fall Break Backpacking Trip Oct. 9 - Oct. 12   $75/Student  
Basic Knots, Workshop Wed. Oct. 20   $5/Student  
Kayak Clinic #2 Thur. Nov. 4   $5/Student  
Cleanway at the Greenway, Hike & Service Project Sat. Nov. 13   Free  
Fire Building, Workshop Wed. Nov. 17   $5/Student  
Full Moon Paddle Fri. Nov. 19   $10/Student  
No SMORE Classes Sun. Dec. 5   Free  

 

Adventure Program Information

Adventure Programs are open to currently enrolled Georgia College students. 

Email: billy.copeland@gcsu.edu with your name, contact information and the name of the event or trip you are interested in, You will receive additional event/trip details, a personal gear list and detailed steps on how to register and pay (if applicable).

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Clothing, Footwear and Gear:  As a general rule, participants will need to wear their own closed toe shoes and adequate clothing for all trips and workshops. We will provide participants with a list of program specific clothing, footwear and gear needs before each trip. 

  • The Outdoor Center at Georgia College (OC) provides all group gear participants will need (canoes, life jackets, tents, stoves, etc..).
  • The OC also has a long list of personal gear that participants can borrow while on an OC trip (rain gear, sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, etc..)

Pre-Trip Meetings:  Many programs include a Pre-Trip Meeting. Pre-trip meetings are an important part of our programming and help to ensure participants the best possible outdoor experience. At a pre-trip meeting you will be able to meet the staff and other program participants, go over the required gear list, discuss trip logistics and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Meeting participants ahead of time also allows the staff to adjust any route or lesson plans to best suit the participants. If you cannot attend a scheduled pre-trip meeting, please let us know ASAP so we can schedule a make-up meeting!

Safety:  Participant safety is our first priority. Our staff is dedicated to the physical and emotional well being of all participants. Trip specific safety information will be included in your pre-trip meeting. Please let us know if you have any specific questions or concerns.

All Adventure Programs are tobacco, alcohol and drug/substance free.