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Outdoor Adventures

Take in the wilderness and adventure on one of our trips. From a day on the slopes or a weekend on the trails; connect with nature and new friends. Unplug and let us take care of the details.

 

Depart: Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 am
Return: Friday, January 20 @ 8:00 pm

Depart: Friday, February 3 @ 9:00 am
Return: Friday, February 3 @ 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 each
Included: Travel and lift ticket

Join in an Outdoor Adventure for skiing at the Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Mi. Equipment rental is additional personal expense

Clothing
Be sure to dress in layers! It is winter in Michigan and you will be out in the cold moving all day, possibility of a cold wind-chill is high.

https://www.shantycreek.com

Depart: Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am
Return: Sunday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm
Cost: $75
Included: Travel, equipment and most meals

Explore Tahquamenon Falls- Upper and Lower then spend the evening snowshoeing on a lantern lit night trail. Visit the historic Whitefish Point Lighthouse Station and take in the vastness of Lake Superior in winter hibernation. 

Itinerary
Day 1
Depart Campus and head to Wilderness State Park
Snowshoe hike along the Lake Michigan shoreline and end the night star gazing 
Day 2
Explore Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point
Discover the falls at night on a lantern snowshoe hike
Day 3
Return to campus

Food
Day 1
Lunch - Roadside Stop (personal expense)
Dinner - Hot dogs (traditional, turkey, vegetarian on request), brats, chips, veggie tray, cookies
Day 2
Breakfast: Assorted granola, snacks and fruits
Lunch - Sandwiches and chips sack lunch style
Dinner - Tahquamenon Falls restaurant
Day 3
Breakfast - Mackinaw City (personal expense)

Must bring a refillable water bottle.  Please feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish.  When registering please let us know if you have any dietary preferences and or restrictions.

Packing List
Clothes
1 full change of clothes to keep in the car for post hiking
1-2 pair athletic pants/synthetic hiking pants
1 pair of shorts
2-3 synthetic/athletic shirts (cotton is not good!)
1 long sleeve for at night
1 long/warm pair of sleep pants
3-4 pairs of thick socks
4-5 pair of undergarments
Winter gloves/hat
Winter Jacket
Snow Pants
Water bottles total min. 2 L
Toiletry items (no showers available)
Sunglasses
Gear
Backpack* (not required, but available for clothing)
Sleeping bag /Pillow / Linens
Flashlight/ headlamp

*Available for rental from Campus Recreation 

Depart: Friday, March 17 @ 9:00 am
Return: Sunday, March 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$150
Included: Travel, equipment, and most meals

The Finger Lakes are a destination for all four seasons. Featuring 11 pristine lakes in the heart of upstate New York. We'll visit Watkins Glen State Park to see the gorge trail complete with 19 waterfalls, take in the view from Letchworth State Park's Inspiration Point or the majestic 215-foot cascade of Taughannock Falls.

Itinerary
Day 1
Travel to and explore Niagara Falls
Check into the cabin
Day 2
Explore Finger Lakes National Forrest and several waterfalls
Hike the trails at Letchworth State Park
Day 3
Return to Campus

Food
Day 1
Lunch – Roadside Stop (personal expense)
Dinner - Hot dogs, brats, chips (Vegetarian option available upon request)
Day 2
Breakfast: Assorted granola, snacks and fruits
Lunch – Sandwiches and chips sack lunch style
Dinner – Home style meal
Day 3
Breakfast – Breakfast burritos
Lunch – Roadside Stop (personal expense)

Must bring a refillable water bottle.  Please feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish.  When registering please let us know if you have any dietary preferences and restrictions.

Packing List
Clothes
1-2 pair athletic pants/synthetic hiking pants
1 pair of shorts
3-4 synthetic/athletic shirts (cotton is not good!)
1 long sleeve for at night
1 long/warm pair of sleep pants
3-4 pairs of thick socks
4-5 pair of undergarments
1 pair durable hiking boots
Gear
Backpack* (not required, but available for clothing)
Sleeping bag*
Flashlight/ headlamp
Water bottles total min. 2 L
Toiletry items – toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, baby wipes
Sun hat/baseball cap
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Bug spray

*Available for rental from Campus Recreation

Depart: Friday, April 7 @ 9:00 am
Return: Sunday, April 9 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$250
Included: Travel, equipment, and most meals

10.5 miles of exciting whitewater rapids with 20 Class II-IV rapids on the Lower New River; one of West Virginia most popular rafting trips. Experience the wild coal town history and gorgeous views with two nights of camping in the New River Gorge.

Itinerary
Day 1
Depart campus from the Campus Recreation Center and travel to Minden, WV
Lodging at ACE Adventure
Day 2
White Water Rafting
Day 3
Depart from ACE Adventure and travel back to campus

Food and Beverage
Day 1
Lunch – Roadside Stop (personal expense)
Dinner - Hot dogs (traditional, turkey, vegetarian on request), brats, chips, veggie tray, cookies
Day 2
Breakfast - Assorted granola, snacks and fruits
Lunch - River Side Barbeque, provided by ACE
Dinner - Group dinner at local restaurant
Day 3
Breakfast - Assorted granola, snacks and fruits
Lunch – Roadside Stop (personal expense)

Must bring a refillable water bottle.  Please feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish.  When registering please let us know if you have any dietary preferences and or restrictions.

Packing List
Clothes
1 full change of clothes to keep in the car for post rafting!  
1-2 pair athletic pants/synthetic hiking pants
1 pair of shorts
2-3 synthetic/athletic shirts (cotton is not good!)
1 long sleeve for at night
1 long/warm pair of sleep pants
3-4 pairs of thick socks
4-5 pair of undergarments
Gear
Sleeping bag*
Flashlight/ headlamp
Water bottles total min. 2 L
Toiletry items – toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shower supplies
Towel
Sun hat/baseball cap
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Bug spray

Optional
Bedsheets (single)
Pillow
Travel coffee mug

For rafting: clothes you do not mind getting wet, old shoes, change of clothes, dry shoes. Whatever you bring on the river WILL get wet! Do not take anything on the river that you do not want to lose!
ACE Adventure Packing List

Link #1
ACE Adventure

Depart: Thursday April 27 @ 5:00 am
Return: Thursday, May 4 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$900 
Included: Travel, equipment, entrance fees, and most meals

*No longer accepting applications*

Itinerary
Day 1
Travel to Detroit Metro Airport
Flight to Denver, CO
Day 2
Explore Great Sand Dunes N.P.
Day 3
Explore Mesa Verde N.P.
Day 4
Explore Canyonland N.P.
Day 5
Explore Arches N.P.
Day 6-7
Explore Rocky Mountain N.P.
Day 8
Return to Campus

Lodging
Night 1
Night 2 - Holiday Inn, Cortez, Co 
Night 3-4 
Night 5-6

 

Let Campus Recreation help with your next outdoor adventure! Outdoor equipment may be rented for a nominal fee.  The following equipment is available:

  • 2 Person Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Multi-day Hiking Packs
  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking Poles
  • Kayaks (with PFD)
  • Assorted Cookware

Contact us for details on how to reserve the equipment! Account fees will be posted to the user accounts for any lost or stolen equipment. Rented equipment must be returned as determined by the rental agreement.