Adventure Trips

The trips and workshops offered by the Outdoor Recreation Program at Sam Houston State University are open to anyone who wants a truly unique experience. Trips can vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous and range from an afternoon in a canoe to a week in the backcountry. This is your chance to get outside, try something different, and live the life less ordinary. No experience is necessary to sign up! Trip costs include: transportation, equipment, food (except any meals on the road), permits and fees, lodging or camping, instruction, and guides.

Adventure Trip Registration
Get Outdoors! (Aug 29, 2015)

Date: August 29, 2015

Register: August 12, 2015

Cost: $10 for Students

Location: Huntsville State Park

Join us for an intro to the outdoors. Cookout, try some slacklining, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking in Huntsville State Park

San Marcos Paddling (September 18-20, 2015)

Dates: September 18-20, 2015

Register: August 26, 2015

Cost: $60 for Students

Location: San Marcos River, TX

Enjoy a weekend on one of the most beautiful rivers in Texas. Famous for its crystal clear waters, the San Marcos River has something for everyone. Never kayaked before? No problem! The San Marcos is a fun and easy river, with a few exciting rapids along the way.

Reimer's Ranch North Shore Climbing (October 9-11, 2015)

Dates: October 9-11, 2015

Register: September 16, 2015

Cost: $60 for Students

Location: Austin, TX

Chalk up on some real Texas limestone as we journey to Austin, TX for a weekend on the crag. We will camp in the Pace Bend Park overlooking beautiful Lake Travis, and climbing out at Reimer’s Ranch. First time climber? Not a problem! There are plenty of fun and challenging routes for all skill levels.

Service Project at Huntsville State Park (October 24, 2015)

Date: October 24, 2015

Register: September 30, 2015

Cost: FREE

Location: Huntsville State Park, TX

Join Outdoors for a day of taking care of our resources. We are partnering with Huntsville State Park in efforts to sustain recreational opportunities in our local area.

Backpacking the Cross Timbers Trail, Lake Texoma (November 12-14, 2015)

Dates: November 13-15, 2015

Register: October 21, 2015

Cost: $60 for Students

Registration starts October 21

Journey and explore North Texas where all you need is whatever you can carry on your back and a sense of adventure.

Hiking the Lonestar Trail (December 5, 2015)

Date: December 5, 2015

Register: November 11, 2015

Cost: $10 for Students

Location: Lonestar Trail, TX

Take a hike in our own backyard. Spend the day hiking one section of a much larger trail system and commune with nature before finals.

Winter Break Ski Trip (January 4-10, 2016)

Dates: January 4-10, 2016

Register: October 7, 2015

Cost: $550 for Students

Location: Sipapu and Santa Fe, NM

Escape to the mountains for a week of fun in the snow. We will be staying at the Lodge at the Sipapu Ski Resort, in beautiful New Mexico. We’ll also be hitting up other popular New Mexico ski resorts such as Santa Fe and Angel Fire. Never skied or snowboarded before, or need a refresher? No problem! First timers get free lessons! There’s no better way to spend the last week of winter break.