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! Intro Trip

Date: Sept. 10, 2016

Register by: Sept 7, 2016

Cost: $15 for Students, $20 for Non-students

Location: Huntsville State Park

Get outside, learn a new skill and meet new people with a cookout, slacklining, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking at Huntsville State Park.

San Marcos Paddling Trip

Dates: Sept. 23-25, 2016

Register by: Sept. 19, 2016

Cost: $60 for students, $70 for non-students

Location: San Marcos, 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.

Climbing Reimer's Ranch

Date: Oct. 14-16, 2016

Register by: Oct. 10, 2016

Cost: $60 for students, $70 for non-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.


Dates: Nov. 4-6, 2016

Register by: Oct. 21, 2016

Cost: $70 for Students, $80 for non-students

Location: Colorado Bend State Park

Wanna get a little dirty? Join the Outdoor Recreation Program as we venture into the caves at Colorado Bend State Park. We’ll be helping out the Texas Speleological Society in their efforts to keep Texas caves user friendly. No experience is needed for this awesome adventure into the world of spelunking!

Winter Break Ski Trip

Dates: Jan. 2-8, 2017

Register by: Dec. 1, 2016

Cost: $550 for Students, $600 for Non-students

Location: Santa Fe and Sipapu, 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.