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Adventure Trips

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  • Trips are open to all TWU students only.

Spring 2017 Overnight Trip

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Skiing at Jackson Hole. (FULL)

Where:  Jackson Hole, WY     When: Spring Break, 2017 (exact dates TBD)
Cost includes: airfare, accommodations, ski lift tickets, ski rentals, and other excursions TBD
Cost: $725 
    Initial Deposit: $150 
    Dec. Payment: $150
    Jan. Payment: $150
    Feb. Payment: $150
    Mar. Payment: $125

Lake Ray Roberts Camping (1 spot left)

If you have never been camping before, this beginner camping trip is perfect for you! You will learn the basics of setting up camp, building a fire, as well as campfire cooking! All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Lake Ray Roberts State Park    When: March 3rd – March 4th Cost: $15

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm and drive to Ray Roberts State Park. Friday afternoon we will set up camp and we will be spend the evening hiking on trails throughout the park. In the evening everyone will learn the basics of campfire cooking. On Saturday morning eat breakfast then pack up and then head back to campus around noon.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 28th

Enchanted Rock Bouldering (8 spots left)

If you have never climbed outside before you are going to love Enchanted Rock! Your climbing instructors will teach you the basics of bouldering, technique, and camping skills so that you have a great experience. All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Llano, TX     When: Friday April 21st – 23rd Cost: $40

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Friday, April 21st at 1:00 pm and drive to Campsite near Enchanted Rock State Park. In the morning Saturday we will drive to the park and boulder most of the day. Saturday night we will enjoy a dinner out and explore Fredericksburg. We will return home Sunday afternoon.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 25th

Spring 2017 Day Trips

Possum Kingdom Photo Hike (FULL)

This two hour hike will give you the chance to spend time outdoors while learning how to take film photos. Our marketing coordinator will teach you the basics of film photography, how to load and remove film, as well as how to take photos with your film camera. A camera will be provided for you as well as film and we will develop it for you too! No prior experience necessary.

Where: Caddo, TX     When: Saturday, February 11th Cost: $15

Details: Leave TWU around 9:00am and arrive at Possum Kingdom State Park at 10:30am. Hike until 1:30 and arrive back around 3.30pm.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 7th

 

Turner Falls Day Hike (FULL)

This three hour hike is on the more strenuous side due to steep hills, but you will have the chance to explore caves within the park as well as have a few overlooks of the Arbuckle Mountain. All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Davis, OK     When: Saturday, February 25th Cost: $15

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Saturday at 8:00 am for an hour and a half drive to Turner Falls Park in Davis, Oklahoma.  After an introduction and safety briefing to our activities, we will spend the next few hours enjoying hiking through the Arbuckle Mountains which features a 77ft waterfall, Dr. Collings' Rock Castle, and natural caves. We will depart from Turner Falls around 12:30 pm for the drive back to the Denton campus arriving around 2:00 pm.  

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 21st

 

Arbuckle Mountains Horseback Riding (FULL) 

Learn basics of horseback riding before heading out on the trail. An experienced trail ride guide will take you on gentle, well-trained horses where your ride will wander through the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains. All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Sulphur, OK     When: Saturday, March 25th Cost: $30 

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Saturday at 7:45am for a 1 hour and 45 minute drive to Sulphur, OK for a ride and country experience that will last for 2 hours.  The horseback riding leaders will fit each participant with a horse suited to their skill level and will briefly go over riding details. We will depart Sulphur, OK around 12:30pm for the drive back to the Denton campus arriving around 2pm. 

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 21st

 

Mineral Wells Rappelling (FULL)

*Rappelling instruction is required prior to trip. This instruction will be the day before the trip on Friday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

This is a great trip for people wanting to learn the basics of rappelling. An instruction class the day prior to the trip is required! All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Mineral Wells State Park     When: Saturday April 1st Cost: $15

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Saturday, April 1st at 6:45 am and drive to Mineral Wells State Park. After an introduction and safety briefing to our activities, we will spend the next few hours enjoying some rappelling at different areas of the State Park. We will depart from Mineral Wells State Park at 12:00pm and get back to campus at 1pm.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 28th

 

Elm Fork Trinity River Kayaking (FULL)

If you have never been kayaking before this is a great beginner trip for you! We will spend the morning paddling six miles down the calm Elm Fork River. Here you will learn navigation as well as basic strokes of kayaking. All skill levels are welcome!

Where: Aubrey, TX     When: Saturday April 8th Cost: $10

Details: We will depart from the Denton campus on Saturday at 8:00 am for a 20 minute drive to Lake Ray Roberts north of Denton.  After an introduction and safety briefing to our activities, we will spend the next few hours enjoying kayaking down the Elm Fork Spillway and enjoying the scenery.  We will depart the lake around 2:30 am for the drive back to the Denton campus arriving around 3:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 4th

 

Trip Policies and Procedures

For more information, please contact: Michelle Pagano at mpagano1@twu.edu.

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