Fall 2019 Trips

Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

Develop outdoor skills, and learn respect the environment by enrolling in an Outdoor Program trip. Adventure trips planned this year include hiking, canoeing, camping, caving, rock climbing, stargazing, climbing, rappelling, and canoeing.

Register for an OP Trip Online with RecTrac

Physical Demand Levels

  • Mild - Casual walking, not strenuous
  • Moderate - Provides more of a challenge but doable for almost everyone
  • Vigorous - Much more strenuous, but some may enjoy the opportunity and extra challenge

Upon registering for a trip, participants receive an email with additional information including date, time, and location of a pre-trip meeting.  

Fall 2019 Trips

The OP is heading to Ohiopyle for a day of river running. This trip offers an intermediate level of rafting with instruction as part of the course. Perfect for those seeking aquatic fun and excitement. Join us for an adrenaline rush you won't forget!

  • Start Time: 8 AM, Saturday
  • Estimated Return Time: 1 PM, Sunday
  • Location: Ohiopyle, PA
  • One-way mileage and/or drive time: 293 miles; 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, September 16
  • Per Person Cost: $130 Students, $135 Fac/Staff, $140 Community
  • Activities Involved: Whitewater Rafting
  • Experience Required: None
  • Physical Demand Level: Vigorous
  • Clothing/Equipment Recommendation: Wet Suit/swimsuit, change of clothes
  • Equipment Provided:  Rafts, paddles, personal flotation devices, tent, stoves, cookware, and sleeping bag & pad

Additional Information

  • Meals Provided by Outdoor Program/Participants: One dinner
  • Transportation: Large passenger van driven by OP staff
  • Maximum Participant Number: 8
  • Minimum Participant Number: 6
     

Test yourself and explore one of the best climbing locations east of the Mississippi River, complete with numerous routes fit for any level of climber. The Red is a great place for anyone to climb, whether you've never climbed before or have been climbing for years. We will bring all the gear necessary to help show you some great routes in the area.

  • Start Time: 5 PM, Friday
  • Estimated Return Time: 6 PM, Sunday
  • Location: Red River Gorge [Slade, KY]
  • One-way mileage and/or drive time: 310 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, September 30
  • Per Person Cost: $80 Students, $85 Fac/Staff, $90 Community
  • Activities Involved: Camping, climbing, rappelling
  • Experience Required: Some previous climbing suggested, but not required
  • Physical Demand Level: Moderate to vigorous
  • Clothing Recommendation/Equipment: Layers of tops/jackets, shorts/pants (synthetic materials, rather than cotton), hiking boots
  • Equipment Provided: Tent, stoves, cookware, and sleeping bag & pad, climbing shoes, harnesses, rope, carabiners. ATCs

Additional Information

  • Meals Provided by Outdoor Program/Participants: One dinner
  • Transportation: Large passenger van driven by OP staff
  • Maximum Participant Number: 8
  • Minimum Participant Number: 6
     

Have you ever seen the Milky Way with your naked eye? What about a sky with more stars than you could possibly count? Join the Outdoor Program for a trip to Northern Michigan as we venture to Headlands International Dark Sky Park for two nights of star gazing. We'll further explore the area via some hiking.

  • Start Time: 5 PM, Friday
  • Estimated Return Time:  6 PM, Sunday
  • Location: Wilderness State Park and Headlands International Dark Sky Park, MI
  • One-way mileage and/or drive time: 350 miles; 5 hours
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, October 14
  • Per Person Cost: $85 Students, $90 Fac/Staff, $95 Community
  • Activities Involved: Daytime: Moderate hiking; Nighttime: observing the night sky, astrophotography for camera buffs
  • Experience Required: None
  • Physical Demand Level: Mild
  • Clothing/Equipment Recommendation: Warm clothing, water bottles(s), hiking boots/shoes, swim suit, jacket/coat, headlamp, hammock(optional), DSLR or other high quality camera (optional)
  • Equipment Provided: Tent, stoves, cookware, sleeping bag & pad

Additional Information

  • Meals Provided by Outdoor Program/Participants: One dinner
  • Transportation: Large passenger van driven by OP staff
  • Maximum Participant Number: 8
  • Minimum Participant Number: 6
     

Have you ever carried everything that you need to survive in the wilderness on your own back? Join the Outdoor Program to do just that, as we go for a Veteran's Day Weekend backpacking trip to Allegheny National Forest.

  • Start Time: 5 PM, Friday
  • Estimated Return Time: 6 PM, Monday
  • Location: Allegheny National Forest, PA
  • One-way mileage and/or drive time: 262 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, November 4
  • Per Person Cost: $85 Students, $90 Fac/Staff, $95 Community
  • Activities Involved: Backpacking, hiking
  • Experience Required: Strenuous Physical Activity
  • Physical Demand Level: Vigorous
  • Clothing/Equipment Recommendation: Layers of tops/jackets, shorts/pants (synthetic materials, rather than cotton), hiking boots
  • Equipment Provided: Backpack, tent, stoves, cookware, sleeping back & pad

Additional Information

  • Meals Provided by Outdoor Program/Participants: Two dinners
  • Transportation: Large passenger van driven by OP staff
  • Maximum Participant Number: 8
  • Minimum Participant Number: 6
     

Patrons and guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419.372.8495 prior to the program or event.