Trips & Clinics

Campus Recreation offers day and weekend outdoor trips led by Towson University students for Towson University students. 

Student on mountaintop during Campus Recreation outdoor trip

 

Outdoor leadership development series

Applications now open!

The Outdoor Leadership Development Series (OLDS) is a FREE leadership development workshop created by Outdoor Adventures for the Towson University community. The workshop will take place from October 5-7, 2018. The LAST day to apply is Tuesday, September 25. 

In addition to receiving leadership development from the program, participants may be eligible for hire as volunteer Outdoor Trip Leaders with Campus Recreation.

Learn more and fill out an application.


Trips

Outdoor trip leaders are experienced, outgoing, and passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors and building community on trips. All instruction, transportation, and technical equipment is included in the cost. Meals will be provided on overnight trips. All trips are designed to be cooperative, educational experiences that allow participants to:

  • Create meaningful connections with other students outside of the classroom
  • Challenge themselves mentally and physically
  • Learn skills necessary to plan their own outdoor trips
  • Take an active role in the success of themselves as well as the group
  • Adventure off campus in unique settings in Maryland and throughout the mid-Atlantic

Fall 2018

trips

Hiking at Patapsco State Park

Date: Sept. 8

Fees:

Student: $15

Faculty/Staff: $18

Rock Climbing at Safe Harbor

Date: Sept. 15

Fees:

Student: $30

Faculty/Staff: $37

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Dundee Creek
 

Date: Sept. 16

Fees:

Student: $25

Faculty/Staff: $31

Whitewater Kayaking at Muddy Creek
 

Date: Sept. 22

Fees:

Student: $30

Faculty/Staff: $37

Rock Climbing at Great Falls

Date: Sept. 29

Fees:

Student: $30

Faculty/Staff: $37

 
Sea Kayaking at the Chesapeake Bay
 

Date: Sept. 30

Fees:

Student: $30

Faculty/Staff: $37

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail
 

Date: Oct. 12 - 14

Fees:

Student: $65

Faculty/Staff: $81

Bouldering at Coopers Rock
 

Date: Oct. 19 - 21

Fees:

Student: $65

Faculty/Staff: $81

Fall Colors Hike at Rocks State Park
 

Date: Oct. 27

Fees:

Student: $15

Faculty/Staff: $18

Fall 2018 trip registration is open on the Campus Recreation registration portal

Clinics

Kayaking Clinic

Every Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 p.m. through December 5.

Fees: FREE

Learn the fundamentals of river kayaking in the controlled environment of the Burdick Pool and use the kayaking clinic to build the necessary skills to participate in an Outdoor Adventures whitewater kayaking trip. We will be in the water, so participants must bring their own bathing suit and towel. No registration is required, just show up and start learning!

Climbing Clinic

Every other Wednesday, 3 - 5 p.m. starting June 6 in the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Fees: $10

Learn how to conquer the climbing wall! Climbing clinics cover Top Rope skills and belaying. Participants will be able to leave the class ready to take a belay test. Come to one or come to all. Registration ahead of time is preferred. Reserve your spot through the portal or by visiting Membership & Guest Services.