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Trips

About the Program
These programs are open to Georgia State students, faculty and staff. Graduates who are Recreation members may also register. Students are given first priority on all trips. Guests are welcomed on a space available basis. Minimum age to participate is 16 unless otherwise specified. A moderate level of fitness will allow for a more enjoyable experience.

Registration
Register in the Touch the Earth outdoor equipment rental center. The entrance is on the lower level through the outside entrance behind the Student Recreation Center. Register by the Tuesday before the trip. Pay with cash, check, credit card or PantherCash. Trips fill early. Liability waiver will be signed at the time of registration or on the day of the trip.

Cost categories are as follows:

  • Current Georgia State University students
  • Recreation members
  • Others

Refunds
Individuals will receive a full refund if they cancel more than 10 days before the trip date. Individuals may receive a full refund or a credit voucher for a future trip if the coordinator cancels a trip. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 10 dates prior to trip date or for no-shows.

No refunds will be given for deposits on break trips. Money paid toward the trip balance is not refundable after the date of the pre-trip meeting. Payment deadlines must be met or trip spot and all payments will be forfeited.

Dailly Events

Jul
23
Sat
all-day Hidden Gem Backpacking Exploration
Hidden Gem Backpacking Exploration
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
This fun experience is centered on relaxing near the water after a short trek in, hiking the trails in the area and experiencing an easy backcountry camping trip. You’ll spend most of Saturday and Sunday… more »
all-day Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
The course begins with four sessions in still water and will be completed with a progressive two-day optional river trip. Please plan to attend all sessions (4) and river trip to be a graduate of… more »
Jul
25
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
5:30 pm Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
6:30 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
Jul
28
Thu
12:00 pm Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Come and learn how to enjoy an awesome ice cream treat the healthy way. There will be free ice cream for thefirst 50 participants! July 28 12 – 1 p.m. Student Recreation Center… more »
Jul
31
Sun
all-day Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Jul 31 all-day
This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge of North Carolina is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Jim Hudson, Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar &… more »
Aug
4
Thu
all-day North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Join us for a four-day backcountry expedition at North Carolina’s Outer Banks! We’ll kayak five miles offshore to the remote and roadless islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, spectacular… more »
Aug
6
Sat
all-day Little River Falls Alabama
Little River Falls Alabama
Aug 6 all-day
Hike the canyons with a swimsuit on and jump right in below Little River Falls. Dry off for a picnic lunch and swim for the rest of the afternoon. Includes transportation and leadership. Marcos Ordaz… more »
Aug
20
Sat
all-day Deep River Trail
Deep River Trail
Aug 20 all-day
This trip includes hiking and swimming. River shoes, trekking poles and a waterproof stuff sack are recommended. Includes transportation and leadership. Gardner Neely Rating: moderate to strenuous, 9 miles Cost: $12, $14, $19
all-day Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Aug 20 all-day
Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA, by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide.… more »
all-day Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Aug 20 all-day
Hop on a SUP or in a kayak and paddle across and around a fantastic lake in the mountains of Georgia. Includes paddle equipment, transportation and leadership. Anna Inman Cost: $14, $18, $20
Aug
21
Sun
all-day Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Aug 21 all-day
This exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast. Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river… more »

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