Trips

Student Trips and Experiences

MISSION STATEMENT:

As part of the Campus Recreation Department, Outdoor Programs helps recruit and retain students, faculty and staff by providing a wide range of inclusive, safe, reasonably-priced outdoor programs and services to the MU community.  We expose individuals to the natural environment, provide skill and leadership development opportunities, and facilitate interactions and fun. 

 

We are currently in the process of adding trips such as, hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing and more. Let us know how we can help you get outside and explore what the area has to offer. 

 

Spring 2024

Potiential Spring Trips:

Ski Roundtop - February 1, 2024

Intro to Rock Climbing @ Spooky Nook Sports - February 16st, 2024

Intermediate Rock Climbing @ Spooky Nook Sports - March 1, 2024

Intro to Climbing @ Spooky Nook Sports - March 15, 2024

Beginner Hike @ Kelly's Run - March 23, 2024 

  • $10 per person will cover transportation and guided hike (1-2 hours hiking)
  • Van will leave campus at 1:00 and return at completion
  • The Kellys Run Trail is 3.8 mile loop that traverses difficult and steep terrain that requires multiple stream crossings and scrambles across bedrock and boulders. As part of the Conestoga Trail, Kellys Run Nature Preserve is connected to Pinnacle Overlook by a network of trails.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing @ Safe Harbor - March 30, 2024

  • $15 for transportation and instruction
  • We will supply a harness and chalk bag - we do not have climbing shoe to rent/borrow
  • Van will leave campus at 10:00am and return by 4:00pm or earlier based on interest
  • Learn how to climb outside at nearby Safe Harbor
  • Learn how to rappell (participants will be on belay while rappelling)
  • Learn Rock climbing technique and movement
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Learn basic knots
  • Learn belay techniques

Advanced Hike @ AT (location to be determined) - April 4, 2024

  • $15 per person will cover transportation and guided hike
  • Van will leave campus at 10:00am and return after completion
  • We will determine an exact location as the date approaches based on weather and terrain

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing @ Safe Harbor - April 23, 2024

  • $15 for transportation and instruction
  • We will supply a harness and chalk bag - we do not have climbing shoe to rent/borrow
  • Van will leave campus at 10:00am and return by 4:00pm or earlier based on interest
  • Learn how to climb outside at nearby Safe Harbor
  • Learn how to reppell (participants will be on belay while reppelling)
  • Learn Rock climbing technique and movement
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Learn basic knots
  • Learn belay techniques

Beginner Hike @ Goodno Trail - April 20, 2024

  • $10 per person will cover transportation and guided hike (1-2 hours hiking)
  • Van will leave campus at 1:00pm and return after completion
  • This hike through the woods takes you to the cliff of schist known as House Rock, for which the original preserve and road is named. This beautiful overlook offers several different views of the Susquehanna River. The hike is fairly level, but you will need to climb up on the rocks to get to the overlook. At mile 1.3 you will cross a shallow stream (Reed Run)

Intro to Sport Climbing @ Safe Harbor - April 27, 2024

  • $20 for transportation and instruction
  • We will supply a harness and chalk bag - we do not have climbing shoe to rent/borrow
  • Van will leave campus at 10:00am and return by 4:00pm or earlier based on interest
  • Learn how to sport climb outside at nearby Safe Harbor
  • Learn the basics of sport climbing equipment and ropes
  • Learn the basics or sport climbing technique
  • Learn how to build an anchor for sport climbing
  • Learn sport climbing belay techniques