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Adventure Trips & Events

North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits hosts a variety of trips and events throughout the year. Check out this semester’s offerings below! When you decide on the trip/event you want to join us on, click the “Register Now” button under the trip/event to start your adventure!

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Fall 2018 Trips & Events
September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018

Travel down with us to beautiful Savannah, GA for a three-day weekend full of adventure, during what is deemed as the perfect time of season! Explore Skidaway and Tybee Island as we kayak on the waters of the Georgia coast, only stopping to camp and enjoy the views. Transportation, lodging and meals are provided. Maximum participants for this trip is 10.

The trip is full, get your name added to the waiting list.

Students $90
Employee/Alumni $140
Non-Affiliate $190

Pricing for the Kayaking & Camping Trip is effective through 9/14/18 and is subject to change without prior notice.

September 24, 2018 – November 15, 2018

Can YOU reach the summit? Come and challenge yourself with the Rec Center Climbing Wall’s 4th Annual Thunderhead Summit Challenge, where participants strive to climb a vertical mile.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never climbed before or if you’re a seasoned climber: this challenge is for everyone! Reach any of the five levels and get a prize. Be one to reach the Thunderhead level and receive all level prizes PLUS a free T-shirt!

Level 1: Tallulah Gorge (30 total climbs)

Level 2: Lookout Mountain (72 total climbs)

Level 3: Yonah Mountain (96 total climbs)

Level 4: Blood Mountain (135 total climbs)

Level 5: Thunderhead Mountain (160 total climbs)

Other prizes may include the first male and first female to complete the challenge, the male and female with the farthest total climbs, etc.

Come to the Climbing Wall during open hours (Monday-Thursday 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.) and join the Challenge!

No Registration Required.

This event is FREE!

October 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Swing is back for 2018! This event is one you don't want to miss; this year all proceeds from the event benefit the Searcey Family. This event is set up carnival style, complete with rides, raffles, a bouncy  house, pumpkin carving, costumes, and MORE! While there is no admission fee for the event, some activities do require a small fee.

Mindy and Grant Searcey are local artists who founded Searcey Designs in 2004. Since then, the couple has created beautiful artwork and jewelry inspired by their travels and by Dahlonega. In all their work, their motto “Truth, Love and Fun” is evident.

No Registration Required.

This event is FREE!

November 3, 2018

Looking for the perfect trail run? Join us as we partner with Dahlonega Mountain Sports (DMS) to host a 5K around Dahlonega’s Lake Zwerner. Follow the looping trail around the lake and through the woods to enjoy amazing lake and mountain views. This race is great for beginner and experienced trail runners, and dogs on leashes are more than welcome to come and run/walk with you. 

Registration will remain open until 11/3/2018.
In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt, you must register by 10 a.m. on 10/24/2018.

All registration $25

Pricing for the 5k Trail Run at the Reservoir is effective through 11/3/18 and is subject to change without prior notice.

Previous Trips & Events

Cosmic Climb


Outdoor Pursuits' Annual Cosmic Climb is a neon lit night. Whether you are working on your New Year's resolution or are one of our regulars at the wall, come put your skills to the test on our 10' Bouldering Wall and Rock Wall. No climbing experience is needed to come out to this event; only a positive attitude, a little bit of arm strength, and an open mind.

This is a FREE event!

Photo Contest


Do you think you’ve taken an award-winning picture? Enter our Annual Photo Contest for a chance to win incredible prizes—just for taking a picture!

This is a FREE event!


“Into the Wild”
A photograph of any natural scenery.
“Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”
A photograph of personal pets or wild animals in a natural setting.
“Foot Fetish”
A photograph of feet or shoes taken in a natural setting.
“Greek Goes Green”
A photograph of you using, wearing, or otherwise displaying your Greek affiliation in a natural setting.
“Stuck on Nature”
A photograph of you using, wearing, or otherwise displaying one of the five official Outdoor Pursuits Go Far, Get Dirty, Get Wet, Hang Out, or Get High stickers in a natural setting.
“Good Eats & Appalachian Treats”
A photograph of you preparing or eating a meal in a natural setting.

Rec it Out


Come hang out with the Rec staff and experience all the fun and adventurous elements at Pine Valley during our annual Rec It Out event! We’ll open up daring elements on the course, have intramural games to compete in, a fitness challenge, and tubing down the river! Earn points for completing tasks and win a grand prize if you win!

Shuttles will be picking up and dropping off at the mouth of the drill field for a free ride to Pine Valley!

This is a FREE event!

Ski Trip


This two night ski trip is great for both the novice and the experienced skier. Choose between either skiing or snowboarding at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in North Carolina. The price includes your ticket, basic rentals, dinner, breakfast, and lodging for the night. 

Cost Varies

Spring Break Trip


Join us on what might be the sweetest Spring Break deal you’ve seen! We’re headed down to Crystal River, Florida to swim with manatees and do some sea kayaking! On top of that, we’re throwing in a service aspect to give back to the local community. We’ll be staying at Holder Mine Campground and have running water, a bathhouse, and electricity, so bring your tent and your flippers! The price includes: swimming with manatees, sea kayaking, lodging, transportation, and some meals.

Cost Varies

Zorbs n' S'mores


We’ve got Zorbs and we’ve got S’mores! Fuel up with a s’more, then put yourself in a giant bubble and learn some Zorb Games. We’ve got music, vendors, an equipment showcase, and a cooking class to accompany all of your favorite event needs.

This is a FREE event!


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