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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!

Fall 2018 trips and events will be announced soon, until then check out the previous trips and events below!

Previous Trips & Events

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!

Thunderhead Summit Challenge


Can YOU reach the summit? Come and challenge yourself with the Rec Center Climbing Wall’s 3rd 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 3pm-8pm, Friday 1pm-4pm) and join the Challenge!

This is a FREE event!

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!

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



Always wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Now is your chance! Come experience the thrill of a lifetime and join us on our 1st Annual Skydiving trip to mark this adventure off your bucket list. We’ll be skydiving with Skydive Monroe. The cost of skydiving and transportation are included in the price. Additional costs may incur if you would like pictures or video of your flight.

Cost Varies

Howl-O-Ween Swing


Join us for our family-friendly Annual Howl-O-Ween Swing to benefit TLC Humane Society! 

Puppies, rides, raffles, a bouncy house, pumpkin carving, costumes, camp stove classes, and MORE!

This is a FREE event!

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.


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