Adventure News and Announcements
Adventure Education embarked on its first trip of the fall semester, Canoeing Two O’Clock Bayou on September 21. Canoeing out into the northern reaches of the Atchafalaya Basin was the perfect way to enjoy the cooling weather.
Have you seen a bit of construction going on this summer across from the SRC? Well, the time is here…the new Challenge Course is finally here! The course marks the first completion project in UREC’s expansion and redesign process. Although the course is typically used for student organizations, any UREC member may try out the course during UREC’s Open Challenge Course dates!
Over Spring Break, I went on the UREC Deep Sea Fishing Trip to Jekyll Island and made so many memories! It was non-stop fun from fishing, to biking, to kayaking, to playing some pretty intense mini golf. Even though I was sleeping in a tent every night and eating tons of peanut butter sandwiches, I felt like I was living the life.
About Adventure Education
While Adventure Education in higher education can trace its roots back to the 1860’s, foundations for the LSU UREC Adventure Education program were established in 1992. With the completion of the Student Recreation Center Climbing Gym and the purchase of a portable climbing wall in 2004, the current era of UREC Adventure Education began.
In 2006 the challenge course was installed at the UREC Sport and Adventure Complex, and UREC purchased its first set of rental bikes through a partnership with Student Government. Beginning in the Spring semester of 2012, UREC Adventure Education began taking students on adventure-based overnight trips, educating students on canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and backpacking. This same semester, Adventure Education completed an entire redesign of the challenge course shifting focus of the high course to group-based initiatives. With these new programs coming online, UREC Adventure Education offers the entire gamut of programming from educational clinics and workshops, to challenge courses, outdoor gear rentals, indoor climbing, and overnight trips.