August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
Clemson University Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) has announced the launch of several adventure trips for students in the Fall 2022 semester. During the fall semester, students may take advantage of hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, and similar opportunities. Additionally, space is limited for a fall break backpacking tour in the Virginia Highlands.
“CORE adventure travel has always been a unique part of our campus recreation offering,” said Robert Taylor, Director of Programs and Assessment. “Our new space at Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center (Andy’s) has been well received by students. It led to an initial commitment to outdoor recreation and we couldn’t be more excited to build on that with our travels this fall.”
“Our trips are a time for students to disconnect from technology and connect with one another while exploring beautiful locations around the Carolinas,” added Taylor Williams, Associate Director of Outdoor Recreation.
All CORE trips include all outdoor gear needed for the activity, plus transportation from Andy’s office to and from the trip location. Participants are asked to bring personal items such as suitable clothing and shoes. Detailed packing lists are provided prior to the start of each trip. Meals are provided on night trips. Students interested in additional information should call or email the CORE office at 864-656-0892 [email protected].
September 9th: SUPs and S’Mores ($5) – The first planned CORE program for the fall semester will take place on Friday, September 9 at 5 p.m. Students can enjoy s’mores around the fire pit at Andy’s before going stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on Lake Hartwell.
September 11: Hike and Swim at Turtleback Falls ($20) – Turtleback Falls, located near Brevard, North Carolina, provides a beautiful backdrop for a fall hike and offers an opportunity to explore a new area, meet other students, and spend time outdoors.
Sept 18: Rafting on the Nantahala River ($45) – Cool off in the Nantahala River on a whitewater adventure with friends and classmates through gentle rapids.
September 24: Ducks on the Tuck Kayaking ($30) – Interested in trying your hand at whitewater paddling? The Tuckasegee River is a great place for paddlers of all skill levels.
7th-9th Oct: Introduction to Backpacking ($65) – Experience fall in the Carolinas by hiking a beginner’s trail with stunning views while learning basic camping skills.
October 15: DuPont Mountain Biking ($30) – Enjoy mountain biking in the DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina with well-maintained trails and incredible sights. Open to all skill levels.
4th-8th Nov: Grayson Highlands Backpacking ($185) – Spend time backpacking in the Virginia highlands during Clemson’s Fall Break. Registered attendees must attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting at Andy’s on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m