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Campus Recreation

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Adventure Trips

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    Paddlesports

    Enjoy the lakes and waterways of South Carolina

  • student hiking through a local forest

    Hiking

    Explore our local trails and parks during the day, or at night

  • student biking through the forest

    Other

    Biking, climbing, outdoor cooking clinics, and more

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  1. Click “Create Account” on IMLeagues.com.
  2. Fill out all information and click “Sign-Up”.  Remember, you must use your UofSC email address.
  3. Go to your email and activate your account with the email they send you.
  1. Log-in to your account on IMLeagues.com.
  2. Click on the “Adventure Trips” tab at the top of your UofSC home page.
  3. Click on the trip that you would like to go on.
  4. Click "Signup" and fill in the required information.
  5. You have now successfully reserved your spot for your Adventure Trip!
  6. More information on specifics: location, what to bring, etc., will be emailed to you prior to the trip.


Spring 2021 Trip Schedule


Hiking

Come hike in South Carolina's only National Park!

Join ORec trip leaders as we hike into the interior of the park known for its very large trees and ancient forests. Located about 30 minutes from campus, this hike will take you into one of the largest wilderness areas in our region and give you a great place to adventure in the future. Physical distancing and masks will be required throughout the trip

Can't wait to see you out there!

 

Location: Congaree National Park

Price: $25

For any additional questions, please email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Join us on an adventurous, full moon night hike. We’ll be doing an easy local hike for some night sky views of the full moon. Trip starts on location at 7pm and ends around 10pm. Physical distancing and masks will be required throughout the trip.

Price: $25

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Come enjoy a morning hike with us! Peach Rock Heritage Perserve is a local and little known gem.

The trail is characterized by various forest ecosystems and moderate rolling hills typical of the midlands of South Carolina. You'll also get to see the actual Peachtree rock and a small waterfall. ORec trip leaders will meet you at the trailhead and do all the navigating. All you need to do is show up with a packed lunch and water.

The trips starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends early afternoon, depending on group pace and breaks. Physical distancing and masks will be required throughout the trip.

Location: Peach Rock Heritage Perserve

Price: $25

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

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Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

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Price: $25

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Join us on an adventurous, full moon night hike. We’ll be doing an easy local hike for some night sky views of the full moon. Trip starts on location at 7pm and ends around 10pm. Physical distancing and masks will be required throughout the trip.

Location: Peach Rock Heritage Perserve

Price: $25

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Mountain Biking

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest!

The trip price includes all rentals, instruction, and guiding. The trip leaders will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of beautiful pine forest.

We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Harbison SF main trailhead parking lot. There is a $5 daily parking fee per car that you'll be responsible for (assuming you don't already have the annual pass $25). Depending on the group's ability and preferences, the trip will wrap up at or before 12 noon.

Masks are required until we begin biking as well as physical distancing throughout the trip.

Location: Harbison State Forest

Price: $45

For any additional questions, please email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest!

The trip price includes all rentals, instruction, and guiding. The trip leaders will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of beautiful pine forest.

We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Harbison SF main trailhead parking lot. There is a $5 daily parking fee per car that you'll be responsible for (assuming you don't already have the annual pass $25). Depending on the group's ability and preferences, the trip will wrap up at or before 12 noon.

Masks are required until we begin biking as well as physical distancing throughout the trip.

Location: Harbison State Forest

Price: $45

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest!

The trip price includes all rentals, instruction, and guiding. The trip leaders will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of beautiful pine forest.

We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Harbison SF main trailhead parking lot. There is a $5 daily parking fee per car that you'll be responsible for (assuming you don't already have the annual pass $25). Depending on the group's ability and preferences, the trip will wrap up at or before 12 noon.

Masks are required until we begin biking as well as physical distancing throughout the trip.

Location: Harbison State Forest

Price: $45

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Paddling

Come have a great time building your paddling skills here on one our local rivers.

Can't wait to see you out there! More details to come.

Location: TBD

Price: $45

For any additional questions, please email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Want to have your own adventure on Lake Murray?

Meet us anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to pick up your kayak or SUP rental and hit water. All rented items are due back on location by 5:00 p.m.

This is a beautiful spot on Lake Murrary with fewer boats and generally calmer water. 

Location: SCE&G Boat Ramp 4, 844 Riverbend Point, Leesville, SC 29070

Price: $20 for Kayak; $25 for SUP

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Come have a great time building your Stand UP Paddleboarding skills with us on Lake Murray!

We'll be paddling on a less trafficked and calmer section of the lake about 45 minutes from Columbia. The first part of the trip will consist of an on-water clinic where we'll teach and provide an opportunity for you to practice different strokes/maneuvers, proper hand and body position, and general SUP safety (falling off, docking, managing boat wake).

Following the clinic we will guide a paddling tour in the area with opportunities to hop off for a swim, eat snacks (not provided), and receive more coaching or troubleshooting.

Can't wait to see you out there!

Location: SCE&G Boat Ramp 4, 844 Riverbend Point, Leesville, SC 29070

Price: $45

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

Service Project

ORec and UofSC spend lots of time enjoying our parks and green spaces.

Join ORec in helping to clean up a local park and in the process benefiting of our local outdoor community.  We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. and end around 12:00 p.m.

More details to come regarding location and what to bring. 

Location: TBD

Price: Free!

For any additional questions, please email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu

What You Need to Know

  • Trips are open to all UofSC students, faculty and staff.
  • All trips will only require beginner skill levels, unless otherwise noted.
  • Basic health history form will be required for trip participants.
  • No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds

You must cancel at least 7 days prior to the trip to get a refund. After that, no refunds will be given.

We will give you a full refund if the trip is canceled due to low registration, weather or other extenuating circumstances. No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.


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