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  • Students relaxing while on a stand up paddle board trip.

Water Experiences

Water Experiences & Trip Updates

Fall 2022 Trips are available below!

 

  • Students surfing on a trip.

    Coastal

     

  • Student on a paddle board.

    Flat Water

     

  • Students participating in white water rafting.

    White Water

     

Fall 2022 Water Trip Schedule

Feel free to also explore our Land and Rock trips.

  1. Sign in to Garnet Gate using your UofSC login information.
  2. Go to the Campus Recreation page and select your trip.
  3. RSVP for your selected trip.
  4. Follow the link on the RSVP to pay.

Price: $30

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

This trip is ideal for those looking to find the wilderness feeling without traveling. Come practice your SUP skills on moving water as we navigate the Congaree River through Columbia and just south of downtown. We explore the river on SUPs, swim, and find little pools along the way to hang out and snack in.

This is an appropriate trip for beginners. Those with intermediate skills can also practice eddy turns, ferrying, and other river maneuvers while paddling down river. Transportation, instruction, and all rentals are included in the cost. You’ll need to bring clothes for the water (active or swimwear), water, snack(s), and shoes (no open back).

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $70

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Join Outdoor Recreation in exploring Charleston's water ways by Kayak or Stand-up Paddleboard. After paddling kayaks or paddleboards (your choice) through the salt marshes surrounding Bowens Island, we'll head over to Folly to enjoy some waves and a little beach time.

We normally pack a couple surf boards in case anyone needs a little more challenge for the day. This trip is open to beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Transportation, instruction, and all rentals are included in the cost. You’ll need to provide your own lunch/snacks, water bottle, and any personal items (hat, sunscreen, towel, etc.)

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $135

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Rafting with the Nantahala Outdoor Center should be on any adventurous person’s to do list. Grab a friend and come enjoy an exciting day on the water along with a nice drive through western North Carolina. You’ll need to bring water, snacks/lunch (or money), and active clothing or swimsuits.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $40

Registration Deadline: 10/5/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

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This trip is ideal for those looking to find the wilderness feeling without traveling. Come practice your SUP skills on moving water as we navigate the Congaree River through Columbia and just south of downtown. We explore the river on SUPs, swim, and find little pools along the way to hang out and snack in.

This is an appropriate trip for beginners. Those with intermediate skills can also practice eddy turns, ferrying, and other river maneuvers while paddling down river. Transportation, instruction, and all rentals are included in the cost. You’ll need to bring clothes for the water (active or swimwear), water, snack(s), and shoes (no open back).

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $65

Registration Deadline: 11/2/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

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Want to take your kayaking skills to the next level? Join Outdoor Recreation on a whitewater kayaking trip along our local Saluda River. This trip is designed for the beginner whitewater paddler. Outdoor Recreation staff will provide instruction and training to build your paddling skills while navigating current and small rapids. All transportation and whitewater specific equipment is provided

Note: Must attend at least 2 roll clinics prior to trip [Provided by Outdoor Recreation]; OR be enrolled / have taken PEDU 185; OR have filled out this exemption form based on your prior experience

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $375

Registration Deadline: TBA

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Join us as we rig our Stand Up Paddleboards for a 3 night backcountry adventure on Lake Jocassee. More details to come!

Questions? 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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