Stephen F. Austin State University

Clinics & Trips

Outdoor Pursuits Trips

Outdoor Pursuits is determined to give students the chance to experience the outdoors and learn the skills they need to enjoy being outside. The OP Trip program has been designed with you, the student, in mind. Transportation, equipment and meals are included in the trip cost. Please stop by the Outdoor Center to sign up and learn more.

Spring 2015 Trips & Clinics

Moonlight Sweetheart Paddle
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Enjoy a romantic evening paddle and some tasty treats with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! Let Outdoor Pursuits take care of all the details; you just get up the nerve to ask…
Price: $30/couple Price includes: Round-trip transportation, rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, Valentine's Day treats, and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015

SFA Mountain Biking 101
Saturday, February 28, 2015

SFA boasts some of the best mountain biking trails in the region. Join us for a Saturday of outdoor adventure as our experienced staff introduce general bike use, maintenance and care and then develop your skills on the 3 levels of challenging trails right here on campus.
Price: $10 Price includes: Rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, lunch and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Break: Climbing the Ozarks
Saturday, March 14 - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spend your Spring Break in the mountains of Arkansas rock climbing! With over 300 routes and various levels of difficulty, beginners and experts alike will find something to challenge themselves. Days will include tons of opportunities for climbing, playing disc golf and time chilling at the base of towering sandstone cliffs. Spend the evenings around the campfire relaxing and enjoying the good company of fellow rock climbing enthusiasts.
Price: $340 Price includes: Round-trip transportation, rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, meals, and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Break: Canoeing the Wild Buffalo River
Saturday, March 14 - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spend your Spring Break on the Wild and Scenic Buffalo River with Outdoor Pursuits. The river was the first National River to be designated in the US. Over the course of the week we will canoe a portion of the river while camping on its banks, as well as day hiking to some popular spots along the river.
Price: $275 Price includes: Round-trip transportation, rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, meals, and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015

Easter Break: Backpacking in the Ouachita Mountains
Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring is a great time to get outside. Spend your Easter Break with Outdoor Pursuits backpacking the eagle Rock Loop in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. As a continuation of our backpacking series, this trip is suited for backpackers who have some experience or those that have been training for it. This 26 mile collection of trails will challenge everyone while presenting the Ouachita Mountains at their finest.
Price: $175 Price includes: Round-trip transportation, rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, meals, and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015

Hiking at Boykin Springs
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Join Outdoor Pursuits as we enjoy one of the best local day hikes in East Texas. Part of the Nature Near You series, this day trip will explore the rocky trails and crystal-clear sand-bottom creeks of one of the most popular recreation areas in the Angelina National Forest. Cook hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, and check out an old, abandoned sawmill harking from the early days of East TX lumbering. Be back in time to enjoy your Saturday evening on the town!
Price: $20 Price includes: Round-trip transportation, rental of day-hiking gear, professional instruction, lunch and trip guides.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015

Gulf Coast Getaway: Sea Rim State Park
Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26, 2015

This three day trip is headed for fun in the sun! We will spend two nights camping on the beach and our days will be filled with sea kayaking, boogie boarding, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, and doing whatever it is you want for your end of the year trip! You will have a lot of time to relax and get ready for finals and summer on the beach!
Price: $175 Price includes: Rental of program and safety gear, professional instruction, meals and OP trip leaders.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2015

Past Trip Pictures

Neches River Adventure Facebook Pictures (Fall 2013)

Austin Rock Climb-A-Thon Facebook Pictures (Fall 2013)

Mountain Biking at Tyler State Park Facebook Pictures (Fall 2013)

Outdoor Pursuits: Fall/Spring Hours of Operation



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