Alternative Spring Break is Fun Work

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some UWG students will be hiking mountainous trails and fishing off barrier islands during spring break, but it won't be all fun and games.

Students can sign up for Campus Recreation’s Alternative Spring Break program and spend a week on the Cumberland Island National Seashore or in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For $150, students can take a volunteer-based vacation and participate in trail clearing, picking up debris and pruning the landscape. The fee will pay for transportation, lodging and meals.

Space is limited to 11 students for each location and registration is first come, first served.

When not doing volunteer work, students will be able to fish, hike and observe the wild life on Cumberland and the Great Smokies.

Tara Mostowy is the coordinator of the program, which is scheduled during spring break, March 20-27. Choosing ASB allows students to perform community service and experience an outdoor classroom during time off from their studies.

“This is a great program,” said Mostowy. “The breaks are a unique opportunity for the students, and we'll be keeping the island and the mountains scenic and beautiful and foster environmental stewardship.”

Campus Recreation offers opportunities for students to travel abroad, whitewater raft on the Ocoee River and camp and hike throughout the Southeast.

For more information on the ASB and recreation programs at UWG, call 678-893-5380. Registration is available in the Campus Center, Room 204.