The Learning Season: Intramurals at UWG

Monday, August 10, 2009

It was an exciting summer where several dozen students, faculty and staff rafted and kayaked on the white waters of the Ocoee, Hiawassee and the Nantahala.

It was an exciting summer where several dozen students, faculty and staff rafted and kayaked on the white waters of the Ocoee, Hiawassee and the Nantahala. At UWG, the Department of Campus Recreation programs are rooted in the belief that every person has the need and right to wholesome recreation that develops physical, mental, and emotional attributes.

From flag football and track to rafting on the Ocoee River and visiting Japan, campus recreation helps complete the college experience for UWG students, said Dr. Walter Todd, associate director of Campus Recreation and assistant professor of physical education and recreation.

“These shared experiences and events are relatable to all the participants because they become bonded to their comrades,” said Todd. “They went through a challenging and self-growing personal experience together.”

Intramural sports feature organized activities that allow students, faculty and staff to participate in adventure trips, sports and recreational activities. These programs promote sportsmanship, fellowship and lasting friendships.

Dozens rafted and kayaked their way down the fast waters of the mountains in North Carolina and Georgia in June and July. Affordable and fun, the summer excursions to the Nantahala, Hiawassee and Ocoee Rivers were a highlight of the season and a bonding experience for the campus community.

Although classes begin this week, summer isn’t officially over yet. There is still time for one more summer trip scheduled at the end of August. The first intramural trip to kick off fall semester will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30, on the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers.