Are you ready for adventure?

Student on backpacking trip
 Picture of girl smiling while wearing a hiking backpack.

West Georgia Outdoors (WGO) offers various outdoor offerings throughout each semester that provide students, faculty and staff with outdoor recreational experiences that focus on adventure, challenge and growth. 

Try a different kind of workout and climb to new heights at our Climbing Wall as well as a variety of climbing clinics and challenges.

Join other UWG members on adventure trips all over Georgia where gear, instruction, and activity are all included in the price.

Want to go on your own adventure but need help planning the logistics of the trip? We got you covered with our do-it-yourself trip PDF outlines.

Rent all the gear you need to make your own adventures successful through our WGO Rental Center.

Learn practical skills and best practices for when you go on your own outdoor excursions with our outdoor workshops.

Experience a taste of what the outdoors offer with our variety of WGO special events throughout the semester.

Specific questions or requests can be emailed to urec@westga.edu

Climbing Wall

West Georgia Outdoors' (WGO) Climbing Wall offers UWG students, faculty, staff an alternative way to exercise and socialize for FREE. Located in the Campus Center, the Climbing Wall measures 48 feet tall and can be used by climbers of all skill levels (no experience necessary). We provide climbing shoes and all equipment necessary

Spring 2024 Hours of Operations

  • Monday - Thursday: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

More details can be found on the Climbing Wall page. Email urec@westga.edu for questions.

Outdoor Adventure

The outdoor workshop series will help equip you for any successful outdoor adventure. You’ll learn everything from safety, shelter, nutrition, trip planning, and much more. Participants will be able to put all of the skills and knowledge they learn from the previous workshops into practice by coaching individuals on how to create their very own adventure through a capstone workshop (information about this final workshop will be provided to participants directly). These participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for attending at least 3 workshop events and completing the capstone workshop.

Land Adventure Workshop - 

Learn ways to stay safe and explore when going on adventures on land like hikes and camping.

Water Adventure Workshop - 

Explore ways to go an water-based adventures and stay safe. Go kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Rafting, and more and optimize your time with these helpful tips.

Exploring Climbing for Beginners - Climbing Workshops

Learn some best tips and tricks for helping you become the climber you are wanting to be at this table workshop.

Sheltering & Sleeping Tabling

Sleeping outdoors is a lot different than sleeping inside. Come learn about one of the most critical components of outdoor survival and experience: shelter and sleeping gear. A night under the stars can be one of the best or one of the worst experiences and it comes down to choosing the right shelter and sleeping gear. 

Do-It-Yourself Trips

Our WGO staff have created a variety of do-it-yourself (DIY) outdoor trip PDFs that outline everything you need to know to go on your own adventure.

Rental Center

For excursions big and small, West Georgia Outdoors offers equipment at low cost for UWG students, faculty, and staff. Our staff can also assist you in the planning and logistics of your very own adventures. The WGO Rental Center is located on the second floor of the Campus Center across the hallway from the back courts.

West Georgia Outdoors now has a pop-up shop at the UWG Bookstore where you can get all of your outdoor gear needs.

More details and itemized prices can be found at the WGO Rentals page.