Elements is West Georgia Outdoors' ultimate first-year experience. This new student outdoor program is designed to combine an introduction to the college experience with outdoor recreation, adventure and friendship. After moving in early, students will embark on a five-day adventure before the start of the fall semester to some of the Southeast's most scenic outdoor destinations. 

ELEMENTS graphic with fire, mountains, wind, and water depicted.Activities

Each trip will have several exciting components throughout the program to keep groups engaged and challenged. Groups will consist of 8-9 student participants and two outdoor program trip leaders to create a family-like atmosphere. Possible activities for 2019's experience include:

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Ziplining
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Backpacking
  • Camping

Benefits of Program

  • Multiple days of outdoor adventures (5 days/4 nights)
  • Move into residence halls earlier than other first-year students
  • Establish friendships before first day of classes
  • Create lasting memories and experiences
  • Travel to some of the Southeast's wild and scenic outdoor destinations, trails, and rivers
  • Experience a taste of what University Recreation and UWG offers

ELEMENTS 2019 Program Information

  • Application: TBD
  • Early move-in: TBD
  • Dates of trip: TBD
  • Price: TBD
  • Skill Level: Beginner (no prior experience required)

Applications open summer 2019

 For more information, contact Travis Roy at troy@westga.edu or 678-839-3084.