Why do we "Adventure West?" 

Adventure West for Challenge. Whether it is reaching the summit of a mountain or learning to ride a bike, we doubt only our limits.

Adventure West for Growth. From participating on a hiking trip to leading a Spring Break trip, everyone involved will develop essential skills to make this world a better place.

We Adventure West. When we walk across the stage at graduation, we leave West Georgia with memories, experiences, and unparalleled friendships you can’t get in the classroom.

We are West Georgia Outdoors, and we Adventure West.

  • Adventure Trips
  • Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor Recreation Center
  • Adventure Trips

    SPRING 2017 Adventure Trips





    Mountain Biking Clinton Nature Preserve


     Backpacking Appalachian Trail



    Canoe & SUP Chattahoochee

    greenbeltpostcardpicBike the Greenbelt


    Whitewater Rafting & Camp on the Ocoee
    farmersmarketpostcardpicFarmer's Market Bike Ride
    Ice Cream Bike Ride


    How to Register for Trips:

    Online/by credit card: go to myrec.westga.edu and click on “courses/trips”.  From there, select “West Georgia Outdoors” (on the left side) and the trip you want (in the drop down menu).  Click “Register Now” and follow the prompts. 

    In Person/by cash or check: Come visit the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) in the Campus Center during our normal, open hours and one of our friendly staff can help set you up. Please bring exact cash or a check for in-person payments. 

    Refund Policy

    All trip registrations close one week before the start date of the trip or event.  Trip registration will be open until midnight.  In the event of a trip cancellation due to weather or enrollment, a full refund will be issued to all previously registered participants. All registrants are subject to a full refund if it is requested before five (5) days before trip departure.  In order to receive a full refund, participants fill out this refund form.

    Any requests made after five (5) days before trip departure will not receive a refund and will forfeit their trip payment.  Questions may be directed to Grace Andrews at gandrews@westga.edu or 678-839-5380.

    Want more information or to give feedback? Like us on our Facebook (@WGOutdoors), follow us on Instagram (@wgoutdoors) or email us at wgo@westga.edu.


  • Climbing Wall

    West Georgia Outdoors' Climbing Wall offers UWG students and UREC members 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). Climbers have the option to boulder, top rope, or lead climb. 

    For more information, please contact Grace Andrews at 678-839-5380 (gandrews@westga.edu) or Erin Mitchell at 678-839-5481 (rec-emitch12@westga.edu)

     climb across the country

  • Outdoor Recreation Center

    Want to create your own adventure? For excursions big and small, our Outdoor Recreation Center offers equipment at low cost for UWG students and UREC members. Check out our complete list of rental items and prices, or stop by during our open hours for more information. 

    Where is the Outdoor Recreation Center? 

    Located on the second floor of the Campus Center (in the back gym), the Outdoor Recreation Center is the hub for all things Outdoor Recreation-related. Stop by with any questions, to say hi, or to take a study break!

    How does renting equipment work? 

    Equipment can be reserved up to one week in advance, for your convenience. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center, or call us during our operating hours to place your reservation. Checking out equipment can be done on the spot as well! All you need is an ID, to know what you want, and payment for the rental (cash or check). We can rent equipment out for one day, or up to one week!*

    Please feel free to contact our Outdoor Recreation Center at 678-839-5359 or at wgo@westga.edu

    *Please note that late fees apply. Failure to return equipment after three days will result in a replacement cost, as well as a hold on your university account. 

    Equipment Rental Semester Sales:

    Bike Package: Helmet, bike, lock ($5/day)

    bikepackageimageSolo Paddle Package: Kayak, SUP, life jacket, paddle ($8/day)

    solopaddlepackageWith-a-friend water package: Canoe, 2 life jackets, 2 paddles ($12/day)

    friendwaterpackageCamping-for-two package: 2-person tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping pads, 2 headlamps ($15/day)