Why do we "Go West?" 

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

We Go 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 Go West for Adventure.  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 Go West for Adventure.

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

    FALL 2016 Adventure Trips

    August 25 / Mountain Biking - $5

    Join us on Thursday, 8/25 for an afternoon of mountain biking at Clinton Nature Preserve, located just 20 minutes outside of Carrollton.  Clinton has trails that are awesome for both beginner and seasoned bikers - so don't be afraid to try something new, or show us a thing or two!  We'll be meeting up at 5:15 in the Outdoor Recreation Center on Thursday and heading out! 

    The trip is $5, which includes transportation, equipment, and instruction for students.  Please register online at myrec.westga.edu or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center).  Exact change is required for trip registrations.  Please register by 3pm on or before Aug 25th! 

    September 14 / Ice Cream Bike Ride - FREE

    There’s nothing like a sweet treat and feeling the wind in your hair! We’ll be riding out to the Marathon Gas Station off of Maple Street for some ice cream.  Come with us and try out our new cruiser bikes and learn the bike route! Bikes will be provided, but you can bring your own as well! We will be leaving at 5pm and returning to campus around 6:30pm.

    This trip is FREE for students and includes equipment and guidance from our trip leaders.  Please bring cash or card to pay for your ice cream.  Please register online at myrec.westga.edu or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center).  We will meet outside of the Campus Center at the Shade Structure to depart.  Please register by 3pm on or before Sept 14th!  

    September 16 / Full Moon Paddle - $15

    Take a paddling trip you’ll never forget! We’ll be paddling the Chattahoochee River from Highway 16 to McIntosh Nature Preserve.  This paddle will last about three hours and is on flat water – no experience paddling is necessary to join in! Our paddle will take us down the river during sunset and we’ll be finishing up as the moon comes out! We will depart from the Outdoor Recreation Center at 6pm and plan to be back on campus by 11pm. 

    This trip is $15 for students, which includes instruction and equipment usage.  Please come prepared to get a little wet, and bring a snack and water!  Please register online at myrec.westga.edu or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center).  Exact change is required for trip registrations.  Please register by 3pm on or before Sept 16th to reserve your spot!

    September 20 / Ice Cream Bike Ride - FREE

    There’s nothing like a sweet treat and feeling the wind in your hair! We’ll be riding out to the Marathon Gas Station off of Maple Street for some ice cream.  Come with us and try out our new cruiser bikes and learn the bike route! Bikes will be provided, but you can bring your own as well! We will be leaving at 5pm and returning to campus around 6:30pm.

    This trip is FREE for students and includes equipment and guidance from our trip leaders.  Please bring cash or card to pay for your ice cream.  Please register online at myrec.westga.edu or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center). We will meet outside of the Campus Center at the Shade Structure to depart.  Please register by 3pm on or before Sept 20th!   

    October 28-29 / Camp & Give Back Event - $10 

    Back by popular demand, our Camp & Give Back event will be a great way to try out camping in a tent and making s’mores, as well as giving back to the community at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. 

    More information on prices, times, and registration will follow! Stay posted! 

    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 in the Campus Center during our normal, open hours (M-F / 12-2pm & 6-8pm) and one of our friendly staff can help set you up!  Please bring exact cash or a check for in-person payments. 

    Want more information or to give feedback! Drop a line on our Facebook (@WGOutdoors) or OrgSync page (Outdoor Recreation).  You can also 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 or gandrews@westga.edu.

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Thursday:  3:00-9:00pm
    Friday:  4:00-7:00pm
    Saturday:  CLOSED
    Sunday:  4:00-7:00pm

     

  • 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 OR@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)
    Solo water package: Kayak, SUP, life jacket, paddle ($8/day)
    Bring a friend water package: Canoe, 2 life jackets, 2 paddles ($12/day)
    Camping for two package: 2-person tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping pads, 2 headlamps ($15/day)

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00-2:00 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00-2:00 pm; 6:00-7:00 pm
    Saturday: CLOSED
    Sunday: CLOSED