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
FALL 2016 Adventure Trips
October 21 / Tent or Treat - FREE if you DARE
For more information, please contact Erin Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center).
November 5-6 / Wilderness First Aid Course - $180
The Wilderness First Aid course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is hosted by UWG, and taught by Landmark Learning Instructors. This WFA certification is endorced by the Wilderness Medical Institute. This course can be taken for Wilderness First Responder or WEMT Recertification for WMI cardholders. This course runs from November 5-6 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. both days.
Please register online at myrec.westga.edu or in person at the Outdoor Recreation Center (Campus Center).
SPRING 2017 Adventure Trips
April 5 / Mountain Bike
Join us Wednesday, April 5 for an evening of mountain biking at Clinton Nature Preserve, located just 20 minutes outside of Carrollton. Clinton has trails that are great 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 5:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) on Wednesday and heading out from there.
Trip price and registration details will be announced at the beginning of spring semester.
April 15 / Canoe and Stand Up Paddle boarding
Join us on Saturday, April 15 for a day spent out on the Chattahoochee River canoeing and stand up paddle boarding. You'll get a chance to try out both water sports while enjoying the sun and the calm water of the river. This trip will be awesome for anyone who has never tried water sports before, or for someone who goes every weekend- so no experience necessary! Meet us at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 10 a.m. and plan to spend the day out on the water and return around 5 p.m.
Trip price and registration will be announced at the beginning of the spring semester.
April 20 / Bike the Greenbelt
At West Georgia Outdoors we like to take advantage of the local places that are right in our backyard. Join us on Thursday, April 20 as we bike the Greenbelt and check out the full loop! No experience necessary, but be ready for a solid biking workout with a great view of the outdoors. Come with us and try out our new cruiser bikes and learn the bike route, or bring your own bike if you have one. We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 5 p.m. and hit the trail from there. This is a great way to get outside and see what Carrollton has to offer!
Trip Price and registration details will be announced at the beginning of spring semester.
April 29-30 / Whitewater Raft and Camp
Join us for our overnight trip where you'll get a chance to ride a raft down the Ocoee River and camp in the great outdoors! We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center on Saturday April 29 at 4 p.m. and drive to the campsite with sunlight left to set up camp and get to know one another. On Sunday, April 30 we will wake up and hit the river! This trip will sell out fast so keep a look out for registration details.
Trip price and further details on the trip will be announced at the beginning of spring semester.
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-Th / 12-2 p.m. & 6-8 p.m and F 12-2 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.) 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! Like us on our Facebook (@WGOutdoors) and follow us on Instagram (@wgoutdoors). You can also email us at email@example.com.
The Climbing Wall will be closed on Wednesdsay 10/19 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. for a staff route setting workshop. It will also be closed 10/21-10/23 for route setting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Erin Mitchell at 678-839-5481 or email@example.com
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation Center
The ORC will be closed on Wednesday 10/19 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. for a staff route setting workshop
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 p.m; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00-2:00 p.m.; 6:00-7:00 p.m.