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 Bike at Clinton Nature Preserve ~ April 5:

    Join us for an evening of mountain biking at Clinton Nature Preserve, located just 20 miles northeast of Carrollton. Clinton has trails that are greate for both beginner and seasoned bikers - so do not be afraid to try something new or show us a thing or two.

    We'll be meeting at 4:45 p.m. in the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center and leaving at 5 p.m. sharp. We will return to the ORC around 9:00 p.m.

    There will be a pre-trip meeting with the trip leaders to introduce themselves, discuss the trip in greater detail, and provide information on what gear you should bring. After registering for the trip, the trip leaders will email you to let you know when and where the pre-trip meeting will be.

    Price: $10 to be paid in the ORC with cash, check OR online at myrec.westga.edu under "course/trips". Price of the trip includes transportation, mountain bike and helmet, and instruction. 

    Farmer's Market Bike Ride ~ April 8:

    Starting this semester, West Georgia Outdoors will hold a group bike ride to the Cotton Mill Farmer's Market located in downtown Carrollton behind the square. You can buy anything from fruits and veggies, to farm fresh eggs and artisan breads. Bring money if you would like to buy something. Help us support local farmers and get some yummy food.

    We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center at 9:00 a.m. and bike to the Farmer's Market. We will hang out for a little while and maybe pop over and grab a hot coffee from Gallery Row. Bikes and helmets will be provided.

    Price: FREE, space is limited so come by the ORC or register online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips" to put your name on the list.

    Canoe and Stand Up Paddle Board ~ April 15:

    Join us for a day spent out on the Chattahoochee River canoeing and stand up paddle boarding. You will get a chance to try out both water sports while enjoying the sun and the calm water of the river. This trip is perfect for anyone who has never tried water sports before, or for someone who goes every weekend - no experience necessary.

    Meet us at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center at 9:30 a.m. and plan tospend the day out on the water and return around 5:00 p.m.

    There will be a pre-trip meeting with the trip leaders to introduce themselves, discuss the trip in greater detail, and provide information on what gear you should bring. After registering for the trip, the trip leaders will email you to let you know when and where the pre-tri meeting will be.

    Price: $20 to be paid in the ORC with cash, check OR online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips". Price of trip includes transportation, canoe or stand up paddle board, PFD (personal flotation device), instruction and lunch. 

     Bike the Greenbelt ~ April 20:

     At West Georgia Outdoors, we like to take advantage of the local places that are right in our backyard. Join us as we bike the Greenbelt and ride the full loop. No experience is necessary but be ready for a solid biking workout with a great view of Carrollton outdoors. Try out our new bikes or bring your own but be sure to bring your own water.

    We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center at 4:45 p.m. and hit the trail from there around 5 p.m. We should return to the ORC around 8:00 p.m. depending on group size.

    THIS RIDE MAY BE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING BASED ON THE LENGTH BUT NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.

    Price: FREE, space is limited so come by the ORC or register online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips" to put your name on the list. 

    Farmer's Market Bike Ride ~ April 22:

    Starting this semester, West Georgia Outdoors will hold a group bike ride to the Cotton Mill Farmer's Market located in downtown Carrollton behind the square. You can buy anything from fruits and veggies, to farm fresh eggs and artisan breads. Bring money if you would like to buy something. Help us support local farmers and get some yummy food.

    We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center at 9:00 a.m. and bike to the Farmer's Market. We will hang out for a little while and maybe pop over and grab a hot coffee from Gallery Row. Bikes and helmets will be provided.

    Price: FREE, space is limited so come by the ORC or register online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips" to put your name on the list. 

    Whitewater Raft and Camp ~ April 29-30: 

    Join us for an overnight trip where you will get a chance to ride a raft down the Ocoee River and camp out in the great outdoors. This trip will be outfitted by Outdoor Adventer Rafting based out of Benton, Tennessee located a little under three hours north of Carrollton.

    We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) located in the Campus Center on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and drive to the campsite with sunlight left to set up camp and eat some awesome camp food. On Sunday, we will wake up and hit the river - no experience necessary to sign up.

    There will be a pre-trip meeting with the trip leaders to introduce themselves, discuss the trip in greater detail, and provide information on what gear you should bring. After registering for the trip, the trip leaders will email you to let you know when and where the pre-trip meeting will be.

    Price: $50 to be paid in the ORC with cash, check OR online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips". Price of trip includes transportation, canoe or stand up paddle board, PFD (personal flotation device), instruction and lunch. 

    Ice Cream Bike Ride: Finals Edition ~ May. 2: 

    Take a break from finals and papers to ride with us to Marathon Gas Station to get some ice cream. This will be a relaxing ride and will be the perfect way to relieve some stress outside. You are welcome to bring your own bike or use one of our new bikes and helmets at no cost. Make sure to bring water and money for ice cream.

    We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at 3:00 p.m. and ride on the Greenbelt to the gas station.

    Price: FREE, space is limited so come by the ORC or register online at myrec.westga.edu under "courses/trips" to put your name on the list.

    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 (Monday & Friday: 1-7 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday: 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Saturday: 1-4 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), follow us on Instagram (@wgoutdoors) or email us at wgo@westga.edu.

     

     
  • Climbing Wall
    The Climbing Wall is now open Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Friday, Dec. 9

    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)

    Hours of Operation
    Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Thursday, Dec. 8:  3:00-9:00 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 9:  4:00-7:00 p.m.

    THE CLIMBING WALL WILL RESUME ITS HOURS IN THE SPRING SEMESTER.

     

  • 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 wgowgo@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: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. &  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    AFTER FRIDAY, ORC HOURS WILL RESUME IN THE SPRING SEMESTER.