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Trips and Clinics

Explore the great outdoors: Fall 2020

A program designed with you in mind, Outdoor Pursuits is determined to give you the chance to experience the outdoors and learn the skills you need to enjoy being outside. Stop by the Outdoor Center, located in the Student Recreation Center, to learn more.

Explore our list of trips and clinics and you're sure to find the perfect fit!

All fall 2020 trips and clinics are free unless otherwise indicated. Sign up may be required for free events. Check the details by clicking on the trip or clinic of interest.

September

8 a.m. Every Friday: Group Bike Ride

No registration required

Created with beginners in mind and offering options for advanced riders as well, these one-hour group bike rides alternate between road bike rides and trail rides along a looped route.

Sept. 4: Mountain Bike Ride
Sept. 11: Road Bike Ride
Sept. 18: Mountain Bike Ride
Sept. 25: Road Bike Ride

Patrons must provide their own multi-geared road bike or mountain bike and helmet or may rent mountain bikes from the Outdoor Center (helmets are included in rental). While mountain bikes may be used for both road and trail rides, only mountain bikes will sustain the trail rides.

Meeting up:
Meet at the Student Recreation Center loading dock near the Outdoor Center. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and be ready to ride. In the event of rain or severe weather, bike rides will be canceled.

Sept. 5: Day at the Lake

Registration Deadline: Aug. 31

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lake Nacogdoches - West Park

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a day of play at the lake. Canoe or kayak on open water, test your balance on a paddle board, and relax in the sun while enjoying snacks with friends at this free event. Rides will not be provided. Meet at Lake Nacogdoches at 9 a.m. or any time during the event. Prepackaged snacks will be provided.

Sign up at the Outdoor Center, located in the Student Recreation Center.

Sept. 7 - 11: Hammocking Week

No registration required.

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. each day

Celebrate Labor Day in a hammock – all week long! Join Outdoor Pursuits at the hammock groves by Lumberjack Landing and chat about other great hammocking spots on and near campus, as well as other outdoor opportunities and activities near you. We have plenty of outdoor gear available for rent, including hammocks, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, bikes and more.

October

4 p.m. Every Friday: Group Bike Ride

No registration required

Created with beginners in mind and offering options for advanced riders as well, these one-hour group bike rides alternate between road bike rides and trail rides along a looped route.

Oct. 2: Mountain Bike Ride
Oct. 9: Road Bike Ride
Oct. 16: Mountain Bike Ride
Oct. 23: Road Bike Ride
Oct. 30: Mountain Bike Ride

Patrons must provide their own multi-geared road bike or mountain bike and helmet or may rent mountain bikes from the Outdoor Center (helmets are included in rental). While mountain bikes may be used for both road and trail rides, only mountain bikes will sustain the trail rides.

Meeting up:
Meet at the Student Recreation Center loading dock near the Outdoor Center. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and be ready to ride. In the event of rain or severe weather, bike rides will be canceled.

Oct. 10: Paddle Board Day trip & clinic (price: $15)

Registration Deadline: Oct. 5

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lake Nacogdoches - West Park

Try stand up paddle boarding on Lake Nacogdoches. This day trip includes transportation, all your gear and personal instruction from knowledgeable paddle board experts.

Note: We’ve planned to provide a transportation option but will follow travel guidelines set forth by SFA. Participants may also drive separately in their own vehicles.

Price: $15
Sign up at the Outdoor Center, located in the Student Recreation Center.

November

4 p.m. Every Friday: Group Bike Ride

No registration required

Created with beginners in mind and offering options for advanced riders as well, these one-hour group bike rides alternate between road bike rides and trail rides along a looped route.

Nov. 6: Road Bike Ride
Nov. 13: Mountain Bike Ride
Nov. 20: Road Bike Ride

Patrons must provide their own multi-geared road bike or mountain bike and helmet or may rent mountain bikes from the Outdoor Center (helmets are included in rental). While mountain bikes may be used for both road and trail rides, only mountain bikes will sustain the trail rides.

Meeting up:
Meet at the Student Recreation Center loading dock near the Outdoor Center. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and be ready to ride. In the event of rain or severe weather, bike rides will be canceled.

Clinics: Outdoor skills

Our free outdoor skills series provides opportunities to learn how to handle the outdoors like a pro. Attend in-person to experience hands-on learning in a group setting from experienced outdoor leaders and enthusiasts. All clinics will be held on the Outdoor Pursuits lawn. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet at the Outdoor Center.

Interested in joining via live-stream? We have that, too! Visit the appropriate Join via Zoom link to register. After registering, you will instantly receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

All clinics are scheduled 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

September

Date Clinic Zoom Details
Sept. 8 Backcountry MSR Stove Use and Repair Watch Recording
Sept. 15 Front Country Campsite Setup  
Sept. 22 Backcountry Cooking Join via Zoom
Sept. 28 Backcountry First Aid Join via Zoom

October

Date Clinic Zoom Details
Oct. 6 Campfire Creation & Safety Join via Zoom
Oct. 13 Land Navigation: Through the wilderness Join via Zoom
Oct. 20 Knot Tying Join via Zoom
Oct. 27 Leave No Trace: Principles and philosophy Join via Zoom

November

Date Clinic Zoom Details
Nov. 3 Intro to Front Country Cooking Join via Zoom
Nov. 10 Intro to Hiking and Backpacking Join via Zoom
Nov. 17 How to Plan a Multiday Trip Join via Zoom

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Trips and Clinics

Can a beginner participate on the trips?

By all means, yes! We love to introduce people to a new activity that may become their next favorite hobby.

Can I bring a non-member guest on the trip?

Yes. Non-member guests are allowed to participate. One Campus Recreation member may invite one guest per trip. The cost of the guest will be 15 percent above the member price.

How can I pay for trips?

We accept cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards.

What do I bring on an Outdoor Pursuits trip?

You will need to bring your clothes and personal items. Other than that, all group gear, such as tents, sleeping bags, stoves, etc., are provided. We also cover all transportation costs during the trip, all entrance and activity fees, and food.

Are refunds issued?

A full refund (minus a $10 administrative fee) will be given if you cancel prior to the trip registration deadline. If you do not cancel before this, no refund is available unless another participant signs up for the trip in your place. You are then issued a refund minus the administrative fee. Be advised that refunds may take up to 15 business days to process.

For more information about the Outdoor Pursuits program, call 936.468.6055, or email outdoorpursuits@sfasu.edu.

Outdoor Center

Gear rental is available to members and non-members within the SFA community. Visit the Rental Gear page to learn more. 
Monday through Friday: 2 to 6 p.m.
Or by appointment: Make an appointment to rent gear by calling 936.468.6055 during the Outdoor Center's business hours. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance to allow us the opportunity to reserve the gear you request.

Student Recreation Center

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m.

Note: These hours are for the regular fall and spring semesters only and are subject to change. View the Reduced Hours for information on special/holiday hours.

 

Contact

Campus Recreation Department
936.468.3507
campusrec@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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