Outdoor trips

Join us for an outdoor experience

We believe that outdoor trips are one space where leadership can be cultivated. Self-awareness, communication, decision-making as well as time and space for reflection are all possible outcomes on our trips. We offer day to week-long experiences backpacking, hiking, kayaking and rock climbing.

Person hiking with a backpack in front of a mountain range

The GLC offers a variety of trips in several activity areas. Whether you are looking to try an activity for the first time, or you have some experience and are looking to learn more, our trips are designed with your goals in mind.

We offer experiences in a variety of outdoor destinations within 2-3 hours from campus. We are fortunate to have several national forests, as well as Shenandoah National Park, all within the range of possibility. We also offer a variety of resources to help you, from our rental equipment to our knowledgeable student staff, and we encourage you to reach out to us when planning your next adventure.

Spring 2023 Trips & Clinics

March 30 • One Foot in Front of the Other (7PM - 8PM)  Endurance adventurer, Author, Motivational speaker, and National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year, Heather "Anish" Anderson will share her story.  This event is open to the public.  

March 31 • Open Ropes Course (4PM - 7PM)  Want to try your hand on the ropes course? Trained Student Facilitators offer you the chance to problem solve on the low and high elements - no experience necessary.  Free and open to the campus community  

April 7 • Climbing Game Night (5:30PM - 9PM)  Join us in the Den for some climbing and bouldering fun!

April 8 • Acoustic Campfire (6PM - 8PM)  Join us at the Pavilion for a collaboration with Listeners & Performers to roast hotdogs and s'mores over a campfire with the ambiance of live acoustic music.  Free and open to the campus community. 

April 15 • Day Hike (9AM - 4PM)  Join the GLC for another day hike in Michaux! Spend time reflecting in nature, enjoying signs of spring, and building community. 

April 21-23 • Backpacking The AT  Decompress in nature and learn outdoor skills by joining Student Facilitators for a 2-night backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail.  Rental equipment is available at no cost to participants. Trip is FREE and open to all students, regardless of experience level.  (Pre-registration required; Mandatory pre-trip meeting)

These are only a few of our planned trips & clinics.  Visit EngageGettysburg to see our full calendar of events and to register for a trip!