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 knowledgable student staff, and we encourage you to reach out to us when planning your next adventure.

Fall 2022 Trips & Clinics

September 8 - Backcountry Cooking (6-8PM)

In this 2 hour clinic you will learn how to operate our camping stoves and cook a meal together using them. Since the meal is provided, please note any restrictions/allergies upon registration.

September 17 - Day Hike Michaux (9AM - 4PM)

Join the GLC for a day hike. On this hike you'll spend time reflecting in nature, as well as building community. A great way to re-center after the first few weeks of school. Lunch is provided.

September 23 - 25 - Backpack Michaux

Leave campus on Friday and return on Sunday feeling accomplished and ready to take on the week ahead after our 2 night backpacking trip to Michaux. You'll make new friends and practice and learn outdoor skills such as tent set up, backcountry cooking, and water filtration. There will be opportunities to learn additional skills if you choose. Food is provided so please note any restrictions/allergies upon registration.

September 25 - Trap Packing with OME (11AM - 3PM)

The GLC is partnering with OME to host a hike in Michaux centered around Trap music, community, and nature as a way to practice mindfulness.

October 6 - Backcountry Cooking 2 (6 - 8PM)

In this 2 hour clinic you will learn how to operate our camping stoves and cook a meal together using them. This clinic may build on skills from our Backcountry Cooking 1 clinic. Since the meal is provided, please note any allergies upon registration.

October 22 - Fall Colors Day Hike (9AM - 4PM)

Join the GLC as we take a day hike to see the leaves changing colors with the arrival of Fall.

November 10 - Paddle in the Pool (6 - 9PM)

Ever wanted to learn how to kayak? This 3 hour clinic is designed for students to learn the basics of kayaking in a familiar setting - the Jaeger pool. If you already are familiar with kayaking there will also be opportunities to level up your skills and try something new.

November 22 - 27 - Thanksgiving Backpack the AT

Looking for a way to build community on campus over Thanksgiving break? Join the GLC on a 4 day backpacking trip focused on creating connection and recharging before finals.

We have a full schedule of fall events planned. Register in EngageGettysburg.