TECH TREKS Offers Adventure and Much More

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Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech
matttmarcus@gatech.edu

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The Campus Recreation Center’s Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) and FASET join forces to bring incoming Georgia Tech freshmen several optional Adventure Orientation Experiences.

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The Campus Recreation Center’s Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) and FASET join forces to bring incoming Georgia Tech freshmen several optional Adventure Orientation Experiences. These elective opportunities provide a great way for new students to meet and bond with other freshman and upperclass student leaders, increase their social network, reflect on the upcoming journey of starting college, and spend quality time in the great outdoors. In the last seven years we have given more than 650 students a unique experience that kicks off their time at Georgia Tech and creates lifetime memories and friendships.


Tech Treks Southeast

Choose a camping, rock climbing, and rafting adventure immediately after FASET 1, FASET 3, or FASET 6.

We meet at the CRC at 5 p.m. after students finish with FASET (we won’t leave anyone behind) and head to Tennessee to learn rock climbing and go rafting. We return to campus and end the trip the last evening between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, July 13, at 6 p.m. (corresponds to FASET 1)
  • Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, July 27, at 6 p.m. (corresponds to FASET 3)
  • Thursday, August 14 at 5 p.m. to Saturday, August 16, at 6 p.m. (corresponds to FASET 6)

Or choose to go on a camping, rock climbing, and rafting adventure immediately before FASET 5. We will meet on campus at 11 a.m. and head to Tennessee to learn rock climbing and go rafting. We return to campus Saturday night and camp out at the Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge Course. Sunday morning we deliver the students to FASET 5 for check-in.

  • Friday, August 8 at 11 a.m. to Sunday, August 10 at 8 a.m. (corresponds to FASET 5)

Sign-up today at crc.gatech.edu/techtreks.

Note: Students can go on any Tech Treks Southeast Session even if they do not go to the corresponding FASET session. (i.e. you can go to FASET Session 2 and go on Tech Treks Southeast Session 4)

Tech Treks – Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoeing

This eight-day canoeing adventure experience is beginner friendly and includes rock climbing and a tour of the International Wolf Center. Students will assist researchers with tracking wolves using radio telemetry, all while camping under star-filled skies with fellow students.

  • June 17 - 25

Apply today at www.crc.gatech.edu/techtreks.

Tech Treks – Alaska

This 10-day Alaskan adventure wilderness orientation experience is the ultimate adventure!  Explore the Alaskan wilderness while we backpack, sea kayak, mountain bike and go glacier ice climbing! This select group of incoming Georgia Tech freshmen will be on the lookout for moose, caribou and bears while wildlife viewing.

  • July 8-18

Makes a great graduation gift - apply today!

R.A.T.S. on ROPES 

Get to know your fellow classmates in a unique way! Sign up today to take part in this pre-FASET event for especially designed for incoming students.

A select group of students will have the opportunity to take part in Georgia Tech’s Leadership Challenge Course. This day-long event will immerse students in the 5 Behaviors of Leadership – an interactive, high-adventure workshop designed to give students the tools they need to take on leadership roles of the clubs and organizations they join at Georgia Tech. Students will interact 40 feet in the air while working together to solve problems and develop confidence. This unique opportunity is limited to the first 32 students to sign up for each date. Registration will coincide with your FASET registration.

These incredible opportunities provide a great way for students to meet other incoming students, increase their social network, reflect on their upcoming journey, get answers to difficult questions, and spend some quality time in the great outdoors! All trips are led by Georgia Tech professional staff, upper-class students, and professional guides for the technical activities. Visit the ORGT website www.crc.gatech.edu/orgt.

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  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
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  • Created On: May 15, 2014 - 9:58am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:16pm