CRC offers Worldwide Adventures this Summer

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This summer Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) is traveling all over the globe, leading outdoor adventure trips to many different climates, elevations, and cultures. ORGT is partnering with FASET Orientation to lead its sixth annual Tech Treks Adventure Programs. These three-, nine-, or 11-day adventures are optional but give incoming freshman a great opportunity to mix and mingle with upper-class students and meet their fellow classmates in a very unique way. These adventures are designed to help incoming students adjust to the academic rigor of Georgia Tech as well as the new frontiers of life on their own. Students will be challenged to do their best, to look inward, and to plan for success. Each day, a portion of their time will focus on an aspect of their time at Tech – expectations, fears, and celebrations.

Tech Treks Minnesota is a nine-day canoeing adventure that is beginner friendly and includes rock climbing and camping with your fellow students. 

For students who wish to stay a little closer to home, the Tech Trek Southeast includes a three-day rock climbing and rafting program, along with camping under star filled skies. 

The Tech Trek to Alaska is a great experience allowing one to enjoy nature through backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, ice climbing, and wildlife viewing. This adventure is reserved for incoming freshmen only and is designed to ease the transition from high school to Georgia Tech. This summer’s program is 11 days, from July 10- July 21, 2012.  Highly skilled professional guides give students advice and information on how to succeed at Tech while they learn how to navigate the wilderness with a GPS. This trek encourages participants to expand their interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills. Students will have the chance to form strong friendships that will last them a lifetime.

ORGT is also leading an international learning experience called the “Unbeaten Path” in early summer. This unique adventure takes students from Georgia Tech and China’s Tianjin University to a remote section of the Great Wall of China, just north of Beijing that is still largely untouched by modern civilization for a hiking and camping adventure.  This trip includes visits to local villages as well as facilitated discussions about the challenges of developing the intercultural competence required for success in the increasingly global marketplace.

Not only does ORGT offer adventures all over the globe, but they also offer unique experiences for students who do not have the time to travel. Instructional classes are a great way for beginners to learn about caving, rafting, climbing, sea kayaking, and mountain biking. Once a student has taken the class and learned the basics, they can join a sport group to expand their newly learned skills. Space is limited so register for these classes today!

For updates, photos, and information on trips sponsored by Campus Recreation, visit our website at


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  • Created By:Rachael Pocklington
  • Created:06/04/2012
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016


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