TECH TREKS Offers Adventure and Much More

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The Campus Recreation Center’s Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) and FASET join forces to bring incoming 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.

Tech Treks – Southeast

The three day Tech Treks Southeastprograms are great for students who have never camped out before and just want a fun weekend getaway with fellow students doing some great activities. Don't worry - Tech provides all the needed gear and equipment as well as training. Choose a camping, rock climbing, and rafting adventure immediately before the following FASET sessions. We will meet on campus at 11 a.m. on the first day 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. On Sunday morning, students are dropped off to the FASET check-in. 

  • July 5-7; prior to FASET 1
  • July 19-21; prior to FASET 3
  • August 2-4; prior to FASET 4

Tech Treks Southeast Session 2 (July 12-14) is after FASET Session 2. We will meet at the CRC after students complete FASET (we won’t leave anyone behind) and head to Tennessee to learn rock climbing and go rafting. We will return to campus and end the trip Sunday evening between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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

Tech Treks – Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoeing

This amazing 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. Explore

  • June 4-12

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Makes a great graduation gift – apply today!


Tech Treks – Alaska

This amazing 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 9-19

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Makes a great graduation gift - apply today!


R.A.T.S. on ROPES 

Get to know your fellow classmates in a highly, 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 Complex. This day-long event will immerse students in the 5 Behaviors of Leadershipsm – 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.

  • July 10; prior to FASET 2
  • July 20; prior to FASET 3
  • August 3; prior to FASET 4
  • August 10; prior to FASET 5
  • August 13; prior to FASET 6

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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. For more information, visit the ORGT website


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
  • Created: 05/14/2013
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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