Outdoor Spring Break Trips Offer Adventure, Exploration

UNL Campus Rec is offering four exciting adventure trips during UNL’s Spring Break, Mar. 18–27. Trips are open to UNL students, faculty/staff and general public. No experience is required and all gear, transportation, instructors, insurance, permits and meals are provided. Adventure trips provide a fun, easy way to enjoy nature, experience new places and meet new people.

WHITEWATER PADDLING TRIP in the Southeast United States
Paddle some of the best whitewater the Appalachian region has to offer. Get a feel for the true force of a moving river as you learn to navigate your kayak through the clear mountain waters of North Carolina. You and your fellow participants will build your paddling skills and work with an instructor to progress from flat water to Class II/III rapids. Registration deadline is Mar. 7 and fees are $650 for UNL students and CREC members and $700 for the general public. Payment plans available.

OZARK ROCK CLIMBING in Jasper, Arkansas
Climb the secluded and steep bluffs of the Ozarks. This unique climbing scene offers a great variety of bouldering and climbing selections with beautiful views of rolling hills and rocky outcrops. With climbs for all skill ranges, this trip is a great introduction to the sport of rock climbing and will satisfy both beginning and experienced climbers alike. Registration deadline is Mar. 7 and fees are $475 for UNL students and CREC members and $525 for the general public. Payment plans available.

ESCALANTE BACKPACKING in Escalante, Utah
Located in the beautiful high desert of south-central Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boasts some of the most beautiful geological features and canyons of the Southwest. We will explore canyons and learn a little about native cultures of the area while backpacking in the canyons of the park. Our day hikes through other regional parks will offer amazing views of arches, canyons and other amazing geological formations. Join us for an unforgettable spring break in the warm and awe-inspiring desert southwest. Registration deadline is Mar. 7 and fees are $475 for UNL students and CREC members and $525 for the general public. Payment plans available.

CALIFORNIA SURFING at San Elijo State Beach, California
Escape land-locked Nebraska and join an awesome group for a California surfing adventure. Eli Howard’s Surf Camp will provide five days of quality surfing instruction, exploratory activities and four nights of memorable beach camping experiences. California is the perfect place for both adventuring and relaxing. Along with daily surfing, your trip will be filled with activities such as exploring coastal environments, body surfing, tidepooling and afternoon excursions. We’ll also kick back and enjoy the natural beauty of the coast while doing daily yoga/stretching sessions, watching surf movies, having bonfires, playing games, telling stories and enjoying other’s company. Registration deadline is Mar. 7 and fees are $650 for UNL students and CREC members and $700 for the general public. Payment plans available.

Participants can sign up online at http://crec.unl.edu/outdoor/trips, by phone (402) 472-4777 or in person in UNL Outdoor Adventures at the Campus Rec Center.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/otgb