Workshops, clinics, and trips are open to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff, and the campus community unless otherwise noted below. Participants must bring SandDollar ID to all workshops and sign waiver (if applicable). Preregistration may be required for some events.
Trying to beat the heat for a weekend? Come out with us to see why they call it the Frio River as we take relaxing 3+ hour float. The day will end at Texas’ most popular state park, Garner where we will spend the remainder of the day hiking and swinging into the river from the rope swings.
Mustang Island State Park Beach Clean-up
Come support our state parks with a group effort to help pick up trash from Mustang’s beach. Due to heavy trade and fishing activities in the Gulf of Mexico, the people who work on our beaches are in a constant, uphill battle with garbage that finds its way to our shores. Do your part and help us make Mustang Island State Park a clean vacation destination.
McGloin Ranch Kayak/Paddleboarding
If you’ve never gotten to navigate the snaking Nueces River, then here is your chance! For this day trip you have a choice of using a Kayak or Paddleboard to make your way down the 6+ mile stretch of river that is teaming with all sorts of wildlife. McGloin Ranch is beautiful established camping area that guarantees you Whitetail, Turkey, and sometimes even hog sightings.
Colorado Bend State Park Camping
Colorado Bend State Park offers some of the best the Hill Country has to offer. Good news for some of you who use white noise apps to help you sleep; we will be camping right on the Colorado River! We will be hiking to Gorman Falls, a spring-fed waterfall, to listen to its relaxing sounds and witness its unique travertine formations. And that’s not all, we will also be hiking to a set of spring-fed pools as well to spend the day laying out and kicking back!
Goose Island State Park Invasive Species Removal
Goose Island is a beautiful park that has some interesting history and a great location on the St. Charles Bay. They are in need of a group of students willing to put in a few good hours of work to help remove certain invasive species from the park. Food and drinks will be provided by our program as a thank you for helping us make TAMUCC known as an environmentally conscious university.
Disc Golf at Live Oak Park
Disc golf is a simple, low-impact sport that is as competitive as you want to make it. We will play a round or two at Ingleside’s lovely Live Oak Park. Once everyone has satisfied their disc-lust, we plan on having a small grilling party for any participants that want to stick around.
Sunrise/Sunset Yoga at Enchanted Rock
This trip combines 3 of what we consider to be the best outdoor experiences: Sunsets and sunrises, night hiking, and unique geological formations. And who doesn’t want to have a yoga session on top of a massive lava dome?
National Seashore Beach Clean-up
The National Park Service safeguards over 70 miles of coastline. They lack the staff necessary to keep all of this beautiful stretch of beach clean. That is where our students and staff here at TAMUCC can really help out and make sure the Third Coast stays one of the top vacation destinations in the U.S.
Natural Bridge Caverns Exploration
The Natural Bridge Caverns are one of the largest cavern systems in Texas. If you’ve never gotten the chance to visit this place and don’t typically have a lot of time on the weekends, then this is perfect for you. This trip will take place in the course of a single day where after the 3-4 hour tour we will have you back in time for dinner.