Workshops, Clinics, & Trips

Workshops, clinics, and trips are open to all currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the campus community unless otherwise noted.  Participants must bring SandDollar ID to all workshops and sign waiver (if applicable). Preregistration may be required for some events.

Big Bend National Park Backpacking Trip

Big Bend, the largest National Park in Texas, is home to towering mountains, rugged desert terrain, and sheer cliffs carved by the Rio Grande.  By day, your views will be filled with hardy desert flora and by night, the splendor of a sky 2,000 stars strong.  We will backpack 12+ miles through the magnificent Chisos Mountains, topping Emory Peak along the way.  At 7,825’ atop Emory Peak, we will get a 360-degree view of breathtaking Chihuahuan Desert landscape.

Dates: December 16th-21st

Pre-trip meeting: December 10th, 5:00pm in the Rec Sports Conference Room

Prices: (4) participants, $250.00. (6) participants, $225.00. (8) participants, $200.00.

This Semester Overnight Trips

Camping at Garner State Park: September 14th - September 16th. Pre-Trip Meeting September 10th. Cost $80. 

Yoga Camping at Enchanted Rock SNA: October 5th - October 7th. Pre-Trip Meeting October 1st. Cost $95. 

Camping and Hiking at The Protected Area at Government Canyon SNA: October 12th - October 14th. Pre-Trip Meeting October 8th. Cost $75. 

Service Project: Harvey Cleanup at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: October 19th - October 21st. Pre-Trip Meeting October 15th. Free. 

Caving and Exploring the Deep and Punkin Caves: November 2nd - November 4th. Pre-Trip Meeting October 29th. Cost $80. 

Backpacking and Hiking the Fall Foliage at Lost Maples SNA: November 16th - November 18th. Pre-Trip Meeting November 12th. Cost $75. 

Here is a Printable Version of the flyer. 

Day Hikes (Outdoor Happy Hour)

Paddling the nueces

The Paddle the Nueces trip is a great way to hone your paddle skills, or for more advanced paddlers to relax and enjoy the beauty of this winding river. You’ll get to experience 9 miles of riparian wildlife as you weave in and out of fallen trees and natural features. Come be adventurous with us!

Disc Golf

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 Corpus’s West Guth Park. Once everyone has satisfied their disc-lust, we’ll be hanging out at the park playing other games.

Windsurfing at PINS 

The Southern Gulf Coast of Texas is revered for its windsurfing potential. Come try your hand at the invigorating sport of windsurfing in waters of the stunning Padre Island National Seashore. The lesson will include 1 hour of instruction and 2 hours of free practice after which we will spend the remainder of the day playing games and enjoying the beach.

Oso wetlands hike

If you've never been to this 162-acre beauty, then it's about time you get out and see what Corpus Christi has to offer! This preserve has 2 miles of hiking trails and far more nature than you can notice and appreciate in a single visit. Come out and walk these trails with us on Cinco de Mayo! If you would like to bring your four-legged friend and spice up their exercise routine, there are trails available to them as well!

Birding trip

Out of 338 bird species that migrate from North to Central and South America, 333 of them pass through Texas, and South Texas is their final stop before crossing the Gulf of Mexico. People travel from all over the world to South Texas just to get a chance to go birding. During migration season, Goose Island State Park is home to the magnificent but endangered Whooping Crane, the tallest bird in North America. If you have never had the opportunity to see this striking creature standing at ~5ft tall with a 7.5ft wingspan, then here is your chance to experience something that birders the world across come here to see.

Taming the Wild

Taming the Wild is a four-week progressive course in wilderness living skills with an optional camping trip to top it all off. During this course, you will learn basic wilderness skills such as how to choose/reserve campsites and how to set up camp, how to safely plan hikes, how and what to cook in the outdoors, and we'll end it with a crash course in how to backpack. There are two price points for this course depending on which you choose to participate in:

1. All four weeks of the course = $15

2. All four weeks of the course + a camping trip to Government Canyon SNA = $50

This course will take place every Thursday in October from 5:30pm-7pm. The camping trip will take place from October 26-28th. This class is an incredible opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the outdoors or if you're interested in the outdoors and want to see what it takes to enjoy it safely. Come out and let us show you how Outdoor Adventures gets down and dirty in the outdoors!

For information and registeration for this trip please email Cole Castleberry at