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.

Overnight Trips Spring 2020

Stay tuned for the upcoming Spring 2020 overnight trip schedule!

Day Hikes (Outdoor Happy Hour)

 Stay tuned for the upcoming Spring 2020 Outdoor Happy Hour schedule!


Outdoor Skills 101: From Bears to Backpacks

Outdoor Skills 101 is a four-week progressive course in wilderness living skills with a $25 credit toward a trip, clinic, or workshop of your choice at the end. 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. 


For more information for this workshop please email Cole Castleberry at

2019 Winter Trip

Hiking to the top of Texas: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is home to more than 80 miles of trails that meander through woodland canyons and lush riparian springs, or zigzag up steep switchbacks directly into the park’s rugged wilderness.  It’s no secret that this park is home to the tallest peak in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, coming in at 8,750ft.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hike this 8.5-mile round-trip trail that ascends over 3,000ft to put you on a peak that allows you to literally see as far as the eye can see!

Trip Dates: December 16th-21st

Trip Cost:

4 people: $250

6 people: $225

8 people: $200

If you are interested in signing up for this trip, you MUST SIGN UP IN THE RECREATIONAL SPORTS OFFICE by December 9th at 2:00pm, the date of the Pre-Trip Meeting.  All Pre-Trip meetings take place on the Monday prior to the trip at 5:00pm in the DWC Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.  All Outdoor Adventures trips are sold on a first come, first served basis, and there are limited spots available.  There are only 10 spots available on this trip, and only payment in the Rec Sports Office guarantees you a spot on the trip.   

UPDATE! The December trip is FULL! Email Cole Castleberry if you would like to sign up to be on the wait list!

For more information for this trip please email Cole Castleberry at

To register for this or any other trips, please visit the Rec Sports office in the Dugan Wellness Center.

Recreational Sports Office
Located in the Dugan Wellness Center #107
Phone: (361) 825-2454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information for this trip please email Cole Castleberry at