By SARA GIBONEY
KEARNEY – Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will travel to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas during spring break to camp, hike, climb, swim, go horseback riding and more.
The March 20-28 trip is organized by the UNK Outdoor Adventure Program. This is the third trip organized by UNK’s new Outdoor Adventure Program. Students traveled to Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, Colo., during winter break and to Self Road, Colo., during fall break 2014.
These outdoor trips give students an opportunity to experience the outdoors and nature in a way they may never have and makes the outdoors accessible,” said Campus Recreation Intramural Coordinator Eric Wiedenman. “These trips take students outside of their traditional comfort zones and put them in a new environment with fellow students where they learn a lot about themselves and each other.”
Students and staff will spend the week at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch camping, hiking and climbing within the ranch and surrounding areas.
“Students will learn a variety of basic outdoor skills with regards to camp setup, fire building and skills specific to the trip,” Wiedenman said. “The spring break trip is primarily dealing with climbing outside, so students will learn skills related to outdoor climbing.”
The trip is open to UNK students, faculty and staff. The cost of the trip is $250, which includes travel, camping, climbing equipment and a group meal. The cost is based on eight people attending and will decrease if more sign up.
To register for the trip, go to www.unk.edu/campusrec and click “Class/Event Sign Up.” The deadline to register is March 6.
For more information, contact Eric Wiedenman at 308.865.1549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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