Fall 2014 Trips

To register for a trip, come to the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) in room 133A White Building. Bring your PSU ID, health insurance card, and cash payment.

Trips are ALL-INCLUSIVE. Transportation, gear, equipment, and lodging is covered in the trip cost. Food is included on OVERNIGHT trips ONLY.

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Canoe/Kayaking and Camping
September 26-28th, 2014
Student: $30.00       Affiliate: $206.00
Join us on a weekend away from campus paddling on the water on nearby Lake Raystown and relaxing under the stars in Rothrock State Forest. Bring your homework of you must, but plan plenty of time to relax and enjoy the short break away from school.

 

Mountain Biking (Allegrippis)
September 28th, 2014
Student: $17.00     Affiliate: $91.00
Come take a spin with Penn State Adventure Recreation around the Allegrippis trails as we descend and climb the switchbacks on these well groomed trails overlooking Lake Raystown. This ride will be set up for beginners to intermediate level riders with full instruction and encouragement from our staff.

 

Backpacking (Rothrock)
October 3-5th, 2014
Student: $ 30.00    Affiliate: $136.00
96,975 acres spanning into 3 counties of forested playground awaits you as we journey in into Rothrock State Forest located a stone’s throw from State College. This area was once stripped of it vitality to provide wood for the Centre regions once blooming iron industry, has seen an outdoor recreational revitalization since the early help of the US conservation Corps.  An abundance of activities area available such as hunting, fishing, Mountain bike riding, running, photography, birding, and many more await you in this State Forest.
Come out with Penn State Adventure recreation enjoying a weekend of backpacking, sightseeing, and the natural sounds of what goes, “bump in the night in Penn States neighboring Rothrock-where you may find your new favorite spot to visit.

 

Rock Climbing/Rappelling: Stone Valley
October 4th, 2014
Student: $15.00     Affiliate: $65.00

Experience greater confidence, laughter, and fun while challenging your skills rock climbing on Stone Valley's Carolina T-Wall. It offers climbing challenges from beginner to advanced/intermediate skill levels.  Climbers have the option of ascending over 12 different routes as well as learning to belay other participants from the ground!

 

Night Hike (Mount Nittany)
October 8th, 2014
Student: $7.00     Affiliate: $38.00
Your time at Penn State is never complete until you reach the summit of Mount Nittany overlooking the Nittany Valley.

 

High Ropes Course at Stone Valley Vertical Adventures
October 10th, 2014
Student: $11.00    Affiliate: $43.00
Join Penn State Adventure Rec for a night high off the ground full of fun and adventure at scenic Vertical Adventures in Stone Valley! This facility provides challenging and dynamic experiences for groups and individuals who want to push themselves to the edge! This program focuses on high energy team building and team development activities as well as the individual challenges, which create opportunities for leadership and creative expression of ones talents. Vertical Adventures is located in Rothrock State Forest which is a short drive from University Park and part of the outdoor experiential opportunities at Penn State.  Elements used during our time together include traversing with your team from tree house to tree house on the ultimate high ropes team building Odyssey course.
http://www.athletics.psu.edu/stonevalley/vertical_adventure.shtml
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Valley-Vertical-Adventures/191422770880233

 

Caving (Coonscat)
October 11th, 2014
Student: $15.00     Affiliate: $43.00
Ever wonder what it’s like to go caving? Want to scramble around on rocks twisting and stretching your body through the raw earth. Come out with Penn State Adventure Rec and challenge your senses exploring what seems to be an alien world into one of Pennsylvania’s beautiful caves while observing stalactites, flowstone, bats and other cave ecology. The caves we visit vary in length from 250 to 2,000 feet. Ceilings also vary with the highest at eighty-nine feet with openings may be mere passages wide enough for one person or chambers 100 feet wide. Participant joining us in this rare opportunity can expect to spend a few hours traversing the cave.

 

Mountain Biking (Allegrippis)
October 12th, 2014
Student: $17.00    Affiliate: $91.00
Come take a spin with Penn State Adventure Recreation around the Allegrippis trails as we descend and climb the switchbacks on these well groomed trails overlooking Lake Raystown. This ride will be set up for beginners to intermediate level riders with full instruction and encouragement from our staff.

 

Backpacking (Old Loggers Path)
October 17-19th, 2014
Student: $30.00     Affiliate: $137.00
This backpacking weekend is the perfect chance to try your hand at some backpacking skills while relaxing in central Pennsylvania’s stunning fall foliage. The Old Logger’s Path, located near Masten PA, is a former railroad land for the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. Today, this scenic trail features miles of state forest, Rock Run (known as one of the prettiest streams in PA), and stunning vistas of the McIntyre wild area.

 

Climbing and Camping
October 17-19th
Student: $42.00     Affiliate: $234.00
If you have never climber before or are new to the sport, this trip is for you! Coopers and Seneca Rocks offer a wide range of climbing routes for the beginner and veterans alike. Our experiences climbing staff will be there to coach you and provide an in-depth instruction. Once you’ve gotten your fill of climbing, we’ll head back to camp and enjoy some gooey yummy s’mores by the fire.

 

Rock Climbing/Rappelling: Stone Valley Vertical Adventures climbing wall
November 1st, 2014 - Opens for Registration: 10/6/14
Student: $15.00     Affiliate: $65.00
Experience greater confidence, laughter, and fun while challenging your skills rock climbing on Stone Valley's Carolina T-Wall. It offers climbing challenges from beginner to advanced/intermediate skill levels.  Climbers have the option of ascending over 12 different routes as well as learning to belay other participants from the ground!

 

Caving: Hennigh
November 2nd, 2014 - Opens for registration: 10/6/14
Student: $ 15.00    Affiliate: $43.00
Ever wonder what it’s like to go caving? Want to scramble around on rocks twisting and stretching your body through the raw earth. Come out with Penn State Adventure Rec and challenge your senses exploring what seems to be an alien world into one of Pennsylvania’s beautiful caves while observing stalactites, flowstone, bats and other cave ecology. The caves we visit vary in length from 250 to 2,000 feet. Ceilings also vary with the highest at eighty-nine feet with openings may be mere passages wide enough for one person or chambers 100 feet wide. Participant joining us in this rare opportunity can expect to spend a few hours traversing the cave.

 

Fly Fishing (Spring Creek)
November 8th, 2014 - Opens for Registration: 10/6/14
Student: $12.00      Affiliate: $81.00
Ever wanted to try your hand at fly fishing in some of Pennsylvania’s best streams? Whether you’re brand new to fly fishing or looking to improve existing skills, this trip will offer challenges for all levels under the guidance of our experienced staff. 

 

Milton Rock Gym
November 9th, 2014 - Opens for Registration: 10/6/14
Student: $13.00     Affiliate: $65.00
Join the Adventure Recreation staff on a day trip to a local indoor rock gym to satisfy your climbing urge. The Milton Rock Gym (MRG) is located an hour east of State College in Milton, Pennsylvania. Formerly a men’s department store built in the late 1800s, the MRG rebuilt their north wall and reinforced the building’s structure with thirteen tons of steel. The MRG offers many top roping and bouldering problems for you to try and test your skills. Specifically, the top roping area features a 28’ slab wall, a cave, vertical walls with cracks, beginner walls, and even a 35’ climb to the gym’s skylight roof top. The diversity of route difficulty makes the Milton Rock Gym an ideal destination for climbers of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts! Rock on… inside!

http://www.miltonrockgym.com/

 

Caving (Hipple)
December 6th, 2014 - Opens for Registration: 10/20/14
Student: $15.00      Affiliate: $43.00
Ever wonder what it’s like to go caving? Want to scramble around on rocks twisting and stretching your body through the raw earth. Come out with Penn State Adventure Rec and challenge your senses exploring what seems to be an alien world into one of Pennsylvania’s beautiful caves while observing stalactites, flowstone, bats and other cave ecology. The caves we visit vary in length from 250 to 2,000 feet. Ceilings also vary with the highest at eighty-nine feet with openings may be mere passages wide enough for one person or chambers 100 feet wide. Participant joining us in this rare opportunity can expect to spend a few hours traversing the cave.

 

Milton Rock Gym
December 7th, 2014 - Opens for Registration: 10/20/14
Student: $13.00     Affiliate: $65.00
Join the Adventure Recreation staff on a day trip to a local indoor rock gym to satisfy your climbing urge. The Milton Rock Gym (MRG) is located an hour east of State College in Milton, Pennsylvania. Formerly a men’s department store built in the late 1800s, the MRG rebuilt their north wall and reinforced the building’s structure with thirteen tons of steel. The MRG offers many top roping and bouldering problems for you to try and test your skills. Specifically, the top roping area features a 28’ slab wall, a cave, vertical walls with cracks, beginner walls, and even a 35’ climb to the gym’s skylight roof top. The diversity of route difficulty makes the Milton Rock Gym an ideal destination for climbers of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts! Rock on… inside!

http://www.miltonrockgym.com/




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