Spring 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. All food, transportation, gear, equipment, and lodging is covered in the trip cost.

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Winter Adventure: Caledonia State Park, PA

Friday-Sunday - January 17-19,2013. Registration Opens December 2nd, 9:00am
Student: $50   Affiliate: $216   
Looking for an adventurous, winter weekend get-away? We'll explore many of Caledonia's scenic hiking trails including the famous Appalachian Trail which runs all the way from Georgia to Maine. Will you freeze your toes off in tent?? No way! We're spending the weekend in a warm, cozy Lodge! ***You must have cold weather apparel and hiking BOOTS to participate.***

Rock Climbing: Milton Rock Gym, PA

Saturday - January 25,2014. Registration Opens December 2nd, 9:00am
Student: $10   Affiliate: $55   
Take a trip with the Adventure Recreation staff to a local indoor rock gym to satisfy your fix for climbing. We’ll be climbing about an hour east of State College at Milton Rock Gym, one of the finest indoor gyms around. Try your skills at some Penn State-based routes and excellent bouldering that Milton Rock Gym has to offer. Rock on… inside!

Skiing/Snowboarding at Tussey Mountain

Every Thursday Night in February.
Student: $15   Affiliate: $55   
Looking for an activity to keep you active this winter? Skiing might be the winter sport for you! Join us for a night of skiing at Tussey Mountain, where you will receive expert instruction from one of their highly qualified instructors. The trip also includes your lift ticket, gear rental, 1.5 hour lesson, and transportation to and from the mountain. This is the best way to learn to ski in state college!

Fly Fishing: TBA, Location, PA

TBD Registration Opens January 13th, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $91   
Never Fly Fished before? No worries! Our staff will teach you the basics on one of the many famous, local trout streams that Pennsylvania has to offer. ***Fishing trip location is typically chosen a week or two prior which is based a stream conditions, hatches, and other factors***

Night Hike: Mount Nittany

Friday- February 14,2014. Registration Opens January 13th, 9:00am
Student: $5   Affiliate: $42   
Spend this Valentine's Day getting a bird's eye view of Happy Valley at night... with a full moon! Our guides will lead you along the many mountain trails and then we'll cap off the night with a much-needed hot chocolate. ***You must have cold weather apparel and hiking BOOTS to participate.***

Rock Climbing: Milton Rock Gym, PA

Saturday - February 15,2014. Registration Opens January 13th, 9:00am
Student: $10   Affiliate: $55   
Take a trip with the Adventure Recreation staff to a local indoor rock gym to satisfy your fix for climbing. We’ll be climbing about an hour east of State College at Milton Rock Gym, one of the finest indoor gyms around. Try your skills at some Penn State-based routes and excellent bouldering that Milton Rock Gym has to offer. Rock on… inside!

Hiking: Rickett's Glen, PA

Sunday - February 16,2014. Registration Opens January 13th, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $86   
Tired of being cooped up this winter and but don’t have anything “cool” to do outside? Come out for this adventurous day hike with us to the amazing Rickett’s Glen State park. There, we’ll throw on the crampons and follow a trail along 22 gorgeous frozen waterfalls! ***This hike is long and challenging so hikers should be in good physical condition. You must have cold weather apparel and hiking BOOTS to participate.***

Caving: Hipple Cave, PA

Saturday - March 1,2014. Registration Opens February 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $45   
Never been caving before? Now is your chance! Experience one of Pennsylvania’s underground landscapes like you have never thought possible before. We’ll guide you through tunnels and caverns sure to delight any soul that enters. Be ready though, you might get a wee bit dirty.

Spring Break Trip: Backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness, West Virginia
5 days, 4 nights

Friday/Saturday-Friday - March 7/8-14,2014. Registration Opens February 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $100   Affiliate: $310   
The smell of campfire smoke captivates my imagination, and the wildflower filled valleys make me feel as if this moment will never end. Travelling from stream bank to ridge top, this expedition will highlight what is wonderful about cranberry wilderness, including spruce covered ridge tops, hillsides carpeted in ferns, valleys alive with the chatter of streams, and solitude only wilderness can provide. Adventure Recreation invites anyone interested in backpacking on a week-long expedition filled with adventure and experiences that will last a lifetime! No backpacking experience is required, but a sense of humor is mandatory! Participants must have their own hiking boots and clothing, and Adventure Rec. will provide the rest. While seeking the freedom of the hills, we come face to face with ourselves.

Backpacking: Black Moshannon

Friday-Sunday - March 21-23,2014. Registration Opens February 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $30   Affiliate: $116   
Looking for an introduction into winter backpacking? Look no further. This weekend long trek through Black Moshannon will teach you basic backpacking skills in a scenic and peaceful environment. ***This trip is challenging so hikers should be in good physical condition. You must have cold weather apparel and hiking BOOTS to participate.***

Rock Climbing: Milton Rock Gym, PA

Saturday - March 22,2014. Registration Opens January 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $10   Affiliate: $55   
Take a trip with the Adventure Recreation staff to a local indoor rock gym to satisfy your fix for climbing. We’ll be climbing about an hour east of State College at Milton Rock Gym, one of the finest indoor gyms around. Try your skills at some Penn State-based routes and excellent bouldering that Milton Rock Gym has to offer. Rock on… inside!

Caving: Coonscat Cave, PA

Saturday - March 29,2014. Registration Opens February 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $44   
Missed out on our first Caving trip this semester? No worries! Join us in expoloring this local cave that's great for beginners and veterans alike.

Rock and Raft New River Gorge, WV

Friday-Sunday - April 4-6,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $40   Affiliate: $389   
Looking for an action-packed, thrill-ride? How about whitewater rafting down West Virginia’s New River and rock climbing 70 foot cliffs in the New River Gorge! “The New” is a major east coast climbing and rafting destination known world-wide. Adventure is gauranteed on this trip!

Hiking: Rickett's Glen, PA

Sunday - April 6,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $49   
Rated as one of the top day-hikes in the country, the Falls Trail of Ricketts Glen, PA will be sure to drain your camera batteries. This is a must-see with more waterfalls than you can shake a stick at. ***This hike is long and challenging so hikers should be in good physical condition. You must have hiking BOOTS to participate.***

White Water Rafting: Cheat River, WV

Sunday - April 13,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $20   Affiliate: $138   
Experience the wilderness of one of the largest uncontrolled watersheds in the Eastern US! The Cheat River swells each spring from snowmelt and spring rain making this section of river one of the best whitewater rides in the East. No experience is required!

White Water Rafting: Cheat River, WV

Saturday - April 19,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $20   Affiliate: $138   
Experience the wilderness of one of the largest uncontrolled watersheds in the Eastern US! The Cheat River swells each spring from snowmelt and spring rain making this section of river one of the best whitewater rides in the East. No experience is required!

Mountain Biking: Allegrippis Trails, PA

Sunday - April 20,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $20   Affiliate: $186   
New to Mountain Biking or a seasoned veteran? The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake were designed and built with every skill level in mind. Considered one of the finest mountain biking trail systems on East Coast, the Allegrippis is sure to give you a taste of mountain biking that you'll never forget! ***Some biking experience is preferred but not required.***

High Ropes Course-Night Challenge: Vertical Adventures, PA

Friday - April 25,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $10   Affiliate: $57   
Are you into heart racing thrills? Gear up and traverse through a series of treehouses and take a leap of faith into darkness! This night adventure will be sure to raise your pulse!

Canoeing: Raystown Lake, PA

Saturday - April 26,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $70   
Spend a relaxing day out on one of the largest, most scenic lakes in Pennsylvania. We'll have lunch on a small island and hopefully soak in some early spring sunshine.

Fly Fishing: Location TBA, PA

Saturday - April 27,2014. Registration Opens March 3rd, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $91   
Never Fly Fished before? No worries! Our staff will teach you the basics on one of the many famous, local trout streams that Pennsylvania has to offer. ***Fishing trip location is typically chosen a week or two prior which is based a stream conditions, hatches, and other factors***

Caving: Hennigh Cave, PA

Saturday - May 3,2014. Registration Opens April 1st, 9:00am
Student: $15   Affiliate: $44   
Finish your semester and get rid of the stress by going caving! Hennigh Cave is a local gem and is suitable for beginners so don't miss your chance to start the summer off with an adventure!

Rock Climbing: Donation Rock, PA

Saturday - May 3,2014. Registration Opens April 1st, 9:00am
Student: $20   Affiliate: $64   
Join us on one of our finer, day-long rock climbing trips! Featuring a wide variety of routes and rock formations, this trip is perfect for beginners and veterans alike, both to climb and to learn “the ropes”.

Summer 2014 Trips

Rock Climbing: Donation Rock, PA (9am-5pm, est.)

5/31/2014. Registration Opens 5/19, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
Join us for a day of rock climbing and rappelling at Donation Rock! This climbing area features a variety of climbing routes and rock formations for both beginners and veterans alike. This day trip is great for learning “the ropes” or fine tuning your climbing techniques.

Hiking: Ricketts Glen, PA (8am-8pm, est.)

6/14/2014. Registration Opens 5/19, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
This day hike on the Falls Trail of Ricketts Glen, PA will be sure to shock you with beauty. This trail has been rated one of the top-day hikes in the country for its beautiful waterfalls and challenging terrain. ***This hike is long and challenging so hikers should be in good physical condition. We also highly recommend hiking BOOTS.***

Challenge Course: Vertical Adventures, Stone Valley, PA, (5pm-9pm, est.)

6/20/2014. Registration Opens 5/19, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
Do you like to high intensity thrills? Are you ready to push yourself to the limit in complete darkness? Well if you are, come with us to Stone Valley’s high ropes course and put yourself to the test. Put your skills to work as you traverse through the course while you dangle from your harness up to 35 feet off the ground!

Caving: Cave TBA, PA (10am-5pm, est.)

6/28/2014. Registration Opens 5/19, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
Join us for a day trip of caving and spelunking in a local PA cave. Who doesn’t like to explore the depths of an awesome cave and get a little muddy at the same time? The cave location will be announced a few weeks prior to the trip date.

White Water Rafting: Upper Youghiogheny River, PA (8am-8pm, est.)

7/12/2014. Registration Opens 6/2, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
Want to go on an adventure this summer that will keep you cool the whole time? If so, join us for our white water rafting trip to the Upper Yough. This rafting trip will include some of the most intense white water in Pennsylvania. With rapids from class 1 to class 5, this trip will be thrilling for both newcomers and experienced rafters.

Kayaking: Stone Valley, PA, (4pm-9pm, est.)

7/17/2014. Registration Opens 6/2, 9:00am
Student: TBD   Affiliate: TBD   
Are you looking for a fun and relaxing day on the lake? Do you want to cool off on a hot summer day? Come with us to kayak the newly filled Stone Valley Lake. Only 20 minutes from University Park, this lake is a great place to chill out or to learn and practice your kayaking skills.

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