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Outdoor Adventure Program

Registration is now open for our 2014-2015 extended trips!   

"I travel to learn" - Mark Twain

The Outdoor Adventure Program exists to promote the great outdoors by providing low cost trips, equipment rentals, and travel resources to the TWU community.  We offer several trips throughout the year including overnight and day trips.  Previous trips have taken us whitewater rafting in Colorado, snow skiing in Canada and snorkeling in Hawaii!  Whether you are a beginner or advanced outdoor enthusiast, we have a trip for you.  Join us and get out of Denton to explore the great outdoors!        

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Outdoor Adventure Rental Center
Hours:  Monday through Friday 3pm - 8pm

While our trips are only open to current TWU students, the OAC rental program is open to the TWU community.  Located in the Student Recreation Center, the OAC provides various outdoor equipment rentals including kayaks, tents, bikes and more.  We also have an extended library of travel books, DVD's and magazines from the United States and around the world to help you research your next adventure or activity.  All of our resources can be checked out for free to current TWU students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID.     

Equipment and resources available in the OAC 

All rentals are on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the OAC (940-898-2900) during open hours for more information or call the Fitness Center front desk (940-898-2900).

Spring 2014 Trips  




Indoor Paintball Trip     CLOSED February 8th
Group Dynamix Trip          CLOSED February 22nd
Biking Day Trip CLOSED March 22nd
Camping Trip     CLOSED March 28-30th
Horseback Riding Day Trip CLOSED   April 12th
Zipline Day Trip Wait list only 

April 26th

Register for day trips at the Outdoor Adventure Center M-F from 3pm - 8pm.  

2013/2014 Trip Information

What: Camping Trip (closed)   
Where: Mineral Wells State Park 
When: March 28-30, 2014 
Pre-Trip Meeting:
Wednesday, March 26, at 12:30
Cost: $50
Skill level: Beginner
Details: Join us for camping, bouldering, hiking and more near Mineral Wells, TX. Cost includes transportation, park fees, activities and most meals.

What: Horseback Riding & Excursion to Turner Falls (Closed)     
Where: Sulphur, OK and Turner Falls in Davis, OK 
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, April 9, at 12:30
Cost: $40
Skill level: Beginner
Details: Join us for a 2 hour trail ride around the beautiful countryside of Sulphur, OK. We will then head to Turner Falls where we will hike the park and explores the falls. Cost includes water, fees, and transportation.

What: Zipline Day Trip (Wait list only)   
DFW Adventure Park - Roanoke, TX.
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, April 23, at 12:30
Cost: $40
Skill level: Beginner
Details: Join us for a tree topping zipline adventure in Roanoke, TX. Cost includes transportation and zipline fees.

What: European Adventure (Closed)
Where: Italy
May 2014 (specific dates TBD)
Cost: $1350 - 11 month pay plan available. (includes r/t airfare, lodging, major transportation within Italy, hiking and biking fees, and some attraction fees)
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Details: Join us as we spend 7 days exploring Italy through activities such as an 11 mile hike through the 5 coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and a 15 mile bike ride through the hills of Tuscany. A current US passport is required and participants must be in good physical condition to go on the trip. Trip Policies and Procedures

What: San Francisco Urban Adventure (only 6 spots remain) 
Where: San Francisco, CA 
September 25-28, 2014 
Cost: $425 - $125 deposit and $100/month for 3 months. (includes r/t airfare, lodging, and activity fees)
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Details: Join us for an urban adventure to San Francisco, California! We'll bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, hike along the pacific coast, experience some excellent food and explore one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Trip Policies and Procedures

What: Island Adventure (only 2 spots remain) 
Where: Oahu, Hawaii
When: Spring Break 2015 (tentative March 16th-20th)
Cost: $950 - $150 deposit and $100/month for 8 months. (includes r/t airfare, lodging, major transportation within Hawaii, and most acitivity fees.)
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Details: Our travels will take us to the island of Oahu during spring break 2015 for snorkeling, hiking, scuba diving, and exploring great beaches including the world famous Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Trip Policies and Procedures

What: European Adventure (wait list only)  
Where: London and Paris 
May 2015 (specific dates TBD)
Cost: $1450 - $150 deposit and $100/month for 10 months. (includes r/t airfare, lodging, major transportation within Europe, activity fees, and some attraction fees.)
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Details: Join us for an adventure to London and Paris where we will explore London on bicycles, hike along the Thames River, and experience amazing food. In Paris, we'll bike to some of the most amazing castles and chateaus in the world including the Palace of Versailles and the Chateau of Chombard in the Loire Valley. Other activities may include rollerblading through Paris and boating on the Thames River. Trip Policies and Procedures

Take a look at our previous trips!  

For more information:

Karrie Fletcher 
Assistant Director
Fitness and Recreation 


page updated 4/17/2014 12:13 PM