Posts Categorized: Outdoor Programs Blog

We survived… but we’re dead!

Another semester is in the books for the Horned Frog family. Dash from The Incredibles is encapsulating all our feelings now that finals is done. For most students, this means no more tests and papers for a whole three weeks. The next three weeks will consist of becoming a couch potato and binge-watching the newest TV… Read more »

Finals week is upon us

Finals week is filled with stress from classes and extracurriculars wrapping up for the semester. It seems like everyone has five tests, five group projects, a movie to make in a different language, a 30-page research paper, and so much more before the end of the semester. Besides avoiding your responsibilities, what’s the best way… Read more »

Here’s how to get hired at the OC

There have been lots of people who have approached the Adventure Trip Leaders and Climbing Wall staff about how to work at the best job in the world. We’re doing things a little differently than usual. Most jobs have an application, go through the interview process, get hired, etc. Our job is less traditional, so… Read more »

We support REI

REI announced in October that for Black Friday, they’re shutting down their stores and spending the day outside. The company has started a new hashtag (#OptOutside) to bring awareness to the cause. Forbes magazine, in their most recent article about REI, states, “Ultimately, REI strives to inspire, educate and outfit its community for outdoor adventure and… Read more »

Come and get your candy here!

It’s Halloween, and we at the Outdoor Center love Halloween. How do we celebrate the holiday? We put candy at the top of the rock wall. That’s right – our 30 foot rock wall now has candy at the top of it. When you climb this week and make it to the top, there will… Read more »

New adventure trips for this semester

Adventure Trips have been a part of the Outdoor Center for as long as people can remember. However, we just had a turnover in terms of director of the OC. With the new director in place, we now have several new Adventure Trips. Two of these trips include luxury camping and ski trips. The Fall Color… Read more »

Brazos Canoe Trip was a ‘great way to decompress’

Bailey and Jon took a group of five participants to the Brazos River this past weekend for a day and a half of canoeing and kayaking. They canoed a total of 20 miles over two days, starting at the dam of Possum Kingdom Lake and ending at the Highway 4 bridge. Bailey sat down to… Read more »

Take a look at our Full Moon Paddle

On Sept. 16, Jon and Miranda took a group of participants on a full moon paddle. This trip was almost full and the participants had so much fun! Below is a gallery of pictures taken by participants on the trip. This trip is one of our most popular options throughout the semester. Most full moon… Read more »

Interested in rock climbing?

Interested in Rock Climbing?  Then do I have the perfect opportunity for you. On either September 9th or 10th, you can attend a rock climbing team interest meeting at 8 p.m. at the rock wall in the rec. This team is open to all levels of expertise, even if you have no idea what a… Read more »

Events happening in the OC this semester

Now that you’ve met the staff, you’re probably wondering, “What exactly can I do at the outdoor center? I know you have a rock wall and lead trips, but when are those happening?” We have a handy calendar to help you answer that question. The calendar can be found here and will tell you a… Read more »