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Campus Rec announces semester’s adventures

Campus Recreation’s list of Outdoor Adventures for the Winter 2020 semester kicked off Jan. 24 with a ski trip to Bellaire, Michigan.

Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures Joe Jaczkowski said students should consider Outdoor Adventures because it is a safe and easy way to get outdoors.

“Outdoor Adventures provides a unique opportunity by giving students a chance to experience the outdoors in a safe and affordable manner,” Jaczkowski said. “When signing up for a trip through Campus Recreation, it removes the worry of planning and executing a trip. This allows for a stress-free adventure full of making memories.”

Jaczkowski said this year’s trips were selected with great consideration to ensure all skill levels can attend.

“When selecting a location for a trip, we have a lot of considerations we take into account,” he said. “Our main focus is to find places that are highly rated experiences, cost effective and open to a wide range of skill levels.”

Jaczkowski said the trips give students the opportunity to learn a wide variety of outdoor and survival skills.

“In my time working with Outdoor Adventures, we have taken new students on backpacking treks, rock climbing via Feratta, night hiking, white water rafting, skiing and much more,” he said.

If affordability is an issue, Jaczkowski said financial assistance is available.

“Students are eligible to apply for assistance for specific adventures directly through Campus Recreation and can contact campusrec@svsu.edu for additional information,” he said.

He said his favorite Outdoor Adventure was a 16-mile backpacking trek through the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula.

“The trip featured four days in the wilderness, hunting waterfalls and climbing several of the ranges peaks,” Jaczkowski said. “We ended with an early morning breakdown of camp in order to summit the Lake of the Clouds and watch the sunrise while eating breakfast.”

The next trip will be snowshoeing in the Tahquamenon Falls on Feb. 7 for $80. Future trips include rocking climbing in Campton, Kentucky, for $175 and white water rafting in West Virginia’s Lower New River for $200.

The full list of this semester’s trips, packing lists and prices can be found on the SVSU Campus Recreation webpage.

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