Since 1986, The Adventure Trip Program (ATP) has been an avenue that the Outdoor Recreation Program has used to introduce the Texas State community to the benefits of Outdoor Adventure Education. The ATP offers trips and workshops ranging from one day to weeklong extended trips. People can choose from a wide variety of trips, such as rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and backpacking. The ATP also offers a Specialized Trip Program, which provides a group the opportunity to customize an adventure trip to meet its specific needs.
Our programs are based on the principles and values of Outdoor Adventure Education which provide:
- Active learning through direct personal experience.
- Sense of community, teamwork and sharing.
- Environmental awareness and outdoor ethics.
- Empowering communication and leadership skills.
- Physical and mental health awareness.
- Self sufficiency, independence, and confidence.
- Life learning experiences.
- A lot of fun!
The ATP staff is comprised of 6 – 8 student staff. Staff members are developed as leaders and professionals through trainings, certifications and, most importantly, by experience and time guiding in the field.
Our staff is committed to preserving natural areas through following and sharing the Leave No Trace Principles for Outdoor Ethics. For more information click here.
Come with us on a weekend journey through the Hill Country or join us on an extended trip during school holiday breaks.
If you would like more information on planning your own custom trip, visit: Custom Trip Programming.
Click here to be taken to our online registration website. NOTE: Initially our portal will show you the highest price. It may go down once you are logged in- depending on your affiliation with the University.
Texas State users: Use your Texas State log in credentials.
Non-Texas State users: You will need to create a user name and password.
If you prefer you may also sign up at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park or give us a call at 512-245-2004.
**Please note that once payment has been received, no refunds will be given on registration costs unless the trip is cancelled by the Outdoor Recreation Program due to weather or lack of interest.**