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Adventure Trips Program

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For basic trip information, click on the below dropdown options. For detailed trip information, visit the trip registration link.

Summer 2022 Moonlight Paddle Trips

Spend an evening paddling on the San Marcos River during the full moon! Departing right from campus at Sewell Park, we will paddle to Rio Vista Park and experience the river in a new way: at night!

Price Includes: Trip Leaders, headlamp, all paddling equipment

Location: San Marcos River, Sewell Park to Rio Vista Park

Pre-Trip Meeting: None

Eligibility: Only Texas State University faculty, staff, alumni and students are able to sign up for Adventure Trips

Prerequisites: None

Refunds: There are no refunds for Adventure Trips 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 11th @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 25th @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 8th @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 22nd @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, July 13th @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, July 27th @8:30PM
  • Wednesday, August 10th @8:30PM
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What's Included, Pre-Trip Meetings, Understanding the Risks, Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers

"I was blown away. Absolutely a life changing experience that I will forever carry with me. The bond our team made between such different people was an awesome experience and I will without a doubt keep in contact with some of the friends I made this trip. We all learned so much about backpacking, respect and appreciation for the environment, and about ourselves. Every person on this trip shared some truly moving life lessons and experiences that they will take from this, and my experience was no different. This program is an incredible resource to those of all backgrounds and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to take part."

-Adventure Trip Participant

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Custom Trip Programming

Let the Adventure Trip Program do the work for you! Trip Leaders handle all of the logistics and itinerary on a custom trip for your department or organization!

Day and Weekend Trips

Explore the Texas Hill Country with the Adventure Trip Program on a day or overnight trip!

  • Day Hikes
  • Moonlight Paddles
  • Rock Climbing
  • Standup Paddle Boarding
  • Overnight Canoeing
  • ...and so much more!
Kayaking at Spring Lake
Hiking near the ocean

Extended Break Trips

Look out for expedition-style adventures throughout the United States and beyond during the academic breaks!

  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Winter Break
  • Spring Break
  • May Break
  • Summer Semester 

University Partnerships

The Adventure Trip Program collaborates with and helps outfit experiences for departments across campus. Partnerships include:

Interested in how the Adventure Trip Program could help elevate your department or program offerings? Submit a Custom Programming Request today!

Rafting on the San Marcos River

Become an Adventure Trip Leader!

The Trip Staff Training Program (TSTP) is open to all Texas State students to become leaders among their peers in outdoor recreation settings. This can include short activities here in San Marcos, or longer trips around Texas and beyond.

TSTP focuses on providing outdoor education and the instructor development opportunities for anyone interested in working in outdoor recreation and education.

No prior outdoor experience is needed to start your training adventure!

To Apply: Search "Adventure Trip Leader" on Handshake (Jobs4Cats) and submit your Trip Staff Application. 

Applications have closed for Fall 2021. Stay posted for upcoming hiring periods at the start and ends of upcoming semesters.

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  • Come find out what being a member of the Adventure Trip Staff is all about!

    Learn what our training program entails, staff expectations, trip opportunities, and more! Attending an Interest Meeting is mandatory to be considered for the Trip Staff position.

    Interest Meeting Dates: (Held at Sewell Park Outdoor Center)

    • Dates TBD

  • All training dates are mandatory to attend for incoming trip leaders.

    • Dates TBD