Nature Bound

Mission

Nature Bound Summer Trip

Nature Bound is an outdoor recreation program at Kennesaw State University that provides outdoor pursuits for the KSU community. Nature Bound offers both recreational and educational opportunities for everyone – novice to expert. Nature Bound is founded on the principles of experiential learning to develop knowledge, leadership, and community.


SUMMER 2018 Trip Schedule

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Backpacking & Hiking 

KSU Nature Bound Trips

With KSU Nature Bound, you can hike away from your worries! We offer a variety of hiking and backpacking trips that scatter the South East and give participants a chance to enjoy the outdoors. A typical beginner-hiking trip includes a hike in and out of the woods lasting between 5 to 8 miles. A typical backpacking trip involves hiking about 5 to 10 miles in to the woods while carrying all camping gear in backpacks, spending the night camping, and hiking 5 to 10 miles out of the woods the next day. Both types of trips offer scenic views and great company! Transportation, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and other necessary gear are always provided at no additional cost.

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    Trip Leaders:
    Samuel and Sadler

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $10
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $15
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $20

    Trip Information:
    We will be hiking 5.5 miles round trip to one of Georgia's top 10 peaks. This hike includes a lot of terrain change and rated as more difficult, so be prepared for some well-earned views.

    Ability Level:
    No experience needed

Mountain Biking (MTB) & Bikepacking

KSU Nature Bound Trips

Roll to new destinations with KSU Nature Bound cycling trips! We offer both road bike and mountain bike trips. In a typical beginner road biking trip, we will cover no more than 15 paved miles. On a beginner mountain biking trip, we will cover no more than 5 trail miles. Transportation, bikes, helmets, and other necessary gear are always provided at no additional cost.

  • Trip Leader:
    Rachel and Seth

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $4
    KSU Student $6
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $10

    Trip Information:
    We will be learning the basics and testing out our new skills on some sweet trails. Get ready for an exciting afternoon ride on the trails at Allatoona Creek Park.

    Difficulty Rating/Experience needed:
    Must be able to ride a bike.

  • Trip Leaders:
    Ed

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $0
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $5
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $10

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on May 1st.

    Trip Information:
    Walk-ins welcome, ride leaves at 10:00 am

    Ability Level:
    First Timer/No Experience Required.

KSU Nature Bound TripsWhitewater Rafting

KSU Nature Bound gives participants the chance to paddle through the waters of adventure! We offer a variety of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand up paddle boarding. A typical beginner river paddling trip includes no more than 3 miles of paddling in class one rapids in either a canoe or kayak. A stand up paddle board trip involves a relaxed paddle around a small distance of a body of flat water. Transportation, boats, paddles, and other necessary equipment are always provided at no additional cost.

  • Trip Date:
    July 7th

    Trip Leaders:
    Zoe & Samuel

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $35
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $45
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $55

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on June 13th.

    Trip Information:
    White Water Rafting, need I say more? Come explore with Nature Bound for the day as we raft the middle section of the beautiful Ocoee river in Tennessee! This trip is perfect for all levels of rafters and adventure seekers! We will be rafting the middle section of the Ocoee River in Tennessee with professional raft guides.

    Ability Level:
    First Timer/No Paddling Experience Required.

Kayaking, Standup Paddleboarding, Kayak/Canoe & Camp

KSU Nature Bound Trips

KSU Nature Bound gives participants the chance to paddle through the waters of adventure! We offer a variety of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand up paddle boarding. A typical beginner river paddling trip includes no more than 3 miles of paddling in class one rapids in either a canoe or kayak. A stand up paddle board trip involves a relaxed paddle around a small distance of a body of flat water. Transportation, boats, paddles, and other necessary equipment are always provided at no additional cost.

  • Trip Date:
    June 8th

    Trip Leaders:
    Billy

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: No Additional Cost
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $5
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $10

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on May 1st.

    Trip Information:
    Fun in the Sun! We will be spending the day on lake Acworth. Everyone will have a chance to try kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The day will be spent learning the basics of each activity, having lunch, and relaxing in the sun.

    Ability Level: Beginner

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  • Trip Dates:
    June 28th

    Trip Leader:
    Zoe and Carly

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $10
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $15
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $20

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on May 1st

    Trip Information:
    Come join us for a memorable night under the summer stars. Our guides will take you on a tour around the calm waters of Lake Acworth. Discover the beauty of nature at night as we paddle under the glow of the full summer moon and learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding!

    Ability Level: Beginner, no paddling experience required.

  • Trip Date:
    July 8th

    Trip Leaders:
    Carly and Tessa

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $10
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $15
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $20

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on May 1st.

    Trip Information:
    Fun in the Sun! We will be spending the day on lake Acworth. Everyone will have a chance to try kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The day will be spent learning the basics of each activity, having lunch, and relaxing in the sun.

    Ability Level: Beginner

  • Trip Leaders:
    Laura & Tessa

    Pricing:
    Sports & Rec Student Member: $36
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni Member: $45
    Non-member, KSU Affiliate $65

    Registration Information:
    Registration opens in person at the Outdoor Adventure Suite (SRAC 1050) and online on May 1st.

    Trip Information:
    A weekend filled with river canoeing fun, exploration, and adventure at the beautiful Toccoa river. This is a great trip for any and all who are beginners or intermediate paddlers looking for an exciting but relaxing weekend on the water. We will pack all camping gear in our canoes and take it with us down the river. We’ll camp Saturday night and keep paddling Sunday. .
    Ability Level:Beginner.

    Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting:
    Wednesday July 18 @6:00pm in BaseCamp

  • Must be a current member of Sports & Rec, or current member of Outdoor Adventures.*
  • Transportation and gear is provided for all trips and included in the trip price.
  • Nature Bound Membership available for current students only: $25/semester

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Past Nature Bound Trips | Spring 2017

 

  • Make your purchase at the SRAC in the Outdoor Adventures Suite, #1050 via cash or check. The membership cost is $25 per semester and gives you an opportunity to pursue more #ksuadventures annually. In a semesters time, this membership pays for itself as you attend more and more trips. Memberships are not required to attend trips.


    Nature Bound Membership includes:

    • Nature Bound t-shirt,
    • priority trip registration,
    • 20% off equipment gear rental &
    • an additional 20% off the student trip price.

 

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