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.


SPRING 2018 Trip Schedule

What will be your next #ksuadventure?

Registration opens Monday, January 8th at 12 AM for Nature Bound Members
& Wednesday, January 17th at 6PM for non-members:
REGISTER HERE

Kayaking Tour

kayak tour

  • Join us on a 6-day trip to the beautiful Lake Jocassee for relaxing kayaking and camping. Lake Jocassee came out of an old Cherokee word that means “place of the lost one” and originated out of an old Cherokee Legend. The Lake is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and has been called “South Carolina's little Switzerland”. We will be camping out under the stars at Devils Fork State Park in South Carolina and on the beautiful banks of the river. Come see breath-taking waterfalls that litter the shores of the Lake. This trip is a beautiful chance to relax, learn some skills, and a nice get away from classes.

    This trip is open to first time kayakers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to paddle, re-enter their kayak, and many camping skills as well. Be prepared to paddle an average of 3-4 miles per day. There will be options for individuals to kayak more if they choose.

    Included in the trip cost are transportation, instruction, kayaking gear, camping gear, and most meals. You will need to bring snacks and lunches, clothing, and personal hygiene items.

    Prices: $120/ $150/ $225

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:
    Rachel and Lily

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member: $9
    KSU Student: $12
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $17

    Trip Information:
    Join us to experience one of Georgia’s most unique hiking destinations!! We will be hiking through the vibrantly-colored sandstone walls of Providence Canyon known as “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon”! We will have an awesome day of hiking with plenty of opportunities for picture taking!

    Ability Level:
    Beginner

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:
    Al & Becca

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member: $24
    KSU Student: $30
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $43

    Trip Information:
    Join us in a unique 2-day bikepacking experience on the Silver Comet Trail. Participants will be packing what they will need for two days and bike a total of 24 miles.

    Ability Level:
    Beginner-Intermediate. Must be able to ride a bike.

 

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 Leaders:
    Lily & Zoe

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $29
    KSU Student $36
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $52

    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, as professional raft guides will lead us down the Ocoee!

    Ability Level:
    First Timer/No Paddling Experience Required.

  • Veterans Outdoor Adventures. No cost for veteran students, the price listed is for faculty/staff who are veterans.

    Trip Date:
    April 16

    Registration:
    This trip is for US military veterans only. Patrons must show their military ID as well as KSU ID upon in-person registration at Outdoor Adventures (SRAC 1050). The cost of the trip is covered by Veterans Services and Nature Bound.

    Trip Information:
    We will be paddling an epic section of the Chattahoochee River! We will paddle up to class 2 rapids. Be ready to spend a full day on the river with a pit stop for a picnic right off the river.

    Ability Level: Beginner

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 Leaders:
    Becca & Jimmy

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $19
    KSU Student $23
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $33

    Trip Information:
    This section of the Chattahoochee is the perfect introduction to river paddling! We will be putting in right outside the I-285 perimeter and paddling down 3.5 miles full of beautiful scenery and fresh air. There will be up to Class II rapids, but this section mostly consists of Class I. If you are a beginner, don’t worry, this river will be gentle on you!

    Ability Level:
    Beginner - Introduction to River Kayaking


  • Trip Leaders:
    Laura & Tessa

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $19
    KSU Student $23
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $33

    Trip Information:
    We will be paddling an epic section of the Cartecay River! We will paddle through up to class 2+ rapids. Be ready to spend a full day on the river with a pit stop for a picnic along the bank.

    Ability Level:
    Intermediate - Previous kayaking experience recommended 

  • Trip Date:
    April 14th

    Trip Leader:
    Max

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $19
    KSU Student $23
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $33

    Registration Information:
    Priority Registration begins January 8 for all Nature Bound members. Priority registration must take place in person at the Outdoor Adventures Suite (SRAC 1050). Online registration will begin January 17.

    Trip Information:
    We will be paddling an epic section of the Cartecay River! We will paddle through up to class 2+ rapids. Be ready to spend a full day on the river with a pit stop for a picnic along the bank.

    Ability Level: Beginner - No paddling experience necessary!

    Pre-trip Meeting:
    Pre-trip meeting on April 11th at 6:00pm at the Kennesaw campus pool in the Rec center (bring a swimsuit)

  • Trip Date:
    April 16

    Registration:
    This trip is for US military veterans only. Patrons must show their military ID as well as KSU ID upon in-person registration at Outdoor Adventures (SRAC 1050). The cost of the trip is covered by Veterans Services and Nature Bound.

    Trip Information:
    We will be paddling an epic section of the Chattahoochee River! We will paddle up to class 2 rapids. Be ready to spend a full day on the river with a pit stop for a picnic right off the river.

    Ability Level: Beginner

  • Trip Dates:
    April 16th

    Trip Leader:
    Becca & Carly

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $9
    KSU Student $12
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $17

    Registration Information:
    Registration closes April 16th at 12pm.

    Ability Level: First Timer, no paddling experience required.

  • Trip Leaders:
    Laura & Tessa

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member: $36
    KSU Student: $45
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $65

    Registration Information:
    Priority Registration begins January 8th for all Nature Bound members. Priority registration must take place in person at the Outdoor Adventures Suite (SRAC 1050). Online registration will begin January 17th.

    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 April 18 @6:00pm in BaseCamp

  • Trip Dates:
    April 29th

    Trip Leader:
    Kyle and Seth

    Pricing:
    Nature Bound Member $9
    KSU Student $12
    Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $17

    Registration Information:
    Registration closes April 25th at 5pm.

    Trip Information:
    We will be going to Lake Acworth for a relaxing evening of stand up paddle boarding! We will go over basic strokes, body position, and even some awesome tricks before sunset. This will be a great beginner trip filled with instruction and fun all in killer atmosphere. After dark, we invite you to just relax and look up at the full moon sky!

    Ability Level: First Timer, no paddling experience required.

  • Join us on a 6-day trip to the beautiful Lake Jocassee for relaxing kayaking and camping. Lake Jocassee came out of an old Cherokee word that means “place of the lost one” and originated out of an old Cherokee Legend. The Lake is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and has been called “South Carolina's little Switzerland”. We will be camping out under the stars at Devils Fork State Park in South Carolina and on the beautiful banks of the river. Come see breath-taking waterfalls that litter the shores of the Lake. This trip is a beautiful chance to relax, learn some skills, and a nice get away from classes.

    This trip is open to first time kayakers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to paddle, re-enter their kayak, and many camping skills as well. Be prepared to paddle an average of 3-4 miles per day. There will be options for individuals to kayak more if they choose.

    Included in the trip cost are transportation, instruction, kayaking gear, camping gear, and most meals. You will need to bring snacks and lunches, clothing, and personal hygiene items.

    Prices: $120/ $150/ $225

  • 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

#ksuadventures

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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