Nature Bound

KSU Outdoor Adventures Nature Bound Trips

Due to current travel restrictions, Nature Bound is not providing trips Fall 2020 semester. Visit our Virtual Programming page for ways to stay active and engaged. Utilize our equipment rental service if you’re planning your own adventure.

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.


What will be your next #ksuadventure?

While we wish we could be exploring outdoors together, we can look forward to our next adventures! Below is a list of trip activities that we commonly participate in! 


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 paddling trip includes no more than 3 miles of paddling on flat water in either a canoe or kayak. Transportation, boats, paddles, and other necessary equipment are always provided at no additional cost.

Hiking & Backpacking

Hiking and Backpacking
A typical beginner hiking trip includes a hike in and out of the woods lasting between 5 - 8 miles. A typical backpacking trip involves hiking about 5 - 10 miles into the woods while carrying all camping gear in backpacks, spending the night camping, and hiking 5 - 10 miles out of the woods the next day. Both types of trips offer scenic views and great company!


Rock Climbing

We offer two types of climbing - bouldering and top roping. Bouldering consists of free climbing shorter heights or boulders without the use of a rope or harness.
Top Rope Climbing involves climbing taller rock structures while connected to a rope and harness that is fed through an anchor and attached to a belayer on the ground.


A caving trip involves a few hours of guided crawls through caves while learning about rock formations and the history of the cave. Transportation and all necessary gear are provided. 


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


Past Nature Bound Trips | Spring 2017


  • Make your purchase at the Student Recreation and Activities Center in the Outdoor Adventures Suite, #1050 via cash or check. The program 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. Being part of the Nature Bound Priority Program is not required to attend trips.

    Nature Bound Priority Program includes:

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