Your adventure will begin with a meet & greet at the Outdoor Pursuits’ Climbing Wall. During this time students will engage in climbing, group activities, as well as a pizza party! Students will also have the opportunity to stay in the BSU residence halls to get the full college experience. The following morning the group will hit the road and head to North Carolina where they will spend three nights camping in the Smoky Mountains, preparing meals around a campfire, and exploring the natural wonders of the Great Smoky National Park and its surrounding areas. Participants will have the option to either day hike a short portion of the Appalachian Trail to Charlies Bunion where participants will experience panoramic views of the North Carolina Smokies or visit Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The week will conclude with an introductory whitewater rafting trip down one of America’s most popular whitewater runs on the Nantahala River.

  • An overnight on campus
  • Half day of rafting on the Nantahala River, North Carolina
  • Local hiking on the Appalachian Trail
  • Visit Smoky Mountain National Park

To participate in this adventure, complete the online registration form below . You will receive additional information once your registration and payment have been received. Direct questions to the Office of Outdoor Pursuits at 765-285-1164.

Program Fee (includes travel, activities, meals on site, and camping): $275.00

Program Dates:  Program dates have not yet been selected for Summer 2018

Maximum Participation:  Limited to 20 students

Registration:  Registration for this program will be open in early April 2018

Registration Deadline: Not yet determined