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Week of 10/27 to 11/02

Sunday, October 27th
All Day

Hoosier National Forest

  • Location: Story, IN
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $45 Student | $55 Guest 

Depart: Saturday, October 26 @ 8:00 am 

Return: Sunday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm 

Drive time: 3. 5 hours 

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Official Orienteering map, compass, gear, camping permits & campfire 

Learn some cool skills that you can put to practice! Learn how to navigate yourself around to different points using only a map and a compass. The course includes control markers allowing you to verify your location as you go. Trip Leaders will give instructions on how to use your map, and compass to navigate this course. Hoosier National Forest is home to 266 miles of hiking trails, with sandstone cliffs, seasonal waterfalls, Hemlock trees, and rare wintergreen plants. With about a 3-hour drive to the forest, feel free to pack your homework or a book for the ride! ORAC will provide any tents, sleeping bags, or other equipment you might require, except for food and your clothes. All skill levels are welcome! 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1: 

  1. Drive to Story, IN 
  2. Pick up maps 
  3. Head to campsite to set up basecamp 
  4. Map & Compass lesson 
  5. Try out the orienteering course 
  6. Relax by the campfire 
Day 2: 
  1. Start with a warm breakfast
  2. Put your skills to the test with a more difficult course
  3. Play a few friendly rounds of who can shoot the best bearing
  4. Head back to campus

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

Wednesday, October 30th
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cocoa & Climb

  • Location: WKU Challenge Course
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 30

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Challenge Course

 

Price: $5.00

Included: Hot cocoa, climbing harnesses, helmets, sick climbs

Instructions: meet us at the covered pavilion @ 5:00pm

Address: 500 Bennett Lane, Bowling Green, KY, 42104

 

Join us at the Challenge Course as we send some fun climbs on our climbing wall and sip on hot cocoa! It’s the perfect way to meet some new friends, develop new skills, and greet the chilly weather. The only thing you have to be experienced in is blowing on hot cocoa – beginner and expert climbers are all welcome!

 

*Please bring a water bottle, layers of clothes, and closed-toed shoes!*

 

Prior registration is appreciated!

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

Saturday, November 2nd
All Day

Big South Fork Backpacking

  • Location: Onedia, TN
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $45 Studnet | $55 Guest 

Depart: Saturday, November 2 @ 7:00 AM 

Return: Sunday, November 3 @ 6:00 PM 

Drive time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, November 5 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Gear, permits & transportation 

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area preserve the Cumberland River and its tributaries in northeastern Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. With more than 150 miles of trails, Big South Fork has wonderful explorations of scenic overlooks and its prominent feature, the river gorge. This region contains one of the highest concentrations of natural bridges in the eastern United States. From the river gorge with its magnificent bluffs to the natural arches and unusual hoodoos come experience this neat nature with ORAC for a memorable, exciting weekend stay under the stars!

 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. Meet early morning at Preston Center to pack up the van
  2. Depart Preston
  3. Arrive at trailhead
  4. Begin hiking trail!
  5. Go to the cool lookout or another point of interest
  6. Set up camp, eat dinner, and settle in for the night under the stars
  7.  Goodnight!

Day 2: 

  1. Wake up!
  2. Pack up camp to begin hiking
  3. Hike rest of the trail, stop for lunch and see some cool animals
  4. Hike out to the van and pack up
  5. Depart for the return to Preston
  6. Arrive back at Preston in the evening

 

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

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