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Campus Recreation & Wellness Calendar

Big Bend National Park Desert Tour

  • Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019 through Sunday, May 19th, 2019
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Big Bend National Park

Depart time: May 13 @ 5:00 PM

Return time: May 19 @ LATE

Drive time: 23 hours - over the span of 2-3 days)

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 7 @ 8:00pm

Included: Witewater rafting, most meals, transportation, and fun outdoor opportunities!

Cost: Students $350(without food) $400 (with food*) | Guest $550

*$400.00 fee will include 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches. All food will be cooked and prepared by group members. You will be responsible for 5 meals at your own expense. Fee does not include personal snacks. 

*$350.00 fee will included no meals. You will be responsible for feeding yourself over the 7 day course. If you wish to enroll for the non-food course please vist or call ORAC to regsiter. This course is not listed online. 


ORAC's Summer trip!!!

Join us as we had to the desert to whitewater raft, soak in some hot springs and hike! 

Come kick off our desert tour with us as we visit Big Bend National Park in Texas! Between hiking up in the mountains, exploring slot canyons and hot springs, along with whitewater rafting, we plan to hit all the sights in our time there. Big Bend is home to the Chisos Mountain Range, and the Rio Grande River runs through the park before entering Mexico. This national park also has the least light pollution of any park in the continental United States, and it is estimated that you can see upwards of 2,000 stars at once on a clear night. Get ready to get close with group members, because we’re about to kick off the summer with a mega road trip!



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 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!


Contact: ORAC@wku.edu

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