The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Advertisement
The Northgate district right adjacent to the Texas A&M campus houses a street of bars and other restaurants.  
Programs look to combat drunk driving
Alexia Serrata, JOUR 203 contributor • May 10, 2024
Advertisement
Texas A&M infielder Rylen Wiggins (2) makes a catch during Texas A&M’s game against UAlbany at the first round of the NCAA Women’s College World Series at Davis Diamond on Friday, May 18, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
A&M wins second regional game 1-0 against Texas State
Kolton Becker, Sports Writer • May 18, 2024

Saturday, May 18 was the second time this year that Texas A&M softball met Texas State. The previous matchup between the two squads occurred...

Advertisement
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Registration deadline approaches for Rec Sports Outdoor Adventure trips

A%26M+Outdoor+Adventures+has+two+final+day+trips+for+the+semester%3A+paddleboarding+at+Lake+Bryan+and+hiking+and+paddleboarding+at+Huntsville+State+Park%3B+registration+for+both+trips+ends+April+16.+%28Photo+courtesy+of+Outdoor+Rec%29
A&M Outdoor Adventures has two final day trips for the semester: paddleboarding at Lake Bryan and hiking and paddleboarding at Huntsville State Park; registration for both trips ends April 16. (Photo courtesy of Outdoor Rec)

Texas A&M students and the wider Bryan-College Station community looking to connect with the great outdoors can embark on two upcoming Outdoor Adventures journeys through A&M’s Student Recreation Department before the end of the spring semester. The deadline to register on Rec Sports is April 16.

On Thursday, April 18, beginners can experience “Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard” from 6-9:30 p.m. at Lake Bryan. No experience is needed as the student trip leaders provide students and community members with training, equipment and transportation to enjoy the evening paddleboard adventure. Trip fees are $21 for A&M students and $25 for the general public and include transportation and equipment. Register before the Tuesday deadline on the Rec Sports website.

A&M’s Outdoor Adventures curates weekend and extended trips throughout Texas and out of state for both beginner and advanced outdoor adventurers, according to RecSports.tamu.edu. Student trip leaders are trained and certified by Outdoor Rec and will demonstrate everything from how to pack a travel bag, to the skills needed to safely enjoy an outdoor adventure trip.

The “Explore Huntsville State Park” day trip on Saturday, April 20, will allow adventurers to explore Huntsville State Park by foot and boat from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This hybrid adventure includes hiking through Huntsville State Park and paddle boarding on Lake Raven. The trip fee is $66 for students and $80 for the general public with food and transportation included. The deadline to register is April 16.

Outdoor trips can be part of any busy life, explained Todd Grier, program director for Outdoor Rec. Students are encouraged to go on trips to connect to the outdoors, meet similarly minded people and feel an appreciation for where they live.

Set aside any preconceived notion that only the best equipment and skill level is required to connect with the outdoors, Grieel said. A good attitude and willingness to be open is all that’s needed.

Kenya Rodriguez is a Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences senior and contributed this from the course JOUR 359, Reporting Sports, to The Battalion.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *