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Trips with CORE for Spring Break 2017

Current River Canoeing (March 18–26)

Join CORE for the ultimate backcountry canoeing experience! This spring break, we're heading to the Ozarks of Missouri to spend 6 full days paddling the Current River. The Current River is home to some of the deepest springs in Missouri, and their cool blue waters are perfect for taking a refreshing swim. You will have the opportunity to learn new canoeing skills, camp along the riverbank, and explore the surroundings of the river, such as hiking trails and caves! 


Trip Details: 

On Saturday, we will drive to the river put–in in Missouri. Sunday morning, after camping along the river, we will get on the water. We will spend the week canoeing, relaxing, learning new skills, and simply hanging out along the river banks! We will camp in backcountry campsites along the river. We will have the opportunity to take short hikes and play sports during the time we are not paddling. We will return to Clemson on Sunday. 


Trip Cost: A $200 non-refundable desposit is required to reserve a spot on this trip. The remaining $200 balance will be due March 8. 


Registration: Register online or at the CORE office at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.

Moab Mountain Biking (March 17–26)

Join us this spring break for a weeklong adventure to the Southwest! Moab, Utah, is said to be home of the greatest mountain biking in the country. We will spend five full days exploring Moab's incredible trails, learning new mountain biking techniques, and challenging ourselves riding through beautiful canyons and mesa tops. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned mountain biker, you won't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime! 


Trip Details: 

We will drive through the night Friday to arrive in Moab on Saturday evening. All skill levels are welcome, as the trails we ride will be custom to the group's needs. We will have opportunity for fun down time, games, exploring, day hikes, and other leisure activities while we are there. Each night, we will camp under the Southwest stars! We will arrive back to Clemson on Sunday. 


Trip Cost: A $200 non-refundable desposit is required to reserve a spot on this trip. The remaining $300 balance will be due March 8. 


Registration: Register online or at the CORE office at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.

Southwest Canyon Adventure (March 18–26)

Join CORE as we camp in 3 different pristine areas and hike through some of the Southwest's best and most famous canyons. All experience levels are welcome for a week of exploration and discovery. We might even find a few opportunities to develop skills in technical canyoneering! 


Trip Details: 

All food, lodging, instruction, and transportation is included in this trip. All equipment, with the exception of personal clothing, is provided by CORE. Destinations and hikes on the itinerary include Grand Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, and Zion National Park. 


Trip Cost & Registration: This trip is completely FREE! To register, students living on Clemson's campus must apply for one of the 10 available spots through the Housing Department. 


For more information on the application process, please contact:


Jimmy Howard–PhD Assistant for Residential Learning
100 Mell Hall
864–656–5734
howard8@clemson.ed

Caribbean Island Adventure & Service Trip (March 19–26) 

Registration is currently full for this trip. Please email rtaylo4@clemson.edu if you would like to be added to our waitlist.


Adventure & Service 


The Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) Program is offering the opportunity to explore the island of the Dominica and immerse yourself into the islands culture through a service opportunity with the local Orion Academy. Our first trip to this island during spring break of 2016 was a huge success. Students were able to explore the diverse outdoor adventure opportunities found on the island and were able to work on the 155 mile long Waitukubuli National Trail. Join us this year as we hike to 200 feet waterfalls in the islands interior, snorkel tropical reefs and swim through deep gorges to the hidden falls of Captain Jack Sparrow.


Island of Dominica

 
Dominica (pronounced Dom–i–nee–ka) is an English–speaking, peaceful, autonomous nation, located in the Eastern Caribbean approximately 375 miles (604 km) southeast of Puerto Rico. The island offers a spectacular variety of tropical ecosystems. The rugged topography rises to nearly 5,000 feet (1,500 m) and includes elfin woodlands, cloud forests, rainforests, dry coastal woodlands, grasslands, sea cliffs and volcanic sand beaches. The island's diverse habitats support a rich variety of endemic, regionally endemic, and indigenous tropical terrestrial and marine life. Biologically unique geothermal fields, a boiling lake, fresh water crater lakes, rivers, waterfalls, an underwater volcano and coral reef associations are all teeming with life and a wealth of unanswered questions. 

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Lodging 


Our base for the week will be the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center in Springfield Dominica. The center is owned by Clemson University and provides a great base for exploring the island. The Archbold Center is located at 1,300 feet (390 m) elevation at the head of Antrim Valley on the southwest coast of Dominica. There is no air conditioning but the elevation and prevailing sea breezes provide cool evening temperatures. 


Cost 


The program cost is $2,000 and includes round trip air from Charlotte, NC to Dominica, Lodging, Meals, and all Activities. *A passport is required to travel to Dominica (additional fees may apply) 


Registration 
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your spot. The full balance will be due by February 10, 2017. 


Register online or at the CORE office at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.