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Reinhardt Outdoors

The Reinhardt Outdoors program is part of the Office of Student Activities and provides students and other members of the University community with a variety of educational outdoor experiences and teaches them to enjoy these experiences safely and with respect for the environment and themselves. Reinhardt Outdoors sponsors caving, hiking, rappelling, horseback riding, mountain biking and canoeing/rafting trips for the Reinhardt community. In addition, in conjunction with Reinhardt Central, Reinhardt Outdoors offers equipment check-out for various outdoor activities.

Mission Statement
Reinhardt Outdoors provides opportunities to access the rich outdoor environment for the purposes of teaching, learning, and recreation through diverse outdoor and experiential outings that contribute to the overall educational mission of Reinhardt University. We are committed to inspiring individuals to develop a personal relationship with the land and become responsible, active members of our outdoor community.

Reinhardt Outdoors utilizes the small group adventure experience and other experiential learning activities as a vehicle for:

  • New Experiences
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Attainment of Technical Skills
  • Development of Community
  • Fostering Transference
  • Conservation/Stewardship

Learning Outcomes
Through participation in Reinhardt Outdoors, students will:

  • Develop an appreciation for involvement in outdoor recreation activities.
  • Foster self-reliance and self-confidence through challenging outdoor experiences.
  • Cultivate technical skills necessary to engage in various outdoor recreation opportunities in a variety of wilderness settings.
  • Nurture interpersonal connections through shared experiences connected to nature and the welcoming environment we create. 
  • Apply the skills needed in outdoor recreation to thrive in their academic, professional and personal life.
  • Utilize “minimum impact” practice in outdoor recreation.
  • Develop an awareness for the importance of conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.

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