Reinhardt Outdoors

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.

Reinhardt Outdoors Trips: 2023-2024

Kayak Adventure - Cartecay River (9/16/2023)

Join Reinhardt Outdoor for a wet and wild adventure as we paddle down the Cartecay River.  The water is calm to start with and near the end you hit several class II and Class III rapids. This trip is for anyone who is up for a little challenge. No Experience required for this trip; however, you must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Bring your closed toed wateKayak Adventure - Cartecay Riverr shoes and a water bottle. Lunch is included.

Trip Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Trip Fee: $25 per person

Deadline to Sign-up: September 10, 2023

Trip Limit: 10 Persons

Zipline Adventure - Amicalola State Park (10/15/2023)

Join Reinhardt Outdoors and experience the exhilaration of soaring over the treetops with a Zip Line Adventure at Amicalola State Park! Heights range from 20 to 100 feet in the air! You will enjoy a safari in the tops of very cool trees with great views. Be sure to look for bald eagles, red tailed hawks, deer, and cute raccoons. Before flying through the air, we will hike up to the top of thundering Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia. Please note this hike is considered moderate to strenuous due to trip hazards, steep inclines, and the175 stairs. No Experience required for this trip; however, you must be comfortable hiking and soaring through the air. Bring your hiking boots and water bottle. Lunch is included.

Trip Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Trip Fee: $35 per person

Deadline to Sign-up: October 1, 2023

Trip Limit: 10 Persons

Spring Break 2024 – Camping & Paddling with Manatees (3/4/2024-3/8/2024)

Join Reinhardt Outdoors for an adventure of a lifetime! We will be heading down to the northern Gulf Coast of Florida along the Crystal River for five days and four nights. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to paddle and swim alongside manatees, kayak along the Chassahowitzka River, hike along undisturbed coastal forests and swamps, and sleep under the stars all while creating memories with your fellow Reinhardt university students. No Experience required for this trip; however, you must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.

Trip Date: March 4-8, 2024

Trip Fee: $150 per person

Deadline to Sign-up: February 15, 2024

Trip Limit: 10 Persons

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.