GGC hosts weekly outdoor adventures that some students may not know about. Email notifications are sent out weekly, and while many students probably ignore or delete these emails, more and more students are beginning to attend.
“The purpose of these events is to allow students to enjoy the outdoors while also being in college. Luckily these events are low cost and many are free,” said Hannah Strozer, a student worker for GGC’s Outdoor Adventures organization.
Here are four activities that GGC hosts almost every week that students may be missing out on, all of which are free.
Every Tuesday GGC hosts Tipsy Tuesdays in the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) pool from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Students learn the basics of kayaking, including wet exits, T-rescues, and kayak rolls.
This is one of GGC’s more popular outdoor adventures, so the spots fill up quickly.
“Sometimes we have to turn students down and tell them to come back next week,” said Strozer.
It is called slacklining, and it is all part of Wobbly Wednesday. On average, 20 students participate.
Students who are free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. can join the fun, though they must first fill out a waiver, either online or in person.
Thursday Night Rock climbing
Ever wanted to try rock climbing but did not want to pay for it or did not feel like driving? On Thursdays, GGC hosts a free rock climbing session with shuttles that will take the first 20 students to Stone Summit Atlanta. The shuttle leaves WRC at 5:30 p.m., though students may drive themselves.
All students have to do is bring their student ID to get free entry.
Although the event is not free, GGC Outdoor Adventures is providing students with the opportunity to go Zip-lining on October 5th.
This $35 experience takes students to Treetop Quest Gwinnett and lets students meet new students and experience the outdoors in a new way.
The event is from 10 am to 3 pm and the fee includes lunch, transportation, and equipment rentals. For more information contact GGC Outdoor Adventures
“The purpose of these events is to allow students to enjoy the outdoors while also being in college. Luckily these events are low cost and many are free.” Stozer said.