Adventure Spring Break
The OAP student staff plan a number of Spring break adventures for students. The OAP prides itself on offering a quality experience in the outdoors, planned and led by student trip leaders. Our student trip leaders have extensive training, including Wilderness First Responder Certification and previous trip leader experience. Our trip leaders spend a great deal of time researching and planning these trips to ensure a safe, fun, and sometimes educational experience for their peers.
The OAP has been to Puerto Rico on a surfing and beach adventure, the Buffalo National River in Northern Arkansas canoeing and camping, the Grand Canyon backpacking and camping, Utah skiing and snowboarding, and many others. The trips are a way for students to get out of Houghton for Spring Break and to do it for a reasonable cost. We focus on outdoor, silent sports style trips that allow us to spend about 1 day of travel to get there and to get back.
The cost of the trips will vary from year to year as well as from trip to trip. In the past trips have ranged in cost from about $300 to $1000, depending on location and activities included. The trips for 2014 are being finalized and will be posted here soon!
The next Adventure Spring Break Meeting is going to be Thursday, February 12 from 7-8 PM in Wads G17/G19. Information on Arapaho Basin- Colorado, Canyonlands- Utah, and Buffalo River- Arkansas will be available for those who are interested.
Arkansas: Backcountry camping and paddling- $475 includes transportation, food, activities, camping, and a good time for the week. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and have an incredible adventure on the Buffalo and Mulberry Rivers in Arkansas.
Colorado: Head out west and hit the slopes in Arapahoe Basin- $900 includes lodging, food, and ski passes. Come and enjoy four days of skiing and snowboarding and two days of snowshoeing (Possibility to ski/snowboard for the last two days at an additional cost). These slopes are guaranteed to challenge you and offer you a trip you will never forget!
PLEASE NOTE: Deposits are nonrefundable. Deposits hold your position on a trip and it is your commitment to attend and comply with meetings and required paperwork.
No refunds (deposit or full trip fee) are given when a participant is sent home for disciplinary reasons.