GO! Outdoors

Female Student Kayaking

GO! Outdoors gives incoming first-year students an opportunity to better connect with other first-year students and to JSU.

Adventure Recreation has designed an adventure-based experience to jumpstart the first-year students’ ability to meet other incoming Gamecocks and to learn how to better face the challenges of being a college student ahead. This program is open to all experience levels and is only open top first-year students. 

Each trip is specifically created to provide students with leadership experience to make the transition into college life smoother, and so that they may use these skills throughout their own college experience. 

Let's GO!

GO! Outdoors has a June session and a July session to choose from:

Session Trip Dates Register Before
GO! Outdoors - June Session E First Time Freshman TBA TBA
GO! Outdoors - July Session I First Time Freshman TBA TBA

$115 Fee Includes:
Transportation, permits and fees, trekking polls, 60L backpack, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, head lamp, climbing gear, backpacking meals, and rain gear if needed.

What you provide: Closed toed shoes, Two 32 oz. water bottles, extra snacks, appropriate backpacking clothing, any on-road meals, appropriate swimwear, water shoes or sandals with a back strap, a towel, and extra clothes for the trip.

Each trip is hosted by Adventure Recreation trip leaders that are dedicated to make the transition to Jacksonville State University the best that it can be. Trip leaders will email registered student additional trip details, packing lists, and be available to answer questions before the trip via email.

Contact Paul Killen at 256-782-8697 or adventurerec@jsu.edu with questions.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

4:00pm Meet at the Adventure Recreation Center inside the Recreation and Fitness Center
4:30pm Leave JSU for Oak Mountain State Park
6:00pm Arrive at Oak Mountain State Park and set up for camp, dinner, and activities

8:00am Wake up, breakfast
8:30am Prepare for hiking, hike park trails
Noon Lunch at base camp
1:30pm Paddle on the lake (canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards)
4:30pm Return to base camp for welcome activities
6:00pm Dinner, down time at camp, closing activities

8:00am Wake up, breakfast
9:00am Breakdown camp and leave for Palisades
10:30am Rock climb
12:30pm Depart, lunch on the road
2:30pm Return to JSU

Register Now

  1. Complete a registration form at member services or online and email it to lmayer@jsu.edu.
  2. Once your account is created, you will receive a confirmation email. Navigate to https://jsu.clubautomation.com/ and click "Access My Account" in the upper right corner and follow the prompts to insert your name and student/email that matches your account (student email).
  3. You may be asked to confirm your email with an access code sent to the email you provided on your registration form. 
  4. You will immediately create your unique password. Be sure to read the requirements for your new password.
  5. Once You've gained access to your account, confirm the information, and navigate entirely through to the waiver signature. Check the acknowledgment box and complete the waiver by typing your full name.
  6. You are now ready to start #MovingCocky. 

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