Outdoor Pursuits Winter Break Trips

Outdoor Pursuits Winter Break Trips

UWM’s University Recreation Department has a pair of winter trips scheduled.

Outdoor Pursuits is offering trips to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Rio Grande River in Texas.

Space is extremely limited and registration is open today.

Winter Adventure

Highlights:   Dogsledding, snowshoeing, skiing, cozy lodge!

Dates:           Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 7 (5 Days)

Price:            $395/Student (UWM Students Only) Only eight spots available!

Option #1: Pay full price at registration.
Option #2: Pay $150 security deposit to secure your spot. Then pay the rest later.

Details: Have you ever wanted to go dogsledding? On this trip, you will have a chance to lead your own team of dogs for a half-day of dogsledding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We will be heading north for five days and staying in a lodge at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the days when you are not dogsledding, we will be snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and enjoying hot drinks with new friends at the lodge. Winter in the Northwoods really doesn’t really get any better than this!

Rio Grande Expedition

Highlights:   Canoeing, hot springs, wild horses, spectacular canyons!

Dates:           Monday, January 8 – Saturday, January 20 (13 Days)

Price:            $695/Student (UWM Students Only) Only ten spots available!

Option #1: Pay full price at registration.
Option #2: Pay $150 security deposit to secure your spot. Then pay the rest later.

Details: Take part in the expedition of a lifetime! We will be canoeing for eight days on the Rio Grande River that borders Mexico and Texas. Throughout our time on the river, we will pass through epic canyons with walls towering over 1,400 feet on either side. We will also likely see wild horses grazing along the river, swim in rustic hot springs, and camp underneath the desert sky along the banks. Never been canoeing before? Or never been camping? No problem, our staff will teach you everything you need to know!

 

Notes on Both Trips:

  • No prior experience is necessary! We invite students of any background to join!
  • Price includes transportation, equipment, food, lodging, guiding, and more!
  • The $150 security deposit, or $150 of the full price paid, is non-refundable.
  • Registration opens on October 23rd for all students!
  • Students must register at Outdoor Pursuits (131A Klotsche).
  • Outdoor Pursuits hours of operation are 10AM-6PM, Mon-Fri.
  • Questions? Call Outdoor Pursuits at 414-229-5513 or stop by 131A Klotsche!
  • Website for more information is uwm.edu/urec/outdoor-pursuits

AJ Heil, Outdoor Pursuits Program Director (heila@uwm.edu) (414-229-7261)