Spring Break Trips 2020

Utah Adventure-Service Trip

Highlights: Backpacking Canyons & Land Stewardship Project
Dates: 
Friday, March 13 (after classes) – Sunday, March 22

Price: $545/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Register Online Here: http://bit.ly/extendedOPUWM
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 10AM ON JANUARY 29, 2020
Student Scholarship Info: http://bit.ly/UWMOPscholarship

Description:

This trip offers a unique hybrid of both volunteerism and an amazing backpacking trip. We will be driving to Utah’s desert landscape and working on a land stewardship project with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.  After three days volunteering, we will spend the next three adventuring in the same landscape for our own leisure.

For more information, please contact Katie Krause at kekrause@uwm.edu

Florida: Backpacking & Surfing

Highlights: Backpacking in Wild Florida & Surfing on the Ocean
Dates: 
Friday, March 13 (after classes) – Sunday, March 22

Price: $675/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Register Online Here: http://bit.ly/extendedOPUWM
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 10AM ON JANUARY 29, 2020
Student Scholarship Info: http://bit.ly/UWMOPscholarship

Description:

For several years, we have provided amazing outdoor experiences in Florida for UWM student groups. This year, we will be providing a “dual” trip that features two unique and incredible opportunities – backpacking for 4 days in the Ocala National Forest, followed by two days of surfing on the ocean coast.

For more information, please contact Ben Plesh at bjplesh@uwm.edu

The Mighty Five Road Trip

Highlights: Hiking, National Parks, Canyoneering
Dates: 
Friday, March 13 (after classes) – Sunday, March 22

Price: $675/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Register Online Here: http://bit.ly/extendedOPUWM
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 10AM ON JANUARY 29, 2020
Student Scholarship Info: http://bit.ly/UWMOPscholarship

Description:

Have you ever heard of “The Mighty Five” before? That refers to Utah’s beautiful, cherished national parks that hold some of the best landscapes in the United States. We will be adventuring through all of these throughout our time on the road – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. When we are not sight-seeing and hiking through the parks, we will spend time cooking amazing food and sharing life around the campfire. Our trip in Utah will end with an adventurous day of canyoneering (rappelling through and traversing slot canyons).

For more information, please contact Paige Spaude at pcspaude@uwm.edu

Notes on Extended Trips:

  • Registration is only for UW-Milwaukee students
  • 10AM on January 29, 2020 – Registration opens online AND in-person
  • Online registration will be available here: connect.urec.uwm.edu
  • No prior experience is necessary! We invite students of any background to join!
  • Some trips have essential eligibility requirements (i.e. physical fitness level).
  • Price includes transportation, equipment, food, lodging, guiding, and more!
  • The $150 security deposit, or $150 of the full price paid, is non-refundable.
  • 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)