Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Get Outdoors Loyola: Backpacking Trip 2013

Dates: 8/15–8/22/2013

Destination: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Cost: $400.00 (financial Assistance available)

Sponsored by: Campus Recreation—Office for Outdoor Experiential Education

Tentative Schedule

Day 1, Thursday
Participants arrive LUC, Equipment Check, On-Campus Orientation, Spend the night at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC)

Day 2, Friday
Depart LUREC, Travel 5 hours to camp in a State Park

Day 3 , Saturday
Finish our road trip and start backpacking

Day 4, Sunday
A typical field day: Wake up, eat a hearty breakfast, pack up camp and hike through beautiful scenery until lunch, eat, hike into the afternoon and then setup camp in a new location. Eat a delicious dinner, reflect on the day, spend time getting to know the group and get some rest for the next day.

Day 5, Monday
Field Day

Day 6, Tuesday
Field Day

Day 7, Wednesday
Exit Field, Travel 6 hours to State Park

Day 8, Thursday
Travel to Lake Shore Campus, Clean Gear, PM Celebration with Other Start-the-Fire Retreats

Equipment List 2013

Important information to consider pre-registration


Register now—All retreats filled last year and space is limited. Don't miss out! For special accommodations, please contact Lauren Schwer, lschwer@luc.edu. We do our best to accommodate all interested students.

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