Loyola University Chicago

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Spring Break Foothills of the Smoky Mountains Backpacking
2/28 - 3/7  |  $300  |  Register by 2/28  |  PDF
Spring Break Foothills of the Smokies Backpacking Want to take a risk and try something new this spring break? Are you interested in learning how to backpack and challenge yourself to live outside for multiple days? This outdoor experience may be for you! After a road trip to South Carolina, we will explore and campout in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our itinerary is geared for first-time backpackers, but all experience levels will enjoy the beauty and solitude of this trip. This trip is an expedition of sorts and we will be carrying all of our gear on our backs — resulting in an excellent outdoor learning experience and challenge.
 Winter Break Florida Kayaking Trip
1/2 - 1/10/2015  $450 
 everglades 2015  Want to get away from the winter weather and sea kayak in southern Florida?  Are you interested in learning more about the ecology of the Florida Everglades?  Want to take a risk and try something new?  Join Ramble Outdoors for a week-long kayaking trip to the 10,000 Islands.
We will explore the mangroves, small bays and Gulf of Mexico by day and campout on white sandy beaches each night.  Our itinerary is geared for first-time paddlers, but varied paddling conditions will provide a challenge for all.  We will move camp most days on this expedition.  Nothing but sand will separate our camp from the water each night.  Reflection, lessons on the local ecology, short hikes around the islands, yoga, cooking amazing meals and of course enjoying this amazing natural area are all on the agenda.
This is a terrific opportunity to escape the cold, build new friendships, learn outdoor skills, relax, and be challenged in a beautiful environment.  The trip cost of $450 includes a rocking road trip both ways, lodging, group gear, meals in the field, kayaks, sleeping bag, and headlamp.  Road trip meals as well as personal gear (jackets, hats, ect.) are not included in the cost.  No prior paddling experience necessary.
Fall Break Rock Climbing @ Devil’s Lake
10/4-10/7/2014 | All Weekend | $230
Are you looking for something different and exciting to do over Fall Break? Join Ramble Outdoors on a climbing adventure to Devils Lake, Wisconsin! On this trip you will have a variety of opportunities such as outdoor rock climbing, hiking, and camping. We will spend time learning the ropes of outdoor rock climbing with Midwest Mountain Guides at the premier “local” climbing destination. While not climbing, the fall colors and amble hiking trails will give your eyes rest from time in the city. The trip cost of $230 includes transportation, instruction, group gear, sleeping bag, headlamp, tent-lodging, and meals in the field. No experience is required, however, we recommend previous top rope experience and/or a belay qualification at the Halas Rock Wall.


Campfire and S'mores with Ramble Outdoors
Friday Nights | 8-10 P.M. | West Quad
Come join us for our weekly campfire on the west quad! Take some time to unwind, bond with others, make s’mores, and learn about upcoming opportunities. You’re welcome to bring musical instruments, games, and other campfire activities. We will supply you with the necessary s'more makings that accompany campfires. No registration is needed, stop by Friday nights from 8-10.