Trips and Workshops
How do I sign up for Ramble Outdoor Experiences?
You can sign up online at https://lucapps.luc.edu/webtrac/ (sign-in and then click 'outdoor activities') or sign up in person at the Halas Recreation Center.
Registration is limited and will fill quickly – sign up today to secure your spot. Generally, no experience is needed and financial aid is available for experiences costing at least $25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or email@example.com with requests for special accommodations.
Follow this link - http://bit.ly/193e3uw - to apply for financial aid for an outdoor experience.
Available Trips and Workshops
Journey on Quiet Waters
Finding your place in the world
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Spring Break Senior Backpacking Trip
2/28 - 3/9 - $450
Rest - Reflect - Backpack - Bike - Learn – Explore
If you're a Loyola senior and hope to culminate your time at Loyola on an adventurous note, then this alternative Spring Break is for you! Planned and facilitated by senior students for senior students, we will road trip to sunnier days at the Georgia, Florida border, to begin a trip of reflection, adventure, and good vibes on Cumberland Island. Beauty and solitude abound on this historic island. From our beachside Sea Camp to the fern-strewn jungle of the inner island, we will experience ecological wonders from dolphins to wild horses to all sorts of tree-dangling epiphytes along the trail. We will work through the challenges and pleasures of backcountry travel in solidarity with fellow seniors, cooking amazing meals from the food we carry on our backs and pitching tents amidst the salty sea breeze!
This is a terrific opportunity to reflect on senior year, prepare for upcoming adventures, relax on the beach during the dreary Chicago winter, learn outdoor skills, and take in some natural beauty. The trip cost of $450 includes van transportation both ways, lodging, group gear, meals in the field, a biking day excursion, sleeping bag, and headlamp. Road trip meals as well as personal gear (jackets, hats, etc.) are not included in the cost. No prior outdoors experience necessary!
Spring Break Florida Kayaking Trip
2/28 - 3/9 - $400
Rest - Sea Kayak - Reflect - Serve - Learn – Explore
Think you may need a rest over spring break? What to take a risk and try something new? This alternative Spring Break experience may be for you! After a road trip to Florida, we will explore the white sandy beaches of St. Josephs Peninsula State Park. At this time of year you can expect cool to warm days for exploration and cool nights for sleeping. Our itinerary is geared for first-time paddlers, 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 in our kayaks —resulting in an excellent outdoor learning experience and challenge. Our home for the week will be a wilderness beach camp with nothing but sand between us and the water. We will do our best to make time each day to snorkel, day hike, paddle, cook amazing meals and of course relax and enjoy this amazing natural area. Our time in Florida will conclude with a service project to help care for the place we called home for a week.
Spring Break Colorado Ski Touring
3/1 - 3/9 - $600
Snow - Cross-Country Ski - Reflect - Learn – Relax - Explore
Have you always wanted to try cross country skiing? Or maybe you're already an expert! Either way, this adventure could be the perfect way to spend your Spring Break. No ski experience necessary! After a road trip to the Rockies in Colorado, we will explore the beautiful backcountry on our skis. We will learn as we go, not just about how to ski, but also about snow science and backcountry survival skills like cooking and quinzee building. We will be spending our nights inside a cozy cabin, part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut system. Each day will enjoy the great outdoors, and come evening we can warm up inside the sauna in our hut!
Your group, no matter the size or experience, is welcome at Loyola’s O.O.E.E. Learn about yourself and others and become a high functioning and enjoyable team by participating in a custom experience hosted by the O.O.E.E. The O.O.E.E. can design a custom trip experience that will be fun, challenging, and provide time away from campus in the natural environment. A custom trip can strengthen your group in teambuilding, leadership, and provide knowledge and experience in the outdoor setting.