Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventure program at St. Edward's University introduces students and the community to a variety of activties and programs in the great outdoors. Whether you are participating in Adventure Trips or using our Equipment Rental program to create your own adventure, students commune with nature and learn leadership skills through programming and experiential learning. 

Adventure Trips

Outdoor Adventure trips are offered to anyone who wants to experience the wonders of being outside and active. Trips can be simple day trips in the Austin area, week-long backpacking excursions in Big Bend or skiing in Colorado. Each trip is open to all participants, but keep in mind trips have varying levels of difficulty. 

All OAP Trips are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All trip registrations must be completed online, with payment due at the time of registration. No refunds will be made available. Some trips have MANDATORY pre-trip meetings: please see trip descriptions for sign-ups and information.

Winter Break Ski Trip

Our annual journey to the slopes occurs after the New Year Holiday. Come back and join us as we head to New Mexico to hit the slopes over the Winter Break.

Date: Tentatively January 7 -14, 2018

Cost: $500

Register: CLICK HERE (only 10 spots available)

Colorado Bend Camping

Join us as we head out to Colorado Bend SP for a weekend of camping and hiking. Food, transportation, and tent provided. Jan 26 -28, 2018

Outdoor Fest

OAP presents a day of outdoor adventures and information, featuring local vendors, artists, activities, and excursions. Connect with other outdoor enthusiasts at this first time event! March 23, 2018

Inks Lake and Longhorns Cavern Camping

Join us as we head out to Inks Lake SP for a weekend of camping, cavern exploration, and hiking. Food, transportation, and tent provided. April

Pace Bend Park Day Trip

Join us for day at Pace Bend Park - hiking, swimming, biking, and more available. This is a great way to get outside and rejuvenate as we enter into Finals Season. April 21, 2018.


Equipment Rental

Outdoor equipment is available to the university community for rental. Equipment available includes (but is not limited to) tents, sleeping bags, coolers, tarps, cooking stoves and more. Stop by the RCC or the Alumni Gym for equipment rental Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability.

View Rental Rates and Policies

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” — John Lubbock