Loyola University Maryland


Outdoor Adventures

Students rappelling and spelunking
First-year students on the Outdoor Adventure Pre-Fall Program will explore the natural world, reflect on their upcoming college experience, and learn the intricacies of one of seven adventure activities on this exciting, overnight camping trip. Students are placed in small groups with student trip leaders, paddling, hiking, climbing, or caving during the day and camping each night. The student instructor teams will also address questions and lead discussions on issues often in the minds of first-year students. This experience is designed to allow incoming students to have fun, make lasting friendships, and ease the transition to college life.


Thursday, Aug. 20:  Students move in to their Loyola room assignments
Friday, Aug. 21:  Students depart Loyola for their activity location
Tuesday, Aug. 25:  Students return to Loyola


$300 per person. Includes all equipment (such as tents, sleeping bags, and activity-specific equipment); food; instruction; transportation to and from Loyola.


Backpacking, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, or whitewater kayaking. 


Each group will be in a different location based on their assigned activity, including national and state parks in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Register for OAE

Registration for the Outdoor Adventures Pre-Fall will begin on June 3, 2020. Please check back to register.


Outdoor Adventures