Beginning January 9, 2023, ORGT will resume in-person trip registrations at the Wilderness Outpost (downstairs in the CRC). Fall 2022, trip registrations could be completed on line but we have discontinued this practice for spring.  As in the past, trip registrations open 30 days before the day of departure at 2:00 p.m.  

Is this your first adventure? Don't worry, most trips are beginner friendly. ORGT is a CRC program that has provided high-quality outdoor experiences for Georgia Tech students since 1970! ORGT provides more than 100 open-enrollment adventure trips each year plus a whole lot more. Trips are led by skilled Georgia Tech students and alumni. While paddling, caving, backpacking, and climbing aren't exactly rocket science, our trip leaders are by and large, rocket scientists or on their way to becoming something close! Imagine what it means when a bunch of GT students apply the same passion they put into academics to lead adventure experiences! The results are pretty magical!

Successful participation in an adventure progression could lead to you one day being an ORGT leader. Just ask the staff on your next adventure and they'll direct you to the next steps, including nomination, acceptance, orientation, and ongoing training.

Trips

Trips include expert instruction, specialty equipment, and transportation. ORGT does NOT provide food. In general, groups stop at a fast-food restaurant on the way out of town and a sit-down place on the way back. Each ORGT sport has favorite spots to stop for dinner depending on the trip location. You'll need money for these stops. In general, participants are responsible for their own meals during the trip. Details will be covered in your pre-trip session. Usually no coolers are available to transport food.

We keep group sizes small so we can insure quality experiences. Most trips are open to 10 or fewer participants.

Trips are preceded by a 2-3 hour required class session the week before your trip. The trip leader will e-mail you with details. During this pre-trip meeting, you'll meet trip leaders, learn basic skills, be oriented to what to expect, and get answers to questions like "What should I wear?" and "What should I bring?"

Some trips have pre-requisites. Before going on a paddling trip, for example, you'll have to pass a swimming test in the CRC pool. Swim tests consist of swimming 25-50 yards and treading water for a minute. You may not wear a PFD (personal flotation device) for the test. To register for an intermediate-level trip, you must have successfully completed a beginner trip.

Backpacking

Price Range: $20 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Bikepacking & Mountain Biking

Price Range: $40 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Cascading

Price Range: $40 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Caving

Price Range: $40 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Mindfulness Outdoors

Price Range: $15

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Rock Climbing

Price Range: $40

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Sea Kayaking

Price Range: $40 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Whitewater Kayaking

Price Range: $40 - $50

Upcoming Trips: Click link below.

Who is Eligible?

  • Outdoor Recreation serves the Georgia Tech Campus community. 
  • Adventure trips are intended to enhance experiences for current students
  • Students, faculty, and staff may rent gear and register for open-enrollment instructional adventure trips.  Because ORGT experiences are partially underwritten by student fees, faculty and staff rates are 2x's the published student rates. Sorry, alumni are not eligible.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of guests and faculty or staff participants on any trip.
  • In the past, we have allowed GT students to bring one guest on adventure trips. We have suspended this practice until further notice.
  • No one under age 18--unless a current Georgia Tech student with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian--may participate on any adventure trip.

How to Register?

  • As of January 8, 2023, all registration for trips is in-person at the Wilderness Outpost only.
  • The Wilderness Outpost is open 2-7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 2-5 p.m. on Friday. Call 404-894-7420 during open hours  if you have additional questions about trips. 
  • How do you find the Wilderness Outpost? We're located on the lowest level of the CRC. If you enter the front doors of the CRC, walk down the hallway past the Member Services desk, then continue down the stairs at the end of the hallway, and follow the signs. You can also access the Outdoor Recreation office by entering the backdoor of the CRC under the "Outdoor Recreation" sign.
  • Trips fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days before the start date of the trip. Trips fill quickly.
  • Trip prices average $40-50.
  • While we do not often cancel trips, it does happen occasionally--most often due to inclement weather. If we cancel a trip due to poor weather or some other factor, you are entitled to a full refund
  • If you cancel your registration at least 7 days before the trip, you are entitled to a credit that can be applied to future trips or rentals. To cancel, email the Wilderness Outpost at outdoorrec@crc.gatech.edu.
  • Refunds are not given if you fail to show-up for your trip.
  • Besides managing trip reservations, we also rent a whole line of camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, and boats.