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San Antonio, TX 78251
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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000
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About Outdoor Pursuits (OP)

OP offers a collection of diverse, creative, outdoor experiential education adventures.  We will strive to get students outside, interact, disconnect, belong, release stress, and to explore the beautiful South Texas areas, from San Antonio’s small parks to the surrounding Hill Country. OP will provide outdoor and social experiences emphasizing environmental awareness, outdoor education, challenge, personal development, managed risk, a sense of community, and fun!

Every adventure is unique, but you can always expect that an OP trip will:

  • Provide an opportunity to develop new skills
  • Enhance appreciation of the wilderness
  • Teach how to adapt to new and challenging situations
  • Provide a change from "the everyday" routine
  • Create opportunities to build relationships

Some OP events will require you to leave a deposit in order to hold your spot.  Deposits will be returned to those who attend the event.  We can accept cash (please bring correct change) or check only.  

Please contact Kelly Blanco for information about this program.
 

Upcoming Activities

 

Spring Break Trip - TBA

This was Spring Break 2014....Spring Break 2015 will be to somewhere just as amazing!  Check back soon for details.

 

Do YOU want to do something for Spring Break?  Something a little on the wild side?  Something that brings you back to basics - no cell phones, iPads, traffic or lots of people?   Something that sort of tests you?

If you said yes to all of these then join NVC and Far Flung Outdoor Adventures for

3 days – 2 nights on the river of Big Bend National Park.  Float, paddle, swim, hike, explore, relax, and learn!

Cost    

$150 per person (can be broken into three payments)

Transportation, gear, and all meals are included! (must provide own sleeping bag and pad, can be rented).

Time of departure and return    

TBA

Skill level   

  Intermediate.  For more specifics about skill requirement, please click here.

Other Requirements  

  • You must be a currently enrolled NVC student in good standing
  • You must attend an Orientation to Camping that will be hosted at our local REI

To sign up and for more information, contact  

Kelly Blanco

kblanco@alamo.edu 

210-486-4010

Rock Climbing - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Climb with us at Milton Reimer's Ranch Park!

Classes are designed for those seeking high adventure! We’ll show you how to rock climb the summit with less risk and teach you skills that enable you to meet all future challenges with confidence. Rock Climbing tours build trust between individuals to become cohesive teams as they learn to belay each other and cheer each other on to high success.

No experience necessary! Rock-About’s system of guiding and coaching aids new and seasoned climbers toward complete success on the rock and future outdoor adventures.

Transportation and all equipment are provided.

Skill level
Beginner - Experienced


Time
Depart campus at 6am, arrive back around 7pm


Suggestions on what to bring:
Day pack, minimum 2 liters of water, sack lunch and snacks, sun protection, hiking boots or athletic shoes, camera, and dress in layers.

Cost  

FREE. A $20 deposit is required to hold you spot. The deposit will be returned to those that attend the trip.


To sign up
Sign- up begins Nov 3 in HH 109. You must be a current NVC student to participate.  A $20 deposit will be required to hold your spot. The deposit will be returned for those you attend the event.


Contact  

Kelly Blanco kblanco@alamo.edu 

486-4010

Zip Lining - Friday, Nov 7th

Join NVC and Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® for a thrilling eco-adventure, where you fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops. Join us and renew your experience of nature on our exhilarating.

Your CYPRESS VALLEY CANOPY TOUR includes two sky bridges and 5 zip-lines; the longest is over 350 feet, and most launch and land in platforms up to 40 feet high in the trees and lasts from 90 minutes to two hours. At the first platform your guides will help you acclimate to the heights and point out some of the things you'll be seeing on your tour. Then you and your guides are free to fly through the canopy taking in the beauty and exhilaration of soaring through the trees. Most guests exit the course by rappelling off the last platform; however, an alternate exit is available for those not inclined to venture down the rappel.  After your adventure you are taken back to where you began in an electric cart.

Skill level
Beginner


Time
Depart campus at 8am, arrive back around 6pm.  Transportation is provided.


Suggestions on what to bring:
Day pack, minimum 2 liters of water, sack lunch and snacks, sun protection, hiking boots or athletic shoes, camera, and dress in layers. Bring a swim suit for a possible dip in the lake afterwards.

Cost  

FREE. A $20 deposit is required to hold you spot. The deposit will be returned to those that attend the trip.


To sign up
Sign- up begins Oct 6th in HH 109. You must be a current NVC student to participate.  A $20 deposit will be required to hold your spot. The deposit will be returned for those you attend the event.


Contact  

Ruben Sanchez

486-4090

 

Windsurfing - Sept 27th

September 27, 2014: Windsurfing-Corpus Christi   

Windsurfing is a water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. You use your body as a conduit for the natural force of the wind which propels the board. Unlike most other forms of sailing, windsurfing is most personal interaction with the water. A windsurfer is flooded with sensations the moment they step onto the board; the sound of the wind whirling into the sail and the churn of water splashing by, the feeling of chop a few inches below your feet, the spray of wave-mist against your skin, and the invisible tug of the wind against you.  

Time  

We will depart campus at 7:00am and return around 8pm.  Transportation is provided. 

Skill level   

  Available for all skills levels, must be able to swim. 

What to bring  

Swim attire, towel, change of clothes, water shoes (optional), sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.  

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate.  Sign-up will begin August 25th.  A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109.  Office hours M-F 8am-5pm. 

Contact  

Kelly Blanco  

486-4010 

   kblanco@alamo.edu 

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) - Oct 11th

Stand Up Paddling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Stand Up Paddle Surfing or ‘SUP’ is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Imagine an enlarged surf board that's big enough to stay completely out of the water. Now put a paddle in your hands, and you've got Stand up Paddling. When you stand up, its almost like walking on water.

Time  

We will depart campus at 9:30am and return around 2:30pm.  Transportation is on your own. 

Skill level  

Available for all skills levels, must be able to swim. 

What to bring  

Swim attire, towel, change of clothes, water shoes (optional), sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.  

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate.  Sign-up will begin Sept 15th.  A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in CCC 126.  Office hours M-F 8am-5pm. 

 Contact  

Kelly Blanco

486-4010

kblanco@alamo.edu 

Location

Student Life Center

Huisache Hall, room 109

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

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Contacts

Marie Morgan, Director of Student Life
(210) 486-4009
mmorgan66@alamo.edu 

Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010
kblanco@alamo.edu 

Monica Guerrero, Senior Specialist
(210) 486-4613
mguerrero151@alamo.edu 

Kim Pinder, Admin. Svcs. Specialist
(210) 486-4004
kpinder@alamo.edu