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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: CLOSED
Sun: CLOSED 
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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 payment in order to hold your spot. We can accept cash (please bring correct change) or check only.

 


Upcoming Activities

Windsurfing on the North Padre National Seashore - Friday, September 22nd

Enjoy a day of windsurfing and relaxation on the Padre Island National Seashore. This a fun and exciting water sport!  This trip includes a windsurfing lesson and 4 hours of casual windsurfing and fun on the beach.   

Check it out here http://worldwinds.net/

Transportation, instruction, and equipment will be provided. No experience necessary!

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Physical requirements: Must be able to swim.

Time: Participants will depart from campus at 7:30am, arrive back to campus around 7pm

Suggestions on what to bring: Swim wear, sun protection, sunglasses, at least 2 liters of water, snacks, packed lunch or money to purchase lunch after the event, towel, and a change of clothes.

Cost: $35 (regularly priced at $65 per person)

To sign up:  You must be a current NVC student to participate. First, RSVP for the event in the Student LIfe portal in OrgSync. There is an OrgSync link at the top right of this page.  Then, bring your payment to the Student Life office in HH 109 within 48 hrs of your RSVP. Office hours are  M-F 8qm -5pm, Thursday 8am-7pm. Only cash, money order or check made out to Northwest Vista College accepted. NO CHANGE AVAILABLE.

NVC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to place their name on our waiting list. If there is room one week before event, you are welcome to join us!

For questions or to be placed on the wait list, contact:

Bianca Ramirez

bramirez154@alamo.edu

210.486.4526

 

 

Surfing 101 - Padre Island - Saturday, September 23rd

Join us on a surfing adventure on Padre Island! Padre Island Surf Camp will provide our group with all the equipment and lessons for our day of surfing.  Whether you are a beginner, or looking to improve, Padre Island Surf Camp help you get to the next level!

Check it out here http://padreislandsurfcamp.com/about/about-me-extended/
  

Transportation, instruction, and equipment will be provided. No experience necessary!

Skill Level: Beginner or intermediate

Physical Requirements:  Participants must be able to swim.

Time: Participants will depart campus at 6am, arrive back around 7pm

Suggestions on what to bring: Lunch, snacks, refillable water bottle or at least 2 liters of water, board shorts or bathing suit, sandals, towel, sun protection, sun glasses or hat, change of clothes.


Cost: $35 per person (regularly priced at $60 per person)

To sign up: You must be a current NVC student to participate. First, RSVP in OrgSync  for the event in the Student Life portal.  There is an OrgSync link at the top right of this page.  Then bring your payment to the Student Life office in HH 109 within 48hrs of your RSVP.  Office hours M-F   8am-5pm, Thursdays 8am-7pm. only Cash, money order or check made out to Northwest Vista College accepted. NO CHANGE AVAILABLE.

NVC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to place their name on our waiting list. If there is room one week before event, you are welcome to join us!

For questions or to placed on wait list, contact:

Kelly Blanco
kblanco@alamo.edu
210-486-4010

 

 

Rock Climbing at Enchated Rock - Friday, October 20th

 

Enchanted Rock has no rival to its beautifully pink granite and Hill Country views!  This trip will provide an introduction to rock climbing for anyone who wants to experience a safe adventure in the vertical realm.  In this class, we emphasize safety skills, basic climbing technique, teamwork, trust, communication, and having a great time in a beautiful setting.  Check it out here  http://rock-about.com/

 

Transportation, lessons, and all equipment are provided. No experience necessary!

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Physical requirements: There will be a short hike to the climbing area. Must have the physical ability to hike over uneven and hilly terrain for one mile each way.

Time: Departing from campus at 6am and returning back to campus around 7pm

Suggestions on what to bring: Sun protection, sunglasses, hat for hiking, at least 2 liters of water, packed lunch and snacks.

What to wear:   comfortable clothes, not too baggy or too tight. Dress in layers, it may be cool in the morning and warm up as the day continues.

Cost: $45 (regularly priced at $99 per person)

To sign up: You must be a current NVC student to participate. Frist, RSVP in the event through OrgSync in the Student Life portal.  Then make your payment within 48 hrs of your RSVP in the Student Life Office in HH-109. Office hours are M-F 8am-5pm.  Only cash, money order, or check made out to Northwest Vista College accepted.       NO CHANGE AVAILABLE.

NVC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to place their name on our waiting list. If there is room one week before event, you are welcome to join us!

For questions or to put your name on the wait list, contact:

Nathalie Mai Kraft
ndiaz41@alamo.edu
Phone#: 210-486-4080


 

 

 

 

 

Hiking at Lost Maples State Natural Area - Friday,November 17th

Join us on an adventure to Lost Maples State Natural Area. Lost Maples protects a special stand of Uvalde Bigtooth Maples. We are hoping to see colorful leaves on these and other trees in autumn. And of course, we will visit the Apple Store on the way back! 

Check it out here: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples  Apple Store http://www.lovecreekorchards.com/apple-store/

  Transportation, is provided. No experience necessary!  

 Skill Level: Beginner through Experienced.  Must meet the basic physical requirements; hiking for 3 miles on a challenging hike over uneven, uphill terrain.

 Time: Participants will depart campus at 6am, arrive back around 7pm

 Suggestions on what to bring: Minimum 2 liters of water, camera, sun protection, snacks, a packed lunch, good sturdy shoes for hiking, and dress in layers. 

  Cost: Deposit of $10 dollars. 

To sign up: You must be a current NVC student to participate. First, RSVP in OrgSync in the event on the Student Life portal.  Then, bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109 within 48 hrs of your RSVP.  Only cash, money order or check made out to Northwest Vista College accepted. NO CHANGE AVAILABLE.

 Office hours M-F 8am-5pm, Thursdays 8am-7pm 

 NVC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to place their name on our waiting list. If there is room one week before event, you are welcome to join us! 

 For questions or to be placed on the wait list, contact:  

Kelly Blanco

kblanco@alamo.edu

210.486.4016

 

Horseback Riding/Day At The Rancho Cortez Dude Ranch- October 13th

Join us at Rancho Cortez Dude Ranch! This day trip is full of fun at the ranch.

  What is Included with this trip?

  • Dinner
  • 1 hour Trail Ride
  • Learn to throw a lasso
  • Outdoor & Indoor heated pool for swimming
  • Western entertainment
  • Help feed the longhorn cattle
  • Hot Tub
  • Hay Wagon ride
  • Campfire and roasting marshmallows

Check it out here: http://www.ranchocortez.com/

Transportation, instruction, and equipment will be provided. No experience necessary!

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Skill level: Beginner to Advanced

 

Physical Requirements: You must meet the required weight of 260 pounds to ride the horse on the trail rides. This weight limit does not exclude you from the other activities scheduled at the ranch.

Time: Participants will depart campus at 11am, arrive back around9pm 

Suggestions on what to bring:  Refillable water bottle or at least2liters of water, board shorts or bathing suit, sandals, towel, sun protection, sunglasses and/or hat, change of clothes.


Cost: $
55 per person (regularly priced at $99 per person)

To sign up: You must be a current NVC student to participate. First, RSVP for the event in the Student Life portal in OrgSync. There is an OrgSync link at the top right of this page. Then bring your payment within 48 hrs to the Student Life office in HH-109. Office hours M-F8am-5pm, Thursdays 8am-7pm. Only cash, money order, or check made out to Northwest Vista College accepted. NO CHANGE AVAILABLE.

NVC Faculty and Staff are encouraged to place their name on our waiting list. If there is room one week before event, you are welcome to join us!

For questions or to be added to the wait list, contact:

Bianca Ramirez
bramirez154@alamo.edu
210-486-4526

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Huisache Hall

Room# 109

Hours of Operation

MAY 29 - JUL 29

Mon-Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm


JUL 31 - SEP 1

Mon-Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm


FALL 2017

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm

First Saturday Every Month:
 9:00am-1:00pm

Contacts

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

Bianca Ramirez, Activities Specialist
(210) 486-4526
bramirez154@alamo.edu

Nathalie Mai Kraft, Community Service Specialist
(210) 486-4080
ndiaz41@alamo.edu

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