Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Liberty hosts camping trip

S.A. invites students to spend Oct. 4-7 near the James River

Pack your bags — Students are headed to the Wilderness Canoe Campground near Glasgow, Va. Photo credit: Breann Black

Pack your bags — Students are headed to the Wilderness Canoe Campground near Glasgow, Va. Photo credit: Breann Black

Liberty University invited students to join Student Activities (SA) on a fall break camping trip beginning Oct. 4 at Wilderness Canoe Campground on the James River just outside of Glasgow, Va.

Students will meet at Camp Hydaway Friday at 4 p.m. and will camp that night by the James River. Campers will spend Saturday along the river before returning to school around 7 p.m.

SA will provide dinners during the trip, as well as breakfast and lunch Saturday.

Additionally, SA will supply all camping equipment, such as tents and kayaks, which will be used for an eight-mile excursion on the river.

According to Yeoman, this is the first camping trip SA has led, although Liberty students have attended similar trips led by third parties. Students are welcome to sign up for the trip, and no prior camping experience is required.

Campers are only required to pay $20, which will cover all expenses for the trip.

“This trip is definitely for someone who enjoys an adventure,” Yeoman said.

Students planning on attending should bring clothes for two days, and any other personal items they may need.

SA has also taken extensive measures to ensure student safety.

“Our guides have years of experience as well as credentials,” Yeoman said. “Both myself and my assistant have ACA (American Canoe Association) swift water rescue, Wilderness First Responder, and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training.”

“As with all of our events, our mission is to provide a diverse amount of activities that help students connect with each other,” Yeoman said. “We believe this trip can serve as a platform for lasting relationships.”

Students interested in going on the trip must sign up at liberty.edu/campusrec/studentactivities by Thursday, Oct. 3.

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