For the first time since 2008, TCU’s Adventure Trips program will take TCU students on a hike through the Grand Canyon.
Steve Campbell, associate director of Outdoor Programs, said the nine-day trip will give students a chance to experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon first-hand.
“It’s so impressive to see. You really don’t understand until you see it in person,” Campbell said.
The backpacking trip will also allow students to gain appreciation for self-sufficiency, Campbell said. The hikers will carry all of their clothes, food and equipment in their backpacks.
Kenny Harmon, a junior geology major, said he is looking forward to leading the trip into the Grand Canyon this January with Campbell.
“It’s a great way to reset your mind before school starts again.” Harmon said.
The trip will also give Harmon a chance to further his education. As a geology major, Harmon said he could not wait to see the unique geological formations in the Grand Canyon.
Campbell said students will see Native American ruins, waterfalls and wildlife in addition to the ancient geological formations during the nine mile canyon hike.
Students who participated in the Adventure Trips program in the past formed close bonds over the course of the trip, Campbell said.
“When you overcome a challenge, it’s great. But when you do it as a group, it’s really something else.” Campbell said.
Five more students can sign up to participate in the trip, Campbell said. Students interested in the trip should sign up in the front office of the Recreation Center by Dec. 9th.
Grand Canyon Trip
Sign-up Deadline: Dec. 9th
Pre-meetings (required): Dec. 9th and Jan. 5th, 6:30 p.m.
When: Jan. 7th- Jan. 15th
Cost: $475 total, $100 down payment at first meeting
Email [email protected] for more information