Campus Link Newsletter
Spring Break Outdoor Adventures
College Spring Break. Lounging on white sand beaches. Recharging from a busy semester in preparation for final exams. Parents wondering if their son or daughter will make the best choices.
Spring Break means many different things to varied groups of people. While students may be eager to get off of campus and relax for a week, parents may be uncertain of the safety and organization of their students’ vacation. There are alternatives.
Indiana University Outdoor Adventures has been offering exciting and safe Spring Break trips to students for over 20 years. These adventures are meticulously planned, and skillfully led by experienced IUOA trip leaders. In 2012, 45 students will join 6 groups on memorable adventures such as backpacking in Grand Canyon National Park, mountain biking in Moab, Utah, and rock climbing in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.
Last year Alex Lancaster, an IUB student, chose to forego the typical Spring Break experience and instead join an IU Outdoor Adventures Spring Break trip to backpack near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. When asked why she chose that trip instead of relaxing on the sandy beaches of Florida, Alex replied that “it was a great way to de-stress and explore a new and gorgeous place without having to plan anything.” Alex further emphasized that the IUOA trip leaders kept everyone safe and were able to share their prior knowledge and love of the Bryce Canyon region.
If your son or daughter is looking for an adventure of a lifetime in a safe and beautiful environment, encourage them to consider an Indiana University Outdoor Adventures Spring Break trip. He or she will never forget it, and you will rest easy.