Recreational Services Trips - Fall 2014

The Recreational Services Council has the following remaining trips planned for the fall of 2014.  This is your personal invitation from council members Lauren Vath, Charlie Rhea, Emily Zitzman and Ricke Hester to join the fun!  YOU MAY PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIPS USING THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.  (Please note theat pre-registering does not guarantee your spot on the trip.  Final registration may be made in the Rec. Services Office - MSAC room 2014 along with payment as required per trip.)

WHITEWATER RAFTING - Saturday, August 23 –– Enjoy five miles of class II and class III whitewater on the upper Pigeon River near Hartford, TN.Leave campus at 2:45pm. Return to campus about 7:00pm Student cost for rafting is $12.00 per person including transportation.This trip was full with 20 students participating!

BIKING CADES COVE - Saturday, September 13 - Enjoy beautiful Cades Cove in the GreatSmoky Mountains National Park by biking the 11 mile loop road around the cove. The one way road passes through forests, meadows and streams. You may see bears or deer along the way. You’ll also pass by original log cabins and the famous Cable mill. The ride is moderately difficult with stretches of up and downhill as well as level sections. Trip leaves early so  we can ride the loop before cars are allowed on the road at 10:00am. Leave campus at 7:00am and return to campus about 2:30pm. Bike rental and transportation is FREE to students. Students are responsible for cost of  lunch (Subway in Townsend). 13 students participated in this trip!

HIKING TO RAMSAY CASCADES – Sunday,October 5 – Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one of the most spectacular. Water drops 100 feet over rock outcroppings and collects in a small pool. The trail to the waterfall gains over 2,000' in elevation over its 4 mile course and the 8-mile roundtrip hike is considered strenuous in difficulty. Students attempting this hike should be in good physical condition and have some hiking experience. Round trip hiking time is estimated to be 4.5 hours. Leave campus at 12:30pm and return to campus at approximately 8:30pm. Trip is FREE to students including transportation. Participants should bring their own dinner. 17 students enjoyed this hike on a gorgeous fall day.

ZIP-LINING – Sunday, October 26 - Let’s soar through the treetops with two guides on exciting zip-lines and a skybridge. Trained guides will harness us in state and industry certified equipment and gear, full body harnesses and helmets, transport you up the mountain to the zip-line course. Watch for more details to come about this trip.  Student cost will be $30.00, which is well less than 1/2 the normal cost. Trip will leave campus around 12:30pm and return about 7:00pm.  Best deal you'll get on zip-lining!  Trip capacity will be 20.

DOLLYWOOD - Saturday, November 8 - Spend the day at Dollywood, the theme park made famous by Dolly Parton. In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, Dollywood features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area. Enjoy the “Wild Eagle”, America's first wing coaster, and the first ride of its kind in the U.S. Rides, shows and food! Dollywood has something for everyone. You can’t go wrong with this trip! SPECIAL: Student cost is only $20 (about 1/3 of normal price). Leave campus 10:00am, return to campus about 7:00pm. Trip capacity is 10, and this trip is FULL.

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM – Friday, November 14 – A top area attraction with approximately 10,000 sea creatures comprising more than 350 individual species, Ripley’s Aquarium was voted the #1 aquarium in 2013 by Trip Advisor, the aquarium features 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of sea creatures and playful penguins. Tour in state-of-the-art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout – the ultimate underwater experience without being wet! Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse.Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay. Student cost is only $5.00. Leave campus at 6:00pm and return around 10:00pm. Trip capacity = 20

All trips are sponsored by the Recreational Services Council – Final Registration
for trips is in the Recreational Services Office in room 1014 of the MSAC.

Phone: 471-3345 or 471-3440







  • Recreational Services Trips Pre-registration, Fall 2014

    • Check all trips below that you wish to attend. Trip payments should be made in Rec. Services Office, MSAC room 1014.

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