The Trailblazers invite you to a Fall break trip to the Okefenokee swamp and national wildlife refuge. Okefenokee is a unique and beautiful natural ecosystem located in the South on the border of Georgia and Florida. It has the distinction of being a wildlife refuge and also a wilderness preservation system. Okefenokee boasts the largest intact freshwater ecosystem in the world!
This trip to the Okefenokee includes amazing service work on the waters, maintenance of water trails while boating and canoeing and recreational activities like sunset boat tour, nature trail hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and stargazing. It is a great opportunity to do some meaningful service, great outdoor adventure, and make friends with your fellow yellow jackets. The detailed itinerary if the trip is listed below. There are only 10 spots available on the trip. Sign-up today to reserve your spot.
October 8- Leave Georgia Tech campus, reach the cabin, relax, and take a sunset boat tour
October 9- Service work, maintenance of water trails in boats and canoes, go stargazing at night
October 10- Service work, maintenance of water trails in boats and canoes, play in the playground and lake
October 11- Hike nature trail, bird and wildlife watching, come back to campus by 7
The cost of the trip is $100 which includes everything required- membership fee, food, transportation, recreation, shelter, and a T-shirt!
Feel free to visit the website below to learn more about Okefenokee https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Okefenokee/
If you have any questions, feel free to email Ajay at email@example.com
Use the payment link and form below to submit your payment and information for consideration for the trip. Your submission for this trip will not be considered complete until both the payment and the form information have been received. You will need to submit a scan of your driver’s license or picture ID.
The Trailblazers invite you to our Fall break trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and Hiwassee Ocoee State Park! World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Also, the Hiwassee Ocoee State Park is an internationally recognized whitewater site, well known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.
Our trip includes important cleanup and maintenance of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, as well as nature walks, camping out with your fellow Tech students, stargazing, river rafting in the Ocoee river and of course hiking the beautiful range that is the Smoky Mountains. This is a great alternative break option which includes important and purposeful service activity, a stress relieving getaway from school, and the chance to meet some great new people. There are a total of 15 spots available so tell your friends and sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
The cost of the trip is $120 which includes everything required- the membership fee, food, transportation, recreation, shelter and a T-shirt!
Feel free to visit the websites below to learn more about our destinations:
The Great Smoky Mountains – https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
The Hiwassee Ocoee State Park – http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/hiwassee-Ocoee
If you have any questions, feel free to email the trip leader, Devshan, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the payment link and form below to submit your payment information for consideration for the trip. Your submission for this trip will not be complete until both the payment and the form information have been received. You will need to submit a scanned copy of your driver’s license or picture ID.
Looking to get off campus Saturday, September 24th? Join the Trailblazers as we head to Panola Mountain State Park for Your State Parks Day! We will be working with park staff planting local wildflowers in the grassland and cleaning litter from the lake shores. Service will run from 9 AM to 1 PM, and we will spend some time relaxing and hiking around the park afterwards. We will leave campus at 8 AM, and we should be back on campus before 5 PM.
The cost of the trip is $5, which includes transportation and a snack. Please make the payment through GT Marketplace with the link below.
If you prefer not to pay via Marketplace, please bring cash or check to our next meeting, Tuesday September 20th at 6:30 in East Architecture, room 107. *Attending the meeting is not required to go on the trip*
Remember to bring lunch and plenty of water!
If you have any questions, email Kelsey at email@example.com.
The trip is full, and sign ups are closed. Keep an eye out for more trips later this semester if you missed the chance to join us at Panola.
A trip to a historic, diverse, and beautiful park on the Chattahoochee river. We shall leave at 8 am, volunteer for trail cleaning from 9-12. It’s a great opportunity to meet and work with several other volunteers from different organizations who will be joining us. We shall then have lunch followed by a hike through beautiful diversity of trees, flowers, and butterflies. We will also see the historic Mill Ruins and have a picnic on the river bank. We shall be back to campus by 5 pm. The cost of the trip is $5, which includes the cost of transportation and lunch! Please bring $5 in cash on the morning of the trip.
Sign up using the form below, and email Ajay at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!]
Join the Trailblazers for a Spring Break filled with natural beauty, meaningful work, and adventure on beautiful Cumberland Island National Seashore! Cumberland Island is one of Georgia’s twelve Barrier Islands along the southeastern coast of the Atlantic. The eighteen mile long island has many historical sites and a designated wilderness areas that are sure to excite everyone from the avid adventurer to the casual historian. Recreation for this trip includes hiking and exploring the many trails on the island, a night hike through the forest to the beach, sea kayaking in nearby Crooked River State Park, watching the sunset from the western side of the island, and exploring the wilderness and wildlife of the island, including feral horses and alligators, among others! The service project for this trip entails trail maintenance and clearing, as well as setting GPS points for future trail mapping for the park, both of which will be completed during our four work days (Sunday through Wednesday). See below for a more detailed itinerary. Apply today to guarantee a fantastic Spring Break filled with outdoor adventure, new friends, meaningful service, and Trailblazers glory! The application deadline is Friday, March 4th.
Saturday: Travel to St. Marys, GA / Sea kayaking with Up The Creek Expeditions / Camp at Crooked River State Park
Sunday: Leave Crooked River State Park / Take ferry to Cumberland Island / Orientation at campsite / Work
Monday through Wednesday: Work days / Evenings spent exploring the island, going on a night hike
Thursday: Free day / Explore southern end of Cumberland Island / Swimming and Beach time
Friday: Leave campsite / Final exploration of the island / Take ferry off of island / Sunset sea kayaking
Saturday: Return to Tech
The price of the trip is $200. This price includes everything for the trip: membership fee, food, transportation, recreation, shelter, and a T-shirt!
Feel free to visit the National Park System website to learn more about Cumberland Island: http://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm
If you have any questions, feel free to email Sam at email@example.com
Use the payment link and form below to submit your payment and information for consideration for the trip. Your submission for this trip will not be considered complete until both the payment and the form information have been received. You will need to submit a scan of your drivers license or picture ID.
Hurry and sign up to save your spot for an awesome trip to FDR State Park on March 12th! We plan to leave early Saturday morning, around 7:30am, and will be back on campus before 5pm. For service, we’ll be clearing trails and straightening up different campsites. After service is done, we’ll have some fun horseback riding during a guided tour! Snacks will be provided, but bring your own lunch and plenty of water, as well as long pants and close-toed shoes. The cost for this trip is $27, which includes everything except for your own lunch (snacks, transportation, and horseback riding). Pay using the link below! If you have any questions email Mariam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trailblazers has been working hard to provide you with great opportunities to give back and enjoy the outdoors this semester! This post is meant to summarize the signups that have recently gone up for Local Projects and ASB trips, just to have them all in one place:
2/27 Panola Local Project – Check out the Local Projects tab or scroll down to sign up for this trip,which includes mountain biking for recreation! (Signups for the Fort Yargo trip are full!)
3/19 – 3/26 (Spring Break) John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park AND Cumberland Island National Seashore – These are the two Spring Break trips we’ve got planned for the semester. Check out the Alternative Breaks tab or scroll down on the homepage to find more information and the application! The sign-up deadline for both trips is Friday, March 4th.
We hope you’ll join Trailblazers on any of the great trips we have planned this semester!
Hey Hikers! Looking for a break after your first wave of exams? A chance to hike around a picturesque lake? Join the Trailblazers on Saturday February 27th for our local day trip to Fort Yargo State Park! We will hike the 7 mile trail around the lake, which is the trail closest to the lake, so that you can enjoy its beautiful view the whole time you are there. Along the hike, we will do some trail work such as brushing and restoring tread. We will be leaving at 8:30 AM and returning by 5:00 PM. The price of the trip is $3 which includes transportation and lunch. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ngoc Nguyen email@example.com.
Join Trailblazers this Spring Break for an exciting trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park! John Pennekamp is a beautiful park located in Key Largo, Florida and covers approximately 178 nautical miles of coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and beach. The trip will leave at roughly 10am Saturday 3/19 and will return around 6pm 3/26. Recreation includes a manatee swimming tour, turtle hospital visit, snorkeling, kayaking, and of course, beach time. We will also help out the park by spending three days performing service work for John Pennekamp. Projects include constructing an endangered species habitat and marine trash cleanup (in which we will be transported by boat). We will spend one night in a hotel and the rest camping in John Pennekamp (there are showers near our campsite). The cost for this trip is $330, which includes food, transportation, recreation, shelter, and a trip T-shirt. To sign up, fill out the form below and pay via the link to GT Marketplace. The deadline to sign up is Friday, 3/04, so if you are interested be sure to do so by then! Please contact the trip leader, Graham McAllister, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. You will need a scan of your health insurance.
For more information on John Pennekamp, visit http://pennekamppark.com