RU offers fun alternatives to a Spring break spent at home

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Reinhardt University is hosting two exciting trips this Spring Break. The trips are open to all students on campus and transportation will be provided.

Reinhardt Outdoors, sponsored by Dr. Walter May, is taking students to Skidaway Island for a 5-day/4-night sea kayaking trip around Georgia’s coast. The trip will not only include kayaking but also bonfires, stories and food. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Georgia’s saltwater environments and the history of Savannah, as well as explore the Savannah National Wildlife Reserve and hike along the Avian Loop Trail. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna.

Dr. Walter May, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities, says “I’m really excited for this trip because it gives students a chance to get out of their normal routine and into nature. There’s something for everyone, even a service project where students will help park rangers repair the board walk from hurricane damage.”

The trip will take place Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10 and will cost $85.  May urges students to sign up before the Feb. 24 deadline. There are only 14 spots available for the trip, however some still are available.  May said that no experience is required and that all students who participate will have a very memorable time.

For those looking for a service-oriented spring break, consider attending the Appalachia Service Trip hosted by Tim Norton, vice president for advancement and marketing. On this trip, students will dedicate time to repairing the houses of those in need. Departure to Jonesville, Va. will take place on March 5 and students will return March 8.

The cost to attend is $50, and students should pack long sleeved shirts, pants and sturdy shoes. It is requested that students observe the modest dress code, meaning shorts should reach at least mid-thigh and all shirts should have sleeves.  Students will also need to pack toiletries, a sleeping bag and pillow, a towel and shower shoes. It is requested that if students have work gloves that they bring those as well.

For more information on Reinhardt Outdoors Sea Kayaking Trip, such as packing essentials or itinerary details, visit http://www.reinhardt.edu/outdoors. To pay for an already reserved spot, students should go to the Business Office.

For more information or to sign up for the Appalachia Service Trip, contact Kathy Bouyett at KAB1@reinhardt.edu.

Written by: Erin Laas

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