Outdoor Adventures

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

Outdoor Adventures at Texas A&M University provides the Texas A&M and B/CS community with access to the outdoors. We offer a wide range of trips and classes, a large selection of outdoor gear to rent, an indoor rock climbing facility, and other resources to get you in touch with the world around you.


Camping Concierge

Camping Concierge is our newest service we are offering to help you get outside.  Sign up for either a virtual or an in-person meeting with our staff to help you plan your next outing.  Want to know what park to visit?  Need to know what to do to get started camping?  Don’t know what equipment to choose or where to rent it? Our Outdoor Adventures staff can give you answers to all these questions and more.  No question is too small and no adventure is too big. To set up your free concierge session with one of our staff, CLICK HERE.


Outdoor Adventures Skills Videos

Featured Video: Fire Building

Our complete set of skills videos can be found on YouTube!

Outdoor Adventures Info

Contact Us

Join Our Team

If you’re looking for part-time, student employment and love the outdoors, check out our job openings on the employment page.

OA Trips & Programs

Fall 2021

OA Fall 2021 Calendar of Events (PDF)

For a complete list of OA trips and program schedules, descriptions, prices, and to register, visit recconnect.tamu.edu.

Camping Concierge

Want to do more in the great outdoors but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, just use our new, free Outdoor Concierge service! Our Outdoor Adventures experts will help you plan your trip, answer questions, provide recommendations for camping and hiking, and much more. No question is too small and no adventure is too big. Look for more information to come soon.

Registration & General Info.

Registration & Payment

Participants may register by online at RecConnect, by phone, mail, fax or by stopping by either of our Outdoor Adventures locations. The Resource desk located adjacent to the Indoor Climbing Facility is available to members. The Outdoor Adventures Rental Center is located near the south entrance to the Student Recreation Center and is open to the public. Hours for the OA Resource Desk and Rental Center can be found here. Activities have enrollment limits and fill up quickly.

Payment*

Outdoor Adventures accepts cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Two price rates are offered: currently-enrolled students and Rec Sports members pay a reduced rate, while non-members and the general public pay the regular rate. Students have multiple options to pay for their trips and large fees. The registration fee can be applied to the student’s fee account, which will then be paid to Student Business Services or can be paid using cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

*Extended Trips’ registration fees can be applied to the student’s fee account, which will then be paid to Student Business Services or we also accept most major credit cards, checks (with driver’s license, state issued identification card, or passport) and cash.

Required Paperwork

Registration will not be accepted unless the following items are completed and turned in at the time of registration: