Outdoor Trips

We offer a variety of trips to the SRSU campus community that enables them to get outdoors and explore the greater Big Bend area and beyond! From camping, to hiking, paddling, and more, we strive to introduce our students to the joys that the great outdoors can bring!

Outdoor Trip Schedule 2023

Gear Rental

Beginning in the fall of 2022, SRSU Outdoors in conjunction with the Kinesiology Department will be offering a gear rental program for those who want to camp and get outside in the greater Big Bend area or beyond! Initially the program will be for SRSU students, faculty, and staff, with plans to expand to the larger community in the near future.

See the links below for our available rental gear, our rental policy, and a reservation request form. Reservation request forms can be submitted 3 months- 48 hours prior to your desired rental date. 48 hour minimum notice required.

  • Gear Rental Policy
  • Gear Rental Reservation Form
  • Rental Gear Available

Gear Rental Pick Up Hours

  • Thursday – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Gear Rental Return Hours

  • Monday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

If your trip dates fall outside this range and you need to pick up or return gear outside of these hours, please indicate that on our facility reservation form. We will then be in touch to set up a time that works for you. If you have questions that are not answered in the information above, please email us,

Not sure what you need? Email us and we can give you some guidance for your next adventure!

Guiding, Team Building, and Other Programs

We offer expertise in the field of experiential education, including team building and leadership development. If you are interested in team building or leadership development programming for your team, whether SRSU affiliated or a community organization, email us at to hear more about what programs we can offer your group!

We also offer a variety of training opportunities in conjunction with the Kinesiology Dept. to help students and faculty/staff learn more about the skills and tools needed to be safe and have fun in the outdoors.

If you are interested in outdoor guiding services for your group in the Big Bend area, please email us,, and let us know what you are looking for! We offer guide services and equipment rental for groups looking to explore the greater Big Bend area.

We offer American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/FA classes on a regular basis. If you are in need of training in the Alpine, TX area, email us,

We hope to be offering a WFR class in 2023 on the SRSU campus.

Kara Poole

Director Recreational Programs
432 837-8792