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C.O.R.E offers group caving, backpacking

VSU’s Center for Outdoor Recreational Experience, or “CORE” program, has become creative with a wide variety of interesting projects that give students adventurous activities like lead climbing class, canoe battleship, cosmic climbing, Providence Canyon backpacking, caving and overnight camping.

Core is known for instructing groups about the outdoors, leadership skills and exciting ventures.

There is a rental center for students to rent equipment such as canoes, kayaks, camping gear, snorkel wear and more.

The rock climbing wall located in the Student Recreation Center welcomes beginners and experienced climbers.

The next lead climbing class will be held Feb. 28, so don’t be afraid to stop by the climbing wall for more information.

The climbing instructors will be glad to offer you assistance on rock climbing. There are also routes for beginners and experts to meet the comfort of the climber as well as available group sessions.

Many VSU students enjoy the recreational experiences that CORE offers.

“Cosmic climbing turned out to be a great experience and a lot of fun,” VSU student, Amber Robinson said. “The lighting against the rock wall gave extra effects that created a fascinating impression.”

Also offered, Providence Canyon backpacking is a class solely for women, and gives a camping experience like no other. Tent camping in the Canyon is a great way for groups to bond.

An upcoming overnight excursion to Florida Camping & Cave Tour is scheduled Saturday to Sunday at the Florida Caverns State Park. Don’t be afraid to join the refreshing, revitalizing camping experience.

For a small fee, trip costs include transportation from VSU’s campus, camping fees and equipment that may be needed.

CORE is located on the ground floor of Sustella Parking Deck.

For general information or about pricing contact Galen Martin at 229-245-2360 or gmartin@valdosta.edu.

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