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Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience

Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience, CORE


2018 Excursion:

Hiking the Appalachian Trail & Rafting the Nantahala River, N.C.

Date: July 9-13, 2018

Cost: $200.00

Have you ever wanted to spend a few nights on the Appalachian Trail, topped off with a whitewater raft trip down the Nantahala River in North Carolina? The first year C.O.R.E. trips can provide you with these experiences! These trips are not just about hiking and rafting they are about creating life-long friendships and preparing you for the first year of your college experience.


Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience, CORE


More Details:

Hike by day, and camp around the fire by night, where a trained leader will introduce you to the many ways to navigate the peaks and valleys of your freshman year. This trip offers you the opportunity to go backpacking, hiking, whitewater rafting and more, but openings are extremely limited!

Transportation, t-shirt, food and equipment will be provided. Eastern Kentucky University student staff members trained in outdoor leadership and wilderness medicine techniques will lead the trips and help your student begin the transition into the college environment. This is our sixth year offering this amazing opportunity. Come join us for a memorable trip that will get you started on a successful collegiate experience!

To register or learn more, contact Tommy Willis at 859-622-6752 or email

Register online at:

*Click Register Guest and follow the prompts.  You will be sent a username and password (it may appear in you Junk mail)

Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience, CORE

Important Documents

Trip Itinerary

Necessary Waivers

AP Trips Waiver

Challenge Course Participation

AP Health Form

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