Outdoor Explorations Spring Trips


Spring Break: Sailing in the Bahamas

Trip Dates: Friday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cost: $1,800 (includes roundtrip airfare, boat charter with Kiskeedee Sailing Charters, all meals aboard ship, snorkel equipment, insurance, and leadership).

Spaces Available: 14

Registration Opens: Monday, October 23

Pre-Trip Meetings: TBA in the Spring Semester

Spring Break can look a lot of different ways – but this is honestly the best way you’ll ever spend a week with friends. Join the University Scholars Program for 6 days of sun, sailing, and smiles in the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas.  Students will form two crews aboard ships and will have opportunities to work as a tight-knit team. By day we will chart a course a course for adventure; exploring the crystal blue waters by snorkel and paddle board, exploring deserted islands, and preparing fresh meals. By night we’ll tell stories of the day’s adventures, read poetry, and sleep under the stars on the deck of the ships.

This is truly an amazing opportunity to unwind, explore, and experience the Bahamas up close and personal. If you need evidence, check out photos from our last visit.

Upcoming information sessions 

  1. Friday, October 13 at 3:00 PM in the Sullivan Hall Classroom.
  2. Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 PM in the Sullivan Hall Classroom.

*Please note a valid passport is a requirement for this trip.



University Scholars HESO 255 Course

Trip Dates: Spring Holiday Weekend, March 29 – April 1.

Course Meeting Dates: Spring Semester 2018. Mondays from 1:45 – 3:45 PM.

Cost: TBD

Spaces Available: 12

Registration Opens: During Spring course registration.

For the first time ever a section of HESO 255, Basic Canoeing, will be reserved specifically for a group of University Scholars. This course features instruction and experience in flatwater canoe skills; emphasizing paddling techniques, safety, flat and moving water travel techniques and proper equipment selection. You’ll also have the opportunity to plan and participate in one required weekend field trip over the Spring Holiday weekend. Additional charge assessed forthe field trip. Get some skills, meet some AWESOME folks, and take a rad trip. What else can you ask for?


For more information about these trips, contact Chester Brewer, ckbrewe2@ncsu.edu.