Welcome to Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech (ORGT)!
We are very glad that you are interested in following Outdoor Recreation on Orgsync, whether to go on a trip, connect with others, or become a leader! Before you do any of this, though, there are a few things that you should know:
So, now to the big question: How does one get involved with ORGT?
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ORGT is community of students, staff, and alumni committed to creating meaningful outdoor adventures for GT students. We are not an outdoor club. We are a team of 240 volunteers & staff who provide the campus with enriching adventure experiences including 120 day and overnight trips, 19 multi-day expeditions each year, and a host of training experiences like kayak roll school, the CRC climbing wall, and Wilderness First Aid classes. We strive to deliver these at the highest levels of the outdoor industry.
ORGT is a serious community dedicated to pushing boundaries purposefully, managing risks responsibly, and providing quality outdoor recreation and meaningful experiences to Georgia Tech.
Even though we are serious about risk management, the quality of our experiences, and developing outstanding staff, we laugh often and have lots of fun.
Join us. Here are three options:
Learn the Basics … Take a Class!
You don’t need prior experience to take an ORGT instructional class. Learn to kayak, go caving, or take a hike! Classes range from $15-35 each and include transportation, gear, and instruction. See our website for schedule & pricing. Most courses include a 3-hour weeknight pre-trip class followed by a full-day trip on the following weekend. We offer beginner and intermediate classes.
Sharpen Your Skills … Join a Sport Group!
All ORGT sport groups encourage newcomers. Come to a weekly meeting to learn more and meet members of the ORGT community. It’s a great way to connect with GT students with similar interests and to start planning your own adventures. Groups meet downstairs in the CRC. Over 150 ORGT community members meet each week. Newcomers are always welcome!
Sea Kayaking Roll School: Mondays at 7:30 pm
Sea Kayaking: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Rock Climbing: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Cascading: Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Caving: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Whitewater Kayaking: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Whitewater Kayaking Roll School: Thursdays 7:30 pm
Mountain Biking: Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Backpacking: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Become an Expert … Become an ORGT Volunteer Staff Member!
Once you have participated in the instructional classes, you can pursue becoming an ORGT Instructor-in-training. Talk to the trip leader for more information.
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