SIRA

Outdoor Adventure

Southwestern Outdoor Adventure provides opportunities to explore nature and develop outdoor skills in a fun and safe environment. You will have the chance to hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, cave, mountain bike, kayak and paddle board throughout Texas and beyond! The SU Outdoor Adventure Program offers day trips as well as multi-day adventures for the Fall and Spring semesters. Our programs are for both the enthusiastic beginner and the veteran outdoors person.

Once you become proficient and want to go explore on your own we offer outdoor gear checkout for all SU students, faculty and staff.

Join us on an adventure the next time you feel like getting outside and having some fun!

Email suoa@southwestern.edu or call 512.863.1506 for more information. 


Join us for an Adventure
Trips and Classes
Take a Trip on Your Own or with Friends
Outdoor Gear Checkout


Some of the Places We Go!

  • Watch: Students Summit Mount Kilimanjaro

    SU Students Scale Africa’s Tallest Peak

  • Watch: Cliff Rappelling and Kayaking on Lake Georgetown

    Southwestern seniors enjoy one last outdoor adventure on Lake Georgetown.

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  • Video: Kayaking with the Outdoor Adventure Program

    Check out this video and photo gallery from the Outdoor Adventure Program’s recent trip to the San Marcos River.

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  • Outdoor Adventure Program Takes Students to Whirlpool Cave

    Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure Branndon Bargo took a group of students on a caving adventure.

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  • Photo Gallery: Rock Climbing at Crux Climbing Center

    Students spent the weekend with SIRA’s Outdoor Adventure program camping and rock climbing.

  • Photo Gallery: Fall Break at Captain’s Camp

    A group of students spent their Fall Break at Captain’s Camp.