Elements is West Georgia Outdoors' ultimate first-year experience. This new student outdoor program is designed to combine an introduction to the college experience with outdoor recreation, adventure and friendship. After moving in early, students will embark on a five-day adventure before the start of the fall semester to some of the Southeast's most scenic outdoor destinations. 

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Trip Activities and Options

Elements consists of multiple 12-person family-like groups including trip leaders and professional staff mentors who will embark on one of two exciting adventures designed to engage and excite. While every Elements participant gets a heavy dose of backpacking, backcountry camping and general adventure. Each student will also be able to select their preferences and choose between distinctly themed trips

Benefits of Program

  • Multiple days of outdoor adventures (5 days/4 nights)
  • Move into residence halls earlier than other first-year students
  • Establish friendships before first day of classes
  • Create lasting memories and experiences
  • Travel to some of the Southeast's wild and scenic outdoor destinations, trails and rivers
  • Experience a taste of what University Recreation and UWG offers

Elements 2020 Program Information

  • Application: June 2020
  • Early move-in: August 3
  • Dates of trip: August 4 - August 8
  • Price: TBD
  • Skill Level: Beginner (no prior experience required)
  • Ability to swim is required for participation on water-based trip options

Elements 2020 Application opens June 1, 2020

 For more information, contact Travis Roy at troy@westga.edu or 678-839-3084.