Walkabout

Making Baylor students uncomfortable since 1976


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To view pictures and video from past Walkabout trips, click on the Browse button above.


What is Walkabout?

Walkabout is an outdoor program that inspires Baylor students to be adventurous. Backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking are vehicles to explore the natural world and foreign cultures in a unique way. Outdoor adventure is Walkabout's tool for creating a personal search for grace, composure, fellowship, awareness, and reflection. The aborigines of Australia customarily honor the tradition of adolescents going off into the wilderness to search for added meaning in their lives and for assistance in the struggle through the transitional stage of growing into adulthood. This wandering is called WALKABOUT. Baylor's outdoor program shares this name because we utilize the wilderness to create non-competitive opportunities for students to challenge themselves and share adventures with their teachers and each other.


Fall 2022

August

19        twilight hike - Lula Lake


27        Myster-E swim    

28       kayaking - Ocoee

28       faculty paddle boarding 

September

2         faculty sea-kayaking (4:00 - 6:00)

3-4     Piney River backpack    


9       caving trip - Cedar Ridge

10      mountain biking - Ocoee


18       kayaking - Hiwassee 


21-23  Freshman Trip

25        faculty paddle boarding

October

2           sea kayaking - TN river


6-10     Fall Break

             surfing - Folly Beach

6-8      Bald river backpack


15-16    All Girls backpack   


29        mountain biking

30        faculty hike

November

5           kayaking- Tellico

5-6       bikepacking


12-13     Paradise backpack


19-26    Thanksgiving Break

              kayaking - Panama

December

        moonlight hike

3          day hike - Cumberland Plateau

     





Walkabout Student Instructors

While our instructors acquire significant technical skills during their time with Walkabout, student leaders are selected based on their ability and desire to inspire and instruct their classmates.  They develop guiding skills and experience that lead to a life of adventure far outside the gates of Baylor.

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Walkabout Student Instructors 2021-2022


Lucy Good

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Penelope Kwun

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Nora Redding

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Georgia Johnson

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