baylorwalkabout

Walkabout

Making Baylor students uncomfortable since 1976


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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.


Walkabout Fall 2019


August

6-13     Joe Key Award - Maine sea-kayaking

25        kayaking - Ocoee River

31-2     student instructor weekend


September 

1-2       backpacking/swimming         

6          bring a friend to Walkabout

7          paddle boarding

15        kayaking - Ocoee River

21        caving

             volunteer event

21-22  all girls paddle boarding

25-27 Freshman Trip 


October

5          Alumni Weekend - paddle boarding

10-14  Fall Break

                 Folly Beach surfing

                 backpacking (10th - 13th)

19         mountain biking

20         kayaking - Ocoee River

27         rock climbing


November 

3            kayaking - Tellico River

9-10      rock climbing

9-10      backpacking - Cumberland Trail

16-17   all girls backpack

23-1 Thanksgiving Break

             kayaking in Panama 


December 

7            day hike - Cumberland Trail

8            bouldering



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.


Walkabout Student Instructors 2019-2020

Max Berube

Anika Iqbal

Lucia Jackson

Emily Dotson

Ava Echard


Walkabout Student Instructors 2018-2019

Eric Shibata

Dillan Desai

Zach Taylor