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 Spring 2019


February

2          mountain biking 

8          kayaking - Little River Canyon 

9          bouldering 


Winter Break

13-17 Utah Ski Trip

14-16  kayaking (India group)

14-16  backpacking - Cumberland Trail 


22        rock climbing 

23        caving 

March

7          mountain biking

7-8       kayaking - Chattooga River or Tellico River

7-8       backpacking - Cumberland Plateau 

7-8       middle school backpacking

14        bouldering 

21-22   all girls backpacking

28-29   mountain biking  


Spring Break

kayaking/trekking in India  (March 28 - April 12)

various excursions in the Southeast -  (April 3 - 11)

canoe/rafting -ChattoogaRive tour -  (April 3 - 6)


18         day hike 

18         paddle boarding 

19         kayaking - Ocoee River

May

2           mountain biking

8-9        backpacking/swimming - Cohutta Wilderness


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

21-22  all girls paddle boarding

25-27 Freshman Trip 


October

10-14  Fall Break

                 Folly Beach surfing

                 backpacking (10th - 13th)

19         mountain biking

20         kayaking - Ocoee River

27         rock climbing


November 

2            kayaking - Little River Canyon

9-10      rock climbing

9-10      backpacking - Cumberland Trail

9-10      all girls backpack

22-24    bikepacking on Thanksgiving Break


December 

7            day hike - Cumberland Trail

7            kayaking - Tellico River

8            bouldering

14          day hike - Signal Mountain



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