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 2021

August

21         twilight hike - Lula Lake

22        faculty paddle boarding

28        paddle boarding

29        faculty paddle boarding

September

4-6      student instructor trip

5-6      backpack and swimming - Jack's River

12        mountain biking

18         kayaking - Ocoee River

22-24  Freshman Trip

26        hiking and swimming 

October

3          kayaking - Ocoee River

7-11      Fall Break

            surfing - Folly Beach SC  

8-10    backpacking and paddling - Cherokee Forest

16        rock climbing

17       mountain biking

23-24 all girls backpacking 

30       kayaking   

November

7         mountain biking

13-14  backpacking- Cumberland Trail

14        rock climbing

December

        moonlight hike

5          hike - Cumberland Trail

11         rock climbing





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


Emily Dotson

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Penelope Kwun

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Nora Redding

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Reade Smith

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