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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 2018


August

31 - 7     Joe Key Award - Maine sea kayaking

19          paddle boarding

25-26    Walkabout Student Instructor - kayaking Chattooga River


September

1            kayaking - Ocoee River 

2-3         backpacking - Jack’s River

8            caving 

8-9        Middle School student/parent trip - Williams Island

15 -16        all girls paddle boarding 

16         kayaking - Ocoee River 

22         rock climbing 

26-28   Freshman Trip


October


4-8        Fall Break

                Folly Beach surfing 

                backpacking - Appalachian Trail (5-7)

13           Alumni Weekend - paddle boarding 

20           kayaking + rafting - Ocoee River 


November


3-4          kayaking + fly fishing - Tellico River 

3-4          backpacking - Cumberland Trail

10           paddle boarding 

10           Middle School rock climbing

10-11     All Girls Backpacking

17-25    Thanksgiving Break

                kayaking in Panama

                backpacking - Florida Panhandle


December


1-2          backpacking - Cumberland Trail

2             bouldering 

8             hiking - Walls of Jericho 

8             Middle School hiking - Edward's Point

20         Christmas Break begins



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.