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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 Spring 2019


February

3                   rock climbing 

9                   bouldering


14-18     Winter Break (noon)

                      surfing - Folly Beach SC

                      backpacking - Snow Falls (14 - 15)

                      skiing - Utah

22-23            overnight bouldering 

24                 canoeing/fishing Elk River 

March

2-3                kayaking Chattooga 

10                  rock climbing 


16-17            All Girls Backpacking


21-31      Spring Break

                   

                   surfing in Panama 

                      canoeing Buffalo River Arkansas

                      backpacking - backpacking southeast tour

April

6                    kayaking - Ocoee River

7                    paddle boarding

13                  pre-prom paddle boarding 


19-22     Easter Break

                      West Virginia climbing/paddling (18-22)

                      backpacking - Appalachian Trail (20-21)

27-28            All Girls Paddle Boarding

28                  kayaking - Ocoee River 


May

5                    kayaking - Ocoee River 

11-12             backpacking - North Georgia


23-30     Senior Trip


Walkabout Fall 2018


August

31 - 7     Joe Key Award - Maine sea kayaking

19          paddle boarding

25-26    Walkabout Student Instructor - kayaking 


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 - Tellico River 

10           rock climbing

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 in the cold

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.

Walkabout Student Instructors 2018-2019


Max Berube

Dillan Desai

Anika Iqbal

Lucia Jackson

Eric Shibata

Zach Taylor