Mercer Outdoors

Please note: Mercer Outdoor events are based from the Macon Campus. Atlanta students are welcome to attend. However, Atlanta students may need to arrange their own travel to Macon or to the trip location.

Outdoor Adventures is committed to providing excellent outdoor travel opportunities. Our goal is to challenge self-perceived limits, have fun, and build a strong appreciation for the natural environment. We believe that small group wilderness experiences have a unique impact on the lives of our trip participants.

Fall 2019 Outdoor Trips (Dates/Trips subject to change, pricing information TBD)

Aug 24: Amerson River Park Freshman Float (Free for incoming first year students)
Sep 21: Panola Mountain State Park Day Hike

Oct 10-13: Appalachian Three Night Backpacking Trip

Oct 27: Banning Mills Ziplining Excursion

Nov 16: Providence Canyon Overnight

Signups for all Outdoor Trips is available on

Equipment Rental -- Available to all faculty, staff, and students on a first come first serve basis!

Sleeping Bags, rated to 20*F

2 and 4 person tents (usable for backpacking or camping)

External Frame Backpacks- 5100 cubic inches and 5300 cubic inches

Internal Frame Backpacks- 55 liters and 60 liters

MSR Whisperlite Stoves

Outdoor Kitchen Sets (pots, pans, bowls, etc)

2 Person Kayaks and paddles

1 Person Kayaks and paddles

Tips for being safe and responsible while outdoors!

Leave No Trace 7 Principles: Reducing Impact while Outdoors

REI Ten Essentials: What you should always have with you while outdoors to have a safe trip

For all trips and information, please contact Todd Thomas at (478) 301-2370