thomas cook
Thomas Cook '17
Outdoor Event Coordinator

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YHC Outdoor Adventures


It’s not an exaggeration to say that Young Harris College students can spend every weekend outdoors and never do the same thing twice. Fishing, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming—there are endless ways to find fun and fresh air. As part of the YHC Outdoor Adventures program, students are familiarizing themselves with their home in the north Georgia mountains.

adventure with us

Interested in joing an Outdoor Adventure trip? Here is what is coming up:

  • February 3 – Miller Trek Day Hike

  • February 10 – Chattanooga rock climbing

  • February 15 – Black History Month Lecture Series film presentation: “An American Assent”

  • March 4-9 – Spring Break backpacking/hiking trip

  • March 16-17 – Skydiving

  • March 23-24 – Women’s backpacking trip

  • April 9-13 – Earth Week 

Email Outdoor Event Coordinator Thomas Cook to find out more about each trip.

gear rental 

Planning your own adventure, but don’t own your own gear? Borrow ours! YHC Outdoor Adventures offers equipment rentals to all student. Email to reserve equipment.

YHC Outdoor Adventure offer all of your gear needs, including:

  • Hammock 
  • Backpack 
  • Two-person and four-person tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp 
  • Stove and cook sets 
  • Crash pads


While gear is in renter’s possession, it is their responsibility. It is the responsibility of the renter to pay repair or replacement costs incurred should the equipment be stolen, lost, or damaged. Fees will be charged for late, excessively dirty, and/or wet equipment. 

stay connected

Check out our Outdoor Adeventure Flickr album to view photos of past trips.