SOAP

Hiwassee Rafting

SOAP stands for Southern Outdoor Adventure Programming and is an organization that provides the students and employees of Southern Adventist University with outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities. SOAP is much like an outdoor-adventure intramural program. We offer a wide variety of exciting learning adventures with the opportunity for you to meet new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in a safe environment. You can find a list of current SOAP trips below. For more information and to sign up for trips please email soap@southern.edu

2019 - 2020 SOAP Trips

Fall 2019 Trips
 
 
 
September 1
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.                                                
September 6
Bat Vespers: 7 PM - 10 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Canoe out on a lake to watch the bats fly out at dusk.                                                        
September 7
Outdoor Church: Hiwassee Rafting, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Enjoy the Sabbath outdoors while rafting the Hiwassee River.        

September 13 - 14
Island Camping: 4 PM - About 5 PM Saturday, Meet at the OEC, $25, food and gear provided. Enjoy a night under the stars after canoeing out to an island.
 
October 5
Outdoor Church: Rock Climbing, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Enjoy the Sabbath outdoors while rock climbing with friends.

October 6
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.

November 2
Outdoor Church: Hiking, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Bring friends or meet new ones while hiking.                                                      
November 3
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.                                                
November 15 - 16
Overnight Backpacking: 4PM, Meet at the OEC, $25, food and gear provided. Sleep outside and enjoy the fresh air on an overnight backpacking trip.                                    
December 1
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.

December 7
Outdoor Church: Caving, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Spend Sabbath exploring inside the Earth in one of the Southeast’s many caves.                                            
December 15
Caving Trip: 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Gear provided. Prepare to get dirty on this cave trip as we explore under the Earth's surface.
 
 
Winter 2020 Trips
 
 
 
January 18
Outdoor Church: Caving, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Spend Sabbath exploring inside the Earth in one of the Southeast’s many caves.

February 1
Outdoor Church: Hiking, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Bring friends or meet new ones while hiking.                                                      
February 2 
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.                                                
February 16
Caving Trip: 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Gear provided. Prepare to get dirty on this cave trip as we explore under the Earth's surface.

March 1
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.                                                
March 7 
Outdoor Church: Rock Climbing, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Enjoy the Sabbath outdoors while rock climbing with friends.

March 27 - 28
Island Camping: 4 PM - About 5 PM Saturday, Meet at the OEC, $25, food and gear provided. Enjoy a night under the stars after canoeing out to an island.                                     
April 4
Outdoor Church: Canoeing, 10 AM - 6 PM, Meet at Wright Hall steps. Enjoy the Sabbath outdoors while canoeing with friends.                          
April 5
Open Cave: 11 AM - 3 PM, Meet at the Student Park Cave, helmets and headlamps provided. Bring your friends and explore the student park cave.


To sign up for trips email soap@southern.edu and include your student ID number. You must be a current Southern Adventist University student taking at LEAST 6 hours of undergraduate credit.  YOU CAN ONLY SIGN YOURSELF UP; your friends must sign themselves up.  One trip sign-up per email. 

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