CTX Outdoor Recreation Program


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“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it…” – Psalm 24:1

What is CTX Outdoor Recreation all about?

When it comes to leadership and spiritual development, many say that there is simply no better classroom than the great outdoors! In our quest to develop Christian leaders, Concordia University Texas views outdoor recreation as an ideal opportunity for accomplishing our mission. In the years ahead, we hope to not only continue offering regular outdoor trips, including possible future recurring trips to Big Bend National Park and the Grand Canyon, but also to establish a center, or “base camp” of sorts, where students can come to learn about outdoor leadership and recreation, check out equipment for their own personal use, and engage God and each other in their outdoor experience. We also hope to increasingly integrate academics into these endeavors, making the most of the world-wide classroom that our Creator has given us.

Can I see pictures from previous trips? 

Sure! Check out our Facebook Gallery to see pictures from our inaugural trip to Big Bend National Park in January 2012.

What types of experiences and trips are currently available?




Backpack the Chisos Mountains, climb/rappel in the high desert, and paddle the Rio Grande. All in one week! CTX Alumni are welcome to participate as well! All transportation, meals, instruction and gear is included. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

January 4-10

$200 per person


All transportation, gear, and a meal included


Sign up by December 13


Full payment due on Friday, December 20


No refunds after Friday, December 27


Enjoy a family favorite hiking spot in ATX to see the beautiful scenic views of Twin Falls as well as other pools and mountain views.  NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

February 22

$5 per person



Transportation provided


Explore some of Texas’ most beautiful caves in our own city! No experience needed; however, trip will include crawling and tight spaces.

March 29

$10 per person

 Sign up by March 26

Transportation provided


How can I sign up?

Email studentlife@concordia.edu

What if I have outdoor experience and want to help?

We'd love to have you! Email studentlife@concordia.edu 

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