ORGT is community of students, staff, and alumni committed to creating meaningful outdoor adventures for GT students. We are not an outdoor club. We are a team of 200 volunteers & staff who provide the campus with enriching adventure experiences including 120 day and overnight trips, 19 multi-day expeditions each year, and a host of training experiences like kayak roll school, the CRC climbing wall, and Wilderness First Aid classes. We strive to deliver these at the highest levels of the outdoor industry.
ORGT is a serious community dedicated to pushing boundaries purposefully, managing risks responsibly, and providing quality outdoor recreation and meaningful experiences to Georgia Tech.
Even though we are serious about risk management, the quality of our experiences, and developing outstanding staff, we laugh often and have lots of fun.
Learn the Basics
Take a Class!
You don’t need prior experience to take an ORGT instructional class. Learn to kayak, go caving, or take a hike! Classes range from $15-35 each and include transportation, gear, and instruction. Most courses include a 3-hour weeknight pre-trip class followed by a full-day trip on the following weekend. Beginner and intermediate classes are available.
Sharpen Your Skills
Join a Sport Group!
All sport groups have weekly meetings and encourage newcomers. Joining an ORGT sport group is a great way to connect with Georgia Tech students with similar interests, and to start planning your own adventures. Groups meet downstairs in the CRC. Over 150 ORGT community members meet each week. Newcomers are always welcome!
Backpacking: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Cascading: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Caving: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Kayaking Roll School: Thursdays 7:30 p.m.
Rock Climbing: Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Sea Kayak: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Sea Kayak Roll School: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Mountain Biking: Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Whitewater Kayaking: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Become an Expert
Volunteer with ORGT!
Once you have participated in the instructional classes, you can pursue becoming an ORGT Instructor-in-training. Talk to the trip leader for more information. There are plenty of reasons to do so!
It takes more than one-hundred and fifty volunteers per semester to offer over 40 high quality adventure opportunities. The ORGT community is a close-knit group of committed students and alumni who have qualified to lead trips through a self-directed, peer-reviewed training process. Care to join us? Becoming an ORGT volunteer staff member provides access to challenging adventures, better coaching, and higher skill development. That’s not all, though. Many alumni recount how their ORGT experiences helped develop the practical leadership skills that contributed to their marketability and career success.
We are committed to high-caliber training for ORGT staff & volunteers and recognize that learning to lead groups in a wilderness context is great preparation for developing skills that support career success.