• August 21, 2018–August 28, 2018

The "Red" is the most famous rock climbing area in the Eastern United States. On this course students will learn how to climb slabs, cracks, face, and overhanging rock routes; explore the trails of the Red River Gorge Geological area; rock climb five continuous days at five different areas; and camp at Natural Bridges State Park. This course is tailored to beginners and experienced climbers alike. All students will gain instruction in belaying techniques, movement technique and rappelling. Students should also anticipate a memorable time of service in the Muir Valley.

  • Available spots: 12
  • Cost: $499

Experience level

  • Wilderness experience

    Lowest level of wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Least amount of water activity planned
  • Fitness intensity

    Level three our of five for fitness intensity

What students are saying about this trip:

“An amazing opportunity to meet incoming freshman as well as enjoy God's amazing creation.”

“I have made new friends that I now consider my first Calvin family.”

“If this is what college looks like I cannot wait.”

“My personal highlights were my solo times, climbing many different routes, and pushing myself to do things that I never thought I could do.”


Kai Koopman


Day 1 – Trip Orientation and Teambuilding
Day 2 – Depart for the Red River Gorge; Set up Camp in Natural Bridge State Park
Day 3 – Climb North Gorge
Day 4 – Climb Middle Gorge
Day 5 – Multi-pitch Climb and Rappel
Day 6 – Muir Valley Climbing Day
Day 7 – Muir Valley Trail Building Service Project and Climb – Miguel’s Pizza and Ice Cream
Day 8 – Return to Calvin College by 7:00PM




Please register by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:00 PM.


  • Red River Gorge
  • Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky
  • 40387
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