Skip to content
 Northwest Vista College Library 
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon to Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED
Vertical_Bar 
Click To Go to Library  

     Research Guides 

     Library Modules 

     Citing Sources 

 
Close

About Outdoor Pursuits (OP)

OP offers a collection of diverse, creative, outdoor experiential education adventures.  We will strive to get students outside, interact, disconnect, belong, release stress, and to explore the beautiful South Texas areas, from San Antonio’s small parks to the surrounding Hill Country. OP will provide outdoor and social experiences emphasizing environmental awareness, outdoor education, challenge, personal development, managed risk, a sense of community, and fun!

Every adventure is unique, but you can always expect that an OP trip will:

  • Provide an opportunity to develop new skills
  • Enhance appreciation of the wilderness
  • Teach how to adapt to new and challenging situations
  • Provide a change from "the everyday" routine
  • Create opportunities to build relationships

Some OP events will require you to leave a deposit in order to hold your spot.  Deposits will be returned to those who attend the event.  We can accept cash (please bring correct change) or check only.  

Please contact Kelly Blanco for information about this program.
 

Upcoming Activities

 

Spring Break Trip - TBA

This was Spring Break 2014....Spring Break 2015 will be to somewhere just as amazing!  Check back soon for details.

 

Do YOU want to do something for Spring Break?  Something a little on the wild side?  Something that brings you back to basics - no cell phones, iPads, traffic or lots of people?   Something that sort of tests you?

If you said yes to all of these then join NVC and Far Flung Outdoor Adventures for

3 days – 2 nights on the river of Big Bend National Park.  Float, paddle, swim, hike, explore, relax, and learn!

Cost    

$150 per person (can be broken into three payments)

Transportation, gear, and all meals are included! (must provide own sleeping bag and pad, can be rented).

Time of departure and return    

TBA

Skill level   

  Intermediate.  For more specifics about skill requirement, please click here.

Other Requirements  

  • You must be a currently enrolled NVC student in good standing
  • You must attend an Orientation to Camping that will be hosted at our local REI

To sign up and for more information, contact  

Kelly Blanco

kblanco@alamo.edu 

210-486-4010

Rock Climbing - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Climb with us at Milton Reimer's Ranch Park!

Classes are designed for those seeking high adventure! We’ll show you how to rock climb the summit with less risk and teach you skills that enable you to meet all future challenges with confidence. Rock Climbing tours build trust between individuals to become cohesive teams as they learn to belay each other and cheer each other on to high success.

No experience necessary! Rock-About’s system of guiding and coaching aids new and seasoned climbers toward complete success on the rock and future outdoor adventures.

Transportation and all equipment are provided.

Skill level
Beginner - Experienced


Time
Depart campus at 6am, arrive back around 7pm


Suggestions on what to bring:
Day pack, minimum 2 liters of water, sack lunch and snacks, sun protection, hiking boots or athletic shoes, camera, and dress in layers.

Cost  

FREE. A $20 deposit is required to hold you spot. The deposit will be returned to those that attend the trip.

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate. Sign-up will begin Oct 22nd. Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109. Office hours M-TH 8am-7pm, Fridays 8am-5pm, or Sat 9am-2pm.

 
Contact  

Kelly Blanco kblanco@alamo.edu 

486-4010

Zip Lining - Friday, Nov 7th

Wimberley Zip line Adventure  

Have you ever being zip lining? If not, come out and glide through the air with us as we look over Wimberley Valley, during our experience we will be soaring over canyons and creeks through a series of 10 Zip lines. As we hike to each zip line we will be taught about the eco-system and the important role it plays in our communities.

Recommendations  

Weight limits depend on body shape, we are limited to women at 200 lbs. and men at 250lbs maximum and a minimum of 70lbs.

Participants must be able to hike one half a mile through uneven and uphill terrain.

Participants must wear closed toed shoes and should wear long walking shorts, Capri or long pants. No extra baggy clothes, short-shorts, large jewelry or smoking allowed on tours. Long hair must be tied back.

Time  

We will depart campus at 7:00 am and return around 6:00 pm

What to bring  

Sunglasses, sunblock, camera and snacks

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate. Sign-up will begin Oct  1st. A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot. Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109. Office hours M-TH 8am-5pm, Fridays 8am-5pm, or Sat 9am-2pm.

 

Contact Info  

Ruben Sanchez

486-4090

rsanchez15@alamo.edu 

 

Windsurfing - Sept 27th

September 27, 2014: Windsurfing-Corpus Christi   

Windsurfing is a water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. You use your body as a conduit for the natural force of the wind which propels the board. Unlike most other forms of sailing, windsurfing is most personal interaction with the water. A windsurfer is flooded with sensations the moment they step onto the board; the sound of the wind whirling into the sail and the churn of water splashing by, the feeling of chop a few inches below your feet, the spray of wave-mist against your skin, and the invisible tug of the wind against you.  

Time  

We will depart campus at 7:00am and return around 8pm.  Transportation is provided. 

Skill level   

  Available for all skills levels, must be able to swim. 

What to bring  

Swim attire, towel, change of clothes, water shoes (optional), sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.  

To sign up  

THIS TRIP IS FULL! Feel free to put your name on the wait list though.  You must be a current NVC student to participate.  Sign-up will begin August 25th.  A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109.  Office hours M-F 8am-5pm. 

Contact  

Kelly Blanco  

486-4010 

   kblanco@alamo.edu 

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) - Oct 11th

Stand Up Paddling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Stand Up Paddle Surfing or ‘SUP’ is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Imagine an enlarged surf board that's big enough to stay completely out of the water. Now put a paddle in your hands, and you've got Stand up Paddling. When you stand up, its almost like walking on water.

Time  

We will depart campus at 9:30am and return around 2:30pm.  Transportation is on your own. 

Skill level  

Available for all skills levels, must be able to swim. 

What to bring  

Swim attire, towel, change of clothes, water shoes (optional), sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.  

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate.  Sign-up will begin Sept 15th.  A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in CCC 126.  Office hours M-TH 8am-7pm, F 8am-5pm, or Sat 9am-2pm. 

 Contact  

Kelly Blanco

486-4010

kblanco@alamo.edu 

Chartered Fishing - Oct 10th

Bay Fishing  

Whether you like to fish or never fished before, be prepared to have a great time catching some with Dolphin Docks. Dolphin Docks will take us out by boat to the bay, where they will teach us how to fish. They will provide all the equipment!  So, put some sun block on and relax on the boat and catch some fish. You get to keep what you catch!

Time  

We will depart at 7:00 AM and return by 7:00 PM

What to bring  

Sunglasses, camera, lunch and snack for the trip

Cost  

FREE

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate. Sign-up will begin Sept 10th. A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot. Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109. Office hours M-Th 8am-7pm, F 8am-5pm, or Sat 9am-1pm.

 

Contact Info  

Ruben Sanchez

486-4090

Rsanchez15@alamo.edu 

 

ATV 4X4 - Oct 24th

ATV 4X4  

Come out and Ride with us as we embark on a journey through Marble Falls, Hidden Adventure Park. The park approximately covers 3000 acres with miles and miles of trials ready for all types of riders, so whether you are a beginner or expert be prepared for a 4 wheel of time.

Time  

We will depart campus 7:00 am and return around 6:00 pm

Skill Level  

Available for all skills levels

What to bring  

Long pants, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt...we will get dirty!

Cost  

FREE

To sign up  

You must be a current NVC student to participate. Sign-up will begin Sept 24th. A $20 deposit is required to hold your spot. Please bring your deposit to the Student Life office in HH 109. Office hours M-Th 8am-7pm, F 8am-5pm, or Sat 9am-2pm.

Contact  

Ruben Sanchez

486-4090

Rsanchez15@alamo.edu 

 

Location

Student Life Center

Huisache Hall, room 109

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

Like Us On Facebook  

Contacts

Marie Morgan, Director of Student Life
(210) 486-4009
mmorgan66@alamo.edu 

Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010
kblanco@alamo.edu 

Kim Pinder, Admin. Svcs. Specialist
(210) 486-4004
kpinder@alamo.edu