College Honored as a Place to Take a Lucky Outdoors Based Class

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Brent Treash
Summer break might be coming to a close, but that does not mean the fun in the sun has to stop. Emory & Henry College has been selected by College Magazine as the home of one of the “13 Lucky Classes to Take and Still Get a Tan.”

Summer break might be coming to a close, but that does not mean the fun in the sun has to stop. Emory & Henry College has been selected by College Magazine as the home of one of the “13 Lucky Classes to Take and Still Get a Tan.”

Emory & Henry regularly offers numerous outdoor adventure-based activity courses including rock climbing, hiking/backpacking and mountain biking. The College landed the number nine spot based on the disc golf course which winds through the woodlands and hill on the historic E&H campus.

“I’ve been playing disc golf for 20 years, and have played the E&H course every week for 10 years,” instructor and outdoor program director James Harrison said. “I still find the play challenging and fun. I knew when I designed and built the course in 2006 that if I made it too easy, I would get bored with it.”
 
If walking 18 holes just steps from the center of the main campus is not enough, you can always earn college credit for hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail. The Semester-A-Trail Program is a unique opportunity for students seeking a learning experience that goes well beyond the classroom. Students in the program earn at least 12 hours of college credit in a single semester while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, or experiencing an adventure of similar depth and scope. The program offers students a combination of academic learning and outdoor adventure in an intensive, goal-oriented journey that challenges them both physically and intellectually, immersing students in real-world competencies.

See the full list from College Magazine


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