Forget the gym, go backpacking!

Many students need a break from their studies as the semester comes to an end. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle is to take a weekend break to explore and experience new things in the area. Being located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountain National Park, WCU offers different recreational opportunities for students, including […]

Base Camp skydiving adventure

Author works for Base Camp.  “We have a problem,” said my instructor, Peanut, with no trace of panic in his voice. We had just opened up the parachute, and before he said this I was just screaming in excitement. Before I knew it, we were free falling …again. I was still clueless and continued  screaming […]

Outdoor gear sale takes over WCU lawn

Rafts, tents, sleeping bags and more filled Western Carolina’s University Center lawn as well as eager students and community members ready to participate in Base Camp Cullowhee’s annual outdoor gear sale. Students, community members, local business and Base Camp Cullowhee all set up tables and brought gear and apparel to sell for discounted prices Wednesday, […]

Base Camp Cullowhee is moving!

Base Camp Cullowhee is moving to the Campus Recreational Center during spring break 2015, March 9 through 13. This will make Base Camp more accessible to students who live at the bottom of campus.  Currently based in the Brown building, Base Camp Cullowhee is a center on Western Carolina’s campus that allows people to rent outdoor […]