Cody Schrank

Cody Schrank

Cody Schrank

Cody is the Director of Outdoor Adventure Programs at Baylor University in Waco TX. The program has many facets including a Rock Climbing Gym, Marina Boating Facility, and a Ropes Course. Baylor offers trips and clinics for University Students in Waco and across the country. Cody enjoys them all from backpacking, to mountain biking, to whitewater kayaking and beyond. When Cody first arrived at Baylor the backpacking trip participants were averaging 50 – 60lbs. per person for a 4 day trip. Yikes! Over the past couple of years, with a new backpacking philosophy some new equipment, including a fleet of Mariposa Ultralight Backpack, students are hovering around 30lbs for a 5 day trip. They really don’t know how it used to be with 50lb. packs, but we all know that everyone is happier with a lighter load.

Age: 37

Home: Waco, Texas

Outdoor Organization Involvement:  Director, Baylor University Outdoor Adventure |  Leave No Trace Master Educator | Wilderness First Responder | Challenge Course Trainer – Rope Works Inc. | American Mountain Guides Association, Climbing Wall Instructor Trainer | American Canoe Association, Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor

Favorite Training Grounds: Cameron Park, right here in Waco,  has miles of trails for Hiking and Mountain Biking.
Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg TX, Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas

Current Plans: Baylor takes students on Backpacking Trips at least three times a year, Spring Break, Summer Freshman Orientation Adventures and Fall Break Trips. For 2014, they will take trips to the Grand Canyon, Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon in AZ and UT, and the Lost Creek Wilderness where they introduce incoming students to backpacking, rock climbing and rafting. Personally, Cody and his wife plan on taking their son, Cru – age 16months, on his second backpacking trip this summer. Cru loves lightweight backpacking.