Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventure program offers a variety of recreational activities and instruction provided by a qualified group of experienced instructors. Our friendly staff can help you learn proper outdoor skills in a variety of  environments. Take that first memorable step to experience the fun, challenge, and excitement of Outdoor Adventures!

Center Activities Staff: All Outdoor Trip Leaders have strong backgrounds in the fields they teach. Each trip leader must have a minimum of First Aid and CPR certification. They also have skills, training and experience necessary for specific activities such as back-country medicine and rock climbing certifications.

Women's Climbing Night

TBD
Calling all women climbers! Whether you’re brand new to climbing or a seasoned pro, this event is for you. Climb in a supportive environment with the help of knowledgeable staff, meet other climbers in our community, and explore opportunities for a rockin’ adventure! No prior experience is necessary. 
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Women's Climbing Night

TBD
Calling all women climbers! Whether you’re brand new to climbing or a seasoned pro, this event is for you. Climb in a supportive environment with the help of knowledgeable staff, meet other climbers in our community, and explore opportunities for a rockin’ adventure! No prior experience is necessary. 
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Conditioning and Techniques for Climbing

TBD
From power to endurance, each class offers unique insights into the different aspects of climbing fitness. Learn how to overcome your physical limitations, leaving only the mental challenge of the climb at hand! Refer to our website for a breakdown From the basics of movement to advanced skills for pushing harder grades, these classes offer a wealth of knowledge that serve as a substantial foundation for those aspiring to become an accomplished climber, or a focused review for more advanced climbers. Refer to our website for a breakdown of daily class topics.
 
Program Fee: 
$20
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
TBD
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Introduction to Climbing: Indoor Option

Tuesdays & Sundays, Febraury 9 - April 19

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.

Program Fee: 
$10 HSU Students • $18 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 5:30 - 7:30 PM and Sundays • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall
Registration Deadline: 
The day before each class

Knots Seminar

February 9

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Monday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

Leave No Trace Seminar

February 11

When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
 

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

February 15

This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$44 HSU Students • $59 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • February 12 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • TBD
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • February 11

Introduction to Climbing: Outdoor Option

March 7

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.

Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • March 5 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • March 4

Knots Seminar

March 9

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Monday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

Leave No Trace Seminar

March 11

When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
 

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
Drop-in friendly. No prior registration needed.

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