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.

Intermediate Surfing: Women's Option

October 4

Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of Introduction to Surfing with a progression of skills from paddling out to the line-up to negotiating the waves. Surf gear is provided, or you're welcome to bring your own. Transportation will be by carpool. This option is for women taught by women!

Prerequisite: 
Introduction to Surfing or instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$59 HSU Students • $69 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 2 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 1

Knots Seminar

October 8

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: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

Introduction to Rock Climbing: Outdoor

October 18

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. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 16 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 15

Women's Introduction to Rock Climbing: Outdoor

October 26

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. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • November 13 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • Nov 12

Women's Introduction to Rock Climbing: Outdoor Option

October 26

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. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • November 13 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • Nov 12

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Outdoor

November 1

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • October 29 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 29

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Indoor

November 2

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students, $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 29

Map and Compass Navigation

November 6 & 8

Join us as we learn the essential skill set of map and compass based navigation. This course will benefit both the novice navigator as well as those looking to build confidence in their skills. The course includes a combination of classroom presentations and outdoor practical experience that will help you to better plan hikes and backcountry trips. Topics covered include how to interpret topographical maps, the features of a compass, how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass, how to take bearings and triangulate your position using a compass, and how to use a map & compass to navigate to new locations.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, map & compass packet, and all necessary course materials.
Day and Time: 
Thursday • 6:00 - 8:00pm & Saturday • 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby

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