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.

Rock Climbing Series

Spring Semester

The Rock Climbing Series package includes three classes: Introduction to Rock Climbing, Intro to Top Rope & Anchoring, and Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing.

Program Fee: 
Outdoor Program Fee: $135 HSU Students • $180 All Others / Indoor Program Fee: $70 HSU Students • $105 All Others
Notes: 
Indoor Courses may be substituted for a discounted fee.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

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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: 
$50 HSU Students • $65 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • January 29 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • February 1
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • January 27

Introduction to Rock Climbing (Level 1) Indoor

February 4 - May 4

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 - 7:30pm • Sundays • 12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Student Recreation Center
Registration Deadline: 
The day before each class

Climbing Performance

February 8

Learn how to refine climbing technique, mental approach, and training strategies to increase overall climbing performance. This skills clinic is aimed at helping climbers realize performance gains with maximum efficiency by working on each of these areas separately. Instruction will be provided via demonstration, discussion, and practice of core principles and techniques. This is the perfect course to help you supercharge your routine and break through that plateau no matter your ability or level.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • February 8 • 12:00 - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • February 4

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring (Level 2) Indoor

March 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: 
$35 HSU Students, $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Student Recreation Center
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • February 25

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing (Level 3) Indoor

March 8

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students, $50 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Student Recreation Center
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • March 4

Knots Seminar

March 12

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

Knots Seminar

April 2

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

Introduction to Rock Climbing (Level 1) Outdoor

April 12

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: 
$50 HSU Students, $65 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • April 9 • 6:00pm Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 8

Women's Introduction to Rock Climbing (Level 1)

April 13

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: 
$50 HSU Students, $65 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • April 9 • 6:00 pm Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 8

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