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Outdoor Adventures

Do you want to escape bustling city life by exploring beautiful locations and experiencing outdoor activities? Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure program provides trips and workshops that are both educational and fun.

Adventures and Workshops

Labor Day Skyscraper Paddle; Monday, September 4

Date/Time: Monday, September 4, 9 am - 2 pm
The trip starts at The Ray; boat launch 10 am.
Cost: $30 (Travel to launch on CTA; bring your UPass)
Registration deadline: Thursday, August 31
Register at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app!

Join Outdoor Adventures on a paddling trip along Chicago River. You'll starts in a natural section of river, then pass through stretches of working river where we may encounter barges, through the booming new residential areas of River North with interesting modern architecture, and through the downtown's "skyscraper canyon." This event is in conjunction with Welcome Week.

Friday Rock Climbing Clinics - Every Friday!

Dates: Fridays September 15-November 10
Cost: $16
Registration deadline: Each Wednesday before the climb. Register at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app! For details on how to get a user name and password and download the app, go to the Registration page.

Climb with us every Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm indoors at Lakeview Athletic Club (Belmont and Broadway). After your first climb, you'll have the opportunity to join the Cliffhangers Rock Climbing Club.


Adventure trips are designed for DePaul University students, with a limited number of spaces open to faculty and staff. Register through our online registration system​.