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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

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.

Skyscraper Paddle; Sunday, September 24

Date/Time: Sunday, September 24, 9 am - 2 pm
The trip starts at The Ray; boat launch 10 am.
Cost: $35 (Travel to launch on CTA; bring your UPass)
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 21
Register at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app!

Join Outdoor Adventures on a paddling trip along the 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."

Indiana Dunes State Park; Sunday, October 1

Don't miss this chance to spend the day at the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore! Open to beginner and seasoned hikers.
Date/Time:
Sunday, October 1; 7 am - 6 pm
Cost: $18 (Metra paid separately; includes lunch)
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 28. 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.



Kettle Moraine Hiking/Camping Weekend October 13-15

​We are headed to Kettle Moraine North State Park in Wisconsin Friday, October 13-Sunday, October 15. We will camp for two nights at Greenbush Campground in the beautiful woods and close to two lakes. During the day we will hike, swim, and enjoy the weather!
Date/Time:  Friday, October 13 (11 am departure) and return Sunday, October 15 (late afernoon/early evening)
Cost:  $115; includes all meals while on the trip, transportation, camping reservations and camping supplies (does not include personal gear; clothing, etc.)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 4

Illinois State Beach Park Day Trip; Sunday, September 17

​Hike, walk, and sightsee at this beautiful beach park on Lake Michigan! Illinois Beach is the only beach ridge shoreline left in the state, with dunes, sprawling marshes, oak forests and a vast array of animal life and vegetation.
Date/Time: Sunday, September 17, 7 am - 6 pm; cancelled; consider signing up for the Indiana Dunes trip on Sunday, October 1
Cost: $18 (includes lunch. Bring money for the Metra.)
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 14. 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.

Registration

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​.