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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 (March 31-May 19)
Cost: $15
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.

Camping and Yoga Retreat May 12-14

​The Outdoor Adventure Program wants to take you away for a weekend that will fuse the beauty of nature with the freeing meditation of a yoga retreat. The Knobstone Hiking Trail will be the site for the weekend of camping and exploring sections of the 58-mile trail while taking part in progressive Power Vinyasa yoga sessions that will put you in touch with the beautiful surroundings.
Dates: Friday, May 12 (early morning departure) – Sunday, May 14 (evening return)
Location: Knobstone Trail; located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana
Price: $175; includes transportation, all meals, camping equipment, 5-6 hours of yoga sessions, permits and camping fees
This trip is open to DePaul students only.

Arches National Park; Saturday, March 18-Sunday, March 26

​We are headed to southern Utah for a volunteer spring break trip at the Arches National Park! This trip is full!
  • Registration opens: Friday, November 11 at 2 pm; in-person only at The Ray. It is anticipated the trip will fill quickly!
  • Cost: $625; $225 due at time of registration and $400 balance due by Friday, January 20.  Includes transportation, camping supplies, 19 meals, work tools and national park access. Trip is open to DePaul students only.
  • Trip Details: Four days of the trip will be dedicated to repairing trails near Moab that offer scenic views of the canyon walls; two days will be free to explore the Arches National Park. Camping will be in a primitive site next to the Colorado River. Participants will travel by van to Utah leaving Friday, March 17 at 6 am and arriving back to campus on Sunday, March 26 at 7 pm.
  • Arches National Park: Located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, Arches National Park encompasses 76,000 acres of spectacular canyonlands highlighted by an extraordinary collection of spires, fins and arches.  The myriad colors and textures of the landscape make this park a special place to spend a week.


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​.