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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

National Parks: An Intro to America's Wilderness; Wednesday, October 25; FREE!

The FREE workshop offers a crash course introduction to the National Parks covering history, notable parks, planning a visit, and the importance of American wilderness. Join us for this educational workshop and learn more about our National Parks sytem and how you can be a part of it.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25; 6-7 pm
Where: The Ray; room 312

Starved Rock Day Trip; Sunday, November 5

Escape the city for the breathtaking scenery of Starved Rock State Park, the #1 attraction in Illinois! You'll enjoy the gorgeous fall colors and hike an invigorating route through waterfalls and canyons.
Date/Time:
Sunday, November 5; 7 am - 6:30 pm
Cost: $35 (includes lunch and transportation)
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 31. 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.



Spring Break Trip-Cumberland Island Seashore, Georgia

Dates: Saturday, March 17-Sunday, March 25. 2018
Trip is open to DePaul students only
Cost: $595; $200 depoist is due at time of registraiton; balance due by January 12
Registration deadline: January 12
Register at The Ray Membership Services desk; online registration is not accepted

Join Outdoor Adventures on a Spring Break volunteer vacation to the coast of Georgia. Reachable only by ferry or kayak, Cumberland Island National Seashore is known as one of the best seaside regions in the United States.  With no more than 300 visitors allowed on the island per day, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the maritime forests, undeveloped white sand beaches, wide marshes, and its wildlife, including wild horses and loggerhead turtles.

The trip includes four days of service working on trails and campground maintenance and rehabilitation. We will take a ferry to and from the island, where we will camp for the week.  This trip will be strenuous. The expectation through the four service days will be that participants are active and contributing. Enthusiasm, ability to relax and have fun, and the desire to explore the outdoors are the major requirements!

The price includes transportation, all meals while camping, camping supplies, national park access, ferry rides, and work tools. Participants are responsible for their meals while travelling to and from Chicago.


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.

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​.