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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. 

Register in person at The Ray during Membership Services hours or register online.*
*a unique Campus Recreation (not your Campus Connect) log-in is needed to register online: online instructions.

Adventures and Workshops

Ski and Snowboard Trip to Devils Head Wisconsin

Date/Time: Sunday, January 26, 5:45 am - 8:30 pm
Cost: $70 for lift ticket and transportation; $27 rental fee for snowboard or skis; $20 for lessons
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 21
Location: Devils Head Ski Resort; Merrimac, Wisconsin

Leave early, spend the day on the slopes, and get back to campus before bed! Open to beginners and experienced skiers/snowboarders (lessons will be available for an additional fee).

Friday Rock Climbing Clinics - Every Friday!

Dates: Fridays; beginning January 10
Cost: $15 first time climbers at Lakeview Athletic Club; $9 for Cliffhangers club members
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.

Spring Break Volunteer Vacation to Buffalo National River, Arkansas

​Sunday, March 22-Saturday, March 28
Details coming soon on the adventure to Buffalo National River.

Chicago Park District Stewardship Days; Sunday, Oct. 27 NEW!

Sunday, October 27; 8 am - 1 pm (registreation deadline Monday, October 21)
Join fellow volunteers from both DePaul and UIC to restore this habitat for migratory birds and butterflies. Stewardship tasks vary by season, but may include invasive species removal, native species planting, seed collection, litter pickup, and mulching. The project is that the McCormick Bird Sanctuary, south of McCormick Place on Lake Michigan.
Participants can meet at the Ray at 7:30 am or meet at the south entrance to the McCormick Bird Sanctuary (where the sanctuary trail meets the service road between Ft. Dearborn Drive and the Lakefront Trail).


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.