Trips and Clinics - Student Recreation - UW Oshkosh
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Outdoor Adventure Center Fall Semester Hours:

*The OAC will open for the fall on Monday, September 2.

~ Monday-Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
~ Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Visit us during our open hours to sign up for trips, rent equipment or get your bike fixed! You can always drop us a line as well at oac@uwosh.edu or 920-424-4453

SRWC Summer Hours:
August 12-August 30:
Mon-Fri: 6am-8pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Rec Plex Summer Hours:
May 20-August 30:
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED
Friday, August 16th 8am-5pm

Albee Pool:
Pool CLOSED: June 10th-September 4th

Trips and Clinics


Titan Camps

This program provides new students a head start on making friends, building relationships with staff and professors and connecting with campus and the Oshkosh community as you begin your college career.

Three options available Wednesday through Saturday

  • Aug. 7–10
  • Aug. 14– 17
  • Aug. 21–24

The Outdoor Adventure program includes four days of camping, climbing, ropes course, campfires, mindfulness, college prep and other fun activities.

Cost:  $125 covers all meals, lodging, activity fees and transportation during the program.

A $25 deposit is collected upon registration. The remaining balance is due prior to the program dates.

Register Here

 

 

Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Join us paddling on the Fox River! We kayak and/or paddleboard each Thursday evening in the fall until its too cold. These evening clinics are FREE – but space is limited so please register to make sure we have a spot for you. You can reserve a spot by emailing oac@uwosh.edu . Our planned clinics are:

  • Thursday, Sept 12: 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday, Sept 19: 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday, Sept 26: 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday, Oct 3: 4:30-6:30

 

 

 

Climbing Trips

Whether you are new to climbing or visit the wall all the time, these trips are awesome! Our certified staff lead several climbing trips each year – check out our current offerings below. In addition, our Climbing Community heads out frequently on impromptu excursions. If you want to stay in the know on all things climbing, join our community! 

To join our climbing community or to register for any of the trips below, simply send us an email at oac@uwosh.edu , or stop by the OAC anytime!

  • Saturday, Sept 14: Hill Billy Hollow
    • Top Rope and Sport Climbing – day trip
    • $10 includes equipment and transportation
  • TBD, September/October: High Cliff State Park
    • Bouldering – 1/2 day trip
    • $10 includes equipment and transportation
  • Friday, Oct 11 – Sunday, Oct 13: The North Shore (near Duluth, MN)
    • Top Rope – 2 days of climbing 
    • $30 includes everything: gear, transportation, camping and food
  • Saturday, Oct 19: Devil’s Lake State Park
    • Top Rope – Full day of climbing
    • $10 includes equipment and transportation and some snacks
  • Saturday, Dec 7: Adventure Rock MKE
    • Indoor Gym in Milwaukee
    • $5 for gas. Bring money for day pass (currently $16) and cash for food… we’re hitting up Bel Air Cantina at the end of the day!

 

 

 

Biking Community

UW Oshkosh has an avid biking community that is growing each year. Whether hitting the local trails and mountain biking at Nordic Mtn. or Aurora Alley, or touring Oshkosh and riding to the lake, we try to get out every week. If you like biking, consider joining our biking community to stay informed on all of our trips.

You can join our biking community by emailing us at oac@uwosh.edu

Don’t have a bike?? No worries – we have you covered! From Mt. Bikes to urban commuters we can get you on a bike that will work great for you. Right now, we are planning on riding every Tuesday – our currently planned rides are:

  • Tuesday, Sept 24: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 1: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 8: 4-7pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 15: 4-7pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 22: 4-7pm

 

 

 

Backpacking and Day Hike Trips

Love getting away and heading out into the backcountry? The OAC offers backpacking and hiking trips. Check out our current trips below. There is a growing community on campus of hikers and trail runners… if you like getting outside, this may be a group for you.

To join our trail community or to register for any of the trips below, simply send us an email at oac@uwosh.edu , or stop by the OAC anytime!

  • Friday, Sept 20 – Sunday, Sept 22: Backpacking the Ice Age Trail
    • $30 includes all equipment rentals, transportation and food for on the trail
    • Pre-trip meetings are offered to help get the group organized. Trip Leaders will be in touch after you register.
  • Friday, Sept 27 – Sunday, Sept 29:  Backpacking the Ice Age Trail
    • $30 includes all equipment rentals, transportation and food for on the trail
    • Pre-trip meetings are offered to help get the group organized. Trip Leaders will be in touch after you register.

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS)

The Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS) is back again! To register for individual competitions, visit the WICS site: http://uwl-web.com/climbwi/

The WICS Schedule for 2019-2020 is:

**Coming Soon!**

 

Climbing Wall Clinics
Climbing 101 – Climbing Basics class – 30 min.

This is our orientation class designed for beginning climbers with no experience, looking to get into the sport of climbing. Our instructors will focus on equipment use and care, climbing commands, spotting, efficient movement and a general introduction to the climbing wall rules. On slower nights our staff may be available to offer the class on a drop-in basis; however there will also be signup for scheduled class times. You can sign up in advance; classes are free and are available on a first come first served basis. Email us at oac@uwosh.edu to sign up, or just show up!

Current Scheduled Classes: TBD

Belay Skills Class and Certification – 1 hr

Once you’ve been climbing, you’ll want to learn how to belay so you can expand your climbing options and climb with friends. This class covers all the knots and techniques you’ll need to know in order to belay on your own. On slower nights our staff may be available to offer the class on a drop-in basis; however there will also be signups for scheduled class times. You can sign up in advance; classes are free and are available on a first come first served basis. Email us at oac@uwosh.edu to sign up!

Current Schedule Classes: TBD

Assisted Lockers Belay Device Clinic – 45 min.

This clinic covers various types of belay devices and includes the grigri and other assisted locking devices. If you want to begin climbing outdoors, start setting routes or are just looking for something fun to explore, this is a great clinic. For this class, you will need to register. Simply email us at oac@uwosh.edu or stop by the wall to let us know!

*this is a pre-requisite to our route setting clinic

Current Scheduled Classes: TBD

 

 

Trip Policies

Fees

Trip fees indicated are for students and their guests, and cover the cost of transportation and most gear. Trip attendees, however, must provide their own personal gear, e.g. clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, etc. 

Single day trips:

Single day trip attendees are expected to provide their own food, snacks and drinks. The OAC and its staff do not provide food or snacks on single day trips.

Multi-day trips:

The cost of food and snacks are included in the trip fee for multi-day trips. Menu planning and special accommodations and needs are all discussed at the pre-trip meeting.

Payment

Payment and sign up for outdoor trips is managed at the front desk of the Outdoor Adventure Center. Both the “waiver” and “medical form” are required at the time of payment for the registration process to be considered completed. Student Recreation accepts Titan Dollars, checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa).

Cancellation

The Outdoor Adventure Center reserves the right to cancel a trip in the event of inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or if the minimum number of sign-ups were not met. Registrants will be contacted via e-mail to inform them of the cancellation of a trip. A full refund will be issued to registrants if the OAC cancels a trip.

Refunds

Refunds will only be issued in the event that OAC cancels a trip.

Pre-trip meetings & Departure

Select programs, activities or trips require attendance at a pre-trip meeting. Information discussed and education provided at the pre-trip meetings are related to safety and risk management, elements essential to the enjoyment of the particular activity or trip. Meetings are held in the OAC, and registrants will be informed of the meeting date and time via e-mail. Failure to attend a pre-trip meeting may disqualify a registrant from participation in the activity or trip.

Outdoor Adventures staff and trip attendees all meet at, and depart promptly from the Outdoor Adventure Center.