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Outdoor Adventure Center Fall Hours
Fall hours September 3rd – November 1st
~ Monday-Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
~ Friday-Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Fall hours November 2nd – December 7th
~ Monday – Friday: 12pm-5pm

SRWC & Rec Plex Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday: 6am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-10pm
November 20th: 6am-8pm
November 21: 6am-8pm
November 22-24: Closed

Albee Pool Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Monday-Thursday: 6:15pm – 9pm

Trips and Clinics


OAC Trips and Clinics – Fall 2018

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:

  • Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 25 @ 6:30pm
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

 

 

Women's Outdoor Adventure - Monthly Events

The OAC is proud to offer outdoor adventure trips in partnership with the Women’s Center on campus. Geared for women, led by women-identified staff, these trips are offered for all/any skill levels. We’ll run a new trip once each month.

Women Adventure Outdoors: Kayaking on the Fox
Friday, September 14, 4:45 – 6:30
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we head out kayaking on the Fox River. All equipment will be provided. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff. Email oac@uwosh.edu to sign up.

 

Women Adventure Outdoors: Mt. Biking at Aurora
Friday, October: TBD for date and time – coming soon!
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we head out biking on some single track her in town. No previous experience necessary!! This trail is great for beginners and experts alike. All equipment will be provided. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff. Email oac@uwosh.edu to sign up.

 

Women Adventure Outdoors: Indoor Climbing
Friday, November: TBD for date and time – coming soon!
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we climb at the SRWC Climbing Wall. All equipment will be provided, and no previous experience is needed. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff. Email oac@uwosh.edu to sign up.

 

Women Adventure Outdoors: Yoga and Hot Chocolate
December – TBD for date and time – coming soon!
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Love Yourself! Come join us for a hour of yoga and hot chocolate! Early enough to still head out for dinner with friends or get to the climbing wall! Email oac@uwosh.edu to register or just show up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OAC Weekly Clinics

Mt. Biking; Thursdays in October (Oct. 11, 18 – weather permitting) – $5

We’re headed to nearby trails for excellent fall mountain biking. The trips cost just $5 to help with gas – we have mt. bikes you can borrow at no cost. Space is limited! Typically we will meet in the OAC around 5pm and be back on campus by 8pm. Email us to sign up!

 

Basic Bicycle Maintenance; Tuesdays, Oct. 16 and 23, 3-4pm – FREE

These clinics will cover everything you need to keep your bike up and running. Prevent getting stranded, save money not paying to get your bike fixed…. space is limited so sign up soon.

  • Tues, Oct. 16 – Wheels, Tires, Pedals and Handlebars
  • Tues, Oct. 23 – Brakes and Derailleurs

 

 

Climbing at Devil's Lake State Park: Fri, Oct. 19 - Sat, Oct. 20

Climbing kicks butt! Devil’s Lake is the best in the Midwest. Join us camping Friday night or just head over Saturday morning. Either way we’ll get a whole day of climbing in.

  • $25 includes equipment rentals, transportation, camping and most food.
  • Register Here: (visit the OAC to pay to finalize/confirm your registration)
Bike-pack to High Cliff State Park: Fri, Oct. 26 - Sat, Oct. 27

We’re headed up north to the Wiouwash Trail for a 2-day bike packing trip. We’ll aim to cover 70 miles and enjoy a relaxing 2 days of biking and camping. Gravel riding is one of the fastest growing passions in the country, so let’s get out and explore some wilderness!

  • $25 includes equipment rentals, transportation, camping and most food.
  • Register Here: (visit the OAC to pay to finalize/confirm your registration)
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 Spring is:

  • UW Oshkosh, Saturday, Feb. 10
  • UM Duluth, Saturday, Feb. 17
  • UW Stevens Point, Saturday, Feb. 24
  • UW Stout, Saturday, Apr. 7
  • Winona State, Saturday, Apr. 14
  • UW LaCrosse, Saturday, Apr. 28

 

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, cash, 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.