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Outdoor Adventure Center Summer Hours

The OAC is not staffed during summer.  Please see the Welcome Desk for equipment rentals

~Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm

SRWC & Rec Plex Summer Hours:
August 12th-September 1st
Monday-Friday: 6am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Albee Pool Hours:
CLOSED For Maintenance
Will reopen September 5th

SRWC & Rec Plex Fall Hours:
Begin September 2nd
Monday-Friday: 6am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-10pm

Trips and Clinics


OAC Trips and Clinics – Fall 2018

Mt. Biking: Wausau OR Copper Harbor Fri. Sept. 14 - Sun. Sept. 16

Copper Harbor is the Midwest’s premier location for mountain biking and an IMBA Ride Center. If you want to spend a weekend shredding trails, or are new to mt. biking, consider joining us! If we do go to Copper Harbor, we’ll camp at a local campground near the trails – if Wausau, we’ll likely make this a day trip.

  • $30 includes bike rental, transportation and camping (if applicable)
  • Register Here (visit the OAC to pay to finalize/confirm your registration)
OAC Weekly Clinics

Thursday Night Kayaking; Thursdays, 4:30pm (Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 – weather permitting) – FREE

Join us each Thursday this fall for paddling on the Fox River. We meet each week in the OAC at 4:30, and should be off the water by 6:30. These clinics are free and excellent for anyone new to kayaking, or folks that are passionate about being on the water.

 

Bike Tour of Oshkosh; Wed, Sept. 19, 5pm – FREE

Head out for a ride around town. Our bike shop staff will show you the best ways around town by bike, cool stops in Oshkosh, and the best places for ice cream. This is free – just sign up and meet us at the OAC at 5pm!

 

Intro to Backpacking; Thurs, Sept. 20, 7-8:30pm – FREE

Join us in the OAC for tons of info and conversation on all things backpacking. We’ll cover the equipment you need, how to eat well on the trail, and tips for planning a trip. This is a great primer if you are interested in joining us the following weekend on the Ice Age Trail.

 

Bouldering at High Cliff State Park;

 

Mt. Bike Clinics; 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.

 

Basic Bicycle Maintenance; Wednesdays, Oct. 16 and 23 – 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.

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

 

 

Kayaking on the Kickapoo River: Fri. Sept. 28 - Sat. Sept. 29

Whether you’ve paddled a ton or are a beginner, come join us!

  • $25 includes kayak rental, transportation, camping and most food.
  • Register Here: (visit the OAC to pay to finalize/confirm your registration)
Backpacking the Ice Age Trail: Fri, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Join us for an awesome fall weekend out on the trail. If you’re new to backpacking, this is a great way to get introduced to the sport. Every year this is one of our most anticipated trips!

  • $30 includes equipment rentals, transportation, camping and most food.
  • Register Here: (visit the OAC to pay to finalize/confirm your registration)
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 in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: Sat, Oct. 27 - Sun, Oct. 28

We’re headed up north to the Nicolet State Trail for a 2-day bike packing trip. We’ll aim to cover 80 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)
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, these trips are offered for all/any skill levels. We’ll run a new trip once each month.

Women Adventure Outdoors: Yoga and Hot Chocolate
Wednesday, February 14, 5pm
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!

 

Women Adventure Outdoors: Snowshoeing (or Hiking)
Friday, March 95-7 PM
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we head out to snowshoe at High Cliff State Park! (or hike, if there’s no snow) 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, April 65-7 PM
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: TBD
Friday, May 4
5-7 PM
Student Rec and Wellness Center
Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we (TBD) This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff. Email oac@uwosh.edu to sign up.

 

 

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.