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Outdoor Adventure Center Hours:

The OAC will re-open Monday, September 7

Fall Semester Hours: (Sept. 7 – Dec. 11)

  • Monday – Thursday; 12pm-8pm
  • Friday, Sat/Sun; 12pm-8pm

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

*The OAC is closed for break weeks through the school year.

SRWC Hours:
– Masks are REQUIRED at ALL times
– Reservations are required to enter SRWC.  Click HERE to make your reservation.

Monday – Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-8pm
November 26th-28th: CLOSED

Rec Plex Hours:
Masks are REQUIRED at ALL times

Monday – Friday 3pm-8pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-8pm

Albee Pool:
-Masks are REQUIRED at ALL times on the pool deck

– Reservations are required to enter the Pool.  Click HERE to make your reservation.

Monday – Friday 12pm-2pm
Monday – Thursday 6:15pm-8:15pm
November 25th-27th: CLOSED

Trips and Clinics


FREE RENTALS FOR FALL 2020

Special Note: Rental Equipment is FREE for Fall 2020!! The OAC will open Monday, September 7

 

 

  • Kayak the Fox and Outdoor Yoga:
    • Saturday mornings, September 12, 19 and 22, 10-12pm
    • Kayaking from 10-11 (space is limited), Yoga on the lawn 11-12pm
    • Space for Kayaking is limited – register here.
    • FREE. *If you have your own yoga mat, bring it; otherwise, SRWC will provide clean mats
  • Learn to Sail Program:
    • Tuesday nights, Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 4-6pm
    • $10 for the program (That’s 4 trips sailing for just $10)
    • Space is limited – register here. More info will be emailed after registering
  • Thursday Night Kayaking:
  • Intro to Mountain Biking:
  • Biking the Wiouwash:
    • Saturday, October 3, 10-12pm
    • FREE. We have several bikes available – if you need one, Reserve Here:
    • If you have your own bike, feel free to join us.

If you are new to the following outdoor activities, or if you just want to find a fun way to get outside and meet folks, these trips are for you! Due to COVID, we’re staying local and are observing social distancing guidelines. We’ll communicate any other trip details the day before they run to registered participants. And you can always email us at oac@uwosh.edu for any questions you might have.

  • Intro to Kayaking: Saturday, September 12, 10-11am
  • Learn to Sail Program: Tuesday nights, Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 4-6pm
    • $10 for the program (That’s 4 trips sailing for just $10)
  • Intro to Mountain Biking: Saturday, September 26, 10-1pm
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We enjoy creating safe spaces for all folks to get outside! Women’s Adventure Outdoors trips and events are led by our female-identified staff and are a great way to meet others, learn a new sport, or just enjoy getting outside. Most of our trips are free, but space is limited. You can register by emailing us at oac@uwosh.edu and letting us know which event(s) you’re interested in. Our Trip Leaders are here to answer any questions you may have as well and look forward to connecting with you.

Fall 2020 Trips:

Intro to Sailing:

  • Friday, September 11, 4-7pm
  • Free – Limited space, so email us to register

Kayaking on the Fox River:

  • Friday, October 9, 4-6pm
  • Free – Limited space, so email us to register

Hammocking along the Fox River:

  • Friday, October 23 (24th/25th are rain make-up dates), 4-6pm
  • We have several hammocks or you can bring your own

Rollerblading on River Walk:

  • Friday, November 6, 4-6pm
  • We have limited number of sizes, email us to reserve
  • Bring your own if you have them

Indoor Climbing at the Rec Wall:

  • Friday, November 20, 4-6pm
  • Email us to reserve a spot

Yoga and Cocoa at the Rec:

  • Friday, December 11, 4-6pm
  • Email us to reserve a spot

Trips

Whether you are new to climbing or visiting 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!

  • Currently, all climbing trips are cancelled for fall, however many of us still get out to climb on the weekends. If you are interested in joining, shoot us an email to connect with other climbers on campus

Clinics

For a full listing of Climbing Wall Programs please see our Climbing Wall page HERE!

The Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS) is currently on hold; more information to come this fall. Due to COVID we are not sure if this year’s series will happen or not. Check back with our OAC office this fall.

 

To register for individual competitions, visit the WICS site: http://uwl-web.com/climbwi/

The WICS Schedule for 2019-2020 is:

The temps are dropping, and snow is starting to fly! The Outdoor Adventure Center can be your one-stop shop for all things snow related; from ski and snowboard trips, to snowshoeing, and winter gear rentals, we’ll get you set with what you need. Here are our upcoming winter trips.  To register, sign up at the OAC during open hours or email us at oac@uwosh.edu

Nordic Mountain Ski & Snowboard Trips (Night skiing)

  • Dates and Prices TBD – check with us later in the fall

Trips

Whether you are new to climbing or visiting 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, 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!

Clinics

For a full listing of Climbing Wall Programs please see our Climbing Wall page HERE!

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 during open hours!

 

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. 

 

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 .

 

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.