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Outdoor Adventure Center Hours:

Fall/Spring Hours (Labor Day – November 1 & Spring Break through Finals Week)

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

Winter Hours (November 1 – Spring Break)

~ Monday-Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
~ Friday: 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

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

*Limited hours in Summer and Spring Interim.

SRWC Hours:
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Rec Plex Hours:
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Albee Pool:
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Trips and Clinics


Our Trips for Fall 2020 are currently being planned. Schedule will be posted online here by August 1, 2020. A highlight of what’s coming this fall includes:

  • Intro to Outdoor Adventure series: join us on weekends for a series of Intro To: trips. These are designed for beginners to various outdoor sports, but anyone and everyone is welcome! Most of these events are FREE!
  • Women’s Adventure Outdoors: this program will continue and we are planning on offering new offerings to try out in a safe and welcoming environment – all trips led by our women-identified staff.
  • Backpacking and Climbing trips
  • Weekly Kayaking on the Fox trips will return
  • Learn to Sail program!!

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 5: 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!

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:

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)

  • Mondays, January 6th, 13th, 20th
  • Lift Tickets (5pm-10pm) – $15 ea. night
  • Snowboard or Ski rental – $15 ea. night
  • Transportation – $5 ea. week

Snowshoeing at Greenbush, Sunday, Feb. 15

  • $10 covers rentals and transportation
  • Depart the Rec around 9am, return to campus around 3pm

Ski Brule Weekend, Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 23

  • $165 for the weekend! Includes lodging, transportation and 2 days of skiing/boarding
  • $185 if you need rentals (or save money if renting a snowboard from the OAC – email for rates)
  • This trip is also offered as a class through Phy Ed. Check it out if you want to get credit!

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!

  • Interim and Spring Schedule Coming Soon!

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. 

Spring Schedule Coming Soon!

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 .

Spring Schedule Coming Soon!

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.