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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Outdoor Adventures!

    Outdoor Adventures (OA) is a budding division of UREC that was created in August of 2010.  It was created to provide opportunities for adventure education in the form of human-powered pursuits (e.g. rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, etc.).

    Currently, OA facilitates these opportunities in the form of six programming areas:

    In addition to Outdoor Adventures’ eight goals, each program incorporates industry standards and teaches Leave No Trace minimal impact practices.

    Whether you are an Eagle Scout or not, Outdoor Adventures welcomes participants of all skill levels and experience.  The trained staff of OA will guide you through each program from start to finish based upon your experience level.

    Come, experience a new approach to wellness and sign up for your adventure that begins here at Angelo State University!

  • Mission & Vision

    Outdoor Adventures Mission Statement

    By utilizing adventure education-based programming experiences, Outdoor Adventures strives to provide opportunities to promote self-efficacy, leadership qualities, and pro-social bonds to the Angelo State University community.

    Vision

    Outdoor Adventures hopes to operationalize its mission by offering six, main programming areas: Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Team Building Experiences, ASU Lake House Facility, Outdoor Trips, Educational Clinics, and Equipment Rental.  These six areas will provide the environment in which campus community members can de-stress from the pressures of campus life; thus, allowing them to refocus and build greater social ties to the University.  Participants of Outdoor Adventures programming will take charge, and learn what it means to seek an adventurous lifestyle.

    Goals

    In alliance with Angelo State University and University Recreation’s mission statements, Outdoor Adventures’ end goal is to provide responsible citizens leading to having productive careers.  Thus, Outdoor Adventures fosters the following eight specific goals that support the development of citizenship and productive careers: accountability, communication skills, leadership qualities, metacognition, open-mindedness, problem-solving skills, professionalism, and various technical skills.  Although each program might have slightly varied learning outcomes, these are the eight tent poles that provide the foundation to every Outdoor Adventures program. 

  • Stay Connected

    Subscribe to Updates via Text Messages

    Looking for quick and infrequent updates from OA? Check out our text messaging service, Remind 101! There are no additional charges, and it keeps your number anonymous from OA. Subscribe or unsubscribe anytime, just follow this link to get started: https://www.remind101.com/join/ba1deNormal charges for text messages with your carrier may apply.

    Subscribe to The OA Newsletter mailing list

    Interested in learning more about Outdoor Adventures? Simply fill out the form below and press “Subscribe”. The e-newsletter will have you learning the ins and outs of OA in no time.

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  • Partners

    In addition to our programs, Outdoor Adventures partners with the following sites to provide additional industry related information.

  • Rambunctious Weekend

    Rambunctious Weekend!

    Here is where Outdoor Adventures will be during Rambunctious Weekend. Click the links to pre-register and we’ll see you there.

    For the full details about Rambunctious Weekend, please go here.

 

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OA News

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    Registration for Fall 2014 Outdoor Trips will go live on the first day of Fall classes, here is a quick sneak peak!
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    Outdoor Adventures is proud to announce a new trail running series. FREE
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    The 2014 Student Warrior Outdoor Leadership Experience (SWOLE) online registration is now live! Cost: $50
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    It’s arrived! The first issue of Outdoor Insider, a digital publication designed to connect outdoor educators/recreators, spotlight achievements, learn about major outdoor program construction projects, and investigate equipment and services provided by the many vendor members.
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    Outdoor Adventures posts a public calendar of events in print around the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance and online. Click this story to learn how to access it.
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Upcoming OA Events

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Trip Meeting: Wakeboard and Float

    Pre-trip meetings are required for all trip participants and wait-listed participants.  This meeting covers what you will need to bring and what you need to leave behind.  It also gives us a chance to meet you, get some forms filled out, and find out why you are interested in the trip.  Pre-trip meetings are open to trip participants, or those wishing to attend the trip. Please, bring a copy of your health insurance information.

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Trail Run Thursdays
  • Image preview All Day: Trip: Wakeboard and Float
    $40

    This is the trip that will blow your normal weekends away! We will be playing all day at the Texas Ski Ranch on wakeboards, kneeboards, and other equipment. No need to worry about boats or experience, we will be pulled by a state-of-the-art cable system designed for this type of fun. After shredding at TSR, we’ll spend the night at a relaxing campsite sharing our day’s stories over a campfire. Then, we’ll round the weekend, and your tan off by floating the Comal or Guadalupe River the next day. Transportation, equipment, instruction, and food included.  What a steal!

    Need more convincing, watch this!

    Registration Begins First Day of Fall Classes
    To register, please go to CHP, Room #112 during normal business hours, or stop by the Climbing Gym if you have questions.
    until September 29
  • All Day: Homecoming
    until October 12
  • All Day: Palo Duro Trail Run
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Trip Meeting: Mountain Bike

    Pre-trip meetings are required for all trip participants and wait-listed participants.  This meeting covers what you will need to bring and what you need to leave behind.  It also gives us a chance to meet you, get some forms filled out, and find out why you are interested in the trip.  Pre-trip meetings are open to trip participants, or those wishing to attend the trip. Please, bring a copy of your health insurance information.

  • All Day: Granite Gripper Climbing Competition
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    $5

    Registration Begins First Day of Fall Classes
    To register, please go to CHP, Room #112 during normal business hours, or stop by the Climbing Gym if you have questions.
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Trip Meeting: Ski/Snowboard

    Pre-trip meetings are required for all trip participants and wait-listed participants.  This meeting covers what you will need to bring and what you need to leave behind.  It also gives us a chance to meet you, get some forms filled out, and find out why you are interested in the trip.  Pre-trip meetings are open to trip participants, or those wishing to attend the trip. Please, bring a copy of your health insurance information.

  • All Day: Climbing Gym Closed
    until December 1
  • All Day: Study Week / Lab Exams
    until December 6
  • All Day: Final Exams
    until December 13
  • All Day: Commencement
  • All Day: Climbing Gym Closed
    until January 12, 2015
  • All Day: Lake House Closed Until March
  • Image preview All Day: Trip: Ski/Snowboard
    $325

    Registration Begins First Day of Fall Classes
    To register, please go to CHP, Room #112 during normal business hours, or stop by the Climbing Gym if you have questions.
    until January 10, 2015
  • All Day: Classes Resume
  • All Day: Climbing Gym Reopens
  • All Day: Climbing Gym Closed
    until January 20, 2015
  • All Day: Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA)
    until January 20, 2015
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Trip Meeting: TOLC

    Pre-trip meetings are required for all trip participants and wait-listed participants.  This meeting covers what you will need to bring and what you need to leave behind.  It also gives us a chance to meet you, get some forms filled out, and find out why you are interested in the trip.  Pre-trip meetings are open to trip participants, or those wishing to attend the trip. Please, bring a copy of your health insurance information.

  • All Day: Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference (TOLC)
    $45

    Registration Begins First Day of Spring Classes
    To register, please go to CHP, Room #112 during normal business hours, or stop by the Climbing Gym if you have questions.
    until February 2, 2015
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Trip Meeting: Overnight Camping

    Pre-trip meetings are required for all trip participants and wait-listed participants.  This meeting covers what you will need to bring and what you need to leave behind.  It also gives us a chance to meet you, get some forms filled out, and find out why you are interested in the trip.  Pre-trip meetings are open to trip participants, or those wishing to attend the trip. Please, bring a copy of your health insurance information.

  • All Day: Trip: Overnight Camping
    $20

    Registration Begins First Day of Spring Classes
    To register, please go to CHP, Room #112 during normal business hours, or stop by the Climbing Gym if you have questions.
    until February 23, 2015
  • All Day: Lake House Facility Reopens
  • All Day: Climbing Gym Closed
    until March 23, 2015
  • All Day: Spring Break
    until March 21, 2015
  • All Day: ARCC Preparations
    until April 11, 2015
  • All Day: Climbing Gym Closed
    until April 6, 2015
  • All Day: Bouldering Only
    until April 8, 2015
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