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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Outdoor Adventures!

    Outdoor Adventures (OA) is a 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.).

    In efforts to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe, we are following the public health guidelines and suspending all UREC programming and outdoor activities until further notice. 

    Visit our list of suggested resources for outdoor activities.

    ASU Lake House
    Student working pulling kayak back on land.
    Educational Clinics
    Student worker demonstrates tarp setup during educational clinic.
    Outdoor Trips
    Student participants display their tent setup in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
    Indoor Climbing Gym
    Students take a break from rock climbing to discuss routes.
    Team Building
    Students hold ASU sign, ram horns, after team building event.
    Equipment Rental
    Outdoor Adventures sets up hammock clinic between the Massies.
    Youth Birthday Parties
    Camp UREC participants climb tethered together.

    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.


    Outdoor Adventures hopes to operationalize its mission by offering the following main programming areas: Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Team Building Experiences, ASU Lake House Facility, Outdoor Trips, Educational Clinics, Equipment Rental, and Experiential Leadership Course. These 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.


    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. 

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  • Partners

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

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