Upenn Recreation

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Trips will run in all weather conditions with the exception of dangerous conditions. Ending times of trips are approximated for your convenience, but please expect that times may vary due to traffic or unexpected delays. All trips will promptly begin at the climbing wall at the Pottruck Recreation Center. Remember that wilderness trips take place away from modern amenities such as bathrooms, heaters, and grocery stores. Please plan accordingly.

Seasonal Offerings

  • Outdoor Climbing (April-October) 

    Experience climbing in natural settings at sites ranging from Bucks County, Pa to the “Gunks” located in New York. We offer a variety of courses including introductory single day classes to multi-day ventures focusing on leading, anchoring, and multi-pitch skills. All technical equipment and transportation are provided.

    Logistics

    • Meet at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center for all trips.
    • All participants will receive a pre-trip email.
    • Visit our forms directory to download and complete our trip waiver and health statement.
  • Hiking and Backpacking (April-November)

    Day hikes stroll down lazy hills, along rivers, lakes, and swamps, scale steep ridges to gain gorgeous views of the valley below. Multi-day backpacking trips are designed to develop self-reliance in the participants; to keep you out of the school of hard knocks. Trips run on a wide range of trails including Appalachian Mountain trails.

    Logistics

    • Meet at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center for all trips.
    • All participants will receive a pre-trip email.
    • Visit our forms directory to download and complete our trip waiver and health statement.
  • Skiing (January-March)

    Whether you’re learning the slopes, or are a seasoned veteran, join us for a wintry experience on our Downhill Ski/Snowboard trips. Local trips ski at the various resorts in the Pocono Mountains. Opportunities are available for long weekend trips further into the northeast. The destinations we select offer a challenge for any level ski/snowboarder: from green to black diamond.

    Logistics

    • Meet at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center for all trips.
    • All participants will receive a pre-trip email.
    • Visit our forms directory to download and complete our trip waiver and health statement.

 

Preparation

Outdoor courses require physical exertion. You can prepare by 20 minutes of aerobic exercise twice a week at the Pottruck gym. Don’t worry; the best preparation is a positive and adventurous attitude. Visit Eligibility and Fees for more information on our membership options.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be provided for trips cancelled by the Department of Recreation due to weather. Refunds will not be granted to participants who cancel within 72 hours of course date. You must schedule a meeting with the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation to receive a refund. We only refund half of the course costs.

Today’s Hours

Tuesday September 23, 2014

  • Pottruck Center 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Sheerr Pool
    6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


    6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • SaunaCLOSED
  • Fox/Ringe Centers 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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