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

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  • Outdoor Climbing 

    Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing 

    Trip 3: Thursday April 30 @ 8 AM – 6 PM

    Experience climbing in natural settings at sites ranging from Bucks County, Pa to the “Gunks” located in New York. No experience is required. All technical equipment and transportation are provided. Registration is available online and in Membership Services.

    Price: $40 for Members & $50 for Non-members

    Trip Logistics

  • Hiking and Backpacking

    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.

    Full Moon Night Hike 

    Trip 3: Monday May 4 @ 6 PM – 11 PM

    Come howl at the moon as we explore the beauty of hiking at night. The full moon night hike will visit local hiking destinations and offer spectacular views of the night sky. No experience required and headlamps are provided. Registration is available online and in Membership Services.

    Price: $15 for Members & $25 for Non-members

    Yoga Day Hike 

    Trip Departs: Sunday April 26 @ 8 AM – 6 PM

    Become one with nature and yourself at the same time. Take a leisurely hike at a local destination taking stops along the way to practice some yoga along a stream or mountain top vista. No experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided. Registration is available online and in Membership Services.

    Price: $35 for Members & $45 for Non-Members

    Day Hike @ John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Trip Departs: Friday May 1 @ 8 AM – 12 PM

    Take a short break from your studies and join us for a short hike around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge protects the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania and was the first designated wildlife refuge in an urban environment. This trip is suited for hikers of all abilities. Sign up online at www.upenn.edu/recreation or visit the PennRec Membership office. Registration is available online and in Membership Services.

    Price: $15 for Members & $25 for Non-Members

    Trip Logistics

  • Snow Sports

    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.

    Trip Logistics

  • Paddle Sports 

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding @ Cape Henlopen, Delaware

    Trip Departs: Saturday April 25 @ 10 AM to 8 PM

    Head to the Delaware coast for some sun and water while learning how to Stand Up Paddle Board. Professional guides will teach an introduction to paddle boarding lesson, followed by a relaxing paddle around Cape Henlopen bay along the Atlantic ocean. No experience necessary. All equipment is provided.

    Price: $60 for Members & $75 Non-Members

    Trip Logistics

  • Cancellation & Refund Policies 

    Penn Recreation reserves the right to cancel any Outdoor Adventure trip due to weather, safety issues, or low enrollment.  Participants will receive notice of cancellation at least 24 hours before the adventure is due to depart.  In the event of a Penn Recreation cancellation, participants will receive a full refund of any fees paid.

    Day Trips

    If a participant withdraws from a day trip prior to 48 hours of the trip departure, a full refund will be given of any fees paid.  No refunds will be given if participant withdraws within 48 hours of the trip departure.

    Weekend Trips (2-3 days)

    If a participant withdraws from a weekend trip prior to 7 days before the trip departure, a full refund will be given of any fees paid.  A 50% refund of any fees paid will be given if withdraw occurs within 7-2 days prior to the trip departure.  No refunds will be given if withdraw occurs within 48 hours of the trip departure.

    Extended Trips (Longer than 3 days)

    If a participant withdraws from an extended trip prior to 14 days before the trip departure, a full refund will be given of any fees paid.  A 50% refund of any fees paid will be given if withdraw occurs within 14-7 days prior to the trip departure.  No refunds will be given if withdraw occurs within 7 days of trip departure.

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Tuesday April 28, 2015

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