Outdoor Recreation & Open Gym Activities

There are some great activity options available to Students, Staff and Faculty. Take advantage of these adventure opportunities made available by the BC Wellness Center, Student Programs, Human Resources and the Wilderness Skills Certificate Program.

Fall 2014 Schedule

There is a $5 registration/equipment fee for all advanced registration events.


Geocaching: Learn Geocaching and Race for Prizes

Geocaching is the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at the location. There are 2,499,819 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. Come join Bellevue College’s Wellness Center and learn how to use a GPS to help you find geocaches hidden around campus. GPS units will be provided.

Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way to relieve stress, build muscle tone and improve self-efficacy. It’s also one of the statistically safest recreational activities available. Put life priorities in perspective by dangling from a 40’ cliff with a fellow BC student.  All climbing equipment and instruction is provided. Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.

Introduction to Overnight BACKPACKING

Learn what is needed to stay overnight in the back country.  Participants will meet on Thursday Nov 6, from 2:30-5:00 for a planning session to cover required gear, clothing, food, tour planning and equipment rentals. Our next meeting will be on the mountain where we will experience perfect star gazing (weather permitting).  Don’t miss this epic adventure!


Pre-Thanksgiving Calorie Burn Hike

Want to not feel guilty about eating that second slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner? Come join the Wellness Center crew for a hike up to Snow Lake to burn a few extra calories before Thanksgiving. Meet at the Snow Lake trailhead for a group hike. Come prepared with comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a day pack with water, food, and clothing. Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast. Northwest Forest Pass Required To Park

Guided Friday Afternoon Hike

Meet at the Rattlesnake Ledge trail head for a group hike. Great experience for first time hikers, anyone is welcome to join! Basic information and topographical maps will be provided.  Come prepared with comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a day pack with water, food, clothing and a light source (head lamp required). Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way.