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.

Spring 2015 Schedule

Registration Opens April 15th, Don’t Delay, Spots fill FAST!

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

Bike Maintenance Basics and Bike Commuter Education

This 2 part bike education series aims to educate the BC community about basic bike maintenance and the steps needed to planning a successful bike commuting plan.  Get ready to take advantage of the great Spring Weather and reduce your footprint at the same time.  Choose to take one or both of the classes.

Introduction to Overnight Backpacking

Learn what is needed to spend more time outdoors this summer.  Participants will meet on Thursday, May 7th from 3:30-5:30 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 spend the afternoon hiking in and the evening experience perfect star gazing (weather permitting).  Don’t miss this EPIC adventure!

Table Tennis Tournament: Co-Sponsored by Office of International Education

Join the BC Wellness Center and the Office of International Education for the first annual BC Table Tennis tournament.  The tournament is open to all current BC Students, Staff and Faculty and will be run as singles tournament with a double elimination bracket. Meet your fellow BC competition and earn a chance to take home the trophy.

Introduction to Tandem Sea Kayaking

Paddling the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest is fun and safe. Just about anyone can paddle a kayak on Lake Union after a short orientation and have a great time. Participants will meet at Northwest Outdoor Center in Seattle for brief equipment and safety session and enjoy an hour of paddling on the lake.  No prior experience required.

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.

San Juan Bike Tour

Participants will meet in Anacortes at the San Juan Island Ferry Terminal for a bike tour of the island, camp out and seafood pasta feast.  Participants supply their own transportation to Anacortes, bike (rentals available for $35 on the island), sleeping bag, and breakfast.  Trip coordinators will take care of the support vehicle, seafood feast, beach-side campsite, tents, maps and guide. Don’t miss this EPIC Adventure!

Guided Night Hike

Start your weekend with a new experience. Meet us at Poo Poo Point for a night hike and stargazing (weather permitting). Come with comfortable shoes, water, food, and warm clothing layers. Headlamps and extra batteries required.

Guided Hike

Meet at the Rattlesnake Ledge trail head for a group hike. Great experience for first time hikers and experienced hikers alike! 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 (10 essentials recommended) . Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way.

Open Gym

  •  Every Friday during spring quarter, check schedule on gymnasium door.

The BC gymnasium is open to all students, staff and faculty Friday mornings from 8:30am-2:30pm for pick-up Basketball, Badminton, Pickle ball and possibly Volleyball. No registration needed, just show up and enjoy.  STUDENT ID CARD REQUIRED FOR ENTRY