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.

Iron Horse Bike Tour: Snoqualmie Tunnel Ride

Join us on June 11th for a bike ride along the historical Iron Horse Trail. Included in the 14 mile round trip will be a 2.3 mile long abandoned railway tunnel through which we will ride through in complete darkness. After exiting the tunnel we will continue another 4.2 miles to the picturesque Hansen Creek Bridge. Don’t miss the chance to ride through some of the most historic and beautiful parts of Western Washington.

Iron Chef Cook Off

Learn how to prepare for your next outdoor adventure and get some experience in preparing great back-country meal.  All instruction, cooking gear, and food provided. Participants will get hands on experience creating a culinary masterpiece that you can replicate on your next outdoor adventure.  No previous experience required.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding- Introduction to SUP’ing

Stand up paddle boards (SUP’s) offer unique views on the horizon and a fun, relaxing way to play on the water. Paddle boarding also delivers a full-body workout and thus has become a popular cross-training activity. This session introduces participants to the basics of stand up paddle boarding. They will be taught the fundamentals such as how to get on a SUP, how to maneuver in the water, and what to do if you fall into the water. They will also engage in group activities that utilize these skills to gain a better understanding and appreciation of stand up paddle boarding.  Strong Swimming ability required, no previous paddling experience needed.  Come and Enjoy

Canoe Adventure

Do you want to learn how to canoe on the waters of Lake Washington? Learning how to canoe will help you take full advantage of your summer! Participants will meet at the Waterfront Activities Center on UW’s campus in Seattle for a brief equipment and safety lesson, followed by an hour of exploring the waters and wildlife of Lake Washington and the arboretum .

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.

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