Outdoor Recreation & Open Gym Activities

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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.

Winter 2016 Schedule… Registration Opens Wednesday Jan 13th

There is a $5 registration/equipment fee added to your BC account for all advanced registration events. This is a non refundable fee regardless of participation, be committed before registration.  Once you are registered this fee can be paid through the cashiers office or online at:  www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition

Introduction to Mountain Forecasting 

Wednesday Jan 27, 3:30-5:30 PM, BC Main Campus

Introduction to Mountain Forecasting

Learn how to read the snow and weather forecast with a more critical and complete understanding of Northwest Weather patterns.  During this 2 hour lecture you will be introduced to the art and passion of following the forecast and knowing when the condition will be just right for your next winter adventure.

Introduction to Avalanche Awareness

Tuesday Feb 2, 3:30-5:30 PM, BC Main Campus

Snow Mountain View

Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the back-country, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

Wednesday Feb 10, 3:00-5:00 PM, Redmond Vertical World

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 Snowshoe Hike 

Friday Feb 5, 2:30- 5:30 PM, Source Lake Basin Snoqualmie Pass


Basic snowshoe information, snowshoes, route selection and views will be provided.  Participants will meet at trailheads along the I-90 corridor in the Snoqualmie pass region for a great Friday afternoon workout and mental reboot.  Be prepared for winter driving and dress for winter weather conditions.  Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.  Get Out There!!!

Overnight Snowshoe Camping

Required Planning Session, Tuesday March 1, 2:30-4:30 PM; Overnight Trip March 4-5

Overnight Snowshoe Camping

Learn what is needed to extend your camping season year round.  Participants will meet on Tuesday March 1st from 2:30-4:30 PM 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 construct a snow shelter and experience perfect star gazing (weather permitting).  Don’t miss this epic adventure!

Challenge Course

Wednesday March 9, 2:30-4:30 PM, BC Challenge Course

challenge course

Meet other adventure seekers on the newly built challenge course in front of the G Building! Challenge your communication skills, balance, problem solving, agility and your sense of collaborations and support. Leave with an appreciation of your group members and a sense of profound accomplishment!

Guided Friday Hike

Friday March 18, 2:30-5:30 PM, Poo Poo Point/Chirico Trail

Meet at the Poo Poo Point trailhead 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.