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 2014 Schedule

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

Overnight Backpacking Adventure

Learn what is needed to stay overnight in the back country.  Participants will meet on Wednesday May 14th from 3:00-5:00 for a planning session to cover required gear, clothing, food, tour planning and equipment rentals. Our next meeting will be on the mountain,  Don’t miss this epic adventure!

San Juan Island 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) and breakfast.  Trip coordinators will take care of the support vehicle, seafood feast, beach-side campsite, maps and guide. Tent and Sleeping bag rentals available through the wellness center.


Looking for a great way to enter the world of Sea Kayaking? Paddling the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest can be 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. Equipment and instruction 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.

Guided Friday Afternoon Hike 

Meet at the Little Si 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. Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way. Discovery parking Pass required at trail head!