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 2015 Schedule

Registration Opens September 30th, Don’t Delay, Spots fill FAST!

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

Challenge Course

Wednesday Nov 4, 2:30-4:30 PM, BC Challenge Course

Meet other adventure seekers on the newly built challenge course in from 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!

Introduction to Mountain Biking: Duthie Hill Bike Park

Tuesday Oct 27, 2:00-5:00 PM, Duthie Hill Bike Park

Join Snoqualmie’s Compass Outdoor Adventure to expand your knowledge of all that is Mountain Biking.  Whether you have been out on the trails on your own before, or simply want to have your first experience, Compass and their staff provide the instruction and equipment to make your day educational and something worth remembering. Participants will cover required gear, trail safety, bike preparation and checks, handling techniques and the local knowledge to leave you with an repeatable experience.  Don’t miss this EPIC adventure!

Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

Wednesday Oct 28, 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.

Summit Series: West Tiger 2

Friday Nov 13, 12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, Tiger Mountain

Looking to expand your hiking skills to taller summits? Join the Wellness Center this Fall to hike the first in our summit series, Wests Tiger 2. Seattle and the Puget Sound is known for its world class mountaineers. Though they may have scaled international peaks, many of them trained on this fairly diminutive, but close-to-town leg burner. There are many trails which start or finish around I-90’s “High Point Way” exit 20, but West Tiger 2 is one of the best trainers in the area.

Introduction to Overnight Backpacking

Required Planning Session, Thursday Oct 29, 3:00-5:00 PM; Overnight Trip Oct 30-31

Learn what is needed to stay overnight in the back country.  Participants will meet on Thursday October 29th from 3:00-5:00 for a REQUIRED 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!

Geocaching Race!  Like competition and scavenger hunts?  This event is for you!

Wednesday Nov 18, 2:00-4:30 PM, BC Main Campus

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.

Guided Friday Hike

Friday Dec 4, 2:00-5:00 PM, Rattlesnake Ledge

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, headlamp required) . Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way.