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.

Spring 2016 Schedule… Registration Opens Wednesday April 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 registrating.  Once you are registered this fee can be paid through the cashiers office or online at:  www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition

Backpacking Overnight Adventure  

Required Planning Session, May 25 3:00-5:00 PM, Overnight Trip May 27-28

Picture of mountain scenery

Learn what is needed to stay overnight in the back country.  Participants will meet on Wednesday May 25th 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!


Wednesday May 18, Northwest Outdoor Center NWOC, Lake Union

Kayaking Group Shot, Paddles Raised

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

Wednesday May 4, 3:00-5:00 PM, Redmond Vertical World

Woman Rock Climber on wall

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 Island Bike Tour

Friday June 3 12:00 PM- Sunday June 5, 7:00 PM, San Juan Island

Group Cycling photo in Roche Harbor

Come Join us on San Juan Island for a bike tour, camp out and seafood pasta feast. We will meet in Anacortes, WA at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. From there we will load all of our gear into the white BC support van and ride our bikes onto the ferry. Once we arrive at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island we will take a scenic bike tour of the island to our camp spot. Saturday and Sunday we will host ride of varying length and allow plenty of time to relax and enjoy the island pace of life.

Guided Friday Hike

Friday June 10,  2:00-5:00 PM, Rattlesnake Ledge

Mountain View toward Middle Fork Valley

Meet at the Poo Poo Point 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.

Last Updated April 7, 2016