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.
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
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
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
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!
Wednesday March 9, 2:30-4:30 PM, BC 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.