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 Outdoor Adventures  



Office of Recreational Programming (ORP) - 118 ARC - Open Monday - Friday, 3 -7 pm

Outdoor Adventures goal is to provide the University community with adventure programming that will allow tapping into your adventurous side and “Live In The Moment.”  Our mission through these recreational programs is to provide challenges and experiences to all participants that aide in individual and group development.  We invite you to join our recreational program opportunities that enhance the academic, recreational and leisure experiences of all participants.
Click on 2013-2014 Outdoor Adventure Schedule for the complete schedule of programs offered, registration deadlines, days and dates.

Inherent Risk 
All participants must understand there are risks, hazards and dangers associated with Outdoor Adventure Programs. Prior to participating, all participants are required to sign “Assumption of Risk/Release”.  Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign this form.

Due at time of registration to secure participation.  Cash, Check, credit card and Rock Dollars accepted.

Pre-Trip Meetings
Some Outdoor Adventure programs require participants attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting. 

Program Difficulty
By nature most outdoor adventure programs are physically and psychologically demanding.  Our program design and leadership techniques greatly minimize the risk involved, however, it is important to know that all adventure programs have inherent risk that cannot be eliminated.  Most of our programs require no prior experience and focus on basic skills and techniques in each activity area.

Program Eligibility 
Programs are available to SRU Students, Faculty, Staff, Recreation Center Members and the Slippery Rock Community.

Youth ages 14-17 are permitted on outdoor adventure programs with parent/guardian accompaniment.  Youth and guardian must register for youth to participate.

Refund Policy
Refunds will only be issued to registrants who request a refund 2 weeks prior to registration deadline.  A refund may be given after this time if a replacement can be secured from the trip’s waiting list.  If cancelled by Outdoor Adventures, full refunds will be issued as soon as possible.

Programs fill quickly!  Register in the Office of Recreational Programming (ORP).  Space is limited, first come first serve.

Assumption of Risk Waiver Form - For all programs each participant is required to agree to and sign an Assumption of Risk Waiver Form.

Health History Form - Select programs require each participant to complete the Health History Questionnaire.

Registration Deadline - Each program has a registration deadline.

Registration Available - Fall Semester Programs: start August 26.  Spring Semester Programs start November 1

Weather Conditions
Programs and trips rely on suitable environmental conditions and may be cancelled based on poor or unsuitable conditions.   


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Aebersold Student
Recreation Center (ARC)

ARC Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6am-11 pm
Sat: 9am-11 pm
Sun: Noon-11 pm

Play is prohibited at the MAC (McFarland Recreational Sports Complex) when the RED FLAG is flying. The MAC will be closed from December 1-March 1.

When the University is on a 2 hour delay due to weather, the ARC will not open up until 8:00 a.m..