Adventure Rec

The Adventure Rec program within the Athletics & Recreation department is designed to provide the UC Santa Cruz community with an opportunity to develop skills, have fun, be challenged, and make healthy social connections through outdoor, recreational, and hands-on learning experiences. Adventure Rec offers a wide range of programs that provide opportunities for beginners as well as more experienced participants. Students can expect well-organized activities as well as informal experiential learning led by Adventure Rec UC Santa Cruz professional staff and student leaders. Much like the rest of the Athletics & Recreation department, student leaders make up the foundation of the Adventure Rec, bringing experience and enthusiasm to all that participate.

Athletics & Recreation also offers  outdoor equipment rental. From surfboards to wetsuits, tents to sleeping bags, UC Santa Cruz has all the high-quality backpacking and camping gear a student could need. Students interested in planning their own outings should contact the Adventure Rec staff for assistance or sign up for one of the available adventure preparation program offerings. Adventure Rec also offers a free, weekly drop-in bicycle maintenance program. Please visit the Adventure Rec website for more information.