Adventure News and Announcements
As of December 13, 2014, the Climbing Gym inside the SRC is offline and unavailable for climbing. The portable climbing wall will be available for use at various times during the Spring semester. Be on the lookout for more info in January!
As of November 17, 2014, outdoor gear equipment and bike rentals now take place at the UREC Clubhouse, accessible via the new parking lot located on the north side of the Student Recreation Complex adjacent to the new tennis courts.
Adventure Education embarked on its first trip of the fall semester, Canoeing Two O’Clock Bayou on September 21. Canoeing out into the northern reaches of the Atchafalaya Basin was the perfect way to enjoy the cooling weather.
Meet Your Adventure Education Staff
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place to be outdoors: At the beach.
Something extra: I’m finally graduating this year!
Sophomore, Coastal Environmental Sciences
Favorite place to be outdoors: Here, there and everywhere in-between.
Something extra: Some people call me Crazy Dave.
Senior, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Favorite place to be outdoors: The Chattooga River.
Something extra: Someday I will swim with a whale shark.
About Adventure Education
While Adventure Education in higher education can trace its roots back to the 1860’s, foundations for the LSU UREC Adventure Education program were established in 1992. With the completion of the Student Recreation Center Climbing Gym and the purchase of a portable climbing wall in 2004, the current era of UREC Adventure Education began.
In 2006 the challenge course was installed at the UREC Sport and Adventure Complex, and UREC purchased its first set of rental bikes through a partnership with Student Government. In the Spring semester of 2012, UREC Adventure Education began taking students on adventure-based overnight trips, educating students on canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and backpacking. This same semester, Adventure Education completed an entire redesign of the challenge course shifting focus of the high course to group-based initiatives. As a part of Phase II of the UREC expansion and redesign project, UREC added a brand new challenge course across the street from the Student Recreation Complex. This course opened in 2013. UREC Adventure Education offers the entire gamut of programming from educational clinics and workshops, to challenge courses, outdoor gear rentals, indoor climbing, and overnight trips.