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We hope that this message reaches you in good health. We understand that these are trying and uncertain times and we would like to take a moment to provide clarity on the spring offerings at the Outdoor Recreation Program. As many of you already know, we will not be conducting any of the trips or workshops for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Your health and the safety of our community is our primary concern at Recreation Services and at Iowa State University. We want to reassure you that we will be refunding all of our cancelled trips, workshops, and events. We will be refunding trips, workshops, and events that were scheduled from March 14th– May 1st. This process will take time and we ask for your patience while we work through this unique situation. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay inside, and stay informed.

Spring Break 2020

Get your fix for Adventure at ORP, Spring 2020 Registration is now open!

Road Trip…Surfing California  March 14th-21st Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
Canoe and Hike Labyrinth Canyon Utah March 14th-21st  Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
National Park Tour of Colorado, Arizona, and Utah March 14th-21st  Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
 Hiking, Canyoneering, and Climbing Utah March 14th-21st  Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
Canoe/Kayak and SUP in Florida March 14th-21st  Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
Ski and Snowboard Utah March 15th-21st  Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
Canoe and Kayak Lake Powell Arizona  March 14th- 21st Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM
Backpacking the Blue Range Primitive Area Arizona March 14th- 21st Registration Deadline- March 6th @ 6:00 PM

This Spring Break we are offering 8 Trips to a variety of National and State Parks. For more information about Spring Break 2020, follow the links!

Trips Include

  • Transportation and Drivers
  • Food once we reach the destination (road meals not included)
  • Technical equipment (personal clothing not included)
  • Logistics and reservations for the trip
  • Trip Leaders to plan and manage the trip

Refund Policies

  1. Full refunds will be provided to all participants if a Trip/Workshop is cancelled by ISU.
  2. For a full refund to be granted, registered participants who cancel on a Trip/Workshop must be replaced. This can be done by getting a replacement from the Waiting List or by the individual finding a replacement for their spot. This must be done;

-Day Trips- Two weeks prior to the departure

-Workshops- two weeks prior to the workshop

-Extended Trips and Weekend Trips- Two weeks prior to the pre-trip meeting

Refunds will be given via an ISU check for those that pay in cash or write a check for payment or if paid by a credit card, you will be contacted to come in and have your credit card credited.

Workshops

The workshops offered through the Outdoor Recreation Program are geared toward the beginner and intermediate level participants. Workshops we offer are kayaking, rock climbing, outdoor cooking, skiing, snowboarding, and many more. No matter what your interest or skill level, you will learn something new!

Wilderness First Aid (NOLS) April 4th and 5th
Rock 1- Introduction to Rock Climbing and Belaying January 29th, February 11th, March 5th, March 25th, April 7th, April 20th
Rock 2- Lead Climbing February 18th, March 10th, April 27th
Rock 3- Intro to Sport Climbing April 4th
Ski and Snowboard (Beginner) February 6th
Cross Country Skiing February 15th
Bicycle Maintenance April 29th
Outdoor Cooking April 30th

Weekends Trips

Are you looking for weekend adventure? Join the Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) on one of our many weekend trips this fall! We offer trips that range from one day local trips, to action packed two and three day adventures traveling to nearby states, all on the weekends. Our weekend trips are a great chance to unwind, meet new people, experience nature, and engage in new activities. Check out the list below for a detailed list of all of our trips!

Trips Include:

  • Transportation and Drivers
  • Food once we reach the destination (road meals not included)
  • Technical equipment (personal clothing not included)
  • Logistics and reservations for the trip
  • Trip Leaders to plan and manage the trip
Ski and Snowboard at Sundown Resort, IA February 8th-9th Registration Deadline- February 3rd
Full Moon Cross Country Ski February 9th Registration Deadline- February 3rd
Ski and Snowboard at Seven Oaks February 20th Registration Deadline- February 17th
Ice Climbing Minnesota February 28th- March 1st Registration Deadline- February 24th
Cross Country Ski Ames February 29th Registration Deadline- February 24th
Snowshoeing/ Cross Country Ski and Winter Camp March 7th-8th Registration Deadline- March 2nd
Canoeing the Des Moines River April 11th Registration Deadline- April 6th
Kayaking the Boone River April 18th Registration Deadline- April 13th
Backpacking Afton State Park, MN April 18th-19th Registration Deadline- April 13th
Kayaking Ada Hayden April 23rd Registration Deadline- April 20th
Rock Climbing MN April 25th-26th Registration Deadline- April 20th
Mountain Biking White Rock Conservancy April 25th Registration Deadline- April 20th

 

Winter Break 2020

Registration is closed for Winter Break trips.

Canoeing Bartram Trails, Alabama January 2-9, 2020
Winter Excursion to Colorado January 5-10, 2020
Ski & Snowboard in Jackson Hole, Wyoming January 4-10, 2020
Canoeing and Hiking Big Bend National Park, Texas  January 2-10, 2020
Fun in the Sun, Florida January 2-11, 2020
Hiking & Caving in the Southwest, New Mexico & Texas January 2-9, 2020

Is your group looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further! ORP can customize a trip for you. Anything from canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing or rock climbing, your imagination is the limit. Contact Jerry Rupert at 515-294-4774 or jrupert@iastate.edu.

The Outdoor Recreation Program is located in State Gym. Phone: 294-8200