Get out and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer! The Outdoor Pursuits (OP) Program offers all you need to find a little adventure in your free time, whether it's committing to bike to class once a week or planning a big trip for Spring Break. You can rent equipment for personal trips, climb our campus rock wall, or join our organized trips to learn new skills or meet new folks. The San Antonio region is close to many of the state's best outdoor resources.
For more information or questions regarding the Outdoor Pursuits Program, email email@example.com or call 210.458.6720.
Our facility hours may vary. Please check our Facility Hours (Outdoor Resource Center and Rockwall) before visiting.
The Outdoor Resource Center (ORC), located just inside Campus Rec's main entrance (at the South gate by the parking lot) is the best spot to connect with OP services. Sign up for a trip, borrow gear, and learn more about local and regional outdoor adventure opportunities. We offer high-quality equipment FREE to use for all members. Staff is on hand to help you understand how to set up and use the equipment and can even suggest a few spots to consider if you're looking for recommendations.
|Equipment Available for Rental|
|Free* rental up to 7 days.|
*Late fees apply for returned equipment if turned in after check-out deadlines and/or if cleaning, repair, or replacement is applicable.
The climbing wall in the Recreation and Wellness Center offers up to 54 feet of climbing. If you're new to climbing, get a taste of what it's like with a 'Try-It Climb' where staff will give you a few attempts on the wall and get you oriented to climbing. If you enjoy it and want to climb regularly, sign up for our Belay Orientation. Offered weekly, you can get comfortable with the equipment and skills needed to climb independently. Climbers who complete a skills check to have access to the gym during open hours and can sign up for semester events, competitions, and lead climbing clinics.
Sign up for a trip or clinic and explore some of the region's best outdoor venues. These organized trips are great for meeting new folks, or as a way to check out a new activity. We design many of these experiences to set you up for your own independent adventures, so come ready to learn or refine a skill. Others are purely social and intended to get people out and enjoy local trails and venues. Try your hand at biking, paddling, climbing, and backpacking. Trip descriptions in our portal will tell you what each event includes.
|8/30||Full Moon Night Hike||San Antonio, TX||8/29||$6|
|9/9||Mountain Biking||Leon Creek||9/5||$6|
|9/13||Starry Night Hike||San Antonio, TX||9/12||$6|
|9/16||Kayak Essentials||San Marcos, TX||9/12||$80|
|9/23||Mountain Biking||Salado Creek||9/19||$6|
|9/29||Sunset Stand-Up Paddleboard||Boerne, TX||9/26||$35|
|9/30||Day Hike||Friedrich Park||9/26||$6|
|10/7-9||Pedernales Falls Backpacking||Pedernales Falls, TX||10/3||$100|
|10/14||Day Hike||Friedrich Park||10/10||$6|
|10/21||Reimer's Ranch Climbing Day Trip||Dripping Springs, TX||10/17||$75|
|10/28||Full Moon Night Hike||San Antonio, TX||10/24||$6|
|10/31||Spooky Night Hike||San Antonio, TX||10/30||$6|
|11/5||Mountain Biking||Leon Creek||10/31||$6|
|11/18-19||Camp & Unwind||Government Canyon||11/14||$30|
A no-show fee applies for all free offerings. Register for clinics and workshops.
Every Wed & Thurs
|12 – 2 PM||Belay Orientation||Rockwall||Day of|
Alternating Weds & Thurs
|4 – 6 PM||Kayak Roll Session||Aquatic Center||Day of|
|9/5||6 – 8 PM||Mountain Bike Rodeo||Day of|
9/10 – 11/19
Bi-monthly on Sundays
|3 – 5 PM||Lead Climbing||Rockwall||Day of|
|9/27||6 – 8 PM||Backpacking Essentials||Day of|
|10/4||6 – 8 PM||Climbing Anchors||Rockwall||Day of|
|10/10||6 – 8 PM||Women in Outdoor Spaces||Outdoor Resource Center||Day of|
|10/18||3 – 5 PM||Climbing Movement||Rockwall||Day of|
|10/24||3 – 5 PM||Intro to Climbing Rescue||Rockwall||Day of|
|11/7||2 – 6 PM||Outdoor Cooking||Day of|
|11/15||6 – 8 PM||Gear Repair in the Outdoors||Day of|