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University Recreation


Skills Clinics and Events

Part of UREC Outdoors' overarching mission is to educate students so they might enjoy the outdoors without outside assistance. To that end, we are happy to offer a variety of outdoor skills clinics that supplement what participants will learn on our adventure trips and at our climbing tower.


Spring 2021 Clinics and Events

Sign up for clinics at the UREC Outdoors Outdoor Adventure Center or using the "UREC at UWGB" app


All spring 2021 trips and events are currently subject to change on the developing COVID-19 situation. Please check back here for updated information. Please read UREC Outdoors' Spring 2021 Travel Policies and Procedures before registering for any trips/events.

All trips, clinics, and events are offered exclusively to UWGB students.

Travel is not included for any Spring 2021 programming. All listed times for trips and events are the on-location start time, when staff will be set up on-location and ready to work with registered participants.



Climbing wall
During Open Climbing Tower Hours

Climbing Skills Series

Join UREC Outdoors at the UREC Climbing Tower and “up” your climbing skills! Every week February through Mid-April visit the tower and practice two new progressive climbing skills per week. Demonstrate your learning and new skills to tower staff at the end of each week for a chance at prizes and swag at the end of the series! Follow the UREC Climbing tower on Facebook and UREC Outdoors on Instagram or Facebook to see each weeks’ focused skills.

Cross country ski trail
Tuesday, 2/2
Monday, 2/8
Tuesday, 2/16
Monday, 2/22
 All sessions 3:30-5:30pm

XC Ski Nights

Engage in some winter fun right here on campus with the knowledgeable UREC Outdoors team! Alternating Mondays and Tuesdays in February pre-register and cross-country ski groomed trails right here on campus. Equipment and basic instruction provided.

Snow hike
Thursday, 2/11

Luminary-Lit Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy an evening of snowshoe hiking on the UWGB Arboretum trails as part of Love U Month, all lit by trailside luminaries! Register for a time bock through the “UREC at UWGB” app, meet UREC Outdoors staff at our warming tent, grab your sanitized snowshoes, and hike the lit [Gateway/Niagara Escarpment] trail segment right here on campus!



Climbing wall
Monday 3/22 - Friday 3/26

Mile-High Challenge Week

Work your endurance after spring break by joining in on the UREC Climbing Tower’s Mile High Week! Register on your own or with a climbing partner and attempt to climb one vertical mile on the climbing tower during the course of the week. Climb the tower 189 times to hit the mile mark and receive a free shirt!




Night climbing
Wednesday, 4/21
9:30pm - Midnight

Night Climbing

Make your April one for the books with some night climbing at the UREC Outdoors Climbing Tower. Register for a time block through our app and experience our climbing facility through new eyes during this one-of-a-kind event. Grab a friend or two and enjoy a free night of headlamp-lit climbing – Alpine start style! Headlamps and climbing equipment provided.



Kayaks on the bay
Friday, 5/7

Boats on the Bay

Boats on the Bay is back! Register for a time slot through our app and join us at the Lambeau Cottage kayak launch to paddle UREC Outdoors recreational kayaks, touring kayaks, and inflatable paddleboards free of charge!


Skills Clinics


Climbing wall
Thursday, 2/18
5:00 - 7:00pm

Intro to Rock Climbing

Are you a beginner climber seeking to build your skills? Or maybe you’re interested in rock climbing but don’t know where to start? Either way, UREC Outdoors’ Intro to Rock Climbing Clinic is for you! Pre-Register through our app and join our climbing staff at the UREC Climbing Tower to learn about climbing equipment, technical skills, and basic climbing technique! Boost your skills, broaden your knowledge, and get ready to “rock” wherever you choose to climb!



Disk golf net
Wednesday, 4/28
2:00 - 4:00pm

Intro to Disc Golf

Learn how to utilize UWGB’s own 9-hole disc golf course! Register for this free clinic to learn the basics of disc golf, including different shots, scoring, and various game types! Disc golf discs and instruction provided.



Belay Clinics

Don’t want to wait on staff to climb? Learn how to belay for yourself at the UREC Climbing Tower! UREC Outdoors Belay Clinics are FREE for students and are offered in a hybrid format this year, register with the UREC at UWGB App to receive info for the online portion and schedule your in-person skills check!

How do you register? Simple!
  • Simply download the "UREC at UWGB" app and create your account to get started. From there:
  • Navigate to "Reservations" tab
  • Select "Classes"
  • Find "Top Rope Belay Clinic"
  • Select "Schedule" and click the only option
  • Hit "Join Class" and you're done! You'll receive an invite to complete the online Canvas course and your instructors will schedule a practice and test-out time with you.
climbing training
Format: Hybrid
Online Portion: Skills Intro, Terminology, Safety
In-Person Portion: Skills Practice & Test Out
Time Commitment: 1hr online, 1hr in person

Want to learn a specific skill or see us run a specific event or clinic? Contact the Outdoor Adventure Recreation Coordinator, Ethan Harvey at or 920-465-2098.