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Outdoor Recreation

From weekend biking, caving or climbing trips, to skiing down the beautiful slopes of Colorado, Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of exciting opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Our primary goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to gain a greater appreciation, awareness, and understanding of our natural environment. Participants visit some of the most beautiful places in the United States, learn more about themselves and others, and make lasting friendships.

You can register for an Outdoor Recreation trip by completing the General Trip Application or by visiting the Student Fitness Center reception desk.

Kayaks are now available to rent from the Student Fitness Center to help you explore all the great streams, rivers, and lakes in our area! Stop by Equipment Issue to make your reservation and be sure to fill out a release of liability waiver. Please keep in mind that no watercraft is permitted for use anywhere on the SIUE campus, except during special events.

Notice: Our week-long trips have a mandatory planning meeting that lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. All participants are required to attend meetings in their entirety. The meeting time and date for each trip is noted on the trip registration form. Please make note of the meeting schedule upon registering for trips. In addition, all trip participants are required to have health insurance.

Trips

  • September:

    • Bike Clinic

      September 17th, Thurday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • SIUE Student Fitness Center 
      • Will meet at the SFC then bike or walk over to the Rec Plex pavilion
      • Bring your own bike if you have one
      • Free for all Students, Faculty and Staff

    • Jackson Falls Camping and Climbing Trip

      September 19th - 20th, Saturday - 7 am, Sunday - 8 pm

      • $15.00 for SIUE Students
      • $20.00 for SIUE Faculty and Staff

      • $30.00 for Guests/Community members
      • 1 dinner and 1 breakfast provided
      • pre-trip meeting the week of trip
  • October:

    • Lone Elk State Park Day Trip

      October 10th, Saturday 9am - 6pm

      • $5.00 for SIUE Students
      • $12.00 for SIUE Faculty and Staff
      • $15.00 for Guests/Community members
      • 1 picnic lunch included
    • Glo Climb

      October 27th, Tuesday - 5 pm - 10 pm

      • Free for all Students, Faculty and Staff
      • T-Shirt giveaways
      • Live DJ
  • November:

    • Horseback riding - Meramec Farm, Bourbon MO

      November 8th, Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

      • $30.00 for SIUE Students
      • $40.00 for SIUE Faculty and Staff
      • $45.00 for Guests/Community members
    • Camping 101 - Cougar Lake Pavilion

      November 19th, Tuesday - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Free for all Students, Faculty and Staff

  • January:

    • Annual Ski and Snowboard Trip to Colorado

      January 3rd - 8th

      • Place, price, etc. TBD Soon!

Bike Clinic | Fall 2015
Jackson Falls Rock Climbing & Camping Trip | Fall 2015

More details to come for all events and trips, please call or email Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistant, Dominique Begnaud (dbegnau@siue.edu or 618-650-3235)
For more information, please call or email Keith Becherer (kebeche@siue.edu or 618-650-3242)
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