Outdoor Pursuits

........................................................................................................................Mission...........................................................................................................................

UREC Outdoor Pursuits is dedicated to providing programs and equipment which promote challenging, educational, environmentally thoughtful and fun experiences for enrolled students with various interests and abilities.

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Monday: 10am - 6:pm
Tuesday: 3pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 3pm - 6pm
Thursday:10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

........................................................................................................................Contact...........................................................................................................................

Klotche Center Room 131-A
(414) 229-5513 OP Front Desk
(414) 229-7261 Katie Richards, Program Director
richardk@uwm.edu

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Summer Trips

Sign up at the Outdoor Pursuits office, Klotche Room 131-A. Give us a call for more information: (414) 229-5513.

Trips include:

  • Equipment
  • Instruction
  • Most meals
  • Transportation
  • Admission/fees

June 2 Full Moon Hike @ Holy Hill 

  • Let the moon guide you to Holy Hill and experience the beauty of this chunk of the Ice Age Trail with us. Many paths around Holy Hill were carved out by the last glacier that came through Wisconsin over 12,000 years ago.


June 5th-7th Devils Lake Multi-sport Teepee Weekend 

  • Learn and experience all different forms of outdoor recreation on the Multi-Sport weekend, from paddle-boarding to climbing, we’ll do it all! And we’ll even be staying in a Teepee!

July 1st Full Moon Hike @ Kohler-Andrae 

  • Lit by the light of the moon, come and enjoy the dunes of Kohler-Andrae. Hit the trails and enjoy this magical Wisconsin park, only an hour away from campus!

July 14th-17th Flambeau River Funyaking 

  • Come with us as the swift waters of the Flambeau River take us on a journey of beautiful scenery. We will be camping along the river and enjoying the swift flow of the water and the amazing scenes of Wisconsin’s water ways. 

 

July 18th Grafton Dell’s Funyaking 

  • This reach of the Milwaukee River is clean, challenging and beautiful! Paddle scenic swiftwater and tackle Class II rapids. This gem is located only 30 minutes from campus!

 

July 25th- 26th Necedah Intermediate Climbing 

  • This trip focuses on skills for those with prior climbing experience. We will discuss and put to practice the principles of anchor building, learn how to clean an anchor and "mock-lead" some easy sport routes!

 

July 31st Blue Moon Paddle 

  • Experience the river in a new way while paddling after dark on the calm waters of the Milwaukee River at Waubedonia Park 40 minutes north of campus.

 

August 7th-14th Isle Royale Backpacking $525 

  • Hop a ferry with us and backpack one of America’s most secluded National Parks! Isle Royale is home moose, wolveswild strawberries!, an historic lighthouse and farm among many other wonders. Isle Royale is situated in the middle of mighty Lake Superior. Come explore and learn wilderness skills on this magical and remote island!


August 15th-16th Pop’s Cave/ Lake Weekend 

  • Come hang out with us as we paddle and cave in Richland, Wisconsin. We will explore a gnarly cave as well as mess around with paddling strokes and fun boat games. 

 

 

SUP Classes

FRIDAY MORNINGS @ 9am & 10am (Begins 5/29)

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga in the Pool

Refresh, destress and empower your body with a Sun Salutation sequence and yoga progression. Women and men, seasoned yogis and beginners are welcome.

Sign up by calling (414) 229-5513 the Thursday before your class. These classes fill up fast!

 

Please contact us at (414) 229-5513 for more information.

Gear Rental

Equipment 24 Hours 2-4 Days Add a Day Weekly
Alps Taurus 2 Person Tent $8 $10 $2 $15
Alps Taurus 4 Person Tent $10 $12 $3 $18
35 Degree Sleeping Bag $6 $8 $1 $12
20 Degree Sleeping Bag $8 $10 $3 $15
0 Degree Sleeping Bag $8 $10 $3 $15
2" Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad $3 $5 $1 $7
3" Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad $3 $5 $1 $7
Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Mat $1 $2 $1 $2
Internal Frame Backpack $10 $12 $3 $18
MSR Pocket Rocket Camp Stove w/ Fuel $8 $10 n/a $18
Evolv Docon Climbing Shoes $3 $5 $3 $10
Chalk Bag $2 $3 $1 $5
Stand-Up Paddleboard Package $20 $35 $10 $60
NRS Inflatable Kayak Package $20 $35 $10 $60
NRS Inflatable Tandem Kayak Package $30 $45 $15 $75
ENO Single-Nest Hammock $5 $8 $1 $10
Dry Bag $3 $5 $1 $8
Climbing Helment $3 $7 $1 $5
Snowshoes $10 $15 $5 $25
FUJI Absolute 1.3 Flat Bar Touring Bike $10 $18 $8  
         
         
         
         
         


Please contact us at (414) 229.5513 for more information.

Policies & Forms

All participants are required to complete a medical form and waiver.

Items that are not allowed on trips include: Alcohol, all drugs which are illegal in Wisconsin, drugs not prescribed to you, tobacco products, weapons and other distracting or harmful items.

We believe in time away from technology.

On many trips you may be asked to keep your phone off or in airplane mode for taking pictures. This helps to put the focus on human powered challenge and entertainment and face-to-face engagement.

Please contact us at (414) 229.5513 for more information.

Contact Us

Outdoor Pursuits Front Desk (414) 229-5513
Katie Richards, Program Director (414) 229-7261

richardk@uwm.edu

Klotsche 131-A