FREE EQUIPMENT RENTAL: All rental equipment is FREE this fall for Backpacking and Camping.  Here is the procedure:

  1. Email Sam Meek at with the exact quantity and items you’d like by Tuesday at 4pm. Please include the names in your friend group/pod and your student number and cell phone number.  Sam and Betty will package all gear for you.
  2. Thursday between 4-5pm – stop by the Track and Tennis Building South Garage Door. All of your gear will be there with your name on it (tagged and labeled).
  3. Monday between 4-5pm – return all gear to the Track and Tennis Building South Garage Door. Be sure that all gear is dry and in good repair/condition!
  4. BIKING GROUP: Contact Grace Stockdale at – Tuesday and Thursday Rides

ROAD CYCLING GROUP: Contact Ryan Rooks at – Rides to Be Determined

TRIATHLON CLUB: Contact Clint Wilson at – weekly practice schedule

POOL KAYAKING: Contact Ben Tanis at – Pool sessions begin the week of Sept. 28 on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8-9pm

In Calvin's outdoor recreation programs, it's all about re-creation. By getting out of doors, out of your context, you can start to discover truths about who you are and who God is as you explore the world he has made. Outdoor rec isn't just a way to escape—it's a powerful way to learn, and the discoveries you make you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.

Opportunities for adventure

Upcoming Events

​Consulting (Sign Up for a Time at the Climbing Center)

Sept. 14-16 Wilderfest Fall Trips 1
Pine River Canoe – Sept. 15
Pictured Rocks – Sept. 14-16
Manistee Backpack – Sept. 15-16
Sign up at Climbing Center
Sept. 22-23 Wilderfest Fall Trips 2
Northern Michigan Cycle – Sept. 22-23
Northouse Dunes Backpack – Sept. 22-23
Manistee River Backpack – Sept. 22-23
Sign up at Climbing Center
Sept. 28 Camp on Campus Event – Commons lawn Contact Josh Maher (jdm47)
Oct. 5-7 DYS Weekend – Half Price Gear Rental Contact Josh Maher (jdm47)
Oct. 19-21 Advising Break Adventure Grant Weekend Contact Josh Maher (jdm47)
Oct. 31 Halloween Party at the Climbing Center Contact Josh Maher (jdm47)
Nov. 10 Top Rope Climbing Competition Sign up at Climbing Center


  • All Wilderfest trips are $25; sign up at the climbing center

Equipment rental, outfitting and cycle maintenance Sept. 5-Nov. 10

  • Monday 4–5pm
  • Thursday 4–5pm

Contact: Josh Maher -

Pool Kayaking

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9pm
Instructor: Lucas Balk
Signup: Sign up at the Climbing Center; space limited to 7 boaters per night
Cost: free

Group Fitness

See the group fitness page for details on our current programs.