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.

Summer Hours

Summer Open Climbing Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6–8 p.m.; May 9–Aug 24

(Fall hours resume August 28, 2023)

To rent summer equipment, contact:

Ryan Medema
Text: 616-970-9953

Upcoming events

Important notes:

  • Sign up for all trips and events at the Climbing Center desk. Trips sign ups are on a first come basis.
  • All trips require a Wednesday 4–5 p.m. Outfitting and Information session at the Outfitting Center (south bay of Track and Tennis Building).
  • Calvin Outdoor Rec provides all instruction, outfitting, transportation, and food. Students are required to provide layers, personal hygiene, proper footwear, rain gear, and personal snacks.
  • Students with special dietary needs or food allergies will need to coordinate with trip leaders on menu. Students may be asked to supplement costs for additional food.

Opportunities for adventure