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.

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 4-5pm 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.
September 4-6 Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Backpack Monday Aug 30 by 4pm  $20  10
September 11-12 Pine River Canoe and River Kayak Weekend Tuesday Sept. 7 by 4pm $20 12
September 18-19 Manistee Backpacking Wednesday Sept. 15 by 4pm $30 12
September 25-26 Sleeping Bear Dunes Kayaking & Hiking Monday Sept. 20 by 4pm $30 11
October 2-3 Northen Michigan Mountain Biking Monday Sept. 27 by 4pm $20 12
October 8-12 (Fall Break) Pictured Rocks Backpacking Monday Oct. 4 by 4pm $90 10
Oct. 16-17 Zero Waste Manistee Backpacking trip Monday Oct. 11 by 4pm $40 10
Nov. 13 Calvin Climbing Comp Thursday Nov. 11 by 4pm $10 60
Nov. 10 Grand Canyon Spring Break Backpacking Info Meeting December 1 (full amount due by check) $550 18

Opportunities for adventure