It’s Fun to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone!

The Adventure Recreation program – part of the programming offered by Cleveland State Campus Recreation Services – is designed to take participants outside the walls of the Rec Center to experience recreation opportunities available in Northeast Ohio and our neighboring cities and states. Despite being situated in an urban, downtown setting, there are plenty of areas and opportunities close by to take advantage.

All our trips and clinics are open to CSU students, Rec Center Members AND the Cleveland community. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! And for most trips, the gear and equipment needed is provided for you – it’s as easy as showing up! Check out our Adventure Trips and Instructional Clinics pages to sign up today!

Interested in Adventure Rec or Have Questions?

If you have any questions about our Adventure Rec trips or clinics, or just have a questions about these program offerings, let us know by emailing or calling 216-802-3210.

Adventure Workshops

Our Adventure workshops are the perfect way to learn a new skill or perfect the ones you already have – either way, they’re a blast! And in the comfort of our very own CSU Rec Center.  Adventure Workshops are open to anyone and everyone and all equipment is provided. 

Horticulture tours

Join Tour lead, Tropical Tim for a Horticulture Tour around campus. During this walk, you will learn about different types of plants on campus led by the person who knows them best, Tim!

Rain or Shine – we will walk!

We will meet at different starting points for each date in order to see all of campus.


Students, Faculty & Staff, and Members: FREE


07/26 – 10am-11am – Starting at the urban building
08/22 – 10am-11am – Starting at the College of Health

Please use the following link to find your starting location for the Horticulture tours on our campus map! The urban building is labeled UR and the College of Health is labelled CH.

Campus Map

Download the CSU Rec Member Connect app, go to “Programs”, select the “Adventure Recreation” category and register for the “Horticulture Tour” date you wish to attend. Finally, select “Sign up” and then select “Confirm”.

Open paddle dates

Open paddle in our pool is the perfect place to try or practice stand up paddle boarding and/or kayaking! CSU students join for free! All equipment is included. Our certified paddling instructors will be there to help you hone your paddling skills, learn some new ones, or just have some fun on the water!

Please arrive within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time or the instructor will leave the area.


Students: $5.00
Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $15.00


Sunday, 7/21 1-2pm with Jason!

Download the CSU Rec Member Connect app, go to “Programs”, select the “Adventure Recreation” category and register for the “Open Paddle” date you wish to attend. Finally, select “Sign up” and then select “Confirm”.

Adventure Rec Trips

Our Adventure Rec trips are an awesome way to get out of the gym, be active with other adventurous people and have a blast! And you don’t have to have any prior experience to join any of our trips – EVERYONE from beginners to experts are welcome and encouraged to participate. Most, if not all, equipment is provided so all you have to do is sign up and show up! Check out our upcoming trips below but don’t wait too long – trips can fill up fast!

More Information

Interested parties can register online or in our ProShop. For more information on any of these Adventure Workshops or trips, please email