Welcome to Campus Rec

CHANGES TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Campus Rec is beginning the process of lifting COVID-19 health and safety restrictions for the Rec Center. Face masks are still required for all activities in the Rec Center with the exception of lap swimming in the pool, showering, and drinking/eating. Physical distancing of 6 feet is no longer required, and maximum occupancy limits related to COVID-19 have been lifted. Visit our Reopening Resources webpage for more information on Campus Rec's evolving COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

The Campus Rec Aquatics team poses all together in front of the Rec Center pool,  smiling and wearing their red Lifeguard shirts.

Free Lifeguard Training Program

The Lifeguard Training Program is free for current and incoming PSU students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and intend to work as a lifeguard for Campus Rec after completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. No experience required. Help us rebuild our lifeguard community!

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Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT) Course

Learn the strategies needed to teach safe and effective group exercise classes in Campus Rec's Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT) course offered this fall! The GFIT course is designed to prepare you to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Certification Exam and teach Group X.

Upcoming events

Ross Island SUP Trip

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: JULY…
Add to my Calendar 2021-07-24 17:00:00 2021-07-22 13:44:57 Ross Island SUP Trip DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: JULY 21 AT 6:00 P.M. Beat the heat this summer and learn how to stand-up paddle board (SUP) with the Outdoor Program. Meet our trip leaders at Willamette Park on the west side of the Willamette River. From there, we will go through the steps to set up an SUP, discuss the different parts of a paddle, and show you how to put on a personal flotation device (PFD). Then we'll hit the water to learn the foundations of paddling. You'll put all of these skills to use as we paddle to Ross Island and make new friends along the way.  Learn more on the Outdoor Program webpage. Willamette Park Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 America/Los_Angeles public

Council Crest Day Hike

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: JULY…
Add to my Calendar 2021-07-31 16:00:00 2021-07-22 13:44:57 Council Crest Day Hike DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: JULY 28 AT 6:00 P.M. Council Crest Park is thought to be the highest point in Portland at 1,073 feet above sea level. Join the Outdoor Program as we complete a 5.5-mile trip starting and ending at the PSU campus and culminating at the summit of Council Crest. We will take our time spotting birds and admiring local trees and flowers. Our reward for reaching the top of Council Crest will be incredible views of Portland, Mt. Saint Helens, and Mt. Hood. Learn more on the Outdoor Program webpage. Meeting Location: PSU Outdoor Program Office (505 SW Harrison Street) Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 America/Los_Angeles public

Hoyt Arboretum & Washington Park Tour

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING:…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-07 16:00:00 2021-07-22 13:44:57 Hoyt Arboretum & Washington Park Tour DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: AUGUST 4 AT 6:00 P.M. Explore the beautiful, forested hills just west of the PSU campus on this 7.5-mile hike. We will leave from the Outdoor Program and head through the city as we make our way to Washington Park. Further down the trail,  discover  thousands of native, global, and endangered tree species at Hoyt Arboretum. Make some new friends and get to know Portland better on this beautiful hike through the city. Learn more on the Outdoor Program webpage.   PSU Outdoor Program Office (505 SW Harrison Street) Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 America/Los_Angeles public

Terwilliger Day Hike

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING:…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-14 16:00:00 2021-07-22 13:44:57 Terwilliger Day Hike DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PRE-TRIP MEETING: AUGUST 11 AT 6:00 P.M. Get outside and make new friends as we explore Portland's urban forests together! We will depart from the PSU campus and make our way to Marquam Nature Park, which spans over 170 acres. Enjoy a physically distanced snack  at the trailhead on the mosaic covered steps before heading out on the Terwilliger Trail. Throughout the 6-mile hike, we will stop to identify trees and take in the views of Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood. Learn more on the Outdoor Program webpage. PSU Outdoor Program Office (505 SW Harrison Street) Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 Outdoor Program office, 503-725-5668 America/Los_Angeles public