Upenn Recreation

Outdoor Adventures

What is Outdoor Adventures?

Our programs explore the hidden gems of the greater Philadelphia area: the local mountains, rock, rivers, and forests. During spring break, winter break, and summer, we venture out to other wild destinations throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond. From introductory to advanced courses we provide trips designed to increase competency in human powered activities.

Learn to rock climb, ski, backpack, and much more. Click Here for more information or register for one of our outdoor trips!

How Can I Get Involved?

All of our programs are open to Penn students, staff, and affiliates. We offer a discounted rate to those who are members of the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Click here to Register Online for Outdoor Adventure Programs. Registration is also available in the Membership Services Office.The Outdoor Adventures @ PENN office is located on the first floor of the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center at 3701 Walnut Street. Our Hours of Operation are available here. For more information please email or call 215-898-6100.

Indoor Climbing Wall

Penn’s 40 foot indoor climbing wall, located in the Pottruck Fitness center is a great place to get your adventure fix when you don’t have the time to get outside.  The climbing wall is open seven days for open climbing and instructional courses.  The Penn climbing wall offers free equipment rentals and trained, knowledgeable staff to help you with all of your climbing needs.  A climbing wall pass is required to use the wall.  The climbing wall is also available to rent for student groups or other Penn affiliated organization.  Click Here for more information about the Penn climbing wall.

Email Sign-up

Interested in getting the latest updates on Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventure and Climbing Wall programs?  Please Click Here to submit your name and email address to the List-Serve.



Hours of Operation

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