Outdoor Adventures Theme Community

The Outdoor Adventures Themed Community is designed for students who share a passion for human-powered outdoor recreation. In this interactive and fun-filled community, residents will participate in a variety of outdoor trips, and high ropes challenge programs. There will be numerous opportunities to explore the incredible wilderness areas of the American Southwest, both through trips provided by the University of Arizona Outdoor Recreation Program, and  on informal trips planned and run by residents of the community. Through these adventure activities, residents will develop leadership abilities, technical skills and close friendships with our peers. No experience is necessary; only a desire to participate, learn, and grow!

Canoeing and Climbing at Watson Lake


On the outskirts of Prescott, AZ is a crystal clear lake surrounded by granite domes – many rising directly out of the water. We will spend the weekend camping out at the lake and paddling our canoes to rock climbing destinations along the shore. This trip will be a great way to learn or improve paddling and climbing skills while escaping the heat of Southern Arizona. Exertion level: Moderate.


Provided by Outdoor Adventures:

·   Transportation (15-Passenger Van)

·   Meals

·   Camping and other fees

·   Rock climbing, canoeing and camping equipment

·   Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing and equipment, or travel meals. 


Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: social


You must be a member of the Outdoor Adventures Theme Community.

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

August 31, 2019 - September 2, 2019


Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019

Min: 1

Max: 28

2019-2020 Outings and Events

  • Seven Cataracts Canyoneering Trip
  • Rock Climbing and Canoeing Weekend
  • Grand Canyon Weekend
  • High Ropes Challenge Program and Zip Line
  • Outdoor Skill Nights at outdoor Rec

See Policy page for Theme Community specific refund policy.



Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social


  • Must have applied for housing through Residence Life
  • Must be Provisionally accepted by Outdoor Recreation

Where & When

August 30, 2019 - May 8, 2020


Jan 1, 2019 - Jul 1, 2019

Min: 2

Max: 24