UCSB Adventure Programs | Join The Adventure!

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UCSB Adventure Programs
are open to everyone - students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. We offer reduced rates for students as a result of the Rec Sports and Students’ initiatives. Sign ups for all offerings are in the Rec Cen Customer Service Center or online here.

Interested in working for UCSB Adventure Programs? Consider working at the Adventure Climbing Center, Adventure Ropes Course, or joining our Leadership Training Course, a five-month course that gives you the foundation to become an outdoor guide!

Are you a new Gaucho first year or transfer? Welcome to First Year Outdoor Adventures (FYOA)!

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choose your adventure

Kayaking at Santa Cruz Island. Backpacking in Yosemite. Canoeing down the Colorado River. SCUBA or Wilderness First Aid Certification. Aerial Silk or Surfing Instruction. Rock Climbing at Gibraltar. Or simply go out with your team using our Rentals or Adventure Pass

Push your limits with something new or take advanced classes to improve your skills. At UCSB Adventure Programs, we work hard to provide a wide array of activities so everyone can get a regular dose of ADVENTURE and keep life amazing! We are Wired to be Outstide. Science is demonstrating what we intuitively know: Nature makes us happy.

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Our Mission

UCSB Adventure Programs improves campus and community lives by providing educational and recreational experiences through wilderness trips, outdoor recreation classes, ropes courses, and climbing center programs. 

Our Vision

We are commitment to offering programs which: 

  • Provide opportunities for self-discovery and leadership
  • Offer exceptional customer service and professionalism
  • Cultivate cooperative behavior by respecting and understanding individual differences
  • Don't require experience - only the desire to participate
  • Foster continual learning and growth
  • Teach essential outdoor skills
  • Encourage challenge within an acceptable level of emotional and physical risk
  • Are accessible to a wide range of ages and ability levels
  • Promote wilderness ethics and stewardship, utilizing Leave No Trace principles

UCSB Adventure Programs employees operate using sound judgment and standards set by UCSB and the outdoor industry in addition to professional training and personal experiences.

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UCSB Adventure Programs

UCSB Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


(805) 893-3737 Mon-Sun 11:30am - 8pm
Adventure@recreation.ucsb.edu
Ropes@recreation.ucsb.edu

Refund & Transfer Policy

contacts

Rod Tucknot
Program Director
(805) 893-3737


Donald "Wren" Wise
Outdoor Program Manager
(805) 893-4114

Mason Bouchet
Climbing Program Manager
(805) 893-3737

Charlie Coupal
Ropes Course Manager
(805) 893-4114