The Recreation and Wellness Center is a popular spot on campus for students to stay in shape, learn how to rock climb, or just relieve stress. Not many students know about the off-campus events that our Recreation and Wellness Center has to offer.
Wendy Wheeler, Senior, stated, “I had no idea that our recreation center offered events. I just thought it was a super nice gym that we have on campus. ”
The prices vary depending on which event you choose to attend. Some range between $100 and $200. One event was $200 a person. The upcoming Black Canyon Paddle and Hot Springs event is $120 a person but it includes transportation from the CSUSB main campus, breakfast/lunch/dinner, reserved campsites and fun activities.
The Black Canyon Paddle and Hot Springs will be held from November 15 to November 17. Participants who attend this event get to experience The Black Canyon of the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. They’ll get to explore natural hot springs, camp with friends and take a 10-mile stroll in a kayak down the peaceful river.
Bobby Horner, Senior, expressed, “I knew we had a rec and wellness center on campus but I didn’t know that they participate in outdoor events like visiting the Grand Canyon or the Colorado River. That’s awesome! And you only have to pay $120 for two days and it includes food, a place to stay and travel expenses? Seriously, that sounds like a great deal.”
The major cause for students not attending is that these events are only available during weekends and many students work on the weekend because they are in school during the week.
“I would love to go to the Grand Canyon if I didn’t have to work every weekend,” said Horner.
“I would 100 percent go to one of these events if I didn’t have work every weekend,” Wheeler added. “The prices are so much cheaper if you were to go with our school instead of going on your own or with friends.”
There are students that find the events offered by the Recreation and Wellness Center to have potential in enriching their campus experience.
Mason Portales, Junior, stated, “If the recreation and wellness center events are anything like the study abroad program, I know the students who attend will have so much fun. I just recently went to Europe over summer, and it was the best experience of my life.”