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Campus Recreation 5 Adventure Programs

Adventure Programs

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Our mission

Adventure Programs strives to provide access and understanding of outdoor recreation, sports, and etiquette to all EKU students and the Richmond community. We aim to achieve this through the implementation of adventure trips, workshops, rental equipment, and a well-maintained climbing center. Adventure Programs emphasizes leadership development, communication, and teamwork skills through comprehensive programing and facilitation on our challenge course.

For current EKU students and Faculty/Staff members of the Fitness and Wellness Center, we offer an indoor climbing center, outdoor trips program, skill development workshops, and an outdoor gear rental program including semester bike rentals! We are sure you’ll find something to suit your personal level of ability. For more information on each of these areas, please visit the links below:

Adventure Trips

Our trips serve everyone from the novice to the advanced athlete. All trips are open to current EKU students of the Fitness and Wellness Center. To sign up for one of our trips you can do so online or by visiting the MyCampusRec portal for all things Campus Rec! Hurry before spots fill up!

All trips will have a mandatory pre-trip meeting the week before departure unless otherwise stated by trip leaders.

Equipment Rental

Part of our mission is to outfit EKU students with the right gear for the right season and to provide knowledge of how to use it! Our rental center carries gear from manufacturers such as Dagger, Gregory, Eureka, MSR, Coleman, Slumberjack, Nalgene, GSI, and others. Our staff will point you in the right direction and get you ready to use the gear on your own adventure!

Equipment may be rented during climbing center operating hours (Mon-Thurs: 2 p.m. – 9p.m., & Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.) For transactions outside of this time frame, or for items that require an appointment, please contact Dakota McClendon by email, or by phone: 859-622-5251, for more information.

Rental Equipment Rates

Gear Day Rate Weekend Rate Week Rate 
Backpack 10.00 15.00 30.00
Bike Helmet 1.00 2.00 5.00
Sleeping Bag 5.00 7.00 15.00
Sleeping Pad 1.00 2.00 5.00
Tent 10.00 15.00 30.00
Hammock 5.00 7.00 15.00
Climbing Shoes 2.00 4.00 8.00
Bouldering Pads 5.00 10.00 20.00
Canoe 10.00 20.00 40.00
Kayak 15.00 30.00 50.00
PFD (Life Jacket) 2.00 4.00 8.00
Dry Bag 3.00 5.00 7.00
Headlamp 2.00 5.00 8.00
Bike Car Rack 5.00 7.00 15.00
Fishing Pole 5.00 7.00 15.00
Paddle 1.00 3.00 5.00
Fire Pit 5.00 10.00 20.00
Commuter Bike 50.00 Per Semester

Campus Recreation


Physical Address: 228 Park Drive
Mailing Address: 521 Lancaster Ave SRC 105
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: Front Desk (859) 622-6751 / Main Office (859) 622-8145


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