Adventure Center-Recreational Services | Kent State University

Adventure Center-Recreational Services

The Adventure Center is the umbrella for a variety of programs and services through the Department of Recreational Services. 

Contact: Chris John 

Phone: 330-672-2803

Email: cjohn4@kent.edu

Eligible: 

Cost: Select a program for more information

Climbing Clinics-Recreational Services

 The Department of Recreational Services’ Outdoor Adventure Center offers a variety of climbing clinics on their 35-foot indoor rock climbing. Clinics include beginner, intermediate and advanced level instruction. Family clinics and clinics for other large groups are available as well. Clinics are open to both SRWC members and non-members.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/climbing-wall

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and SRWC members

Cost:  Costs are dependent on membership status and clinic type as well as equipment rentals (if needed).

Additional Information: Waiver consent is needed for all minors (under 18) to use the indoor climbing wall.

Climbing Wall-Recreational Services

Inside the SRWC is an indoor climbing wall that is 35-feet high with 12 different climbing stations and 2,500 square feet of climbing surface. The wall is available for individual climbing as well as group rentals, birthday parties, and team building opportunities.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/climbing-wall

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and SRWC members

Cost:  Costs are dependent on membership status and clinic type as well as equipment rentals (if needed). Ranges from $4 to $25 for individual climbing.

Additional Information: Waiver consent is needed for all minors (under 18) to use the indoor climbing wall.

Crooked River Adventures-Recreational Services

Crooked River Adventures offers trips along the Cuyahoga River to three destinations, all with easy-to-navigate routes and beautiful views. The livery, located at Tannery Park in downtown Kent, is open seasonally and also offers bike and tube rentals.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/climbing-wall

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and SRWC members

Cost:  Costs are dependent on boat choices and length of the trip.

Additional Information: Participants must be at least 3 years old to ride in a canoe and 8 years old to use a kayak.

Disc Golf Course-Recreational Services

Recreational Services offers an 18-hole championship caliber Disc Golf Course that is free and open to the community, students and staff. The course starts and ends at the SRWC. Discs are also free to rent in the Pro Shop.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330-672-2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: https://www.kent.edu/recservices/disc-golf

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents, community

Cost:  Free

Additional Information: Scorecards are available outside the SRWC by the course map.

Flashfleet-Recreational Services

Flashfleet is a third generation, technology-based bike share program. Bikes can be checked out through a mobile app or kiosk station around the Kent campus. Memberships as well as daily rates are available.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: https://www.kent.edu/recservices/flashfleet

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and community

Cost:  $2 per hour for pay as you go use or $35/year for faculty and staff membership that entitles the member to up to 3 hours of use each day.

Additional Information: Participants must be at least 3 years old to ride in a canoe and 8 years old to use a kayak.

Outdoor Rental Center-Recreational Services

The outdoor rental center offers outdoor equipment for rent at reasonable rates to both SRWC members and non-members. Equipment includes camping, kayaking, backpacking and canoeing gear. The Outdoor Rental Center also has a fleet of canoes and kayaks for group rentals. 

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/outdoor-rental-center-0

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and community

Cost:  Costs are dependent on rental type, rental length, and membership status

Additional Information: Renter must be 18 years old to check out rentals. Reservations can be made up to a month in advance.

Outdoor Trips and Instruction-Recreational Services

Outdoor trips and workshops are offered each semester. Past trips have included cooking, trip leader training and team builder/leadership challenge training. Trips are available to both SRWC members and non-members.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/outdoor-clinics

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, dependents and community

Cost:  Costs are dependent on type of trip or instruction.

Additional Information: Many outdoor trips/instruction require a pre-program meeting for eligibility. Trips/instructions are subject to seasonal effects. Because of this, the SRWC reserves the right to alter programs for participant safety and to maximize the experience. Trips/instruction may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Teambuilding (TLC)-Recreational Services

Teambuilding and Leadership Challenges (TLC) can help any group improve teamwork and communication skills, as well as serve as a welcome retreat from stress. Challenges range from games and trust exercises to low and high-challenge courses where groups work together to accomplish goals. TLC programs are available to all university organizations.

Contact:  Chris John

Phone:  330.672.2803

Email:  cjohn4@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/recservices/teambuilding

Eligible:  KSU employees, spouse, child dependents, non-profit, corporate organizations.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on group size, group type, and TLC program desired.

Additional Information: N/A