Adventure Clinics | Recreational Services | Kent State University

Adventure Clinics

 

Register for Adventure Clinics & Workshops

The following clinics are offered by appointment only. You can also get more information by contacting the
Climbing Wall staff.

Introduction to Climbing Clinic

This two-and-a-half hour program covers the basics of indoor climbing including equipment, bouldering, top rope climbing and belaying with an ATC and GriGri device. This program sets up an individual with no prior experience to take our belay test which is required when purchasing a wall membership. 

  • Date
    Sept. 5 - Dec. 4
  • Day
    Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Time
    5:30 - 8 p.m.

Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: One day prior

INTRODUCTION TO Rappelling Clinic

This course teaches how to descend the wall via rappelling from the top. Each course offering is by appointment only. 

Dates: By appointment only
Sept. - Dec.
Jan. - May 

Fee: Student $10, Member $15, Nonmember $20

Kayak Roll Clinic

New kayakers can come learn to roll a kayak so they are prepared when paddling real rivers. This clinic provides the opportunity to learn to roll, practice rolling and other skills in our natatorium. Participants may bring their own boats via the loading dock stairs and back entrance as long as the boats are FULLY CLEANED before entering the pool. If you don't own a boat, one can be provided for you to use. 

  • Date
    Sept 6 - Dec. 6
  • Day
    Thursday
  • Time
    7 - 9 p.m.

Fee: Member $5, Nonmember $8
Registration Deadline: One day prior

Learn to Play Disc Golf Clinic (Faculty/Staff)

This clinic will provide information and skills on how to play disc golf on Kent State University's 18-hole Disc Golf course at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The rules of disc golf will be discussed and participants will go through an orientation of the course before practicing. Discs will be available for free rental and approximately three holes will be played to work on long distance, mid-range and putting shots. 

  • Date
    Oct. 31
  • Day
    Tuesday
  • Time
    12:10 - 1 p.m.

Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: One day prior

benefit Bouldering Competition

Participants can test their bouldering skills in our fall competition designed for all climbing abilities. All competitors climb at the same time and choose how many problems they will attempt. Points are awarded only for completing the entire problem as marked without any aid. Entry fee is to bring 5 - 10 canned food items and the canned food will be donated to the KSU pantry.

  • Date
    Nov. 17
  • Day
    Friday
  • Time
    4 - 8 p.m.

Fee: 5 - 10 canned food items

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Workshop

For more details, please contact Hannah Deascentis by email at hdeascen@kent.edu