The Adventure Recreation Program offers many services to the Penn State community:
* A yearlong schedule of diverse outdoor trips to destinations throughout Pennsylvania and the eastern United States
* Quality outdoor gear and equipment rental
* Trip planning and recreational resources at the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)
*Advice and assistance from experienced outdoor professionals and leaders

Adventure Recreation Orientation

Adventure Recreation Orientation (ARO) serves as Adventure Recreation's staff training and development program. For 8-10 weeks students will develop outdoor leadership, group facilitation, and technical skills in areas such as backpacking, caving, paddling, and rock climbing. Completion of this program qualifies students to work as an Adventure Recreation Guide. Positions for Fall 2015 have been filled, but if you are interested in being a part of the Adventure Rec team in the future contact Program Coordinator, Danny Williams (dew23@psu.edu, 814.863.2895) for more information.


The Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) serves as the hub for all program activities, services, and resources. The ARC is equipped with a full line of outdoor gear available for rental; a resource library of outdoor-based books, periodicals, magazines, maps, and DVD's; and state-of-the-art trail mapping and trip planning resources. It's your one-stop shop for all of your outdoor needs!

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-1pm
Saturday & Sunday - Sorry, we're out having fun!

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