skip to main content columnskip to left navigation

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Outdoor Adventure

ETSU Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventure consists of the following programs and facilities: Team Building at the Basler Team Challenge & Aerial Adventure Course, Adventure Trips, Buc Bikes, Indoor Climbing Wall,  and Equipment Rental.

Basler Team Challenge & Aerial Adventure Course 

The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is a state of the art low and high ropes challenge course. The course offers a full range of ground-level team building initiatives, and a series of aerial challenges ranging from easy to difficult between 15 – 45 feet in the air.

Programs are available for the ETSU community, as well as for off-campus and corporate community groups. The Aerial Adventure Course is available during Open High Challenge Course hours for use by ETSU students, faculty, staff, and CPA patrons. A valid ETSU I.D. is required to participate in an Open High Challenge Course.

Outdoor Adventure offers four types of programs ranging from one to five (1-5) hours for organized groups. Course duration varies per size of group.Buc Bikes

The Buc Bikes program is a partnership with ETSU Sustainability to provide bikes, bike repairs and cycling education to the campus community.  Borrow a bike for the day, rent a bike for a week or month, or get your bike repaired at the Buc Bike Shop or at a Bike Fix-it station.Climbing

The CPA is home to the Indoor Climbing Wall with multiple bouldering, top-rope, and lead climbing routes to enjoy. A valid ETSU I.D. is required to access both the indoor and outdoor climbing walls. Trips

Outdoor Adventure offers a variety of outdoor activities and trips. We are committed to providing enjoyable, challenging, and affordable programs that allow participants to learn skills necessary to safely enjoy the outdoors. Our goal is that these experiences will develop attitudes and behaviors that foster connectedness to the environment, the Earth, and to one anotherEquipment Rental  

Campus Recreation rents outdoor recreation equipment to ETSU students, faculty, and staff. Need any camping or backpacking equipment or want to rent a kayak or stand up paddle board?


to sign up for our weekly newsletter


to register for Outdoor Adventure trips, clinics, or programs


Spring Hours

Indoor Climbing Wall

January 21 - May 7

Monday - Thursday:
4pm - 10pm

4pm - 7pm 

Ope High Challenge Course

Wednesdays & Thursdays

March 25 - April 23

Pre-register by 2pm on the day of the course!

Group Reservations

 The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is available for group programming.

Submit a Reservation Request Form for group programming.

icon for left menu icon for right menu