Outdoor Pursuits

The Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center will close Tuesday, November 17th,  in accordance with State and County mandates, and will remain closed over Winter Break.  The ability to reopen in 2021 will rely upon State, County and University guidance.  Rec Services will use this website and social media to communicate any information related to the status of the facility.

Outdoor Pursuits rentals and online Fitness Classes will continue.  OPP Schedule  Fitness Schedule

Information below applies when the facility is open with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Prior to entry, please complete the online Waiver and Liability Release.  Please check FAQs for information related to entry to the Beauchamp Center & COVID-19 requirements and service changes.

Reservations are required for the climbing wall and may be made 48 hours in advance here.

Outdoor equipment and bike rental are available.  See our hours page.
For more information:  503.943-8748 or libby@up.edu.

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About Outdoor Pursuits

OPP consists of three main areas of operation.  These are the climbing wall, the bike shop and our outdoor trips  In addition we also offer equipment/bike rental, team building courses and first aid classes.  The OPP office and bike shop is located in the Beauchamp Recreation Center.  Outdoor Pursuits is open to all UP Students, Staff and Faculty.  

Additional Programs

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Medical Classes

All our courses are recognized by the American Red Cross.  If you'd like to schedule a private course or one catered to your program needs contact Matthew Libby at libby@up.edu. The courses that we offer are CPR/AED First AID (Adult, Child, Infant), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Wilderness First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).  Click here for our current course calendar

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Team Building

Team building events are a good way to build team cohesion and bonding.  Whether you are looking to do one two-hour session to break the ice with new staff or looking to have multiple sessions to develop leaders, we can accommodate.  Please fill out the Team building Request Form to start the process or if you have more questions contact Matthew Libby at libby@up.edu

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Stay Connected

For questions regarding trips, hours and equipment rental please call the Outdoor Pursuits Desk at 503-943-8748.  For questions or ADA accommodations please contact Matthew Libby at libby@up.edu.

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