Campus Recreation provides the finest programs, services, facilities and equipment to enrich the University of Idaho learning experience. The department fosters a lifetime appreciation and involvement in recreation and wellness activities for our students, faculty, staff and the community. Campus Recreation contributes to the physical, social, intellectual and cultural development of those we serve.
Role of Campus Recreation
- Campus Recreation builds positive relationships and attitudes, and conveys to the University community the joy and exhilaration of making regular recreational activities part of daily life.
- Campus Recreation enriches the quality of student and campus life through knowledge, opportunities, interests and behaviors that promote healthy lifestyles. Extensive programs including intramural sports, fitness/wellness activities, sport clubs, outdoor pursuits and special event opportunities are provided to explore one’s limits, learn new skills, and experience achievement.
- Campus Recreation has a student driven philosophy that offers experiential leadership opportunities integrated with professional training and personal mentoring. These experiences facilitate social interaction, challenge participants, promote personal reflection and learning, and thereby support the educational mission of the University.
- The department of Campus Recreation, as a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, is responsible for the management of the Student Recreation Center, Guy Wicks Field, outdoor recreation areas, Shattuck Amphitheater, sand volleyball and basketball courts, the band field, the disc golf course and the Kibbie Dome – North Field to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.
The students will be able to:
- Recognize and practice recreational, fitness/wellness and outdoor activities that are part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Assess the impact of recreation activities on the environment and choose responsible and sustainable behavior.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to identify risks, evaluate procedures and make decisions that prevent or minimize potentially dangerous situations (in recreational environments).
- Explore and attain new skills and merge academic and recreational experiences into practical application.
- Acquire, use and refine teamwork skills and leadership qualities (in groups) to obtain goals.