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Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program Interim Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Fax: 208-885-2340

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Outdoor Program

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Ben Sturz, Intramural Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Intramural Sports

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Nathan Moody, Trips and Climbing Center Coordinator

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Email: nmoody@uidaho.edu

Web: Climbing Center

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Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program Assistant Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6170

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Rental Center

Staff Directory Map

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

SRC Info Desk Phone:
208-885-7529

Rental Center Phone:
208-885-6170

Phone: 208-885-6381

Email: recwell@uidaho.edu

Web: Recreation and Wellbeing

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Ben Sturz, Assistant Director of Programs

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-9355

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Fitness Program

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Trips & Activities

The Outdoor Program offers a wide variety of services and activities to the University community. Cooperative trips are cost sharing. Participants supply their own food and own personal equipment through rental or purchase. Required pre-trip meetings are held to work out trip details. Listed fees are for transportation, group gear and instruction (if provided).

Trip sign-ups are available in the Outdoor Program Office beginning Aug. 22, 2022.

Special Events

Show your VandalCard for free Climbing Center rentals during regular business hours noon to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Fall 2022 Dates: Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.

Questions? Contact Nathan Moody at 208-885-6810 or nmoody@uidaho.edu

Jet boat the Snake River for a day of trail building in Hell's Canyon. This a partnership with Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative

Date: Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Pre-Trip: Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810.

Bring in your new or used equipment to sell or barter. Tons of great gear and screaming deals!

Date: Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m.

Location: Multi-Activity Court (MAC) sellers set-up starts at 5 p.m.

Admission: Cash Only. Limited entry — first come, first served.

  • $20 to sell your own gear - set up starts at 5 p.m.
  • $5 per person | 6-6:30 p.m.
  • $1 per person | 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Free | 7-8 p.m.

U of I students and children under 12 are free for the entire event.

Questions? Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810. 

This course is an introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. Includes CPR certification. Courses take place at the Student Rec Center. Register by Dec. 16, 2022. Taught by Desert Mountain Medicine.

Full Course: Jan. 4-8, 2023
Cost: $735

Refresher Course Dates: Jan. 7-8, 2023
Cost: $335

Questions? Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810.

Salmon River, Idaho

Sign-ups start Monday, Aug. 15. 

Cost: $85 includes transportation, equipment and leadership
Trip: Saturday, Aug. 27
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.

Find an Outdoor Adventure

Come explore the great outdoors with the Outdoor Program this fall! We've got rafting, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, climbing and women's only trips.

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Hike, Bike and Climb

Bikepacking trips in Idaho, wilderness backpacking trips, day hikes, Mountain Bike Mondays and outdoor rock climbing.

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Water

Intro to whitewater kayak clinic, advanced whitewater kayak clinic and swiftwater training.

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Snow

Explore the beauty of the Northwest with scenic trails, panoramic view, snow transportation and more.

View Snow Trips

Contact Us

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program Interim Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Fax: 208-885-2340

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Outdoor Program

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Intramural Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-2204

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Intramural Sports

Staff Directory Map

Nathan Moody, Trips and Climbing Center Coordinator

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6810

Email: nmoody@uidaho.edu

Web: Climbing Center

Staff Directory Map

Sandra Townsend, Outdoor Program Assistant Director

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-6170

Email: stownsend@uidaho.edu

Web: Rental Center

Staff Directory Map

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

SRC Info Desk Phone:
208-885-7529

Rental Center Phone:
208-885-6170

Phone: 208-885-6381

Email: recwell@uidaho.edu

Web: Recreation and Wellbeing

Staff Directory Map

Ben Sturz, Assistant Director of Programs

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS1230
Moscow, ID 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-9355

Email: bsturz@uidaho.edu

Web: Fitness Program

Staff Directory Map