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Outdoor Recreation Center-ORC

There's always something to do in Alaska, if you have the right gear. The REC Center rents equipment to REC members, current UAS Students, Faculty, Staff and UAS Alumni & Friend members. General public may not rent unless guest of UAS affiliates listed above. Equipment rental and return is available from the REC desk during REC open hours.
 Half Day (4 < hrs)Day (24 hours)WeekendWeek

Camping Gear

Camping Stove--$3$5$15
Camping Cook Set--$3$5$15
Camping Fuel--$5/bottle 
Sleeping Bag--$5$7$15
Canopy 8x8--$5 $7$15
Sleeping Pad--$3$5$15

Winter Gear

 Half Day (4 < hrs)Day (24 hours)WeekendWeek
XC - Touring Package$5$10$20$50

Water Gear

 Half Day (4 < hrs)Day (24 hours)WeekendWeek
Sit on Kayak
(Auke Lake only)

*includes PFD/Paddle

*includes PFD/Paddle
*includes PFD/Paddle
Paddle Board
(Auke Lake only)

*includes PFD/Paddle

*includes PFD/Paddle
 Canoe (Auke Lake only)$5
*includes PFD(s)/Paddle(s)
*includes PFD(s)/Paddle(s)
*includes PFD(s)/Paddle(s)
*includes PFD(s)/Paddle(s)
Dry Bags--$3$5$15
Paddles (xtra)--$4$8$12
PFD (xtra) $5$10$15

Miscellaneous Gear

 Half Day (4 < hrs)Day (24 hours)WeekendWeek
Mountain Bikes$5$10$20--
Trek Poles$3$5$10$25
Disc Golf Baskets$5/basket$7/basket----
Disc Golf DiscsFREE
($10 for lost disc)
($10 for lost disc)
Golf Clubs--$5$10--
Pop-up Canopy (8x8)--$5$7$15

*All watercraft rentals include PFD's and paddles. PFD's are to be worn by all renters, failure to wear a PFD could impact ability to rent UAS watercraft. PFD's save lives! View our Lake Craft Flyer on safety and lake etiquette.

Climbing is an excellent workout for people at every level of physical conditioning, so come learn the techniques and thrills of indoor climbing. No experience necessary. Includes all rentals and instruction.

The UAS Climbing wall offers both bouldering and climbing on belay over textured panels. The ceiling height is 30' at its peak and offers challenging routes for any skill level. All necessary climbing equipment to include shoes, harness, and Grigri belay are provided.

Climber on the textured UAS climbing wallHow to Get Climbing

All members using the REC Center climbing wall must first complete a climbing orientation. See our current schedule on our events page for available dates and times. If our current orientations do not fit your schedule, we can set up a personal orientation if more than 2 people can attend. Email us your preferred date/time with the names of those wishing to attend.

  • Orientations are limited to 6 – 10 participants per class.
  • Orientations last approx. 45 minutes.
  • Certification can be in bouldering or bouldering & belay.
  • Participants who pass the skill and practical test will complete a climbing card and climbing liability waiver which will stay on file.
  • Failure to pass the skill and practical test will require enrollment in another orientation at a later date.

Participant Renewals

Climbing certification renewals are required on an annual basis. Renewals require participants to complete a new climbing skills and practical test.

Gym Use

To use the climbing gym you need only your Whale Card. The Whale Card is used to verify your climbing status and detained while climbing equipment is in use. Harnesses, belay devices (Grigri), carabiners and climbing shoes are available for check-out at the REC service desk free of charge. This equipment is for indoor gym use only and is not to leave the facility. The climbing gym is open when the REC is open, unless in use by a rental or ODS instruction. For the climbing gym rules view the Activity Areas section of our Building Policies and Behavioral Expectations.

Mach5 Disc BasketSoon you will notice new additions to campus. The REC center is installing several outdoor disk golf baskets around campus, to include the main campus, campus housing and the Recreation Center. The baskets were purchased by Student Government and their installation by the UAS Recreation Center. 

View our Google Map for planned locations.

These baskets will be played from existing trails and more of a putting practice due to their placement. For a continuous game of frisbee golf be sure to visit Aant'iyeik Park for 18 holes, just a few minutes drive from campus.

We've always had check-out mobile baskets and discs, as well. The mobile baskets can be played both indoors and out. Visit the REC service desk for more information and rental.

Bike tuning coming to campusAuke Bay and Juneau are terrific places to ride. Realizing that most students don't bring tools with them, we're happy to provide Cycle Rescue Stations. These maintenance stations provides both a work stand, bike pump (coming soon), and common tools needed for preparing tires, tightening handle bars and seats... you name it.

The Cycle Rescue Stations are installed at the Recreation Center and under the Mourant Courtyard eve of the Egan Library, near the bike racks and Testing/Learning Center entry. During winter and late fall we also plan to provide indoor bike tuning stands and tools for when working on your bike indoors just seems the better option. While the outdoor maintenance stands are available to everyone, the indoor stations will be for REC Center members only.


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