Know Before You Go

General Guidelines for all Patrons

  • Before entering the Ramsey Student Center, Pound Hall, or participating in a Rec Sports program, use the DawgCheck tool to verify that you have not experienced symptoms of COVID-19. 
     
  • The DawgCheck tool can be accessed here: https://dawgcheck.uga.edu/
     
  • These basic principles of self-monitoring are expected of all individuals prior to entering any Rec Sports facility. 
    • In the past 14 days, you have had no known close contact with someone that has a confirmed case of COVID-19
    • In the past 48 hours, you have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms as listed at www.cdc.gov 
    • Using a thermometer, you do not have a reading of 100.4˚ or greater
       
  • By entering any Rec Sports facility, you acknowledge that you are not aware that you have signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19.
     
  • The best resource for ongoing campus-wide updates is https://www.uga.edu/coronavirus/info.php. UGA is updating this site often with new information.
     
  • To stay informed of the day-to-day status of Student Affairs and other student services and activities view the Student Affairs updates page.
  • As of July 15, 2020, the University of Georgia—along with all University System of Georgia (USG) institutions—will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings and in outdoor campus areas where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. 
     
  • Since the Ramsey Student Center is a high traffic facility in which people are moving, working out, etc., and social distancing is not always possible, an appropriate face covering is required at all times in Rec Sports facilities unless you are actively participating in a fitness class, on a piece of cardio equipment, or swimming in the natatorium.
    • Cardio equipment has been spread out to accommodate for proper social distancing.
    • Cardio equipment consists of ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bike, etc.
    • Fitness classes will be set up with at least six feet distance between participants. 
       
  • The health and wellbeing of all patrons remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor and adhere to all safety and social distancing guidelines provided by university and state health officials. Programs and events will only be conducted if deemed safe to do so by officials. We will continue to communicate any program changes or cancellations due to COVID-19.
     
  • All patrons are expected to follow current safety and social distancing guidelines.
  • UGA Students: Memberships for current students who have been assessed the Fall 2020 Student Recreation Fee of $15.00 on their Athena account will begin on August 13, 2020. For more information about the Student Recreation Fee, please visit the Bursar’s office website.
     
  • Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction: All faculty/staff & dependent memberships that are paid through payroll deduction will not be charged for a membership in August 2020. If a faculty/staff member is paid bi-weekly, membership fees for September 2020 will be deducted from the September 25th pay check.  For faculty/staff members who are paid monthly, membership fees for September 2020 will be deducted on September 30th pay check. Since locker rooms are closed, locker rental fees will not be deducted until further notice.
     
  • All other membership types: Memberships were frozen for all non-fees paid students and non-payroll deducted members as of March 13, 2020. Since the Ramsey Student Center is reopening on August 13, 2020, members were given an extension of their original membership end date by 5 months (the length of the Ramsey Student Center closure) plus 1 additional complimentary month. Since locker rooms are closed, locker rental fees will not be owed until further notice. For information about your extended membership end date, please e-mail us at recsports@uga.edu.

Facility Modifications

Ramsey Student Center

  • Monday - Friday: 6:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm-6:00pm (closed for home football game days)
  • Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Pound Hall

  • Monday - Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Wheeler Gym will be closed
  • Lap Swim: To comply with distancing and safety guidelines, patrons will be asked to swim one person to a lane. Out of courtesy, please limit your swim time to 1 hour. There will be a designated waiting area for swimmers who are waiting for an open lane. Please socially distance while waiting on deck, and wear an appropriate face covering
     
  • Swim lessons: We will not be accepting swim lesson registrations from non-members outside of Ramsey. All students/faculty/staff/alumni are still welcome to participate in our swim lesson programs.  **Our Learn To Swim program will operate as normal for current members. Face coverings will not be required while in the water, however; we ask that you self- screen according to the guidelines listed above before entering the facility.
     
  • Locker Rooms: Lockers and showers will be closed. Please be prepared to enter the natatorium in your swim suit and exit in your suit, to shower properly at home.
  • A total of five climbers are allowed in the indoor climbing wall area at one time.
  • Climbers may reserve a time to climb through IM Leagues. Click here to login with your UGA Login or set up your IM Leagues account with your UGA Login. Once you have signed in with your UGA Login, select climbing wall and the date you want to climb. You will be able to reserve an available one hour time slot. If spots are available, walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Face coverings must be worn while climbing. 
  • To maintain social distancing, climbers may not climb with a belaying partner and must use established auto-belay stations.
  • The bouldering courtyard will be open at designated times and social distancing must be maintained. 
  • If a climber leaves the climbing wall area, they must wash hands or use hand sanitizer before re-entering the climbing area.
  • Climbers are encouraged to bring their own shoes and harnesses as only a limited number will be available for check out.
  • Shoes will be disinfected after use and harnesses will be isolated for 72 hours after use.
  • Equipment checkout will not be available. Patrons will be allowed to bring their own equipment for personal use as long as it is in proper working conditions and used in a safe manner. 
  • Guest passes will not be available for access to Rec Sports facilities. 
  • Patrons will have access to the indoor track but will need to maintain proper social distance and wear an appropriate face covering
  • Portions of shared locker rooms will be closed.
  • Restrooms and sinks will be open but will require social distancing.
  • Showers will be closed. 
  • Lockers in the locker rooms will be closed. If you are currently renting a locker, you will not be charged for the time period that the locker rooms are partially closed. Once a date is determined for locker rooms to reopen, locker holders will receive e-mail communication from our office regarding continuing your rental. 
  • In order to thoroughly clean our locker room spaces, we are encouraging all current locker holders to clean out your contents between August 13-31, 2020. Please contact our office to coordinate, recsports@uga.edu
  • Patrons will need to be prepared to arrive and exit the facility in appropriate workout gear and will need to be prepared to not shower following a workout. 
  • Day lockers located in hallways throughout the building will be available.
  • Due to the need for social distancing, some activities have been suspended. These activities include basketball and soccer.  These changes will be reevaluated when social distancing guidelines change. We understand that some of our members will greatly miss these outlets but hope some of the other options for being active will meet your needs.
  • Racquetball: only one person will be allowed in a racquetball/squash court at a time.
  • Badminton/Pickleball: doubles play will not be allowed. Singles play only. 
  • Outdoor equipment is available for rent by appointment and curbside pickup on Thursdays from 2pm-8pm and Fridays from 10am-6pm (not available holidays or during special events).
  • Outdoor equipment can be returned curbside on Mondays from 2pm-8pm.
  • The curbside location is in lot E09 by the state vehicle parking spaces when you first enter the lot.
  • For pickups or returns, when you arrive, call the Outdoor Recreation Center at 706-542-4677.
  • If you are renting, the staff member will check out the gear to you and take your credit card information over the phone.  They will then bring the gear out along with the credit card receipt and rental paperwork for signature.
  • If you are renting a boat or stand up paddle board, please review this video on how to tie down the boat with our provided cam straps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoOba_inAbY
  • If you are renting a tent, please allow 10 minutes to set up the tent to understand proper set up and familiarize yourself with all components. 
  • After equipment is returned it will be cleaned and disinfected or cleaned and isolated for 72 hours for those items that can be damaged by chemicals i.e. tents and paddling gear.
  • To foster proper social distancing, we have spread out our weight and cardio equipment throughout the building and all pieces are at a minimum of six feet apart. 
  • Patrons are asked to use the sanitizing wipes in the facility to wipe down equipment before and after use. 

Program Modifications

  • ​The group contact should coordinate and collect the waivers before the event.
  • Participants should be wearing appropriate face coverings upon exiting vehicles.
  • Participants need to bring their own water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Participants should follow UGA’s guidelines on self-monitoring before attending the program.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available, and participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer during the program.
  • Groups will be split into smaller groups with their own facilitator, activity area, and props.
  • If participants are handling props, they will each have their own.
  • Disinfectant will be available during programming if needed for any props. 
  • Participants are expected to maintain social distancing during the program.  Social distancing markers will be provided. 
  • If the program includes the individual high ropes events, gear will be disinfected or isolated for 72 hours after use.
  • Current guidelines do not allow student organizations to travel in or out of state for any club related activities. 
  • Due to current guidelines, we are unable to host games or scrimmages.
  • All coaches must adhere to current safety guidelines set forth by the university (https://coronavirus.uga.edu/). 
  • All participants are required to self-screen with the Dawg Check app prior to checking in with Competitive Sports staff. 
  • An appropriate face covering is required when club members are not able to maintain safe social distance (6-10 ft.).
  • Club meetings and training should be conducted in a virtual format. 
  • A current waiver, to be completed at the Involvement Network, is required for all individuals.  
  • What to bring to class:
    • Bring a towel if needed, but be mindful about where you put it, especially if you wipe your face with it. Bring enough water that will last you through the workout.  Bags and other personal belongings will not be permitted in studio spaces. A full list of current classes can be found here: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/group-fitness
       
  • Before class:
    • Identify which class you plan to attend and plan accordingly. Be sure to arrive early as spots are limited. Put on an appropriate face covering before entering the Ramsey Center. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water before class. If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. There will be hand sanitizer dispensers in each studio.
    • Check-in for class with the fitness monitor at the appropriate studio doors. Maintain social distancing by keeping at least 6 to 10 feet apart while you check in and wait to enter class.
    • Enter class through the marked entry doors only. Select a marked station with appropriate equipment. There will be clear station markers on the floor or equipment already setup for you (indicated by bikes for cycling classes, mats for yoga, etc.). Please stay at your station for the duration of class.
       
  • During class:
    • Your instructor will give you a brief overview of social distancing guidelines at the beginning of the class.
    • You do not have to wear a face covering for the duration of the class.
    • Maintain 6 to 10 feet of social distancing during class.
    • Notify your instructor or fitness monitor if you need assistance.
       
  • After class:
    • Please leave all equipment at your station. Ramsey staff will clean/sanitize and put equipment away.
    • Please put your face covering back on. 
    • Exit class out the marked exit doors only.
    • Wash your hands following class.
  • Due to social distancing and health guidelines, team sports will not be available during the fall 2020 term. Team sports include flag football, basketball, outdoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, dodgeball, and battleship. Please see the intramural sports website for more information about sports that will be available for fall 2020.
  • A Play Pass is still required to participate. Reduced Play Pass cost is $10.
  • All participants are required to self-screen according to the guidelines listed at the top of this page prior to checking in with Competitive Sports staff.
  • All participants are to wash their hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds prior to checking in with Competitive Sports staff.
  • All participants are required to wear an appropriate face covering.
  • No adventure trips are scheduled for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Clinics will be offered. Check out the complete list of scheduled clinics: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/trips-and-clinics
  • Clinics will be held outside when possible. Indoor clinics will be held in spaces where social distancing can be maintained and room capacity is not exceeded.
  • Hand washing/sanitizing resources will be available, and participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer during the program.
  • Clinics are designed to allow participants to maintain social distancing.
  • Clinic participants should follow trip leaders' safety guidance throughout the duration of the program.
  • Appropriate face coverings should be worn for the entirety of the clinic, unless otherwise permitted.
  • Participants should follow UGA’s guidelines on self-monitoring before attending the program. You may cancel your registration any time before the program by emailing dave.rector@uga.edu for a refund (minus a $15 processing fee).
  • What to bring to your session:
    • Bring a towel if needed, but be mindful about where you put it, especially if you wipe your face with it.
    • Bring enough water that will last you through the workout.
    • Bags and other personal belongings will not be permitted in the Functional Training Room.
    • Bring an appropriate face covering to wear during your training session.
       
  • Before your session:
    • Schedule training times with your personal trainer prior to your first meeting.
    • Put on an appropriate face covering before entering the Ramsey Student Center.
    • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water before your training session. If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. There will be hand sanitizer dispensers in the Functional Training Room.
    • Check-in for your session with your trainer at the Functional Training Room doors.
    • Maintain social distancing by keeping at least 6 to 10 feet apart.
       
  • During your session:
    • Your personal trainer will give you a brief overview of social distancing guidelines at the beginning of your training session.
    • Wear an appropriate face covering throughout the duration of your training session.
    • Maintain 6 to 10 feet of social distancing during your training session. Spotting will not be available.
       
  • After your session:
    • Sanitize and clean all equipment (including storage cubbies in FTR) used during your training session.
    • Wash your hands following your training session.

New Member Information

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Become a Trainer or Instructor

Fitness & Wellness offers you the opportunity to become a certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor each year. Both courses are 12 weeks long and will prepare participants for the NCCA accredited National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer and Athletic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor certification exams. No experience necessary. 

Note: These courses are not for academic credit. Each course requires a substantial time commitment both inside and outside of class. 

NASM Personal Training Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226):

  • In-person info sessions are not scheduled at this time (please contact Tevin.Duncan@uga.edu for more info on this course) 

Spring 2021 Session

Registration Deadline: TBD
Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Course Format: Hybrid in-class lectures and online modules. Classes will take place every Monday & Wednesday in Ramsey Room 225 from 4:30-6PM. 

General Course Information

Provided Materials:

  • NASM online video lectures and hard copy textbook
  • NASM Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • NASM digital library of exercise technique demonstration
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost (No refunds provided):

  • $649 ($100 course operating fee and $549 NASM certification course and exam fee)

Note: retail pricing on this course is $999.

Register for the NASM Personal Training Prep Course here


AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226):

  • In-person info sessions are not scheduled at this time (please contact lisawilliamson@uga.edu for more info on this course) 

Fall 2020 Session

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 28 at 1PM 
Start Date: Monday, August 31 
End Date: Wednesday, November 18
Class Time: 4:30-6:00PM
Course Format: Virtual lectures via Zoom and online modules. Class participants will be sent a Zoom link to join lectures. 

General Course Information

Provided Materials:

  • AFAA online video lectures and hard copy textbook
  • AFAA Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost (No refunds provided):

$319 ($100 course operating fee and $219 NASM certification course and exam fee)

Register for the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course here

Become a Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor

Want to take your fitness knowledge to the next level? Fitness & Wellnes offers you the opportunity to become a certified Personal Trainer (spring semester) or Group Fitness Instructor (fall semester) each year. Both courses are 12 weeks long and will prepare participants for the NCCA accredited National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer and Athletic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor certification exams. No experience necesary. Note: these courses are not for academic credit. Each courserequires a substantial time commitment both inside and outside of class. 

Spring 2020 NASM Personal Training Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226):

  • Wednesday, November 13 from 5-6PM
  • Tuesday, December 3 from 5-6PM
  • Monday, January 13 from 5-6PM 

Course Information

Start Date: Monday, January 27
End Date: Wednesday, April 15
Classes will take place every Monday & Wednesday in Ramsey Room 226 from 4:30-6PM.

Provided Materials:

  • NASM online video lectures and digital textbook chapters
  • NASM Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • NASM digital library of exercise technique demonstration
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost:

  • $649 ($100 course operating fee and $549 NASM certification course and exam fee) for Ramsey members
  • $749 for Ramsey non-members

Note: retail pricing on this course is $999.

Registration for this course will open on January 2, 2020. Register for the NASM Personal Training Prep Course here.


Fall 2020 AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226): 

  • Wednesday, April 22 from 5-6PM
  • Tuesday, June 16 from 5-6PM
  • Monday, July 20 from 5-6PM 

Course Information

Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Classes will take place every Tuesday & Thursday in Ramsey Room 226 from 4:30-6PM.

Provided Materials:

  • AFAA online video lectures and digital textbook chapters
  • AFAA Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • AFAA digital library of exercise technique demonstration
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost: 

$319 ($100 course operating fee and $219 NASM certification course and exam fee) for Ramsey members
$419 for Ramsey non-members

Registration for this course will open in August 2020. Register for the AFAA Group Fitness Prep Course here.

Rec Sports Fellows Program

Program Overview

The Rec Sports Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity offered to three to five current student employees to expand their knowledge of campus recreation beyond their primary staff role. A key feature of this program is that all participants spend time with all areas of the Department of Recreational Sports. During the rotation among areas, the program participants will broaden their knowledge of the myriad functions of campus recreation as well as build their individual knowledge, skills and abilities. Each student employee will be given the opportunity to pick an area of expertise or “specialty” in which they will spend the majority of their time in order to expound upon their individual strengths.  The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare students for a future career in campus recreation.

Within the application process, applicants will identify one area of campus recreation in which they would like to focus or specialize. This will become their “specialty” area and will afford them the opportunity to learn and develop competencies conducive to establishing a career in campus recreation. 

During the course of the program, participants will have “core curriculum” experiences with each area of Rec Sports and the Division of Student Affairs to gain a basic understanding of a complete campus recreation department and how each area contributes to overall goals. 

A defining feature of this program is that it is highly self-directed. The Fellows’ schedules are dictated by the participants to accommodate academic course load and other working obligations. If you have questions about this, please contact the program coordinators.

See what previous Rec Sports Fellows have to say about the program

Program Goals/Intended Outcomes

  • To develop a better overall understanding of a campus recreation department. 
  • To refine skills and experience needed to be successful in campus recreation.
  • To prepare for graduate assistant application/interview processes. 
  • To gain an enhanced level of self-awareness in relation to a future career in campus recreation.   

Application Guidelines

  • The deadline for applications is near the end of the Spring semester, usually in April. An email will come to the RAMFAM listserv announcing the application and associated deadlines. 
  • Applications require an updated resume and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s immediate supervisor; letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Lance Haynie (lhaynie@uga.edu) with the subject line “Fellows Program”.
  • Applicants must be current employees of Recreational Sports with at least one semester of employment experience within the department. 

Schedule/Timeline

  • Acceptance into the program requires a full academic year commitment (August-May); The program requires a weekly time commitment of 2-5 hours.

Hours/Pay

  • This is a paid position ($8.40/hr); the weekly commitment is approximately 2-5 hours.

Administrative Support/Logistics

  • The Associate Director for Programs (Lance Haynie, lhaynie@uga.edu) will be the primary point of contact for participants. 
  • If necessary, the primary points of contact will recruit a committee to review applicants and select participants in May (application deadline will typically be in April-May).
  • The primary point of contact will meet with program participants, at a minimum, eight (8) times for the purpose of program orientation, check-in, and feedback opportunities during the duration of the program; an initial, in-person, meeting and brief orientation will be attempted in April-May before participants leave during the summer. 

Fellows Program Application

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Student Scholarship Application

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Club Ice Hockey Duo Named to ACHA Select Team

Ice Hockey team member Kyle Harris makes a pass on the ice

Ice Dawgs Duo Named to ACHA Select Team

July 17, 2018
 

The American Collegiate Hockey Association announced the 2018 Men’s Division III Select Team roster on Monday. Ice Dawgs Carter Penzien and Kyle Harris were selected for the team and will compete in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from September 28 - October 8 in the Student Hockey Challenge.

Penzien led the Ice Dawgs in points scored during his junior season and was named Second Team All-American. He played on the SEC All-Star Challenge team in April and led all players with 10 goals scored.

“It’s an honor being selected to the overseas team,” Penzien said. “Throughout last season this trip was just a thought in the back of my mind, and now that it’s getting closer it’s becoming a reality. It’s definitely a blessing and I’m looking forward to representing the University of Georgia while playing in Russia”

Harris, a rising sophomore from Cumming, Georgia, was one of the Ice Dawgs’ toughest defenders during the 2017-2018 season. He was also selected to play on the SEC All-Star Challenge team.

“I am very honored to be selected to be a part of such a great experience lead by a great coaching staff,” Harris said. “Having the opportunity to make the trip as a sophomore is very humbling and hopefully becomes a lifelong memory. Coaches, friends, and family make all that I do possible.”

The ACHA Select Team is made up of 22 players from 14 ACHA colleges and universities. The Student Hockey Challenge International Championship will feature teams from the ACHA, the European University Hockey Association and the Russian Student Hockey League. There will be eight teams competing and each team will play  five games during the event.

The event is an official test event for the 29th Winter World University Games, which will be held in Krasnoyarsk in March 2019. The games will be played at venues that will host men’s and women’s hockey events during the games.

ACHE 2018 M3 Select Team Roster

Ice Hockey Club at UGA

The Ice Hockey Club at UGA competes in the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and plays under NCAA rules. 

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver
Involvement Network Tutorial Video
Coaches Waiver

Handbook 
Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Non Travel Spending Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request and Spending Form
Travel Spending Reimbursement Steps
 

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Boulder Bash

Boulder Bash Competitors Getting a First Look at the Problems

Boulder Bash Competitors Getting a First Look at the Problems

Boulder Bash

UGA's annual Boulder Bash competition will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019. Boulder Bash is a one-day bouldering competition that brings climbers from all over the southeast to compete. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Climbers will receive a t-shirt!

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Competition fees:  

  • $15 for UGA students/faculty/staff
  • $20 for non-UGA
  • $25 for day-of registrations (if space available)​

Event Description and Scoring
Boulder Bash will consist of 3 divisions. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (Male and female divisions for each). Each division will have approximately 20-25 bouldering problems, and each problem will be assigned a specific point value. Climbers who successfully complete a problem will receive the corresponding number of points. If climbers flash a problem (successfully complete the problem with no failed attempts), they will receive a 10% bonus for that problem. For example, if a problem is worth 350 points and a climber flashes the problem, the climber will receive 350 + 35 (385) total points for the problem. No points will be deducted for failed attempts, but a climber must successfully complete an entire problem from start to finish in order to receive any points. Partially completed problems do not receive points. The climber(s) in each division at the end of the competion will be declared the winners.

Event Schedule (Subject to Change)

Registration/Check-in All Divisions 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Beginner Climbing A* 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Beginner Climbing B* 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Registration/Check-in Intermediate/Advanced Only 1:30PM-2:30PM
Intermediate Climbing A* 2:30PM - 3:45PM
Intermediate Climbing B* 3:45PM-5:00PM
Advanced Climbing 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Awards 6:45PM

*Beginner and Intermediate A and B are the same level (two separate heats for time efficiency)


To Register
Registration will be available online August 7th.  Participants can register online, by mail, or in person at the Ramsey Center Cashier's Desk. Online registrations must be received by Friday, October 25th. Participants can also register in-person on the day of the event.

To register by mail, print off a copy of the registration form, payment (check made to UGA Recreational Sports), and release forms to:
ATTN: Boulder Bash
UGA Recreational Sports
330 River Road
201 Ramsey Student Center
Athens, GA 30602

For questions, please contact Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Recreation.

Rec Sports Fellows Program

The Rec Sports Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity offered to three to five current student employees to expand their knowledge of campus recreation beyond their primary staff role. A key feature of this program is that all participants spend time with all areas of the Department of Recreational Sports. During the rotation among areas, the program participants will broaden their knowledge of the myriad functions of campus recreation as well as build their individual knowledge, skills and abilities. Each student employee will be given the opportunity to pick an area of expertise or “specialty” in which they will spend the majority of their time in order to expound upon their individual strengths.  The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare students for a future career in campus recreation. See below for what past participants have to say about their experience. 

Apply to be a Rec Sports Fellow

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2018-2019 Participants

Abigail Hunt

[The program was] super helpful and this was an overall very positive experience. Overall, the program really helped me grow in my application and interview ability for not only Rec Sports-related things but also for research assistantships and future jobs. I definitely feel more confident than I did coming into the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Patrick

I have really enjoyed my Fellows program experience. I knew the Fellows program could provide me with the information and professional development skills to prepare for a managerial role or graduate assistantship in recreational sports or other departments. My big take away from the program is the professional development experience. All the professional staff at Ramsey really encouraged me and empowered me to be successful during my application process to graduate schools and jobs. The Fellows program really provided that support system and broadened my community at Ramsey. I truly believe my experience within the Fellows program is what helped me achieve getting a manager position at the VSU Recreational Center because of the knowledge and leadership skills it helped me develop.

 

Jvonte Ross

The Fellows Program was definitely a positive experience because of the opportunities to speak with and learn from experienced professionals at the University of Georgia. I was able to pick up basic fundamentals from every department of Ramsey Student Center. The fellows program helped me realize what I would like to do post graduation.

 

2017-2018 Participants

Mandy Enloe

"My biggest takeaway from the program is the networking and experiences I gained that otherwise would not have happened. Having an avenue for gaining professional relationships with the directors and below is one of the best parts of the program. I most likely would not have had experience with or worked directly with some of the departments if not for this program, i.e. aquatics or competitive sports since I have niched myself in the F&W department. However, I can now speak to the different areas, which will help when I interview for a GA position."

 

 

 


 

Hannah Guinta

The Rec Sports Fellows program has accelerated my experience with campus recreation in ways I still find difficult to describe. [The staff] showed a genuine interest in our personal and professional
lives, which made us want to do nothing more than work hard and make them proud. When I started as a staff member in Strength and Conditioning, I saw it mostly as a way to make friends and earn some
money. Once I became a Facility Manager, I learned even more about Rec Sports and began to see the potential for me to turn this part-time job into a career. Once I started with the Fellows program, I became
even more invested. [The staff] gave me opportunities to get to know each and every member of the professional staff so that I could feel completely comfortable and connected while at Ramsey, and increase my knowledge of the many departments that coexist within a campus recreation program.

 

Rachel "Petey" Peterson

"My experience with the Follows program was incredible from top to bottom. When I started the program, I really wasn’t sure about how to go about the search for a graduate assistantship and I was extremely worried that I was too late in the process to be able to secure one successfully. This worry was quickly addressed through the program, and even being involved in it gave me confidence that I was taking steps in the right direction. I was assured that I had all resources I could possibly need to help me, and this gave me the initial motivation to pursue my goals with everything I could." 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Participants

Owusu Achiaw

"Prior to entering the Fellows program, I was unsure of the skills I was going to gain yet at the very least I knew was going to learn a lot about Recreational Sports. Upon its completion, I realized I had developed innate skills that I never knew were there. With the freedom to create my own weekly schedule, I had the opportunity to shadow various departments within UGA Rec Sports and learn about the various techniques and skills required to run each area smoothly. This was an invaluable experience for me as these innate skills I developed through the program are skills that are transferable in both my future career and life."

 

Kaulin Andric

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Brittany Burriss

"My favorite part of the Fellows program was getting to learn about other departments and work with the professional staff within Ramsey. I knew that I wanted a graduate assistantship in competitive sports, but I wanted to continue to improve my skills and learn all about the different program areas within Recreational Sports. I think it is important as a future campus recreation professional to understand who you are working with and how their department is different/similar to your own. Being a Rec Sports Fellow allowed me to further understand this profession and confirmed that I finally found my calling in life." 

 

 

 

 

 

This program is approved to be included in a student's Experiential Learning Transcript. Please consult with the program coordinators or visit https://el.uga.edu/ with any questions you may have. 

Pro Shop and Equipment

Pro Shop

Visit the Admissions Desk in the main lobby to purchase any of the items listed below.

  Pro Shop Item   Price
  Athletic Tape   $2.75
  Bandana   $3.00
  Chalk   $2.50
  Disc Golf Set   $28.00
  Ear Plugs/Nose Plug Combo   $3.00
  Earbuds   $6.00
  Earbud Adapter (for newer Apple products)   $12.50
  Hair Ties   $0.50
  Headbands   $5.00
  Kickboards   $9.50
  Kids Swim Goggles   $8.00
  Mantis Punch Mitts   $30.00
  Padlocks   $7.50
  Racquetball Goggles   $15.00
  Racquetball Racquet   $27.00
  Racquetballs (tube of 3)   $5.50
  Ramsey Shirt (short-sleeve)   $10.00
  Score Shin Guards   $14.00
  Shin Guards   $6.50
  Shuttlecocks   $3.50
  Socks (men's and women's)   $3.00
  Squash Ball (Double Dot)   $6.00
  Squash Ball (Single Dot)   $4.50
  Swim Cap   $5.00
  Swim Goggles   $15.00
  Table Tennis Balls (set of 4)   $2.25
  Tennis Balls   $5.00
  Tennis Racquet   $25.00
  Water Bottle (16 oz.)   $7.00
  Wrist Wraps for Boxing ('180 - black/red)   $12.00
  Yoga Mat   $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Equipment Checkout

The following items are available for checkout by Ramsey Student Center members. Visit the Admissions Desk in the main lobby to check out items. 

  • Towels ($1 rental fee or purchase a $25 semester towel service)
  • Aqua Jogger
  • Badminton Racquet
  • Basketballs (men's and women's)
  • Indoor Soccerball
  • Indoor Volleyball
  • Kickboard
  • Pickleball Balls
  • Pickleball Paddles
  • Pull Buoys
  • Racquetball Racquets
  • Rock Climbing Shoes (check out at the Outdoor Rec Center on 1st floor)
  • Squash Racquets
  • Table Tennis Paddles

A valid UGACard or UGA ID number is required to check out equipment. By checking out equipment, the patron agrees equipment is in good condition, accepts responsibility for paying a replacement cost if the equipment is lost, stolen damaged or not returned. If a patron returns an item damaged or fails to return the item, then he or she will need to pay a replacement fee. The fee is determined based on the depreciation of the equipment and how long the equipment has been in our system.

  • If the equipment has been in Ramsey’s system for less than 6 months the patron owes 12.5% of its current cost
  • If the equipment has been in Ramsey’s system for 6 to 12 months the patron owes 25% of its current cost
  • If the equipment has been in Ramsey’s system for more than 12 months the patron owes 50% of its current cost

Ramsey Student Center access will be suspended until the replacement fee has been paid in full.

All equipment must be checked back in the same day it is checked out and is due back fifteen minutes prior to the close of the facility. Failure to return equipment on time will result in a suspension of access to the Ramsey Student Center. Patron must return the same item checked out. 

Georgia Recreational Sports Association Workshop

UGA to host campus recreation professionals from across the state

Nearly 150 campus recreation professionals and students representing colleges and universities from across the state will converge on the University of Georgia on Feb. 1-2 for the 10th Annual Georgia Recreational Sports Association (GRSA) workshop.

Hosted by UGA Recreational Sports, a department in the Division of Student Affairs, the workshop will be held at the Ramsey Student Center and feature presentations, round table sessions, tours of UGA recreational facilities and a scholarship auction to benefit students.

GRSA is part of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, which comprises and supports leaders in campus recreation.

Lisa Williamson, assistant director for fitness and wellness, has been elected to the GRSA executive board for three consecutive years of service, and led the event planning committee at UGA.

“The tenth anniversary workshop marks a special year for GRSA,” Williamson said. “The board is excited to reunite our members, learn from each other and focus on state business.”

Keith Wenrich, director of UGA Recreational Sports, will facilitate a keynote interview with Jack Bauerle, head coach of UGA Swimming & Diving, on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11:15 a.m.

“We are honored to host the GRSA conference this year and showcase all of the great things happening at the University of Georgia,” Wenrich said. “This is a great opportunity to share experiences with our recreation colleagues from across the state.”

UGA Recreational Sports is a national leader in campus recreation. Several of its staff serve in leadership roles on national boards and conferences, and the department recently hosted the EVOLVE Fitness Symposium, a two-day fitness education event for students and professionals from across the Southeast who are in the fitness and wellness field.

Registration for the GRSA workshop is available online at grsanirsa.weebly.com, and walk-up registration will be available at the Ramsey Student Center on Feb. 1. 

Small Group Training

Small Group Training Classes

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Small Group Training classes are progressive, short session, goal or skill-based fitness classes, offered in two 6 week (fall/spring) or 4 week (summer) sessions per semester. A class-specific pass must be purchased for each new session to remain eligible to attend. Ramsey Center members age 18+ may register to participate.


Schedule

Virtual & In-Person Small Group Training Schedule & Descriptions PDF
Cancer survivors & supporters interested in participating in the East Georgia Cancer Coalition Survivor Wellness program should complete this form to register.

Fitness Free Week August 24-30
All classes free (includes Group Fitness). Limited spots available, please be sure to arrive early to secure your spot in class.

Fall Session 1 August 24-October 2

Fall Session 2 October 12-November 20

Class schedule subject to change. Classes must be filled to a capacity of at least 5 to be a go. Classes with 5 or less after the registration deadline will be cancelled and registrations will be moved to the next session or refunded. Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for updates.


Pass Pricing

 Student  Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
 Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
 $45  $60  $75

Purchase Small Group Training

Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Take the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course!

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

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Outdoor Recreation Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Challenge Course
Course Training
Course Prep and Wrap Up
Indoor Course Inspection
Outdoor High Course Inspection
​High Rescues

Climbing Wall
Policies
Belay Clinics
Maintenance

ORC
Daily Duties
Cash Handling
Fusion Operations
Adding Inventory
Fee Assessment

Trips & Clinics
Pre-trip Procedures
10 Essentials
Vehicle Maintenance
Trailer Training
Trip Wrap-Up
​SCUBA Program

Managers & Graduate Assistant
Running Reports in Fusion
Dawg Camp Adventure
Boulder Bash
 

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Member Services Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Member Services Job Description
Front Office Procedures
 

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Fitness & Wellness Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

$1 Body Comps
Staff Certifications
Fitness Class/PT Session Policies and Procedures
Free Week and Finals Free Week
Functional Training Room Key Policies
Functional Training Room Usage
Outreach Program Policies and Procedures
Personal Training Client Tracking Policies
Personal Training New Client Information Policies
Program Assistant Policies and Procedures
Scheduling
Staff Meetings
Staff Pay Rates
Virtual Personal Training


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Facility Operations Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General
Facility Policies

Facility Operations Employee Procedures
Employee Expectations
Scheduling
Training Procedures
Employee Evaluations & Audits

Facility Operations Procedures
Access Control
Spectators & Facility Tours
Equipment Checkout & Pro Shop
Laundry
Court Reservations
Lost & Found
Open & Closing Procedures
Crew Room
iPad Usage
Club Vitals
Facility Tech Preventative Maintenance 
Equipment Tool Check Out
Moving Equipment from the Floor

Strength & Conditioning Procedures
S&C Opening-Closing Procedures
S&C Cleaning Procedures
S&C Preventative Maintenance

Pound Hall & Wheeler Gymnasium Procedures
Andover
Pound Hall Opening-Closing Procedures
Pound Hall Cleaning Procedures
Pound Hall Equipment Check Out
Pound Hall Guest Passes

Outdoor Complexes Procedures
Rec Sports Complex
Club Sports Complex

Lake Herrick Pavilion
Lake Herrick Policies
Lake Herrick EAP
 

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Competitive Sports Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Certification Requirements
Dress Code
Expectations
Risk Management
Scheduling Policies and Procedures
 

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Aquatics Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General Information
Adding Water
Bulkhead Move
Chlorine Testing
Draining Water
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Lane Line Changes-Long Course to Short Course
Lane Line Changes-Short Course to Long Course
pH Testing
 

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Departmental Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Department Overview
Accommodations for People with Disabilities 
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Arrests and Convictions
Campus Carry / HB 280
Consensual Relationships
Departmental Vehicles
Employee Performance
Facility Policies
General Emergency Action Plans
Hiring Eligibility
Hourly Payroll
Incident Reporting
Injury Reporting
IT Support
Media Relations/Filming
NDAH-EOO Reporting
Social Media
Staff Uniforms
Vehicle Emergencies

 

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Employee Handbook Review

STEP 1: Select the "Departmental Handbook" link, below. 

STEP 2: Review all policies listed on that page and submit your completion in the form at the bottom of the page. 

STEP 3: Click the "area specific" handbook that applies to you (the area(s) in which your are employed) and read through and understand the individual policies/procedures listed.

STEP 4: Submit confirmation of your completion of STEP 3 at the bottom of each individual "area specific" handbook page.
 

Club Sports Logo Policies

Welcome to the Club Sports logo information page. This webpage outlines logo policies that apply specifically to club sports. If you have any questions as you move through this process or how you can use these marks correctly, please reach out to our competitive sports staff members for assistance. 

 

Approval Process

1. If working with a vendor, ensure they are a licensed vendor of the University of Georgia. Click here to view a list of licensed vendors.

2. Provide the final art exactly as it will appear on the printed/produced item. When working with a vendor, provide the final art proof from the vendor. If the clubs sport name will appear on a printed or produced item, it must also include the word "Club." 

3. Complete the trademark use approval form. 

4. Send an email to trademarks@uga.eduheather.arnold@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and jamesja@uga.edu and attach the final art and the trademark use approval form. 

You will receive feedback and/or approval swiftly. 

***The vendors participate in a separate approval process directly with University Trademarks. They may say "I've already gotten approval from the University." You should not proceed until YOU have the signed trademarks use approval form in hand. You need this internal approval for your records, and most importantly, for payment!

Please build at least two weeks for art and logo use approval into your production timelines to allow time for possible requested tweaks and edits. This means two weeks before your due date to send approval to your printer for on-time delivery, not two weeks from your expected delivery date. We desire to be respectful of your timeline and do our utmost to be as swift and efficient in the approval process as possible, but we are unable to approve non-compliant logo and trademark use, regardless of the urgency of your timeline. 

 

What Requires Approval?

The following items must be submitted to jamesja@uga.eduheather.arnold@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and 
 trademarks@uga.edu with the trademark use approval form for approval:

- any products, apparel, and merchandise created for internal (promotional items/giveaways/awards/trophies/nametags) or external (fundraiser/sale items) usage. 
- paid advertising materials

The following items require approval only from heather.arnold@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and jamesja@uga.edu 
with no trademark use form needed:

- brochures, magazines, annual reports, catalogs, invitations, printed calendars, and cards

Below you will find our style guide that is specifically developed for Club Sports at the University of Georgia along with a basic artwork option for a shirt. We will continue to work on artwork options that will give clubs an idea of different opportunities for artwork. As you have questions please reach out to us so we can clarify all of your options. These guidelines have been developed to give all of our clubs options that have a higher likelihood of being approved. Club Sports have been specially designated by Athletics as the only student groups that have access to these marks. All other Athletics marks (including the Oval G and the newer Bulldog Head) are reserved for Athletics programs and partners, and are not available for student use. 

 

For more information, visit the University of Geogia Trademark Policy (specifically, the "Club Sports" section) or the Student Affairs "Using Logos" page

Facility Tour Request Form

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UGA Outdoor Recreation Custom Trips

Looking for a unique group-bonding experience? UGA Outdoor Recreation can provide your organization with an customized outdoor adventure based on your group's needs. 

UGA Custom Trip Packages

Don't see something that fits your group's needs? We can build a custom trip specifically for you! Email outdoors@uga.edu to request a custom trip. 

  Day Hike Overnight Backpack Canoe, Kayak, or Stand Up Paddle Board Day Trip
  Watson Mill Bridge (35 min away) Mt. Yonah (1.5 hrs away)

Sandy Creek Park 
(25 min away)

1 van (holds 9 participants + 2 trip leaders) 5 - 6 ppl | $25.00
7 - 9 ppl | $20.00
5 - 6 ppl | $75.00
7 - 9 ppl | $65.00
5 - 6 ppl | $30.00
7 - 9 ppl | $20.00
2 vans (holds 18 participants + 4 trip leaders) 10 - 14 ppl | $25.00
16 - 18 ppl | $20.00
10 - 14 ppl | $75.00
16 - 18 ppl | $65.00
10 - 14 ppl | $30.00
16 - 18 ppl | $20.00

Payment Information

  • Based on fuel costs, environmental impact, and equipment availability, the minimum group size is 5 participants and the maximum size is 18.
  • Prices include all gear and equipment, transportation to and from Ramsey Student Center, trip leader fees, entrance fees, fuel, parking fee. Overnight trip registration fees will also include 1 dinner.
  • Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program. Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA), credit card or University account. 

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group Size Modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Outdoor Recreation Program of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Questions about pricing or payment should be directed to Recreational Sports Reservations at rsreserv@uga.edu.

Trips & Clinics Registration

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Challenge Course Rates and Payment Policies

Group Rates

Fees vary depending on group size/classification and program length/type.

  Low Challenge
Indoor or Outdoor
1/2 Day
High Challenge
Indoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Indoor
Full Day
High Challenge
Outdoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Outdoor
Full Day
UGA Student Organization $15/pp
($150 group min)
$15/pp
($150 group min)
$30/pp
($300 group min
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)

UGA Group

$20/pp
($200 group min)
$20/pp
($200 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
Non-profit $25/pp
($250 group min)
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)

Corporate

$40/pp
($400 group min)

$40/pp
($400 group min)
$70/pp
($700 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)
$90/pp
($900 group min)

Payment Information & Policies

Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program. Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account. 

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group Size Modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Challenge Course of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Questions about pricing or payment should be directed to Recreational Sports Reservations at rsreserv@uga.edu.

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

General Policies
Climbing Wall
Trips & Clinics
Challenge Course
Outdoor Recreation Center Equipment Rental


GENERAL POLICIES

  • Every UGA Outdoor Recreation participant (current Ramsey Student Center members only except for challenge course programs) must pay the registration fee in-full and have all registration forms (including health history, registration, and waiver, if applicable) filled out completely in order to be an official participant (here to in referred to as “Participant”) of the trip/activity.
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: Full refunds are issued if the Department of Recreational Sports cancels a class, activity or program. All other refunds are charged a $15 processing fee. For trips and clinics, cancellations must be received three weeks in advance of the event in order to receive a partial refund. All cancellations by participants are assessed a $15 processing fee. Trips or clinics, including belay clinics, costing less than $15 are not eligible for refunds. No refunds are given for participants cancelling less than three weeks in advance unless warranted by a documented medical excuse, in which case a full-refund will be granted.
  • Participants are solely responsible for any evacuation and/or hospital costs arising out of any bodily injury or property damage sustained during their voluntary participation in a UGA Outdoor Recreation program. Activity descriptions are available on the Rec Sports website and the associated risks are outlined in the Waiver/Release of Liability document. UGA does not carry health insurance for participants. Participants are responsible for disclosing any/all medical/health issues to UGA Outdoor Recreation staff on the Health History Form. Participants will be required to carry and administer all necessary personal medication while involved in UGA Outdoor Recreation activities and will be responsible for making all decision regarding his/her own appropriate precautions. It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure he/she is covered by a travel and/or health insurance plan for the duration of the program, which includes emergency medical evacuation.
  • A description of all activities is available on the UGA Outdoor Recreation website. If a Participant has a disability which may require accommodation, the Participant should directly contact the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation (706-542-5060) at least 3 weeks before the program/clinic date for evaluation.
  • In order to remain a participant in good standing at any UGA Outdoor Recreation facility or in any UGA Outdoor Recreation program, participants must follow all program and University policies and supervisor guidelines during participation. Participants who are UGA students will be held accountable for behavior that violates the University of Georgia’s Code of Conduct.

CLIMBING WALL

  • The indoor wall, bouldering wall, hangboard, and slackline are only open during supervised climbing hours (when staff is present).
  • A minimum of 3 participants is needed for a belay clinic to make.  If UGA Outdoor Recreation cancels a clinic, a participant may transfer to another clinic.
  • No refunds for late arrivals to belay clinics. An instructor may refuse entry to a participant if the participant’s late arrival interferes with the ability to deliver safety information and necessary instruction.
  • All climbers must successfully enroll in and pass a UGA belay clinic. No other forms of belay certification will be accepted. No exceptions. Once a patron successfully completes a belay clinic, all participants will be responsible for bringing their UGA ID to the wall for open recreation climbing to verify the completion of the clinic.
  • Child-dependents under the age of 16 years-old cannot climb without the supervision of a belay-certified guardian and must be able to properly fit into a harness. Participants must be at least 16 years-old to participate in a belay clinic.
  • Climbers must wear closed-toe shoes to climb the wall. UGA students and Ramsey members may check out climbing shoes for free at the wall.
  • Climbers may bring their own shoes, harness, and chalk bag, but they must utilize UGA Recreational Sports’ belay devices.
  • Climbers must utilize proper safety checks and climbing commands. A list of commands are available at the Climbing Wall front desk.
  • Climbers should utilize crash pads and are encouraged to use a spotter at the bouldering wall. A crash pad must be used when a climber uses the hangboard.
  • Climbers should not “top out” (climb on top of) the bouldering wall.
  • Participants should utilize proper spotting technique when spotting other climbers, including proper stance, eye contact, avoiding the "fall zone," and maintaining proper hand placement (fingers together).
  • The following activities are strictly prohibited: providing unauthorized access to the facility and/or equipment, performing aerial or acrobatic moves on the slackline or any wall, tampering with or modifying any UGA Recreational Sports equipment.
  • Failure to comply with these policies will result in immediate dismissal and potential revocation of future facility access.

TRIPS AND CLINICS

  • Pre-trip meetings: unless otherwise stated, all trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting in the week prior to trip departure. The pre-trip meeting will cover arrival/departure time, meeting location(s), prerequisite skills, necessary equipment, expedition behavior, meals, and lodging assignments (if applicable). For safety concerns, UGA Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to remove a Participant from the trip roster without refund if the Participant misses the mandatory pre-trip meeting and fails to contact the trip leader to receive the missed information prior to trip departure.
  • Participants will not bring, buy, sell, use, or consume alcohol, illegal drugs, or recreational drugs while participating in a UGA Outdoor Recreation trip/activity. UGA Outdoor Recreation prohibits tobacco use in group vehicles. Due to environmental and safety issues, UGA Outdoor Recreation strongly discourages tobacco use while on trips. If tobacco use occurs, other Participants should not have to breathe or smell tobacco and all tobacco trash must be properly disposed of according to Leave No Trace (LNT) principles.
  • If a Participant voluntarily leaves the group or fails to follow University and/or UGA Outdoor Recreation policy and must be separated from the group, that Participant bears the responsibility for arranging and paying for return transportation. UGA is no longer responsible for that Participant.
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values and guidelines will be practiced on UGA Outdoor Recreation trips/clinics. A copy of these principles is available on the Rec Sports website and near the Cashier’s Window at the Ramsey Student Center.
  • SCUBA participants may receive a referral letter from the SCUBA instructor to complete the open water certification dive with a commercial outfitter. A nominal fee will be charged by the instructor for this referral letter.
  • Trip and clinic itineraries are subject to change without notice based on the group’s ability, weather conditions, and/or safety concerns. UGA Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to make changes to the trip itinerary for any of the aforementioned reasons.

CHALLENGE COURSE

  • Participants must follow the instruction of facilitators at all times during participation on the course. Horseplay, deliberate mishandling of equipment or instruction will result in immediate removal from the course. Intoxicated persons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and other mind-altering substances are not allowed.
  • Recreational Sports will assign facilitators for each group. Specific directions to course, parking information and meeting location will be sent with confirmation/invoice.
  • Participants should wear comfortable clothing, loose fitting pants or shorts, sneakers or other closed-toe shoes (sandals, flip flops, and opened-toed shoes are prohibited).
  • For safety concerns, personal cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted during programming
  • Meals are the responsibility of the group. Unless otherwise requested, one hour will be allowed for a meal during a full day course. Food and drink may not be allowed in all areas. Arrangements must be made in advance. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  • The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course Staff when faced with emergencies/problems may result in the group's inability to reserve Recreational Sports facilities in the future.
  • Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds in order to participate in the indoor and outdoor high challenge course.
  • Participants on both our indoor and outdoor high course must be at least 11 years old.
  • Height requirement minimum on indoor high course is 4'11" (no minimum on outdoor high course as long as participant is 11 years old).

OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER EQUIPMENT RENTAL

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or current member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • The rental fee may be paid by credit card only.
  • Reservations may be made in person or online using the reservation request form on the Outdoor Recreation Center website.
  • Rental fees need not be paid at the time of reservation, but must be paid in full when picked up.
  • Cancellations must be made by 3pm on the first reserved date to avoid rental charges.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost, damaged, or modified equipment.
  • Weekend rentals may be picked up on Thursday at no additional charge.
  • Late return charges: A $1.00 per item, per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Late days accrue only on days when the ORC is in operation and equipment is not returned. Any renter with an outstanding balance due will have their records flagged until payment is made.
  • Absolutely no smoking in ORC tents. Smoke damage will result in a cleaning or repair fee.
  • A cleaning fee will be assessed for equipment returned wet or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). Excessive cleaning may require additional fees.
  • No equipment will be considered returned until the renter returns it to the ORC personnel during ORC hours. Gear left unattended by the ORC during non-operational hours will be charged an abandoned gear fee.
  • Canoes, sit-on-top, and touring kayaks are not permitted on swift bodies of water.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Flatwater boat rental includes car/truck mounting pads and straps, boat, paddle, and PFD for up to two persons. No more than two persons per canoe.
  • Whitewater boat rental includes boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD and paddling jacket.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment onto their vehicle. ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, and weather conditions.
  • Whitewater kayak renters must receive prior approval from the UGA Outdoor Recreation administrative staff or have a letter of approval from the UGA Whitewater Club which contains trip destination, date, and paddling partners' contact information.

Custom Trip Request Form

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Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Creating a Team for Intramural Sports

Registration for Teams and Players

The following instructions have been prepared for you to become familiar with the Intramural Sports scheduling process. Please follow the steps below in order to properly schedule your team for the upcoming season.

The Intramural Sports Program now offers Online Captain's Meetings and Online registration. Participants can now complete the captain's training and team registration from the ease of their computer. To complete the online captain's training and register your team, please follow these steps:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process and Click Log In



2. Click UGA Log in with your UGA MyID and password






3. Click on Intramurals and then select IMLeagues




If you have not created an IMLeagues account, skip to step 5 now. 

4. Click on the box with University of Georgia at the top of your screen



5. Please fill out all information, agree to the Terms and Conditions and then press complete



6. Once on the main page, scroll down to the league or tournament you would like to participate in



7. After selecting your sport and league, you must select the division/day/time you or your team wish to play. 

8. Select Create Team under the day and time your team wishes to play



9. Complete and submit the sport specific "Captain's Quiz". Please note that you must obtain a 100% on the quiz in order to register. You are allowed multiple attempts to complete the quiz.



10. Now it's time to create your team name and search for free agents



11. It is time to invite your teammates to join your team and search for free agents by selecting "Captain" then "Invite Members"







Join a Team using one of the following options:

       ►Use the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page
       ►Accepting a request from the captain to join his team
       ►Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join
       ►Going to the captain’s playercard page, viewing his team, and requesting to join



 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant 
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Outdoor Recreation Staff Resources

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Use this page to find resources for pre-trip meetings, clinics, and general outdoor skill development.

PACKING LISTS
Basic Day Trip
1-2 Night Overnight
Extended Trip (3+ days)

 

PRE-TRIP MEETING RESOURCES
Food in the Wilderness
Pre-Trip Info Sheet
Women in the Wilderness

 

CLINIC OUTLINES
Backcountry Basics
Kayak Rolling
Backcountry Coffee
Knot-Tying
Orienteering
Fly Fishing
Backpacking 101
Leave No Trace

UGA Recreational Sports
Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

Due to COVID-19 and our desire to ensure everyone’s safety, the 2020 golf tournament has been canceled.  

The tournament dates for 2021 are already under consideration, and we hope you will join us then.

 

The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia is proud to host its fourth annual golf tournament on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the UGA Golf Course to raise money for student scholarships. Proceeds from this event will help to establish the UGA Recreational Sports Scholarship Fund to provide need-based aid for members of the UGA "Ram Fam" (short for "Ramsey Family").

Entry fee includes a round of golf, food and beverage, and tee gifts. 

Format: Scramble
Four-player teams compete against one another in a scramble format. Game-play begins with each player teeing off. The best of these tee shots is selected. All team members then play their second shot from that location, and again choose the best shot. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. The team then records its score and maintains that format for all 18 holes.

Schedule

This year, we will offer two separate rounds of golf to allow all interested players to participate. The schedule is as follows:

Morning Wave:

7:00 a.m. Check-In and Registration

7:45 a.m. Shotgun Start

12:30 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Wave:

12:30 p.m. Check-In and Registration

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

There will be a 19th hole celebration following the morning and afternoon wave. Winners will be determined when all golfers have completed their round at the end of each wave.

 

For more information, or to secure your spot, contact us at recsports@uga.edu or 706-542-5060.

Thank you for your support of these deserving students!

2016 Summer Camp Job Fair

The UGA Summer Camp Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30-8:30PM in the Ramsey Student Center (330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602). The Summer Camp Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with professional camp staff to inquire about potential job opportunities at a variety of summer camps. The Job Fair is hosted by UGA Rec Sports and the UGA Career Center.

For Employers:
Summer camp employers will have an opportunity to set up an informational table in our Volleyball Arena. Employers may bring posters, displays, handouts, and giveaways. The cost of each table is $75 and includes a parking pass. After we receive your registration form and payment, we will send you a letter of acceptance, parking information, and a map in early February. Limited spaces are available; applications will be processed as they arrive. Due to facility restraints, electrical outlets cannot be provided. Please take this into consideration as you plan your visit.

Employer Registration Options:

  • Online / Credit Card: If you would like to reserve your table with a credit card, you may register online. You will need to create a username and password. List YOUR NAME when prompted for a name; you'll be asked for the name of your camp at the end of registration.
  • Printable Registration / Check: if you would like to pay by check, you will need to print out a paper registration form and mail it, along with your check (payable to UGA Rec Sports), to Summer Camp Job Fair c/o Donna Doolittle, 330 River Road, 201 Ramsey Center, Athens GA 30602.

For Students:
Looking for the perfect summer job? At the Summer Camp Job Fair, you'll have an opportunity to network with dozens of summer camps all over the southeastern United States. Camps vary by activity, location, age of campers, and staff expectations. Use this job fair as an opportunity to explore a variety of interests! Attending the job fair is free for UGA students.


For questions relating to the Summer Camp Job Fair, contact Josh Fulmer, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation.

Online Summer Camp Registration

Outreach Request

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Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Take the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course!

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Graduate Assistant Application

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Media Request Policies

Recreational Sports observes the University of Georgia Freedom of Expression Policy.

The distribution of leaflets, brochures and advertisements is prohibited in all Recreational Sports facilities unless approved by the Public Relations Coordinator. 

Any person or group that wishes to take photo/video in any Recreational Sports facility, including the Ramsey Student Center, must complete the Media Request Form. All requests, both internal and external to the University of Georgia, are subject to policies set by the Division of Marketing & Communications and the policies set by the Department of Recreational Sports.

All requests for filming must be submitted via this request form

https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/media-requests

If you work with a media outlet requesting comments or interview, please contact the Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives at askstudentaffairs@uga.edu.


MEDIA RELATIONS

  • The Public Relations Coordinator (or designee) manages media relations for the Department of Recreational Sports in conjunction with the Associate Director for Programs, the Director of Recreational Sports, the Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives, the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, and other UGA administrators.
  • All requests for interviews and/or statements on behalf of the Department of Recreational Sports should be directed to the Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives (askstudentaffairs@uga.edu). 
  • The Director of Recreational Sports should be contacted in the event of a media inquiry if the Public Relations Coordinator is unavailable.
  • Rec Sports employees (student, graduate assistant, or pro staff) should not comment to the media without prior approval and authorization from the Public Relations Coordinator, Associate Director for Programs, or Director of Recreational Sports. The Public Relations Coordinator will either respond to the request directly or work with the appropriate personnel to arrange for a comment. 
  • The Public Relations Coordinator, in addition to responding to requests, will also reach out to the media on the department’s behalf in the interest of promoting events and initiatives (press releases, advertising, providing photos or other information, pitching stories, etc.)
  • The Public Relations Coordinator will work with pro staff in all Rec Sports areas to arrange interviews and provide media relations tips/training.

REQUESTS FOR FILMING IN REC SPORTS FACILITIES

  • All requests for photography or filming within the Ramsey Student Center or other Rec Sports facility must be approved by the Public Relations Coordinator, the Director of Student Affairs Communications & Marketing Initiatives, and the Broadcast Coordinator in the Division of Marketing & Communications. Requests must be submitted via this form: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/media-requests
  • All requests are subject to University of Georgia policies for filming on campus, as outlined by the Division of Marketing & Communications.
  • Photography and filming must be announced to any and all participants in the approved area. Participants have the option of declining their consent to be filmed and/or photographed. Filming and photography cannot interfere with patrons’ normal use of the facility or equipment. 
  • Authorized photographers will be given a lanyard and name tag that states they are approved to film in Rec Sports facilities. This lanyard must be returned to the Rec Sports main office when filming is completed.
  • UGA staff photographers from the Division of Marketing & Communications are authorized to film or take photos in Rec Sports facilities at any time. The Public Relations Coordinator should be informed of any intent to film.
  • All UGA Rec Sports staff must assist in preventing unauthorized filming in the facility, and should direct photographers who have not been authorized to the approval form on the Rec Sports website.

Media Requests

If you work with a media outlet requesting comments or interview, please contact the Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives at askstudentaffairs@uga.edu.

All other requests for photography and video can be submitted via the form below. 
 
Fill out my online form.

How to start a new Club Sport

  1. Become a registered student organization by visiting the Center for Student Organizations page
  2. In addition to the steps outlined at the link above, prospective club sports will need to complete the following process through the Competitive Sports Program
  3. Submit a written proposal to the Competitive Sports Administration requesting the formation of a Club Sport and include the following items:
    - Introduction about the club (History of the organization, description of the sport, purpose of the organization, uniqueness and sustainability, accomplishments).
    - Short term and long term goals and objectives of the club.
    - Needs of the club (Facility space, budget, administration, etc.).
    - List of interested people including campus identification numbers.
    - A copy of the approved paperwork from the Center for Student Organizations.
    - A copy of constitution and bylaws.
    - List of elected officers (name, title, contact).
    - Emergency Action Plan
     
  4. Once these items have been submitted to the Administration, a date will be scheduled for the interested group to present to the Club Sports Staff and Executive Committee. Presentations are typically held one time per semester. The presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length and include plans for the long term growth of the club, planned sources of income, facilities, leagues/ affiliates and a plan for risk management.
  5. The Club Sports Executive Committee will review and make a recommendation regarding the requesting student organization. Initial decisions about approval of new Club Sports will be made first by the Executive Committee, then the Administration will consult with the Associate Director for Programs and Director of Recreational Sports. The Administration will inform the club of the decision that is made.


Affiliation Policy
Once a registered student organization has been granted Club Sport status, it will enter a one year probationary period. During this period the club must complete these requirements:

  1. Attend all mandatory meetings.
  2. Abide by all policies set by Club Sports, the Department of Recreational Sports, Division of Student Affairs and the University of Georgia.
  3. Submit club rosters, membership and waiver forms as received and updated.
  4. Meet ALL administrative deadlines (Manual Quiz, Competition Schedules, Emergency Action Plan, Budget Proposals, CPR/AED, First Aid Certifications, etc.).
  5. Be financially self-reliant and continue operating in such a capacity. Funding does not become available until after the conclusion of the one year probation period.

Facility Policies & Procedures



 

Policies and procedures may not cover every situation or event that may occur throughout the facility and are meant as a guide to current policies and procedures. Final interpretation of Department of Recreational Sports Policies and Procedures will be left to the discretion of the managers on duty or the Department of Recreational Sports Administration in order to maintain the health, safety and security of patrons and staff.

 

Facility Policies & Procedures

Lake Herrick Pavilion Policies

Spectators & Tours

Locker Rentals

5K Road Race Course Policies

  1. The Department of Recreational Sports will begin accepting requests on March 15th for the fall semester of the upcoming academic year and on September 15th for the spring semester of the upcoming year. (For instance, on September 15, 2020, a group may request a date for Spring Semester 2021.) Groups interested in conducting a 5K Race should complete the request form.                                                                                                      
  2. Road Races can be conducted 7:00am to 10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays (except home football game and major event weekends). Races must be completed by 10:30am. 

  3. The only 5K Road Race Course approved by Recreational Sports and the UGA Police Department is indicated on the course map. The route may not be altered unless approval has been given by the UGA Police. However, with approval from the UGA Police, the start/end of the race may occur elsewhere on the established campus course.  A separate reservation may be needed for altered start/end area.  Please contact Campus Reservations. See establish course map here

    - Start:  Coliseum by Athletic Academic Center on Smith Street
    - Right on Sanford Drive
    - Right on Baldwin Street
    - Right on East Campus Road
    - Right on Hooper Street
    - Left on Sanford Drive
    - Left on Carlton Street
    - Right on DW Brooks Drive
    - Right on University Drive
    - Right on Pinecrest Drive
    - Right on East Rutherford Street
    - Right into Coliseum Parking Lot (between the deck, finishing in the middle of the lot)

  4. UGA Police will provide a uniformed officer in a cruiser to lead runners through the course one time at no cost. Any additional police officers for event security or traffic control needs will be subject to UGA Police Department event security rates.

  5. The Rental Group will be responsible for obtaining volunteers to monitor the intersections on the course. The Rental Group will have to provide their own marshals at each intersection. If cones are used, they cannot block the roadway permanently, but must be moved to allow traffic to flow through once the runners have passed.

  6. 5K Participants should utilize sidewalks where it is possible.

  7. For use of Stegeman Coliseum Restroom Facilities, contact UGA Facilities Management Division Building Services. Charges for facility access will be the responsibility of the Rental Group.

  8. Individuals, groups and their guests shall be personally responsible for their conduct and safety, and are expected to conform to university rules & regulations, and if applicable the Student Code of Conduct.

  9. Color runs are not permitted on the UGA 5K Road Race Course.

  10. The 5K Course is expected to be in clean condition immediately following the event. Rental Group is responsible for cleanup of course, including water/food stations, and any and all costs for custodial maintenance or repair, including but not limited to, damage to the race course.

  11. The following are prohibited on the UGA 5K Road Race Course: alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs; intoxicated persons; any activity or equipment that may damage facility floors, walls and equipment; bicycles, rollerblade, roller skates, skateboards, hoverboards and Heelys; chalk (unless approved by area supervisor); glass containers; open flames/candles; balloons; stickers; personal chairs, coolers and tables; and pets with the exception of service animals.  The University of Georgia is a tobacco free campus.  Tobacco use is prohibited in all areas, including outdoor areas. Possession of weapons on the University of Georgia campus is governed by Georgia law O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1.

  12. Vendors, including concessions, are not allowed without prior approval from UGA’s Manager of Vending & Solicitation.

  13. Fundraising events must have prior approval from the Center for Student Activities & Involvement. 

  14. Programs and Activities serving minors (children under 18) must conform to UGA's Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors.

  15. Campus Visitor access to wi-fi should be arranged by contacting the UGA EITS Help Desk.

  16. Rental Group agrees, in accordance with applicable law and University of Georgia policy, that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, creed, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability or veteran’s status as to any aspect of the activities contemplated herein.

Climbing Wall Special Events

Climbing Wall Special Events

Every semester, the Climbing Wall hosts FREE special events for students and Ramsey members. All you need is your UGA ID and closed-toe shoes.

  • Try Climb / Night Heights - an opportunity for new climbers to try climbing at the wall without needing to have a belay certification. Participants can also try the indoor challenge course for free!
  • Ladies' Night - For ladies only! No experience necessary! Come climb with other UGA women and challenge yourself to make it all the way to the top of the wall.
  • Boulder Bash - a 1-day bouldering competition for climbers of all experience levels. Proceeds benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Spring 2020 Event Calendar

Event Date Time
Night Heights / Try Climb Wed January 15 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed January 29 8-10PM
Night Heights / Try Climb Wed February 12 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed February 26 8-10PM

Come Get Strong
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM in the Bouldering Courtyard (next to indoor climbing wall), members of the UGA Climbing Wall staff will lead you through a fun and challenging climbing workout that will help you develop strength, flexibility, and balance. Come Get Strong is free for UGA students and Ramsey members. You can also meet members of the Come Get Strong community on the CGS Facebook page.

Boulder Bash

Spaces Available for Rental

Ramsey Student Center

  • Classrooms
  • Climbing Wall
  • Courtyards – Climbing Wall, Rec Pool
  • Gym Central, Courts 01-04
  • Gym East, Courts 01-02
  • Gym West, Courts 01-02
  • Outdoor Information Table Area
  • Pools – 50 Meter, Diving Well, Rec
  • Racquetball, Courts 01-10
  • Studios – A, B, D, Mind\Body
  • Volleyball Arena, Courts 01-03


Recreational Sports Complex (IM Fields)

  • Fields 01-08
  • Tennis Courts 01-15


Health Sciences Campus

  • Wheeler Gym Court 01-02

Facility Reservations

UGA 5K Road Race Course Request Form

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Useful Information

Joshua Stewart
Assistant Director for Facility Operations
stewartj@uga.edu

Libby James
Reservationist
rsreserv@uga.edu


Daily Facilities Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Facility Maps 

Facility Locations and Room Numbers

Oconee Forest Trails Map

Facility Reservation Request Form

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Challenge Course Reservation Request

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Useful Information

Joshua Stewart
Assistant Director for Facility Operations
stewartj@uga.edu

Libby James
Reservationist
rsreserv@uga.edu


Daily Facilities Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Facility Maps 

Facility Locations and Room Numbers

Oconee Forest Trails Map

Trip Leader

Outdoor Recreation Trip Leader

Apply here!

UGA Outdoor Recreation trips and clinics are led by student staff that plan, lead, instruct and facilitate day and weekend activities on and off campus. Regular training is provided to new staff as well as veteran leaders. There is no requirement for a depth of prior experience, but it helps. Trip Leaders (TLs) are responsible for the safety, risk management, and well-being of participants while engaged in trips or clinics that the UGA Outdoor Recreation programs offers. Above all else, safety must be a priority for successful trip leaders. Safety, as it pertains to the activity, the skill level of participants, and location that the trip or clinic is being held are to be of main concern. TLs must be comfortable managing a diverse group in an outdoor setting and making decisions based on informed judgment for the good of the group. TLs are expected to have a foundation of outdoor recreation experience within the activity they are leading while also being motivated to continually improve their knowledge and skill base with a variety of activities (camping, hiking, climbing, paddling, etc.). The goal of the trip leader is to provide the highest degree of professionalism, guidance, instruction, and supervision to the participants (typically beginner/novice) that are under their care while attempting to instill an appreciation for the natural resource/area they are utilizing. Group development and community building are also areas of focus for TLs.


In addition to leading trips, effective spring 2016, the Trip Leaders will also operate the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). Trip Leaders will assist patrons with their outdoor adventure equipment needs including fitting, training, and educating students, staff and faculty of and about the outdoor adventure gear available for rent and purchase in the ORC. The staff member is expected to correctly operate cash handling equipment and reconciliation procedures, advise patrons of, and administer all related ORC rental policies, and engage patrons always with a supportive and friendly demeanor. The staff member should be knowledgeable of local and regional locations for outdoor recreation and be able to communicate information and answer questions that any customer may have regarding UGA Outdoor Rec trips and clinics.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Wilderness First-Aid and First Responder certifications are preferred (UGA offers these courses each semester)
  • Trip Leading Skills:
    • Must have prior experience in a particular outdoor recreation activity and technical skill to safely and competently participate in that activity (i.e. hiking, canoeing, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.)
    • Must have a willingness and ability to teach those skills to others
    • Must have organizational skills to plan a trip in advance, carry out all the logistics of preparing for departure and then lead/facilitate a safe experience abiding by university policies and procedures
    • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills to manage group dynamics in the field and make good decisions to manage risks and respond to emergency situations
    • Must be able to drive a 12-passenger van, participate in required driver training, and comply with vehicle driver policies
    • Must be able to participate in regular TL meetings, trainings, and staff expeditions
    • Must be willing to learn new ideas, methods, and techniques for effective trip leading
  • ORC Skills:
    • Must be capable of handling financial transactions
    • Able to demonstrate knowledge on use, care, and maintenance of all ORC equipment
    • Able to follow rental/reservation protocol, including electronic and paper forms
    • Othe ORC-related duties as assigned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Driving
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals (stove fuel)
    • Lift at least 25 lbs.
    • Reading
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Other physical requirements specific to various outdoor recreational activities


​For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation

Climbing Wall Staff

Climbing Wall Staff

Apply here!

During open wall hours, climbing wall staff members are on duty to make sure that all policies and procedures are followed and that equipment and facilities meet industry standards to create a safe and enjoyable environment. Climbing Wall staff are responsible for the day to day operations and supervision of the indoor climbing wall and bouldering courtyard areas. Attention must be paid to safety (proper use of equipment, belay technique, appropriate behavior by participants, etc.) as a primary concern. Each Climbing Wall employee must also display the upmost degree of professionalism and customer service as they are front-line staff interacting with patrons in the Ramsey Student Center. Climbing Wall employees must also effectively demonstrate teaching techniques in belay clinics paying particular attention to harness use, proper belay technique, knot tying, and appropriate behavior expected of climbing wall participants.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: - American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Belay certification at the Ramsey Climbing Wall
  • Must be able to carry out the following skills competently
  • Fitting a harness on yourself as well as others
  • Tying a figure-8 follow thru knot w/ a half fisherman’s back-up
  • Proper use of several belay devices (tube style, assisted locking, etc.)
  • Ability to answer important questions correctly on the general use of the climbing wall
  • Ability to make decisions to manage risk and respond to emergency situations
  • Assist staff with general maintenance of the facility - route setting and cleaning
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals
    • Lift at least 25 lbs
    • Reading - Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills (entering participant information using keyboard and numerical keypad, mouse)
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Technical rope work involved with climbing


For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Challenge Course Facilitator

Apply here!

*Note: in addition to submitting an application, candidates must enroll in the Challenge Course Facilitator Training series.The next training will take place in the fall of 2018.

A facilitator for the UGA Challenge Course will be working in a co-instructor position, working closely with the lead facilitator and Challenge Course management to cover and share the instruction, supervision, safety, and debriefing responsibilities associated with the UGA Challenge Course. The facilitator will use the UGA course to provide an opportunity for groups to recognize and safely reach their potential. This will include promoting self-confidence, positive group dynamics, and the expansion of their problem solving abilities. These individuals must be well organized, experienced, compassionate, and exceptional communicators when it comes to teaching others.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: • American Red Cross CPRO, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Requires a minimum of 20 hours training in Challenge Course facilitation
  • Outside training must be approved by Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Essential Requirements
  • SAFETY: The facilitator will be responsible for insuring the safety of each client participating in the course.
    • Work will include properly setting up the course, inspecting the course and equipment and properly instructing the use of the same to the clients 
    • Understands emergency procedures and is comfortable responding to situations in a professional AND calm demeanor
  • LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING: Be a positive role model
    • Directs activities
    • Empowers clients utilizing "Challenge by Choice"
    • Aids in developing the full potential of the facility
    • Deals calmly and efficiently with stressful situations and people
  • PHYSICAL: Able to tie specific knots, belay (rope technique) clients, move from element to element and climb structures as needed
  • SUPERVISION: The facilitator will be responsible to supervise all activities connected with the course elements
    • Work will include directing activities and debriefing participants
    • Able to work independently
  • COMMUNICATION: Excellent communication skills are required
    • Facilitators should be adept at effectively communicating to a broad range of individuals from varied backgrounds and encouraging communication between others
  • JUDGMENT: Uses good judgment while making independent decisions regarding all facets of the safe and effective use of the course
  • TEAMWORK: Works as a valuable team member with others in scheduling, facilitating and operating the course
  • DEPENDABILITY: Available on a regular basis to lead programs
    • Arrives on site on time. Maintains a commitment to the success of the course
    • Follows procedures
  • EXPERIENCE: Fully trained on the UGA Challenge course local operation procedures
  • TEACHING: Cultivates learning among the individuals and the groups, including the technical skills as well as the experiential aspects of the course
  • DEBRIEFING: Promotes constructive discussion processing the participants experiences in order to integrate what has been learned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Lift at least 35 lbs
  • Customer interaction: Strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Technical Skils:
    • Ability to quickly and confidently tie all necessary knots
    • Capability to set up and take down each and every low and high course element
    • Ability to safety belay participants
    • Successfully demonstrate a high course rescue
    • Ability to prepare (front-loading) and follow-up (debriefing) of the group


For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

ORC Rental Equipment

Fall 2020 Hours (August 20th through November 23rd)

Monday 2PM - 8PM 
Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Tues/Weds, weekends, maintenance periods, holidays, and for special events. Hours subject to change.

We are not accepting reservations for equipment at this time.

Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the ORC will only accept credit cards for payment (no cash or checks).

Gear Rental List
Visit our policies page for a complete list of rental policies.


Camping Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Backpack $5 $10
Backpack Rain cover $2 $4
Camp Cooler $5 $10
Cook set $4 $8
Hammock $6 $12
Sleeping Bag (0°, 20°, 40°) $5 $10
Sleeping Pad $3 $6
Single Burner Stove (includes fuel) $4 $8
2-burner Stove (includes fuel) $5 $10
Table - roll top $6 $12
2-person tent $6 $12
4-person tent $12 $24
6-person tent $15 $30

 


Paddling Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Canoe Package (includes canoe, paddles, PFDs, straps, and pads $15 $30
Kayak package (includes kayak, paddle, PFD, straps, and pads) $15 $30
SUP Package (includes stand-up paddleboard, paddle, PDF, straps, and pads $15 $30
Dry bag $3 $6
Helmet $4 $8
Paddle $4 $8
Spray Jacket $5 $10
PFD (personal flotation device) $4 $8

 


SCUBA Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
SCUBA Course Package (includes wetsuit, fins, mask/snorkel) $12 $24
Fins $5 $10
Mask/snorkel $5 $10
Wetsuit $6 $12

 


Climbing Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Crash Pad $10 $20

 


Yard Games
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Tug-o-war Rope $10 $20
Cornhole Set $10 $20
Disc Golf Set (putter, mid range, driver) $8 $16

How to sign the Club Sports Waiver

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver on the UGA Invovlement Network

  1. Click HERE to begin the process
  2. In the top right corner or center of page, click "Sign In" and enter your MyID and password 
  3. Once signed in, in the center of the page, click the search (magnifying glass) button and search “Competitive Sports” 
  4. Select "Competitive Sports" in the drop down search bar
  5. Once on the Competitive Sports page, scroll down to "Forms"
  6. Select "Competitive Sports Waiver"
  7. Fill out completely and hit submit when done. That’s all!

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver
Involvement Network Tutorial Video
Coaches Waiver

Handbook 
Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Non Travel Spending Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request and Spending Form
Travel Spending Reimbursement Steps
 

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

How to Sign Up as a Free Agent

​How to Find a Free Agent for Your Team (scroll down)

Before you can sign up as a Free Agent, you must purchase the NEW Competitive Sports UNLIMITED PLAY PASS for $25 per semester. 

 

How to Become a Free Agent
1. In order to log onto IMLeagues, you must first log into shop.recsports.edu and click "Sign In" in the top right corner.

 

2. Click UGA login and log in with your UGA MyID and password 


 

3. After signing in, click "Competitive Sports" on the top row. 

 


4. Click on the IMLeagues Banner. 

                

 

5. Click on the "University of Georgia" beside the Home Button.
                                                                                                                                                             

 

6. Select the division for the sport you would like to join.  


 

7. After selecting the division, click "Free Agents" 


8. Click "Join as Free Agent"

 

9. Click the "+" button next to the division to show all available time slots.



10. After selecting each time slot you are available to play, add your contact information and any additional information about yourself. Once you complete this step click "Post Listing" and you will be notified if a team captain selects you for their team.

 

11. As a free agent, if you see a team that has "Yes" under Free Agents Wanted, you can click "Join Team".

 


Are you a team captain looking for free agents?

1. Captains: Log into your IMLeagues account and click on your team.



2. Once you are on your team page, under "Captain" select "Available Free Agents". Once you select the free agent you want to add, click "Invite To Team". 




 

4. Once a Free Agent is sent an invitation, they must accept the invitation to be added to your team. 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant 
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Facility Hours and Daily Schedules

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Useful Information

Joshua Stewart
Assistant Director for Facility Operations
stewartj@uga.edu

Libby James
Reservationist
rsreserv@uga.edu


Daily Facilities Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Facility Maps 

Facility Locations and Room Numbers

Oconee Forest Trails Map

Submit Feedback

Submit a Formal Complaint


The University of Georgia, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Department of Recreational Sports are dedicated to serving the needs of students. If concerns or complaints arise, we strive to address them in a timely and efficient manner.

If you would like to express a comment, concern or complaint regarding any Recreational Sports program, service, or facility, please do so in one of the following ways, students may do so by filling out the following form : Formal Complaints.

For more information about Student Rights and Responsibilities and to review the Student Code of Conduct, click here.

Non-Student concerns may be addressed to recsports@uga.edu

Useful Information

Joshua Stewart
Assistant Director for Facility Operations
stewartj@uga.edu

Libby James
Reservationist
rsreserv@uga.edu


Daily Facilities Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Facility Maps 

Facility Locations and Room Numbers

Oconee Forest Trails Map

Mission, Vision & Values

Vision Statement 

To be recognized in the field of recreational sports as the best university recreation department in the country. 

 

Mission Statement 

The Department of Recreational Sports in the Division of Student Affairs promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth, and education for the University of Georgia through the spirit of recreation. 

 

Values 

Ram Fam: Everyone is welcome. Come play! 

Excellence: Be the best. Exceed expectations.

Customer Service: We want to know who you are. Everyone matters. 

Spirit of Recreation: Providing activities for enjoyment: there is something for everyone.

 

Annual Reports
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

Employment and Assistantships

Student, Part-Time Employment

The Department of Recreational Sports is one of the largest employers of students on campus and is committed to providing leadership and career-enhancing opportunities for our student staff. Each year, more than 600 students are actively engaged in operating programs and facilities in positions.

  • Aquatics: lifeguard, swim instructor
  • Member Services: sales/customer service representative
  • Competitive Sports: intramural sports official, scorekeeper
  • Facility Operations: admissions desk, event set up team, building supervisor, outdoor complex staff, S&C supervisors, equipment maintenance team
  • Fitness & Wellness: group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness monitor, wellness outreach staff
  • Marketing/Public Relations: graphic designer, social media, photographer, videographer
  • Outdoor Recreation: rental center, trip leader, climbing wall staff, challenge course facilitator


Submit a Student, Part-Time Application Here 
(for Graduate Assistant applications, scroll down further)

Review Employee Handbooks
 

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Georgia has openings on an annual basis for incoming graduate students who want to join our progressive recreational sports program and learn from professional practitioners who view leadership as mission critical. Candidates must have a strong service orientation and be capable of applying skills and knowledge in a dynamic setting using various student development philosophies and theories.

Please note, it is the applicant's responsibility to apply to the appropriate academic area of study. Detailed information on the UGA Graduate School can be found here: http://grad.uga.edu/. Decisions regarding Department of Recreational Sports graduate assistantships cannot be offered until the academic department admits the prospective student. 

Please be aware that offers for assistantship positions are contingent upon acceptance into the University Graduate School and the specific academic degree program you are applying for. Varying deadlines exist for all applications and it is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of these and apply accordingly http://grad.uga.edu.

We will have anticipated openings for the 2021-2022 school year in Competitive Sports, Facility Operations, Fitness & Wellness, and Outdoor Recreation. The descriptions and application link will go live in October 2020. 

If you have questions regarding the 2021-2022 graduate assistant positions, please contact us at recsports@uga.edu

Challenge Course Policies

Challenge Course Policies

  • Participants on both our indoor and outdoor high course must be at least 11 years old.
  • Weight limit for both courses is 250 pounds (no minimum).
  • Height requirement minimum on indoor high course is 4'11" (no minimum on outdoor high course as long as participant is 11 years old).

Participant Expectations

  1.  It is required that every participant complete an University of Georgia Health History Form and Challenge Course Waiver Form (forms will be sent with confirmation/invoice) before participating. It is the responsibility of the group contact person to give these completed forms to the facilitator on or before the day of participation. The level of participation in a challenge course activity is at all times completely up to the individual.
  2. Due to the inherent risk and danger involved in this program, intoxicated persons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and othe mind-altering substances are not allowed.
  3. Recreational Sports will assign facilitators for each group. Specific directions to course, parking information and meeting location will be sent with confirmation/invoice.
  4. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, loose fitting pants or shorts (sweats or loose jeans are OK), sneakers or other closed-toe shoes (sandals, flip flops, and opened-toed shoes are prohibited). Cell phones must be turned off.
  5. Meals are the responsibility of the group. Unless otherwise requested, one hour will be allowed for a meal during a full day course. Food and drink may not be allowed in all areas. Arrangements must be made in advance. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  6. The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course Staff when faced with emergencies/problems may result in the group's inability to reserve Recreational Sports facilities in the future.

 

Payment Policies & Pricing

Payment Information

  • Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program.
  • Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Challenge Course of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Challenge Course

Virtural Teambuilding is now available!  Due to COVID-19, in-person challenge course programs are currently unavailable and will be offered at a later date.  For the latest updates and addtional resources follow us on Instagram @ugarecsports.

What is the UGA Challenge Course?

The UGA Challenge Course is a series of high and low elements comprised of cables, logs and ropes that your group will navigate as a team. You’ll be coached by our skilled Challenge Course Facilitators along the way; they’ll help you focus on your group goals for the day, then transfer what you’ve learned to your workplace, group or organization.

Virtual Teambuilding fosters a team environment and provides opportunities for enriching connections with one another.  Challenge Course Facilitators guide activites via Zoom that open the door for learning more than just surface level facts about each other while requiring teamwork to solve problems.  Virtual Teambuilding is now available for a flat fee of $100 for a 2-hour session.  Choose Virtual Teambuilding when requesting a program or contact Cathy Stedman for more information.  

How do I schedule?

REQUEST A PROGRAM

Half-day, full-day, custom, and multi-day programs are available.

How do I become a facilitator?

The UGA Challenge Course offers facilitator training sessions twice in the fall and once in the spring.  Register here!

Fall 2020 Training Session:

October 24th-25th

Challenge Course
Reservation Request Form

Rates and Payment Policies

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Hiker Notes

Backpacking Trip Checklist

Here is a quick list of essentials to pack for an overnight backpacking trip sponsored by GORP or on your own.

Camping in a Hammock

Have you ever considered using a hammock as an alternative to the traditional tent? Many others have! Hammocks are becoming quite popular not only for backpackers but also for the common camper.

Chiggers! And how to avoid them...

Chiggers are tiny bugs that are known for delivering bites that itch intensely. If you have ever been out in the woods or an open field in spring, summer or fall, you may have gotten chiggers around your waistband or on your ankles. They leave red, itchy bumps on your skin.

Hiking Safety and Health Tips

Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help provide a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow common sense safety precautions.

Hypothermia - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

Hypothermia is a cold injury caused by a lowering of the core body temperature to a level where normal function is impaired. It can affect the muscles as well as the brain. Hypothermic patients need to be warmed back up to normal temperature, which is often difficult to do in the back country.

Leave No Trace!

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world"
- Henry David Thoreau

This note addresses how you can be "Green-wise" in the outdoors. Good information for us all to live by!

Poison Ivy Prevention and Treatment

As the weather warms up and we engage in more outdoor activities, we face a common enemy: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Here are some basic facts about these annoying plants, as well as some tips on protecting yourself from their noxious effect: a blistery, itchy rash that may last for several weeks.

Staying Warm When Tent Camping

Cold weather sleeping bags with a barrier between the ground and the sleeping bag are important. A foam mat or air mattress used for comfort during summer camping, doubles as a ground barrier for cold weather camping.

Venomous Snakes of Georgia

Georgia is home to over 40 different types of snakes but only 6 of these are poisonous. Knowing the difference between a poisonous snake and a non-poisonous snake could mean life or death in some situations.

Winter Backpacking - Food and Gear

Just because it is cold outside does not mean you have to curtail your outdoors adventures. In fact, it can be better than sweating through another steamy night in a tent! This hiker note will prepare you to become a "cold hiker!"

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Rental Policies

General Rental Policies

  • Renters must present proper UGA identification, regardless of university status (student, faculty, staff or alumni).
  • The rental fee may be paid by credit card, cash, check, or Bulldawg Bucks.
  • Reservations may be made in person or over the phone during ORC hours with a UGA ID number.
  • Rental fees need not be paid at the time of reservation, but must be paid in full when picked up.
  • Cancellations must be made by 3pm on the first reserved date to avoid rental charges.
  • Renter will be charged a repair fee if equipment is returned damaged. If, upon inspection, damages are discovered which the renter did not claim at the time of rental, additional charges will be assessed.
  • Weekend rentals may be picked up on Thursday at no additional charge.
  • Late return charges: A $1.00 per item, per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Late days accrue only on days when the ORC is in operation and equipment is not returned. Any renter with an outstanding balance due will have their records flagged until payment is made.
  • Absolutely no smoking in ORC tents. There is a $5 charge for each burn hole.
  • Renter will be charged current replacement costs for any equipment lost or returned with such extensive damage as to warrant replacement.
  • A $20 cleaning fee will be assessed for equipment returned wet or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). Excessive cleaning may require additional fees.
  • No equipment will be considered returned until the renter returns it to the ORC personnel during ORC hours.
  • Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection.
  • Additional policies concerning boat rentals apply. See the following:

Policy for Rental of UGA Flatwater Canoes and Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • It is recommended that renter have prior flatwater canoe experience.
  • The destination can only be lakes or ponds - no flowing waters.
  • Renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes car/truck mounting pads and straps,  boat, paddle, and PFD for up to two persons. No more than two persons per boat.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment onto their vehicle.  ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost or damaged equipment.

Policy for Rental of UGA Whitewater Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • Renter must have successfully completed a GORP roll clinic.
  • Renter must speak directly with Susan Powell, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation (COR), prior to the Wednesday before the weekend of use.
  • Renter must disclose to the COR the destination and paddling partners for the trip.
  • The COR will speak with the lead kayak instructor about the request to determine whether the requestor has the appropriate skill to go to the desired destination with the indicated paddling partners.
  • When approval is granted, renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD and paddling jacket.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment to their vehcile. ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, paddling partners and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost, damaged,or modified equipment. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)

Camping

Due to COVID-19, the Ramsey Student Center is currently closed and will reopen at a later date.  For the latest updates and additional resources follow us on Instagram @ugarecsports.

Fall 2020 Hours (August 20th through November 23rd)

Monday 2PM - 8PM
Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Tues/Weds, weekends, maintenance periods, holidays, Spring Break, and for special events. Hours subject to change.
Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the ORC will only accept credit cards for payment (no cash or checks).

Location: lower level -- 144 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
Telephone: 706-542-4677
Email: outdoors@uga.edu 

Gear Reservations

  • We are not accepting gear reservations until further notice.

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading

  • Renters are responsible for picking up & returning equipment during ORC scheduled hours of operation. As there are no designated spaces for long term ORC parking, renters must call the ORC to arrange large equipment (canoe, kayak, bulky equipment) pick-up & return in order to keep time to a minimum. Special arrangements for boating equipment pickup & return in the back lot of Ramsey (E09) are possible. A pay lot adjacent to the East Campus Parking Deck is available for a nominal fee. The ORC is not responsible for any parking citation received by renters.

List of Gear

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Backpacking combines hiking and camping in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating needs.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs over a crash pad so that a fall will not result in serious injury. It is typically practiced on large natural boulders or artificial boulders in gyms and outdoor urban areas.

Canoeing is an activity involving a small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat.

Caving - also known as spelunking in the United States and occasionally potholing in the United Kingdom - is the recreational sport of exploring wild (generally non-commercial) cave systems.

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.

Day Hiking is a recreational sport in which participants spend the day hiking to usually scenic views, but does not plan on spending the night outdoors (see Hiking).

Fly fishing is a distinct and ancient angling method, most renowned as a method for catching trout and salmon, but employed today for a wide variety of species including pike, bass, panfish, grayling and carp, as well as marine species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass.

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and unmotorized foot-launchable aircraft called a hang glider.

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails.

Horseback Riding refers to the skill of riding or driving horses. This broad description includes both use of horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports.

Kayak touring is the sport of paddling paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean in a specially designed kayak.

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.

Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.

Scuba diving ("scuba" originally being an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, although now widely considered a word in its own right) is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater for recreational reasons.

Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater.

Ziplining is an activity, ride, or mode of transportation in which the participant rides - or "zips" - down a long, taut cable that is suspended between two tall poles.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in outdoor recreation activities in these ways:

PE Credit:
- Register for PEDB 1070 - Challenge Course - Fall and Spring 
- Register for PEDB 1090 - Outdoor Adventure - Fall and Spring
- Register for PEDB 1100 - Backpacking - Fall and Spring
- Register for PEDB 1331 - SCUBA - Fall and Spring

Academic Credits plus PE 1090 credit through UGA Costa Rica Geology/Outdoor Recreation Maymester
 

PEDB 1090: Outdoor Adventure
Available in the Fall, Spring, and Costa Rica Maymester

In this class, students are required to participate adventure activities offered through the UGA Outdoor Recreation trip schedule (evenings and weekends).  This is a great way to learn outdoor activity skills and discover many natural resources in the southeast or abroad through the Maymester option.  Course participants pay the student fee listed for each UGA Outdoor Recreation trip. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1070: Challenge Course
Available in the Fall and Spring 

This course will challenge students to actively work together to solve problems by participating in activities and elements offered through the UGA Challenge Course. Participants will participate in a belay clinic as well as on the outdoor low and indoor/outdoor high challenge courses. Participats will learn about group formation and dynamics, teaching and facilitation styles, the experiential learning cycle, and risk management. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1100: Backpacking
Available in the Fall and Spring

This class exposes students to the basic fundamentals of backpacking. Topics to be covered include appropriate equipment selection, dressing and clothing for the outdoor environment, camp cooking, land navigation, and expedition behavior. Class meetings allow students to have hands-on learning with packs, sleep systems, tents, and camp cookware. The class culminates in a 2-day backpacking trip where students are engaging in a group-led excursion to the backcountry. A range of 6-12 miles of hiking is what one can expect to do on this trip. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1331: SCUBA
Available in the Fall and Spring

This class, taught by a PADI-certified dive instructor, will take students through the process of earning a PAD Basic Open Water SCUBA Certification. Students will be required to complete all PADI in-class modules, a swim check, two pool sessions, and a weekend-long qualifying dive trip. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Trips and Clinics

bioluminescent kayaking

Due to COVID-19 we are only offering clinics this fall semester.  UGA outdoor trips and clinics are open to all students, faculty/staff, and current members of the Ramsey Student Center. We offer many outdoor activities, including backcountry cooking, stand up paddle boarding, bouldering, and more. No experience is necessary! For full descriptions and details, visit the registration page.

Fall 2020 Clinics PDF

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Trips & Clinics Registration

Custom Trips

Plan a customized adventure for your group.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in Outdoor Recreation activities.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outreach Program

Bring Fitness & Wellness to you! 

Due to COVID-19, all outreach sessions are currently on hold. Please check your email for updates and follow us on Instagram @ugarecsports for fitness tips, workout suggestions, and more! 

Invite a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer to assist with your next event. Our outreach programs can be customized to fit your needs!

  • Group & Instructional Fitness Classes
  • Educational Presentations on Fitness & Wellness (Deskercise)
  • Fitness & Wellness Assessments (Body Composition Testing & Wellness Assessment)
  • Special Interest Workshops (Kettlebells, Olympic Lifting, Running Form/Technique)

Who Can Host an Outreach?

ANY UGA organization or department! We have previously assisted with programs for Residence Life, Academics, Greek Life, and Student Organizations. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide outreach programs for community groups.

Where Can I Host an Outreach?

Host an outreach at your facility/preferred location (please provide a CD player or stereo if we come to you) or in the Ramsey Student Center fitness studios. 

  • All outreach programs must be led by a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer currently employed with the Department of Recreational Sports who will be present during the duration of the requested program.
  • Recreational Sports and ongoing programming takes precedence over all outreach program requests when hosted in the Ramsey Student Center.
  • Class formats that require use of equipment must be held in a Ramsey Student Center fitness studio. 
  • Yoga and Pilates class formats should be held in a quiet environment. We do not provide mats for Yoga or Pilates classes (participants will need to bring their own).

What is the Cost?

Outreach hosted in the Ramsey Student Center= $80/hour per instructor (includes facility/equipment fee) for up to 60 participants. 

  • All participants must be current Ramsey Center members for outreaches hosted in our facilities.
  • Participants who are not current Ramsey Center members are required to purchase a guest pass ($7) at the Admissions Desk to participate.

Outreach hosted at your location=$60/hour per instructor for up to 60 participants.

  • Departmental Account Number must be listed on outreach request. For groups over 60, an additional instructor is needed.
  • Costs may vary based on duration of program, instructor, number of participants, and other specific requests. Payment must be made 10 business days prior to the scheduled outreach.
  • Acceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Check (made out to the University of Georgia) or Departmental Account.

How do I request an Outreach?

All requests should be submitted by completing the outreach request form (button below) and must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the outreach date.

  • The more information provided on the request form, the quicker the request can be filled.
  • Changing dates may result in our inability to fill your request. 
  • A delayed response to e-mail correspondence may delay confirmation of your request.

Cancellation Policy

All program cancellations must be made 24 business hours in advance of the scheduled program to avoid additional charges. Programs not cancelled 24 business hours in advance will be charged in full. To cancel a program, please e-mail recsports@uga.edu and note the title and date of your program in the message body.

Fitness & Wellness Outreach Request

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Take the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course!

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Personal Training Policies

  1. All Personal Training sessions will be provided by certified Personal Trainers holding current and accredited certifications. Personal Trainers will follow current exercise and physical activity guidelines as established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  2. All Clients must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Clients may register for Personal Training sessions in the Recreational Sports office.
  4. New client schedule forms must be completed and submitted to the Recreational Sports office with payment.
  5. Clients must submit Personal Training packets to the Recreational Sports office at least 3 days prior to the initial Personal Training session. 
  6. There is no guarantee that  a specific Personal Trainer will always be available with each session or package purchased as employment status may change.
  7. The Personal Trainer and the Department of Recreational Sports reserve the right to request medical clearance from a licensed medical professional if necessary.
  8. If the client has checked “yes” to any of the questions on the PAR-Q form (page 5), a physician’s clearance must be obtained prior to beginning a Personal Training program with the Department of Recreational Sports.
  9. Clients must immediately communicate any concerns (discomfort or pain) arising from their Personal Training sessions with the Personal Trainer.
  10. Personal Trainers will contact the Client to schedule the initial consultation.
  11. The Client will meet his or her Personal Trainer at the mutually agreed upon place inside the Ramsey Student Center.
  12. The Client will schedule all sessions prior to Personal Training sessions. These sessions may be rescheduled based on Client-Personal Trainer agreement.
  13. During the initial consultation the Client will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  14. Buddy Training is limited to two individuals. Both Clients must be present during buddy training sessions. If only one individual is present, a session will still be subtracted from the total number of sessions purchased. Proration will not be permitted.
  15. Should the Personal Trainer arrive late, the Personal Trainers must make up the time lost with the Client at no additional charge. If the Personal Trainer must cancel a session, he or she will notify the Client 1 day in advance.
  16. Late Clients will forfeit any session time lost based on his or her tardiness. Personal Trainers will wait no longer than 15 minutes for Clients. After 15 minutes, the session will be forfeited. Clients must provide cancellation notification at least 1 day in advance, or forfeit the session. No refunds will be issued.
  17. Sessions purchased must be used within a 6 month period, after which they will be voided. Unused sessions will not be refunded.
  18. A Client Satisfaction Survey will be e-mailed to the Client following the completion of each package purchased.
  19. The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to adjust the schedule under any circumstance. The client will be notified under such circumstances.
  20. To receive optimum benefits from the program, a minimum of 1 session per week is recommended.
  21. All fitness activities are subject to Ramsey Center facility policies in the event of an emergency situation or inclement weather.
  22. No refunds will be issued.

Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Take the NASM Personal Trainer Prep Course!

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Meet the Personal Trainers

BRANDON

Major: Marketing
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weight training, soccer, Krav Maga


CAMERON

Major: Communication Studies & Religion
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weight training for 7 years, triathlete, sports background


CAROLINE

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Kickboxing, triathlons, weightlifting


CESAR

Major: Mathematics
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 5 years of weight training


EMILY

Major: Psychology, minor Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Les Mills BodyPump & BodyCombat Instructor, Tabata BootCcamp Instructor, Cardio Sport Intstructor, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 2 years group fitness/small group training instruction, 10 years of dance, 1 year personal training, 4 years weight training


ETHAN

Major: Biological Sciences (Pre-Vet Med)
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weight lifting for 6 years, high school basketball, track, and tennis


GRACE

Major: Economics (A.B.) and International Affairs (A.B.) 
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 3 years of weight training, 2 years competitive powerlifting, 4 years yoga training (vinyasa), 4 years competitive swimming


LYDIA

Major: Agriculture Communications
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting for 5 years, volleyball, yoga for 4 years


MCKENLEY

Major: Exercise & Sport Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting for 5 years, baseball, cross country, HIIT training, CrossFit


MEGAN

Major: Fashion Merchandising
Certifications: ACTION Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 7 years of weight lifting, club soccer, club volleyball


YAZAN

Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Science: Behavioral Medicine (Pre-Med)
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Cross country, weightlifting, gymnastics


ZACH B. (Not accepting clients)

Major: Criminal Justice
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED 
Experience: Wrestling, weightlifting, CrossFit

 

Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Take the NASM Personal Trainer Prep Course!

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Personal Training

Virtual Personal Training now available! Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for updates and follow us on Instagram @ugarecsports for fitness tips, workout suggestions, and more! 

Personal Training Services

Individual Training (In-Person & Virtual)
Individuals must complete the Personal Training Registration Form prior to purchasing personal training services.

Sessions Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
6 $155 $170 $180
12 $265 $290 $315
20 $360 $400 $440

Buddy Training (In-Person & Virtual)
Buddy Training is limited to two clients. Price includes both clients.
If package is split between individuals wiith differing membership status, the higher price applies to both clients.

Sessions Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent

Alumni/
UGA Affiliate

6 $230 $240 $250
12 $405 $430 $455
20 $720 $768 $816

Fitness Assessment (In-Person & Virtual)
New clients must purchase a 90-minute Fitness Assessment in addition to a Personal Training package to establish baseline fitness.

Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
$35 $45 $55

Personalized Fitness Orientation
60-minute orientation on how to navigate Ramsey fitness equipment. Provides guidance on creating your own personal workouts.

Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
Alumni/
UGAAffiliate
$15 $15 $15

 

Online Registration:

  1. Complete the online Personal Training Registration Form.
  2. If needed, complete the Physician Referral Form. Following completion, email to tevin.duncan@uga.edu.
  3. Purchase your training sessions online (you will need a valid Ramsey membership and your UGA credentials to purchase sessions).

In-Person Registration:

  1. Print/complete the Personal Training Packet.
  2. If you answered “NO” to the 7 questions on page 5, skip to step 4. If you answered “YES” to any of the questions continue to step 3.
  3. Complete this step ONLY if you answered “YES” to any of the questions on page 5. Print/complete Physician Referral Form
  4. Bring the completed Personal Training Packet (and completed Physician Referral Form if applicable) and payment to the Recreational Sports Office Monday-Friday 8AM-4:45PM. 

You will receive confirmation of your personal trainer within 1-5 business days.


 

Body Composition Testing

  • $5 Body Composition (InBody Bioelectric Impedance or Calipers) - By appointment only.
    Complete the Personal Training Registration Form and purchase online. You will need a valid Ramsey membership and your UGA credentials to purchase personal training services. You willreceive confirmation of your personal trainer in 1-5 business days following registration completion.
  • $1 Body Composition (InBody Bioelectric Impedance) - Drop in. Must have a valid $1 Body Comp pass (purchase online or at Ramsey Center Admissions Desk)

$1 Body Composition (InBody Bioelectric Impedance) Testing Dates:

  • Thursday, August 27

$1 Body Composition Testing is held from 5-7PM in the Personal Training Office in S&C 2 (Ramsey 245). Review the video to prepare for your test. 


 

Rec Sports & UHC Partnership 25% Discount

Clients who present a valid proof of purchase receive a one-time, 25% discount on individual training packages. Elligible UHC purchases/participations include: Individual Nutrition Consultation, Physical Therapy and Medical Massage (must have a written medical referral) and Massage Therapy (must provide a valid receipt).

Meet the Personal Trainers

Personal Training Policies

Personal Training Packet

This form must be complete and submitted to the Rec Sports office with payment.

Males over 45 years of age or older, females 55 years of age or older or those who have one or more risk factors identified on this form are required to complete the Physician Referral Form.

Physician Referral Form

Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Take the NASM Personal Trainer Prep Course!

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

  1. Only current, fees-paid UGA students or Ramsey Center members age 18+ are eligible to register for Fitness & Wellness programs and services.
  2. All participants must purchase a fitness class pass. Fitness class passes are nontransferable and are NOT elligible for refund.
  3. All-Access, Group Fitness, Water, Cycle, FTR, and Mind/Body passes are valid through the semester of purchase. A single class pass is valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
  4. An assumption of risk form MUST be signed before participating. It is strongly recommended that men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55 receive medical clearance from their physician before participating in all fitness and wellness activities.
  5. Class entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Each class is subject to maximum enrollment, which varies depending on class format and studio space, to provide a safe environment for all Fitness & Wellness participants. After the maximum number of participants have entered the class, the class will then be closed.
  6. Participants may enter an open class until 10 minutes after start time. After 10 minutes or the end of the warm-up period, the class is closed to prevent injuries.
  7. Participants should line up outside the designated entry door. Members may not enter studios until instructed by the fitness monitor.
  8. Recreational Sports reserves the right to adjust the schedule when necessary.
  9. Fitness class attire should follow all facility attire policies. 
  10. All fitness activities are subject to Ramsey Center facility policies in the event of an emergency situation or inclimate weather.

Small Group Training Classes ONLY

  1. All participants must purchase a Small Group Training class pass. No single class passes are permitted.
  2. Full refunds minus a $15 processing fee are available up to one week after the original purchase date. No refunds are granted for two weeks following the beginning of the class session. If a medical condition arises that precludes completion of a class, refunds are pro-rated based upon the class start date.

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Take the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course!

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Intramural Sports Rules

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant 
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports Registration Process

How to Register for the Unlimited Play Pass for Intramural Sports:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process

2. In the top right corner, click log in and enter your MyID and password.


3. Click on UGA Login


4. Enter your UGA MyID and Passord and click Log in




5. Once you are signed in, click Memberships and Fitness Passes

 


6. Select $25.00 at the bottom right                                                              



7. Click "1 Semester $25.00"
                                                                                                                                                                                                      















8. Click Add to Cart





9. Read the Competitive Sports Waiver and select "Accept Now"
                                                                                                                                                                                          





















10. Once it is in your cart, you will be required to fill in your papyment information


11. Once it is in your cart, you will be required to fill in your papyment information

 

CLICK HERE TO CREATE A TEAM

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant 
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports

The Competitive Sports program wants to welcome you back for the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate all of your support and we hope that the Competitive Sports program will have a positive impact on your experience here at UGA. 

The goal of the Department of Recreational Sports is to make participation in the intramural sports program safe, attractive, and desirable to a large number of students, faculty, staff, and spouses/domestic partners. Through our various programs, our goal is to create an inclusive environment for all participants to feel welcome participating in the Competitive Sports program.  

Due to COVID-19 concerns our traditional program schedule will be modified. We will offer individual sports and ESports such as: badminton, tennis, and cornhole to name a few along with Madden, FIFA and Super Smash Bros for ESports during the Fall 2020 semester. With this change in programmtic offerings, our play pass price will be adjusted as well. If you have any questions, call our office at 706-542-5060 or you can email us at compsports@uga.edu.  


To purchase your Unlimited Play Pass click here and select "Memberships and Passes"
To create your team visit imleagues.com

 

Sport Offerings       
Registration
Deadline (5pm) 
 Tournament or
  League Format  
 Event Date(s) 
Do I need the
   Unlimited Play Pass?
 
September Offerings
Updating Events Shortly        
October Offerings
Updating Events Shortly        
November Offerings
Updating Events Shortly        


        

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant 
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Swim Lessons.

Swim Lessons

 

Due to current health concerns and social distancing guidelines, we will be offering limited instructional swim opportunities. Unfortunately we will not be offering group swim lessons for the Fall 2020 term. If you are interested in enrolling in Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons, please reach out to our Aquatics Coordinator at spmcdaniel@uga.edu.

 



 

Register for Lessons

Aquatics Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

For additional information about upcoming schedules contact Paige McDaniel at spmcdaniel@uga.edu

 

Fall 2020 American Red Cross Safety Classes

COMING SOON

 

CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer (CPRO Full)

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers course is designed to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Course Date Options

Course Price

TBA

 $65 rec sport student staff  

$75 student *

$85 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni* 

$95 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 
  • This class will meet in room 203-204

*Must be a Ramsey Member to recieve the discounted prices

 

Click here to register for classes

 

Review: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers (CPRO Review)

The review course provides instruction for those who have a current or recently expired certification. Instruction is provided as a review before participants are tested. To be eligible to participate in a review course, a participant must possess a certificate in the same course that is current or expired for no more than 30 days. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course.

Course Date Options

Course Price

TBA

$50 rec sport student staff

$60 student/faculty/staff/dependent*

$70 alumni*

$80 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 

  • This class will meet in classroom 203-204

*Must be a Ramsey Member to recieve the discounted prices

 

 

 

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid (Lay Responder)

This course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid, valid for two years.

Course Date Options: ​

Course Date Options

Course Price

TBA

 $65 student/faculty/staff/dependent*

$75 alumni*

$85 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 
  • This class will meet in classroom 203-204

 

*Must be a Ramsey Member to recieve the discounted prices

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

This course is designed to teach skilsl and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must successfully pass a pre-course swim exam, skills check, and wrtitten exams to obtain certification. This certification is good for two years from the date of the class. Participants must attend ALL class dates in order to be eligible for certification.

Prerequisites

300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.

For the class you will need: Swim Suit, Towel, Goggles (if preferred), and  Notepad. Class will always meet in classroom 119, right off the pool deck.

Session Course Date(s) Pricing
1

TBA

$185 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$195 Alumni*

$225 Community

2 TBA

$185 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$195 Alumni*

$225 Community

3

TBA

$185 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$195 Alumni*

$225 Community

*Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. The Red Cross also offers review courses, for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring) while allowing you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.

Prerequisites

300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
For the class you will need: A Swim Suit, Towel, Googles (if desired), and Notepad. Class will meet in classroom 119, right off the pool deck.

Session Course Dates Pricing
1 TBA

$55 Rec Sports Student Staff Member

$65 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$65 Alumni*

$85 Community

2 TBA

$55 Rec Sports Student Staff Member

$65 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$65 Alumni*

$85 Community

3 TBA

$55 Rec Sports Student Staff Member

$65 Student/Faculty/Staff/Dependent*

$65 Alumni*

$85 Community

*Must be a Ramsey Member to receive the discounted prices

Click here to register for classes

Sign Up Today!

Pre-registration is required for all classes and closes 3 business days before the class is scheduled to begin.   

To receive the lower prices offered for Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni – the participant must hold a current Ramsey membership at time of registration and through the duration of the program being offered. If a participant does not have a current membership, s/he may still register at the community/non-member price

For questions about the Safety Training Courses, contact Paige McDaniel at spmcdaniel@uga.edu  

 

 

Click here to register for classes

Youth Camp and Adventure Camp

Due to COVID-19 and our desire to ensure everyone's safety the Rec Sports Youth Camp and Adventure Summer Camp have been cancelled.

We hope you will consider us when planning for next summer.

 

Welcome to the Recerational Sports Summer Camp Webpage

We are excited to announce that the department of recreational sports has two summer camp opportunities for UGA affiliated kids. We will continue to provide our Rec Sports Youth Camp for 7-12 year old kids, and we will offer a new Adventure Summer Camp serving kids ages 10-14! Although these two camps will run simultaneously, they will offer distinct opportunities for kids. Please see the information below for more specifics, and let us know if you have any questions.

The Recreational Sports Youth Camp is a full-day summer program with an emphasis on a variety of sports and recreational activities. Children are divided into three age groups: 7 & 8-year-olds, 9 & 10-year-olds, and 11 & 12-year-olds. We offer three one-week sessions each summer. Registration will open on Monday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited and the camp fills up quickly - don't miss out on the fun!

The Adventure Summer Camp is a full-day summer program with an emphasis on outdoor activities including hiking, paddling and many more exciting options. Each week will have a different emphasis and activities will center around the theme for the week.  We are offering two one-week sessions this summer. Registration will open on Monday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited and the camp fills up quickly - don't miss out on the fun!

If you have not received an email and would like the registration forms sent to you, please email us at recsports@uga.edu. All of our forms have been updated and are located in the section below listed as "Activity Questionnaire". Whether you register online or at our membership services desk, the Activity Questionnaire and Health History forms must be filled out and submitted to us in order to finalize the registration. 

 

 

Youth Camp Adventure Camp
Age: 7-12 Age: 10-14
Register Here (Programs, Summer 2020)
Opens March 9th
Register Here
Opens March 9th
Additional Forms:
Registered Online
Registered In Person
Please email forms to recsports@uga.edu or mail to 201 Ramsey Student Center, Athens GA 30602
Additional Forms:
Registered Online
Registered In Person
Please email forms to recsports@uga.edu or mail to 201 Ramsey Student Center, Athens GA 30602

Session Dates:

Week 1: May 26 - May 29
Week 2: June 1 - June 5
Week 3: June 8 - June 12 

Session Dates:

Week 1: May 26 - May 29
Week 2: June 1 - June 5
 

Cost:
- $130 per week (8:30a - 4:50p)
Additional Cost:
- Early Drop Off $20 per week (7:45a - 8:15a)
- Late Pick Up $20 per week (4:50p - 5:15p)
Cost:
- $130 per week
Additional Cost: 
- Early Drop Off $20 per week
​- Late Pick Up $20 per week
Activities Schedule (In Process) Activities Schedule (In Process)

 

*Please use the following link to show you a step by step guide for How to Register Online

Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

  • If the camper provides more than 30 days notice prior to the start of the applicable session of camp, a full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be granted. 
  • If the camper provides less than 30 days notice prior to the start of the applicable session of camp, a 50% refund will be granted.  

Ramsey Student Center Memberships

Memberships are available to the following types of individuals:

  • UGA Students
  • UGA Student Spouses & Dependents
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty and Staff Spouses & Dependents
  • Retired Faculty and Staff & their Dependents
  • UGA Alumni
  • UGA Affiliate (campus ministers, campus visitors, consultants/contractors, OLLI, UGA program participants, and sorority mothers.) 

All members must have an active, paid membership in order to access the Ramsey Student Center, Health Sciences Campus Pound Hall & Wheeler Gym, and outdoor intramural fields and courts.

A valid UGA-issued ID number is required for all members.

To start the member sign-up process, please complete this member information form. Alternatively, you may also visit the Recreational Sports main office, located in the Ramsey Student Center, during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Ramsey Student Center Memberships

New Member Information Form

Sign up to become a member of the Ramsey Student Center.

Parking Information

Payroll Deduction Cancellation Form

General Policies & Assumption of Risk

Recreational Sports Facilities

The Ramsey Student Center is the 440,000 square foot student recreational and athletic facility located on the University of Georgia's East Campus. Known by students as "Ramsey," the facility is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the United States. It was built and named in honor of Bernard and Eugenia Ramsey. The Department of Recreational Sports offers drop-in use of the following recreational activities at the Ramsey Student Center:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cardio/Weight Training
  • Climbing
  • Handball
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Martial Arts
  • Racquetball/Squash/Table Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Ramsey Student Center

  • Natatorium (50-meter competition pool, diving pool and 8 lane recreational pool)
  • 4 Gymnasia (8 basketball courts, 9 volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts) 
  • Indoor Track (1/8 mile)
  • 44 ft. Climbing Wall
  • 14 ft. Outdoor Bouldering Wall
  • 10 Racquetball Courts
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Over 25,000 square feet of weight-training space

 

Club Sports Complex

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex houses practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.

 

Recreational Sports Complex

The Recreational Sports Complex is an outdoor facility that hosts several programs, including intramural sports, club sports, outdoor recreation, and academic classes.  

  • 9 Grass Fields
  • 15 tennis courts
  • Lake Herrick Pavilion
  • Oconee Forest Park 
  • Outdoor Challenge Course

*Note: The batting cages will be closed indefinitely.

 

Lake Herrick Pavilion

The Lake Herrick Pavilion is a an ideal location for retreats or escaping the noise of the campus community. Situated next to Lake Herrick, the pavilion offers an indoor conference room with audio/video capaibilties. The covered outdoor pavilion is a great spot for taking in views of the lake and the Oconee Forest Park. If you are interested in reserving this space for events or classes, please see our Facility Reservations page

 

Pound Hall

UGA Rec Sports also manages Pound Hall, a strength & conditioning satellite facility on the UGA Health Sciences campus off of Prince Avenue. Pound Hall includes approximately 10,000 square feet of strength & conditioning space, as well as Wheeler Gym (used primarily for informal recreation and club sport practices). Recreational Sports also manages the softball field, baseball field, horseshoe pit, and outdoor basketball courts surrounding Pound Hall, which are open by reservation only. Ramsey members can purchase one-day passes to Pound Hall online or on-site with Bulldog Bucks (credit/debit cards, cash, and other forms of payment are not accepted). A Health Sciences Campus parking pass is required in order to park at the Pound Hall facility. Non-Health Sciences personnel can contact Parking Services to purchase a Health Sciences parking pass.

This facility is located at 105 Foster Rd.

Useful Information

Joshua Stewart
Assistant Director for Facility Operations
stewartj@uga.edu

Libby James
Reservationist
rsreserv@uga.edu


Daily Facilities Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Recreational Sports Facilities (Ramsey Student Center, Rec Sports Complex Fields & Tennis Courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion, Pound Hall, Wheeler Gym and the Club Sports Complex) are currently closed until further notice.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Facility Maps 

Facility Locations and Room Numbers

Oconee Forest Trails Map

Club Sports

 

The Club Sports Program at the University of Georgia, administered by Recreational Sports, is comprised of 40+ unique clubs. Each Club Sport team is designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. Our clubs are instructional, recreational and/or competitive in nature and are strictly voluntary. Club sports are student-initiated, student-led organizations officially registered with the University. Several clubs are competitive and compete against other schools and universities, and in some cases against varsity teams, at the state, regional and national level.

Each club is formed, developed, governed and administered by the student membership of that particular club, working in conjunction with the Competitive Sports program. The key to the success of this program is student leadership, interest, involvement and participation.

Involvement in a Club Sport enhances the student's overall educational experience while also providing them with diverse athletic opportunities.

Club Sports Complex 

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex includes natural and synthetic turf surfaces which house the practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.



Club Sport Information and Team Listing

Are you interested in finding out more information on any of our clubs? Click on the club name below to find more information on each clubs involvement network webpage. You can also find each clubs email address below to contact them directly about how to join their club, tryout dates and much more! 

Archery

Badminton

Email: ugabulldawgbc@gmail.com

Baseball

Bass Anglers

Budokai

Cheerleading

Classic City Bhangra

Climbing Club

Cross Country

Cycling

Equestrian

Eventing

Fencing

Field Hockey

Georgia Dance Team

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Karate

Lacrosse, Men's

Lacrosse, Women's

Powerlifting

Red Hotz, Competitive Dance Team

Rowing

Rugby, Men's

Rugby, Women's

Sailing

Shikaari

Soccer, Men's

Soccer, Women's

Softball

Spikeball

Swim Club

Tennis

Triathlon

Ultimate Frisbee, Men's

Ultimate Frisbee, Women's

Volleyball, Men's

Volleyball, Women's

Water Polo, Men's

Water Ski

Whitewater

Wrestling

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Nuri Troy, Graduate Assistant
nuri.troy@uga.edu

Emilee Howard, Graduate Assistant
emilee.howard@uga.edu

Justina Young, Graduate Assistant
justina.young@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver
Involvement Network Tutorial Video
Coaches Waiver

Handbook 
Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Non Travel Spending Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request and Spending Form
Travel Spending Reimbursement Steps
 

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Climbing Wall

The 43 ft. indoor UGA Climbing Wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members who have successfully completed a belay clinic. The outdoor bouldering wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members (no belay clinic required).

 

Fall 2020 Hours (August 20 - November 20)

Monday 12-2PM, 5-8PM
Tuesday 12-2PM, 5-8PM
Wednesday 12-2PM, 5-8PM
Thursday 12-2PM, 5-8PM
Friday 12-2PM, 5-8PM
 


*The indoor and outdoor climbing walls are closed for maintenance periods, university holidays and special events. Hours subject to change.

Belay Clinics

During the 2-hour clinic, instructors teach belay skills, go over climbing wall policies and procedures, and introduce some climbing skill information. Participants are approved for future UGA wall use based on successful completion of the clinic.

*Belay clinics will not be held on university home game weekends, special events, and/or holidays.

$10 UGA students
$15 faculty/staff/alumni (must be Ramsey members)

Belay Clinic Policies

  1. Limit 10 participants per clinic
  2. Minimum 3 participants for a clinic to be offered
  3. Registration for a belay clinic must occur at least 24 hours in advance
  4. Participants must show up on time for a clinic; failure to do so may result in the cancellation of their registration without refund

To Register
Belay clinics are held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the fall semester.  Register here.  Registration for the clinic can be made online or register in person at the Rec Sports Business Office Mondays-Fridays from 8:00AM - 4:45PM. Pay cash, check, or credit card. No refunds are given for participant cancellation. Participants may switch to another clinic during the same semester by notifying the Business Office at least 3 days before the clinic. Refunds are only allowed if the program cancels a clinic. Any refunds due for program cancellations must be requested by the last day of exams that semester.

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Belay Clinic Registration

Click Register, then Programs, then Outdoor Recreation

Climbing Wall Special Events

Overview of special events at the Wall, including Boulder Bash, Ladies' Night, Try Climb, and Movie Night

Boulder Bash

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Dave Rector, Coordinator
dave.rector@uga.edu

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant
ryan.edwards@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Group Fitness

Group Fitness Classes

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for updates and follow us on Instagram @ugarecsports for fitness tips, workout suggestions, and more! 

Fitness & Wellness offers drop in and on-demand Group Fitness classes during fall and spring semesters and a reduced summer schedule. Ramsey Center members age 18+ may purchase a class pass to participate. Group Fitness classes are located in our seven fitness studios (MB, BOX, A, B, FTR, D, E), in the natatorium diving well (DW) and (REC POOL), and outside on the Ramsey front lawn (FL). Fitness passes are not elligible for refund.


Schedule

Fall Group Fitness Schedule & Class Descriptions PDF

Class Attendance Capacities
Class schedule subject to change. Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for updates.

Fitness Free Week August 24-30
Attend fitness classes free (includes Small Group Training). Limited spots available, please be sure to arrive early to secure your spot in class.

Fall Session August 24-November 20
Group fitness passes go on sale 8/17


Fitness Passes

Unlimited Fitness Pass

Pass Type

 Student 

 Faculty/Staff/ 
Dependent

Alumni/
UGA Affiliate

25% off Unlimited
(8/17-9/7)
$56.25 $69 $99

Unlimited
(9/7-11/20)

$75 $92 $132
Fitness
On-Demand
$25 $30 $35
Multi-Visit Class Passes
1 Class $6 $6 $7
10 Classes $50 $60 $70

Cash payment for no longer available at the Ramsey Admissions Desk. Locker rooms and showers are currently unavailable. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Georgia faculty/staff/retirees may attend Group Fitness classes designated with an asterisk (*) on the group fitness scheduled free of charge through participation in the USG Well-being program. Ramsey Center membership is required to participate. Participants must register for a FREE USG Well-being Group Fitness pass at: https://shop.recsports.uga.edu/ to be eligible to participate. USG Well-being group fitness classes are also open to all fitness pass holders.

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Purchase Group Fitness Passes

Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Tevin Duncan
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
tevin.duncan@uga.edu

Montse Molas
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
montse.molas@uga.edu

Subscribe to the FitWell Listserv for class cancellations, certification opportunities, and special events.

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Take the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course!

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Swim Schedule & Policies

Update: Ramsey Student Center will be re-opening on August 13th. We will have a limited Rec Swim Schedule available starting on this date.

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Welcome to Recreational Sports Aquatics! With world-class facilities and an expert staff, we look forward to providing you with the best swimming experience possible. In addition to open recreational swimming, we offer American Red Cross Safety Training Courses, Youth Learn to Swim, and Adult Group Swim Lessons

 

 

Rec Swim Schedule

Schedule is subject to last minute changes.
Please call the Lifeguard Office at 706-542-8462 if you have any questions about the set-up for a specific time.

Please email Paige McDaniel spmcdaniel@uga.edu about issues regarding rec swim schedule.

Natatorium Policies

UPDATED POLICIES

In addition to all standing Rec Sports Policies and Natatorium Policies, patrons must also abide by the following rules within the Natatorium Area:

• All Rec Swim lanes will be limited to 1 swimmer per lane. If swimmers are from the same household, they may share a lane.

• Please limit time spent in swimming lane to 1 hour.

• While waiting for a lane to open up, there will be designated waiting areas on the pool deck. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask while waiting in these areas.

• Please refrain from spitting in the pool gutters/on the pool deck.

• We will no longer be checking out equipment for day use, so please bring your own kickboards, pull buoys, goggles, life jackets, and towels.

• Do not enter Aquatic Staff offices.

• When speaking to a Lifeguard on surveillance duty, please maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between yourself and the Lifeguard stand and keep conversations brief. An Aquatics Manager is available to assist you. If needed, stop outside the Lifeguard Office and ask for assistance. 

• Respect our updated Rec Swim schedules.