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FALL 2013










RAP-UP Georgia State University

40 FREE fitness classes a week! page 13 Check out our Natural Leader Series page 23

Day in the Rec: 100 Years, Looking back and moving forward page 3 Supported by Student Activity Fees

Student Recreation Center STARTING FRESH FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS…!

The new lodge at Indian Creek

As Georgia State University celebrates its

centennial year, Recreational Services will open its new Lodge at the Indian Creek Recreation Area during the fall semester. The first LEED-certified building at GSU, the 4,700 sq. ft. lodge will house a large meeting room, two breakout rooms, an open pre-function reception area with fireplace, a catering kitchen, and front and rear outside decks with seating. The new lodge will be the place to schedule your next meeting or event. The facility will be wireless and have full audio-visual presentation capabilities.

In addition, check out the new Ropes Course for student, faculty, staff and outside groups for challenging, fun-filled teambuilding activities. Check the department website – – for details regarding scheduling, fees, and assistance with planning your events and functions.


Fall lockers go on sale August 26 at 6 a.m. Renew your locker for Spring 2014 Mon., Nov. 18-Tues., Dec. 17!


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Quick Reference

DAY IN THE REC: 100 years

Looking back and forward Thursday, October 3 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 Challenge yourself to popular games from the last 100 years!

first 500 participants


Important Numbers Administrative Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipment Issue Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Game Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Creek Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Creek Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 Free food and t-shirts for the

404-413-1750 404-413-1770 404-413-1779 404-413-1777 404-413-4272 404-413-8668 404-413-1753 404-413-1772 404-413-1780

Student Recreation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sport Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SCUBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Fitness Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Instructional Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-20 Touch the Earth Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Challenge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-34 Fall 2013 Recreation Rap•Up


Student Recreation Center STUDENT RECREATION CENTER FALL SEMESTER 2013 Regular Hours Monday, Aug. 26-Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-7 p.m. Abbreviated Hours Fall Break—Sunday, Nov. 24-Wednesday, Nov. 27 Finals Week— Tuesday, Dec. 10-Tuesday, Dec. 17 Semester Break—Wednesday, Dec. 18- Friday, Dec. 20 & Monday, Jan. 6-Saturday, Jan. 11 Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Closures during Fall Semester Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 2 Thanksgiving Holiday— Thursday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Dec. 1 Holiday Break— Saturday, Dec. 21-Sunday, Jan. 5

How do I get into the SRC? Students, bring your Panther card to the Service Counter and sign an online waiver. It’s that easy. Faculty and Staff, bring your Panther card to the Service Counter. Choose a form of membership payment (cash, Panther cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction) and sign a waiver.

Q & A

How do I find out about policies and procedures? All members should go to view policies and procedures.

How do I get a locker?

A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013. Go to the Equipment Issue Desk on the lower level. Full locker: . . . . . . . . $25/semester or $75/annual Half locker: . . . . . . . . $12/semester or $36/annual Third locker: . . . . . . . $8/semester or $24/annual Daily locker: . . . . . . . no charge; bring a combination lock

*Benefit for faculty and staff—pay for your full or half size locker via payroll deduction.

When can I renew my locker for Spring semester? GAME ROOM HOURS Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 p.m. Game Room closures Monday, Nov. 25-Wednesday, Nov. 27 Wednesday, Dec. 11-Saturday, January 11

Renew locker rentals November 18-December 17. If you do not renew your locker, you must clean it out by December 17! All items not retrieved 14 days after December 17 will be donated to charity.

What are the age requirements for use of the SRC?

Inclement Weather Tune to any major Atlanta AM radio station for updates on weather-related university closings or call 404/413-2100.

All children must be under the direct supervision of their parent. • Children ages 7 years and younger are only allowed access to the leisure pool. • Children ages 8-15 are allowed access to all areas except the Exercise Room and Free Weight area. • Children ages 16-18 are allowed access to all areas. • Children may only register for programs that are specifically noted as being for children.

How much does it cost to be a member of the SRC?

Are there clothing restrictions in the SRC?

Membership is limited to faculty, staff, students and graduates* of Georgia State University. Students have automatic membership through their student activity fee.

For the court areas and studios, shoes must be an athletic shoe that does not mark the floors. Shirts are required in the court areas. For the exercise room and free weight area, shoes must be an athletic enclosed shoe that does not slide on the floor and the foot is secure inside the shoe. Shirts must have a sleeve and pants/shorts may not have a zipper. In the pool, spa and sauna only swim attire. Street clothes are not allowed.


Faculty/Staff (payroll deduction is available) ..........................$252/year or $84/semester Retirees ........................................................................................$252/year or $84/semester Graduates of Georgia State University................$306/year or $102/semester Spouse/Domestic Partner...............................................$306/year or $102/semester Children of Members 8-18 years of age..................................................................................................$25.50/semester 7 years of age and younger ....................................................................................................Free For detailed information call Brenda Webb at 404/413-1753 or visit our web site at *Graduation will be verified.


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Can I bring a guest to the Student Recreation Center? Yes! You may bring up to three guests per visit. Each guest will be charged $5, required to sign a waiver and must present photo identification. All guests must be accompanied by the member throughout the visit.

Fitness Center Assistant Director: Caroline Dotts Telephone: 404-413-1779


Location: Room 150, first floor Student Recreation Center (inside the Exercise Room)

About the Program The Fitness Center has served the GSU community for over 30 years. The staff members are graduate students in the Exercise Science program. These professionals-in-training provide quality services at affordable prices while helping their clients achieve a healthier lifestyle.

How to Register Visit us in Room 150, inside the Exercise Room. To speed registration, have paperwork completed before you come by. Download the forms from; click on fitness. Bring your PantherCard along with check, cash, credit card or PantherCash.

Refund Policy for Personal Training and Nutrition Sessions Once scheduled, there are no refunds for personal training or nutrition sessions unless there is a documented medical issue that precludes the completion of a session. A maximum of three training sessions or two follow up nutrition sessions may be carried forward for one semester. Any sessions not used by the end of the second semester will be forfeited.

FITNESS CENTER SERVICES PACKAGES Starter Package Fitness assessment and two personal training sessions Starter Package Plus Fitness assessment and six personal training sessions

$45/$50 $75/$105

Total Package Starter Package and Starter Paws and REEVUE® metabolic testing


Total Package Plus Starter Package Plus and Starter Paws and REEVUE® metabolic testing Starter Paws Assessment of two day food diary, total cholesterol screening, one hour nutrition consultation, plus two half hour follow-up sessions


Total Paws Starter Paws and REEVUE® metabolic testing



ADDITIONAL SERVICES Follow Up Assesment Must occur at least three months after initial assessment. Additional Personal Training Sessions Can be added to any training package purchase. Priced per session.


Just Paws 30 Minute nutrition session tailored to fit your needs; no assessment.


Lipid Screening* — Total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL values Comprehensive finger stick. Must fast 8-10 hours prior to test. *Most appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.



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Intramurals Assistant Director: Andy Hudgins

Leagues/ Registration Period

Event Date

Divisions Offered


Indoor Soccer* Aug. 26-Sept. 9

September 16

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

Flag Football* Aug. 26-Sept. 16

September 22

M, W, CoRec


Racquetball Sept. 3-18

September 24

M, W

SRC-Racquetball Courts

3v3 Basketball Sept. 11-Oct. 2

October 7

M, W

SRC-Main Gym

Intramural teams are formed through common bonds or associations within the community of Georgia State University, such as: • Fellow friends and classmates at Georgia State • Residence Halls (contact your CA) • Fraternity/Sorority Associations • Campus Organizations (social and educational) • Free Agents (see Free Agent for more info)

Volleyball* Oct. 7-28

November 4

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

Dodgeball Oct. 9-30

November 5

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

About the Program

Telephone: 404-413-1765


Location: Suite 200, second floor Student Recreation Center

See our web page at

How to Get Involved

Any current Georgia State University student, faculty/staff, or member of Recreational Services is eligible to participate. Recreational Services initiates the sports programs, provides leadership and schedules, posts scores, establishes rules and regulations and awards prizes.


Free to currently enrolled students and Rec Services members. (Exception: Non-students who are members are required to pay a fee for any sport where there is a cost per person, e.g. golf, bowling, etc.)

Forfeit Fee Policy For league sports, teams will be required to pay a forfeit check of $50. If the team forfeits a game, the check will be cashed. If no forfeits, the check will be returned.


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*denotes captain must complete course on Desire2LearnEmployment


Tournaments/ Registration Period

Event Date

Divisions Offered


Casino Night None required

September 3



Golf Aug. 26-Sept. 16

September 20


Browns Mill

Sand Volleyball Aug. 28-Sept. 18

September 25

M, W, CoRec

Sports Arena

Billiards Sept. 16-Oct. 7

October 9

M, W

SRC-Game Room

Table Tennis Sept. 30-Oct. 21

October 23

M, W

SRC-Game Room

loyment Opportunitie Employment Opportunities

Need a job? Enjoy sports? Get a job being an Intramural referee! You can make some extra money while having fun. No experience necessary.We provide all the training and equipment.

Intramural Official: Information Session for Flag Football Referees Thursday, August 29 6 p.m., Room 215, Student Recreation Center Free Agents

How to Register

Don’t have enough to form your own team? Sign up as a free agent and teams will ask you to join their team!

1. Go to 2. Follow links and instructions to register for sports/events.

Sport Clubs Coordinator: Ty Verdin

Telephone: 404-413-1764


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

See our web page at

About the Program Sport club student organizations are made up of individuals that have a desire to compete or participate in a sport outside of varsity athletics or intramurals. Sport club teams function under student leadership and the monies needed to support them are generated through membership dues, fundraisers, donations and/or university support. Teams or groups hold regular practices and often compete in an organized league with other collegiate sport club teams.

Current Georgia State University Sport Clubs Angler Fishing

Indoor Soccer






Lacrosse (men’s)



Lacrosse (women’s)

Ultimate Frisbee (men’s)



Ultimate Frisbee (women’s)


Rock Climbing





Grappling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rugby (men’s)


Soccer (men’s)



How to Join a Sport Club Currently enrolled GSU students interested in joining a sport club should visit our web page to locate the contact information for the club you are interested in joining. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the sport club coordinator at 404-413-1764 or

How to start your own Sport Club: If you are interested in starting your own sport club, contact the Sport Club Coordinator at

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SCUBA Coordinator: Melissa Buchheit

SCUBA Assisting This opportunity is for those people who are certified in SCUBA and would like to assist with current SCUBA classes. If you have not been diving within the year, you must participate in a refresher class, at your own cost, prior to assisting. There is no charge for assisting.

Telephone: 404-413-1778


Register—SCUBA Classes Register at the Service Counter located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center.

Register—SCUBA Trips Register at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Rental Center located on the lower level of the Student Recreation Center—the entrance is outside at the back of the building.

Cost Cost categories are divided as follows: GSU Student fee/Recreation members/ non-member fee.

Refunds—SCUBA Classes A full refund is given if you cancel by Friday, October 4.

Refunds—Trips Deposits and any money paid toward the trip balance are not refundable after the deposit deadline. All payment deadlines must be met or your trip spot will be canceled and your payments forfeited.

SCUBA Info Sessions Not sure what SCUBA is all about? Get your questions answered in this info session and find out how easy it will be to shake off the stress of finals and spend a week in paradise! dates: time: place:

Wednesday, September 18 5-5:30 p.m. SRC lobby

NAUI SCUBA Diver This class prepares you for your certification dives as a SCUBA diver. Prerequisites include a 50 foot underwater swim, a 9 minute nonstop swim of 300 yards, a survival float for 10 minutes and a snorkel 440 yards without stopping (conducted the first night of class). Current GSU students may use GSU snorkeling equipment for this class only. Non GSU students should purchase snorkel equipment after the first class. A minimum of 7 of the 8 classes must be attended and the first and last classes are mandatory. Open water training dives on the Marathon Florida Keys trip are required for certification. NO REFERRALS WILL BE ISSUED TO NON MEMBERS The cost for the Marathon, Florida Keys open water training dives is additional. date: time: cost:


If it has been a year since your last dive you are required to participate in a refresher class through a local shop. All participants are required to show proof of dive experience along with your certification card at the time of the departure.

Marathon, Florida This certification/pleasure trip consists of six days and five nights. Transportation, lodging and two boat trips are included. The Key Colony Beach Motel is located on the beach. Trip price is based on three people per room. dates: departs: returns: cost:

Dec. 17-22 Tues., Dec. 17, 6:30 a.m. Sun., Dec. 22, 11p.m. member non-diver–$340 member pleasure diver–$450 member certifying diver–$510 others–add $50 to listed cost

SCUBA gear rental: GSU students–free others–$25 IMPORTANT DEADLINES: deposit—$100, due Wed., Oct. 30 final payment due Wed., Nov. 13

payable at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center leader: Melissa Buchheit

Wednesdays October 9-December 4 5-9:30 p.m. $50/$95/$150

No class November 27. instructor: Melissa Buchheit limit: 10


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Safety Coordinator: Adam Penn

Lifeguard Training (Blended Learning)

Telephone: 404-413-1775

Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and lifeguard training techniques. This is a blended learning course, which combines online and classroom work. No absences allowed. Bring swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/lunch, pencil and notebook.

Email: Location: Room 90, lower level Student Recreation Center

About the Program Opportunities are available to acquire new skills for personal or professional development.

How to Register Sign up for these classes at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Registration begins August 19.

Cost Cost categories are divided as follows: GSU student fee/member fee/ non-member fee.

*Class Cancellation Health and Safety classes with fewer than six participants will be canceled on the date noted by the asterisk (*). Participants can still register after the cancellation date has passed if the class has not been canceled.

Refunds A full refund will be given if the class is canceled or if the participant cancels prior to seven days before the scheduled class. No refunds without receipt.

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor Certification Class Already CPR/AED & First Aid Certified? Want to help others and make some extra cash? Then this is the class for you. The First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course is a blended learning course, the first part of the class is an online component and the second part is a classroom component. dates: Wed./Thurs./Sat. November 11, 12, 14 register by 11/5* time: 5-9:30 p.m. cost: $150/$175/$200 instructor: Adam

Lifeguard Instructor Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instruction. You will become certified to teach Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Shallow Water Attendant, Basic Water Rescue, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission and more. No absences allowed. You must be able to demonstrate all skills required for lifeguarding on the first night of class. dates: Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays October 21-November 1 register by 10/11* time: Mon./Tues., 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-9 p.m. place: Aquatics Training Room cost: $150/$190/$250

dates: Saturday-Sunday October 19-20 register by 10/11* time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 12:30-6:30 p.m. cost: $125/$185/$200

Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training/ First Aid Want to learn how to help others in need? Need certification for work? Empower yourself and get more bang for your buck with this American Red Cross combo class. Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR, AED and First Aid. dates: Saturday, September 28 register by 9/21* time: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. place: Aquatics Training Room cost: $55/$60

First Aid Only need First Aid? No problem! Students will receive a certification in American Red Cross First Aid. dates: Friday, October 18 register by 10/1* time: 5-8 p.m. cost: $45/$50 Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor will be offered in the Spring semester.

instructor: Adam

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Aquatics Coordinator: Adam Penn


Telephone: 404-413-1775

Session I September 3-October 14

Session II October 21-December 7


Registration begins August 26.

Registration begins October 14. There will be no classes November 25-30.

Beginning Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Tu/Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. 10-10:55 a.m.

Beginning Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Sat. 10-10:55 a.m.

Location: Room 90, lower level Student Recreation Center

About the Program Whether you want to learn how to swim, get some exercise or just have fun, you will find something that meets your needs. All of the swim instructors and lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross. On the first day of swimming lessons the swim instructor will assess each student to make sure they are in the appropriate class.

How to Register Register at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of them Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. You must have your PantherCard to register. Cash, PantherCash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Registration for session II does not require session I registration.

Intermediate Swimming M/W 10-10:55 a.m. M/W 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. 11-11:55 a.m. Tu/Th 5:30-6:25 p.m.

Cost for Adult weekend classes GSU students—$10 Other members—$20


When to Register Session I: Aug. 26-Sept. 7 Session II: Oct. 14-26

Class Cancellation

Session I classes: Sept. 3-Oct. 14 Session II classes: Oct.21-Dec. 7

Cost for each 7 week session GSU students—$20 Children of GSU students—$20 Other members—$40 Children of other members—$40


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Advanced Swimming Sat. noon-12:55 p.m.

Advanced Swimming Sat. noon-12:55 p.m.

Must provide receipt for refund. Session I: must cancel by September 7. No refunds on or after September 8. Session II: must cancel by Oct 26. No refunds on or after Oct 27.

Beginning/End Dates

Intermediate Swimming M/W 10-10:55 a.m. Tu/Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. 11-11:55 a.m.

Swimming classes with fewer than the minimum participants will be canceled. This will be determined for Session I on September 9 and Session II on October 28. Participants will be allowed to move to another class or receive a full refund.


CHILDREN’S CLASSES CHILDREN’S LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. Direct adult supervision is required in the Aquatic Center while children are in the pool or in swimming lessons. Parents or adult supervisor may not leave pool area.You must adhere to pool policies in the Policy and Procedure Guidelines ( Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

ADULT CLASSES Beginning Swimming Overcome fear of the water and learn basic skills such as floating, gliding, kicking, rhythmic breathing and treading water.

Intermediate Swimming Adults with no fear of water who possess beginner swimming skills must be able kick and breathe using a kickboard for 25 yards without stopping. Students will learn front crawl, back crawl and develop comfort in deep water.

Session I: September 7-October 12

Session II: October 26-December 7

Registration begins August 26.

Registration begins October 14 There will be no class November 30.

Saturdays Parent & Infant Parent & Toddler Preschool I Preschool II Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

10-10:25 a.m. 10:35-11 a.m. 11:15-11:50 a.m. 1-1:35 p.m. 1-1:45 p.m. noon-12:45 p.m. 2-2:45 p.m. 3-3:45 p.m.

WANTED: Certified Swimming Instructors Contact: 404-413-1775

Saturdays Preschool I Preschool II Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

10-10:35 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11:45-12:30 p.m. noon-12:45 p.m. 1-1:45 p.m.

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

Advanced Swimming Participants must be able to swim front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke for 50 yards without stopping. Adults will learn breaststroke, flip turns, diving and butterfly, and develop endurance and proficiency.

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Aquatics CLASS DESCRIPTIONS CHILDREN’S CLASSES Parent & Infant For ages 6-18 months; parent must participate in the water with the infant. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

Parent & Toddler For ages 18-36 months; parent must participate in the water with the toddler. Students continue developing water acclimation and safety skills. Children will have fun in the water while developing swimming readiness.

Preschool I 3 to 5 year olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills.

Preschool II Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool 1. 3 to 5 year olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front, treading with support and general water safety skills.

WANTED: Certified Swimming Instructors Contact 404-413-1775 for more information.


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Learn to Swim Levels 1-3

Level 3 – Stroke Development

These classes are for children 5-15 years old and taught in the leisure pool. Children are taught to swim and improve their level of skill.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills Must be age 5 the first day of the program in order to participate and be comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement Objectives: Improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, and personal safety and rescue skills.

Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety and rescue skills.

FREE! Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher Telephone: 404-413-1793


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

About the Program Round out your exercise program with these FREE, drop-in classes. Members and fee paying guests of members may attend any of these classes as long as space permits! A minimum of 10 participants is necessary to keep a class active. Those entering late are responsible for warming up and being prepared for class.

No Registration Required! All fitness classes are FREE of charge. Class size is limited by space. Participation will be on a first-come/ first-served basis for each class.

Class Cancellation After the first two weeks of the semester, classes with fewer than an average of 10 participants will be canceled. Class status will then be reviewed on the last Friday of each month. Classes will be canceled or adjusted as necessary. Current schedules are posted outside each activity space and can be found on our website.

Beginning/End Dates Classes start: Tuesday, September 3 Last day of classes: Monday, December 9 No classes: November 25-30.

Fitness Classes

MONDAY Cardio Sculpt Aqua Boot Camp Cycle Deep Water Fitness Boot Camp H.I.I.T. Ab Blast Step Cycle

7:15-8:05 a.m. Aerobic/Dance 11-11:50 a.m. Pool 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Studio B noon-12:50 p.m. Pool noon-12:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance 3-3:25 p.m. Aerobic/Dance 3:30-3:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance 5-5:20 p.m. Aerobic/Dance 4-4:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B


Studio Studio Studio Studio Studio

Kimberly Dorthy Alana Dorthy Patrick Monica Monica Mike Mike MacKenzie

TUESDAY ZumbaÂŽ Cycle Boot Camp Kickbox Panther Pump H.I.I.T. Ab Blast

noon-12:50 p.m. 6:30-7:20 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6:30-6:55 p.m. 7-7:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Studio B

Aliyah Courtney Emile Mike Eric Jennifer Jacque-Corey Jacque-Corey

PANTHER F.I.T. COURSE Fridays, 1-3 p.m. September 20-November 8 $40 for students $80 for Recreation Center members

Love it? Learn it. Lead it. Are you interested in becoming a certified group exercise instructor and teaching at the SRC? This comprehensive Fitness Instructor Training (F.I.T.) clinic is designed to provide the fitness enthusiast with the tools needed to lead a safe and effective workout in a group fitness setting. This 7 week course will prepare you for a nationally accredited group fitness certification. Check us out during TRY ME week to see what this course is all about!

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WEDNESDAY Cardio Sculpt Step Cycle Zumba® Kickbox Panther Pump Cycle

7:15-8:05 a.m. 5-5:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. 6:30-7:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Studio B Aerobic/Dance Martial Arts Aerobic/Dance Studio B

Studio Studio Studio

noon-12:50 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 4:30-5:20 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 3:30-4:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5-5:20 p.m. 5:30-5:55 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B

Anjulyn Jennifer Emile Alana Monica Aliyah Randy Eric Sascha Sascha Jennifer Matt

11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Tiffani Eric Nadia

11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Jennifer Jennifer

Studio Studio

Kimberly Jacque-Corey Mike Stephanie Aliyah Fuquan Jennifer Cynthia

THURSDAY Cardio Sculpt Cycle

Ab Blast Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.

Aqua Boot Camp Take your workout up a notch with this high energy class that uses intervals, plyometrics, and circuit training in the water to improve cardiovascular endurance and strength.

Boot Camp Use bands, balls, dumbbells and your own body weight to develop a strong core, toned muscles, and lean frame in this intense class designed to challenge you.

Boot Camp Zumba® Kickbox Step Ab Blast H.I.I.T. X-Fit FRIDAY Boot Camp Kickbox Zumba® SATURDAY Cardio Sculpt Ab Blast

Cardio Sculpt A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more.

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#BEASTMODE IS BACK! Are you ready? Be one of the first 50 to sweat it out in four different FREE fitness classes between September 3-9 and receive a free t shirt to show everyone you are in #Beastmode. See your instructors for details!


Fitness Classes

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Cycle A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance.

Deep Water Fitness Non-impact, high intensity exercise against water resistance to improve strength, endurance and muscle tone.

H.I.I.T. High Intensity Interval Training! Combine plyometrics, weight training, and cardio drills, to get your heart pumping!




Combine boxing, kickboxing, footwork, bag work and stretching for the ultimate workout!

Use steps and risers to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance.

A high energy Latin-inspired dance class designed to give you a great workout while having fun!

Panther Pump


Get ready to squat and curl your way to a sleek, toned you using bands and weights to define your arms and sculpt your legs.

A full body workout that combines weight lifting, cardiovascular work and dynamic stretching moves.

RIDE FOR THE CURE Tuesday, October 8 5-7 p.m. Main Gym Court 1 Open to current students and SRC members! Only $20 See page 33 for more details.

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Instructional Clinics Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher Telephone: 404-413-1793


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

About the Program Instructional Clinics are non-credit classes offered each semester. These progressive classes include instruction in dance, martial arts, sport, yoga and specialty. Registration for Instructional Clinics is required, and all participants must be registered in their respective clinic by the first official class.

How to Register Only current members 17 years and older may register and participate in these clinics. Register for these clinics at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center only during registration period!

When to Register • Registration starts Monday, Aug. 26 • Registration ends Monday, Sept. 23 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements (10) as of Tuesday, September 17 will be canceled and refunds/transfers will be issued. Guests and Non-SRC members are not permitted to register or participate in Instructional Clinics.

Cost Pricing is per clinic/per semester GSU students—$20 Other members—$40 Registration is good for the specific day and time that is posted on the schedule. If a clinic is offered more than once, it is a separate clinic and requires registration. Price listed is per clinic, not per week!


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MARTIAL ARTS Registration is only good for the specific day and time that is listed on each line.

Hapkido Tu 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Th 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Boxing Tu 2:30-3:20 p.m. Mixed Martial Arts Tu 5-5:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Studio

Satish Satish

$20/$40 $20/$40

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio



Kung Fu Tu

6-6:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Karate W

4-4:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio



Martial Arts Studio



Lotus Self Defense W 7-8:20 p.m. Taekwondo Th 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Beginning/End Dates TRY-ME Week start–Monday, Aug. 26 Clinics start—Tuesday, Sept. 3 Clinics end—Monday, Dec. 9 No clinics November 25-30.

Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on Tuesday, September 16. No receipt = no refund.

TRY-ME Week — August 26-30 Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week! Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. See page 18 for details.

Instructional Clinics SPORT INSTRUCTION Fencing Tu 4-4:50 p.m. Panther F.I.T. F 1-3 p.m.


Omni Gym



Meeting Room

Alana/Stephanie $40/$80

Learn basic punches, footwork, and movement patterns while improving your cardiovascular conditioning, and functional strength.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



YOGA Iyengar M Flow Yoga M W

9-10:20 a.m.


1-1:50 p.m. 11-11:50 a.m.

Studio B Studio B

Matt J Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40

Yin M

5:30-6:50 p.m

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Hatha Tu Tu

3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Alison Alison

$20/$40 $20/$40

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Power W 9-10:20 a.m. Intro to Vinyasa W 1-1:50 p.m.


A Korean form of attack and defense that utilizes joint manipulation, strikes and grappling.

Karate Participants will focus the mind and body towards a target and combine it with proper timing to deliver devastating blows while developing coordination, quickening reflexes and building stamina.

Kung Fu Studio B



Vinyasa W

3-4:20 p.m.

Studio B



Yoga Mix F

noon-12:50 p.m.

Studio B



2-2:50 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Alison Matt T

$20/$40 $20/$40

9-9:50 a.m.

Studio B



A traditional Chinese Martial Arts with emphasis on conditioning, flexibility, and self defense skills using stepping, blocking, striking and kicking.

SPECIALTY Pilates Tu Th Meditation F

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Instructional Clinics DANCE


Belly Dance M 6-7:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio Salsa, Beginner M 7-7:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Salsa, Intermediate M 8-8:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Ballroom Dance, Beginner Tu 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B Intro to Hip Hop W 3-3:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio Intro to Ballet W 4:30-5:20 p.m. Studio B Bachata, Beginner W 7-7:50 p.m. Aerobic/Dance Studio


Lotus Self Defense



A martial arts style from Thailand covering punches, kicks, blocks and rolls with an emphasis on practical self defense.








Mixed Martial Arts Training will cover striking, defense, take downs, grappling and submissions.

Taekwondo Rashad




This Korean martial art form is known for its devastating kicks. The focus of this clinic will be developing precision skills for competitive matches, with belt advancement available.

SPORT INSTRUCTION Fencing Students will learn how to move, defend and attack using the basic fencing weapon – the foil – in the Classical French style. This class is great for developing physical agility and mental focus. No equipment needed.

Panther F.I.T.

“TRY ME” WEEK! August 26-30

This comprehensive Fitness Instructor Training clinic is designed to provide the tools needed to lead a safe and effective workout in a group setting. This class will prepare you for a nationally accredited group fitness certification test.

Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two, or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME Week. Each clinic will be offering a 30-minute demo of the regularly scheduled class. All instructional clinics will be available. Participants will be entered into a drawing for each demo they attend. Two students will be selected to receive a coupon for a free Instructional Clinic of their choice. So try one (or four!) to find the clinic that is right for you.


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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS YOGA Flow Yoga The “flow” of the class emerges from a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises with an emphasis on flexibility.

Iyengar Focus on precise and dynamic postures performed at a slow to moderate pace. Emphasis is placed on holding poses and critiquing form.

Hatha An introduction to hatha yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work) focusing on flexibility, strength and relaxation.

Power Traditional yoga techniques practiced in a way that challenges and develops greater muscular conditioning. Prior yoga experience is required.

Vinyasa Practice a flowing sequence of specific asanas (postures) coordinated with the movements of the breath at a high intensity level with a constant flow of poses.

Yin Develops flexibility and builds awareness using long, held asana (postures) and meditation.

SPECIALTY Meditation

DANCE Bachata, Beginner

Unwind with this introduction to mindfulness of breathing and relaxation. This beginner class is for those who desire improved focus, relaxation and creativity.

Learn the fundamentals of Bachata dancing, a popular Latin club style, including proper etiquette, technique, basic turn patterns, styling, and maintaining rhythm and timing.


Ballroom Dance, Beginner

A challenging class that uses mindbody exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the powerhouse/abs, and works the rest of the body through the core connection.

Experience an exciting introduction to ballroom dancing with the four most popular dances: East Coast Swing, the Waltz, the Rumba and Salsa.

Yoga Mix A beginner friendly class that combines multiple yoga disciplines to help you unwind from a stressful week.

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Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS Belly Dance Belly dance is comprised of the traditional dances of North Africa and the Middle East offering a low impact, moderate intensity cardiovascular workout based on upper and lower body isolations.

Intro to Ballet Learn the basic positions and concepts of Ballet in this beginner friendly class with exercises at the barre and in the center promoting cardiovascular fitness and flexibility.

Intro to Hip Hop This class will teach you the basics of Hip Hop from isolations to freestyle. The movements will be broken down to give you a solid base then stepped up for a high energy workout!

Salsa, Beginner This course covers basic steps, footwork and leading/following with a partner. No partner necessary.

Salsa, Intermediate The intermediate L.A. style salsa class will focus on improving dance technique and learning more advanced dance patterns. Students must have taken a prior salsa class. No partner necessary.


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Dance Show Extravaganza Wednesday, November 6 The fun starts at 6 p.m.! SRC Lobby Support our clinics and sample foods from around the world as you discover what our participants have learned! For one night only, DSE will put them all together on one stage for an event you won’t want to miss!

Touch the Earth Touch the Earth Inquiries: 404-413-1772 Email: Location: Student Recreation Center– outside entrance at the back of the building ____________________________________ Coordinator: Carson Tortorige 404-413-1773 Location: Room 30, lower level Student Recreation Center

About the Program Our outdoor recreation program offers a wide variety of experiences designed for all skill levels lead by a team of experienced volunteer trip leaders. In most cases, we provide equipment, transportation, leadership and handle all logistical planning. Unless stated, absolutely no prior experience is required. These programs are open to Georgia State students, faculty and staff and graduates who are members of the SRC. Students are given first priority on all trips. Guests are welcomed on a space-available basis. Minimum age to participate is 16 unless otherwise specified. A moderate level of fitness will allow for a more enjoyable experience.



Register in the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center. The entrance is on the Lower Leveloutside entrance behind the SRC. Pay with cash, check or PantherCash. Trips fill early. Register no later than the Tuesday before the trip. Liability waiver will be signed at the time of registration or on the day of the trip.

Receive a full refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the trip date. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to trip date or for no-shows. If the coordinator cancels a trip for any reason, you may receive a full refund or credit voucher for a future trip.

Cost Cost categories are as follows: current GSU students/Recreation members/Others.

No refunds will be given for deposits on break trips. Money paid toward the trip balance is not refundable after the date of the pre-trip meeting. Payment deadlines must be met or trip spot and all payments will be forfeited.

The Touch the Earth trip program is made possible by the time and expertise offered by these awesome VOLUNTEER trip leaders! Tonja Bennett Dean Blake Mark Bodnar Sarah Buckner Andrew Christmas Chris Dobson Caroline Dotts Rob Edison Amanda Hoppers Daniel Huang Jane and Jim Hudson Steve Hudson Anna and Cory Inman Davis Ison Lauren Killion

Mickey Luckovich Tim Madison Bryan Malone Ramsey Malone David McBride Justin Mills Webb Andy Mycroft Gardner Neely Isaac Ordway Geoffrey Pecoraro Jen Pecoraro Hannah and Adam Penn Philip Strate Bobby Wess Bruce Wood

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Touch the Earth Trips at-a-glance SEPTEMBER Sat. Sept. 7 Mon. Sat.

Sept. 9 Sept. 14

Mon. Wed. Sat. Sat.-Sun. Sun. Mon. Wed. Sat.-Sun.

Sept. 16. Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 21-22 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept 28-29

OCTOBER Fri.-Sun. Oct. 4-6 Sat. Sat. Sat.-Sun. Sun.

Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 13

Sat. Fri.-Sun. Sat. Mon.

Oct. 19 Oct. 18-20 Oct. 26 Oct. 28

NOVEMBER Fri.-Sun. Nov. 1-3 Sat. Nov. 2 Fri.-Sun. Wed. Fri.-Sun. Sat. Sun.

Nov. 8-10 Nov. 13 Nov. 15-17 Nov. 16 Nov. 17

DECEMBER Sat. Dec. 14 Tues-Mon. Dec. 17-23


Panther Creek Falls Beginning Fly Fishing Beginner Rock Clinic 1 Night at the Observatory 1 Along the River Trail Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session Wild Cave Exploration 1 Ziplining! & Nantahala Rafting Beginner Outdoor Rock Course Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session Whitewater Kayak School River Trip Under the Stars Above Emery Creek Mt. Mitchell Backpack Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Tour Providence Canyon Night at the Observatory 2 Chattooga River Trail Sky Diving Nantahala Rafting Horseback Trail Riding 1 Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color Tour Ocoee Rafting Beginner Rock Clinic 2

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3 4

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BIKE SHOP The TTE Bike Shop is a resource for faculty, staff and students at Georgia State. We offer “whileyou-wait”services. Referrals to local bike shops are available for more complex issues. Help us increase the awareness of using bicycles at GSU! Check out GSU Bikes at! FREE Services  Pump air  Seat height adjustment  Brake adjustment

Tube Services  Tube replacement: $10  Fix flat: $7 (patch)

Okefenokee Swamp pg. 27 Old Wagon Trail pg. 24 Wild Cave Exploration 2 pg. 26 Way Down Upon the Swanee pg. 27 Steamboat Springs, CO Pre-trip Meeting pg. 28 St. Joseph Multi-Sport pg. 25 Wild Cave Exploration 3 pg. 26 Horseback Trail Riding 2 pg. 25 Wild Cave Exploration 4 Steamboat Springs, CO

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pg. 26 pg. 28

Touch the Earth THE NATURAL LEADER SERIES Our collaboration with Leadership Development allows students to develop their leadership potential with discussions on trips while exploring the great outdoors. Look for the Natural Leader logo and sign up for our designated Panther Creek Falls Day Hike (page 23), or the Wild Cave Exploration trip #2 (page 26) to participate and get some awesome free outdoor gear!


Panther Creek Falls Enjoy a seven mile round–trip hike along rocky bluffs under towering white pines and hemlock in north Georgia. You’ll hike along cascading Panther Creek and eat lunch at the spectacular falls of Panther and Davidson’s Creek. date: cost:

Saturday, September 7 $9/$10/$11

includes transportation and guide


rating: moderate

Beginner Rock Clinic

Night at the Observatory

We’ll not only belay certify you, but we also go over all the techniques, terminology, common equipment used in outdoor climbing, and safety issues. Combining this with the outdoor trip in October completes the entire Beginners Rock Course.

Join us for a night at Hard Labor Creek stargazing observatory with GSU astronomers. If you are taking an Astronomy class this semester, this trip is a perfect opportunity to visit a local observatory for class participation.

dates: Monday, September 9 & Monday, October 28 time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. place: ClimbingWall cost: $2/$4/$6 instructors: Justin Mills Webb, Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 12

leader: Davis Ison limit: 8

dates: trip #1: Saturday, September 14 trip #2: Saturday, October 12 cost: $12/$15/$25

includes transportation and fees leader: Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 18

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

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Touch the Earth DAY HIKES Old Wagon Trail Hike to the top of Brasstown Bald on the historic old wagon trail that people have been doing on foot, horse and wagon more than 150 years. This hike has large elevation gain and is 14 miles round trip. date: cost:

Saturday, November 2 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: strenuous, up to 14 miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

Along the River Trail Hike along our State’s beautiful and majestic wild and scenic river. We’ll see kayakers taking on the rapids of the river and explore the unique rock shapes that make the gorge. date: cost:

Saturday, September 14 $9/$10/$11

includes transportation and guide rating:moderate leader: Mark Bodnar limit: 8

Providence Canyon Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” did not develop how you would think. Accidentally man-made, this canyon is truly spectacular in color and views. date: cost:

Saturday, October 5 $9/$10/$11

BACKPACKING & OVERNIGHT TREKS Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color Tour Enjoy a three day fall color tour of Great Smoky Mountain National Park by vehicle and foot. We’ll see the park from many angles and then dive into the wilderness away from the sightseers to backpack under the gleaming canopy. Bring your camera because the views will be spectacular. Participants should be in good physical condition and previous camping experience is a plus. dates: Friday-Sunday October 18-20 cost: $18/$20/$24

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Mt. Mitchell Backpack Climb to the top of the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. We’ll then hike the ridgeline north from Mt. Mitchell and sleep in an amazing forest of Hemlock trees. date: cost:

Friday-Sunday October 4-6 $25/$30/$35

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Bobby Wess limit: 8

includes transportation and guide rating: moderate leader: Davis Ison limit: 8

PUBLISH IT Experience it in nature, publish it on the net! Check out testimonials and trip summaries at to see what participants are saying about their experiences. Go on a trip and write a summary of your own and upload pictures!


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Under the Stars Above Emery Creek Enjoy backpacking 7 miles into your campsite, far away from everyone but nature. You’ll camp atop a small mountain bald and enjoy cool summer breezes while stargazing. This is a very scenic trail with mountain streams, waterfalls, swimming holes and unique rock formations and boulder fields. dates: Saturday-Sunday September 28-29 cost: $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate, 11 miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

Chattooga River Trail Novice and experienced backpackers are invited to join us for this moderate weekend trek. Hike 8-10 miles along the the National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River and camp along the river bank in the Sumter National Forest wilderness. We’ll also visit the amazingly picturesque “cascades” and spend quality time relaxing by the river. dates: Saturday-Sunday October 12-13 cost: $12/$16/$18

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

Touch the Earth ADVENTURE SPORTS Beginning Fly Fishing Join us for a one day intensive introduction to the popular sport of fly fishing. We will travel to North Georgia for hands on instruction in fly casting, fishing strategies, knot tying, and an introduction to insects, tools and techniques. GA fishing license with Trout Stamp required. date: cost:

Saturday, September 7 $22/$26/$30

includes transportation, fishing equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Steve Hudson limit: 6

Beginner Outdoor Rock Course This one day trip is open to all levels of climbing but will be oriented towards the beginner outdoor climber. We’ll take you out to a popular rock climbing destination to test your outdoor climbing ability and put learned skills to test. Combine this with the Rock Climbing Clinic to take advantage of the full instructional course. date: cost:

Sunday, September 22 $10/$12/$16

includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and leadership rating: moderate leader: GSU Rock Climbing Club Instructors limit: 8

St. Joseph Multi-Sport

Horseback Trail Riding

Extend yourself far out on the peninsula of St. Joseph State Park in Florida.This park offers, hiking/biking trails, surf conditions on the Gulf, snorkeling/kayaking in the bay and beautiful campsites. Not to mention world class oysters for eating just down the road. A great weekend to sample many adventures!

Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy this opportunity to tour the foothills by horseback in Blue Ridge, GA. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle riding through dense forest, open fields and moist bottoms on privately-owned land.

dates: Friday-Sunday November 15-17 cost: $45/$50/$55 leader: Philip Strate, Carson Tortorige limit: 8

WANTED: Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

Volunteer Trip Leaders Free trip! All expenses paid! Give back to education! Day hikes, backpacking, whitewater rafting, van drivers, basic canoeists, general outdoor guru. Design and lead your own trip!

dates: trip #1: Saturday, October 19 trip #2: Sunday, November 17 cost: $40/$45/$50 per trip

includes transportation, leadership, horse and guide limit: 8

Sky Diving You’ll jump tandem at a height of over 10,000 ft. out of a small aircraft. This is a group discount for first-time jumpers available at $50 under cost! Interestingly, you cannot be afraid of heights, airplanes or parachutes. date: cost:

Sunday, October 13 $160/$170/$185

includes transportation, leadership and jump fees

Call Carson Tortorige at 404-413-1773. limit: 16

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Wild Cave Exploration Dive into 59 degree air and prepare to get very muddy. Join us as we hike, crawl, climb and squeeze our way through a remote, desolate and virtually uncharted wild cave. dates: trip #1: trip #2: trip #3: trip #4: cost:

Saturday, September 21 Saturday, November 2 Saturday, November 16 Saturday, December 14 intermediate, prior experience needed $14/$16/$20

includes transportation, instruction, gear and guides leader: Davis Ison, David McBride limit: 8

WHITEWATER & FLATWATER Whitewater Kayaking School No prior experience is necessary–this is for first time kayakers! Learn nearly every facet in whitewater kayaking through professional instruction. The course begins with four sessions in still water and will be completed with a progressive two-day optional river trip. Plan to attend all clinic dates and river trip to be a graduate of the course. Students, faculty and staff get first priority until September 14. Participants must be in good physical condition. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. See our website for more details. dates: (pool) Monday, September 16; Wednesday, September 18; Monday, September 23 & Wednesday, September 25 (river) Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29 time: pool sessions, 6-9 p.m. place: Recreation Center pool & North Carolina cost: $50/$55/$65

includes paddling gear, transportation to river sessions and camping leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 10

Ocoee Rafting Our most popular rafting trip! The exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast! Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river of constant whitewater intensity of big waves and solid fun. date: cost:

Saturday,October 26 $45/$50/$55

includes transportation, guide, equipment and lunch leader: Bruce Wood limit: 25

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.


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Touch the Earth Ziplining! & Nantahala Rafting Experience the exhilarating thrill of rafting on this easier North Carolina whitewater river on a one day trip. This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge is enjoyable for beginners and veteran rafters. Or join us for a two day ziplining and rafting trip in the gorge combined with scenic hiking! Enjoy 11 total zips over a half mile expanse in the gorge, and then a sunset hike and dinner atop a gorgeous mountain. The next day we’ll raft the river under the gleaming fall canopy. dates: (raft & zip): Saturday-Sunday September 21-22 cost: $95/$105/$115 (raft only): Sunday, October 13 cost: $35/$40/$45

includes transportation, leadership, equipment and lunches leader: Bruce Wood, Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 18-25

Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Tour Explore the pristine and unspoiled wilderness of Georgia’s Cumberland Island. Spend three days kayaking the brackish marshes and rivers, as well as hiking along the wide sandy beaches and inland forests. During our time there we will see beautiful live oaks draped in Spanish moss, antebellum mansions and abundant wildlife, including the island’s famous wild horses.

Okefenokee Swamp

Way Down Upon the Swanee

Fun to say and fun to paddle, the Okefenokee Swamp and slow moving Suwannee River is a beautiful canoe-camping destination for late fall in southern Georgia. You’ll enjoy amazing serenity and abundant wildlife on this 10-14 mile per day paddle trip. Canoe skills and primitive camp experience preferred.

Bring your banjo and sing for de “old folks at home” as we paddle our canoes down the historic Suwannee blackwater river. Originating in the Okefenokee Swamp (see trip to left!) we’ll learn the history of this Florida section with beautiful limestone outcroppings and towering 500 year old cypress trees.

dates: Friday-Sunday November 1-3 cost:


leader: Issac Ordway limit: 8

dates: Friday-Sunday November 8-10 cost: $55/$65/$75 leader: Adam & Hannah Penn limit: 8

dates: Friday-Sunday October 4-6 cost: $60/$70/$80 leader: Philip Strate limit: 8

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

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Touch the Earth BREAK TRIP

SKI THE BOAT! Steamboat Springs, Colorado-Ski and Snowboard Trip Join us for our annual trip to ski and snowboard at Steamboat Springs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Trip package includes round-trip airfare, airport shuttle, six night stay in the luxurious Steamboat Grand (fully equipped condos) at the base of the mountain, and four day lift ticket. Perfect for beginners and experts; beginner to advanced lessons available. For more info call Carson Tortorige at 404-413-1773 or click on Break Trips on our website at Space is limited! dates: Tuesday-Monday December 17-23 cost: $819/879/935 includes direct round-trip airfare on AirTran, shuttles, 4 day lift ticket, Italian dinner and 6 night condo stay at Steamboat Grand deposit: $200 non-refundable deposit due prior to October 4 to reserve your space. balance due: November 4 This trip offers early bird pricing. Sign up by September 13 and receive $50 off trip price. pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, November 13 6-7 p.m. Room 215 SRC leader:


Carson Tortorige

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Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Location: lower level • Student Recreation Center (outside entrance adjacent to parking deck driveway)


Telephone: 404-413-1772

Aug.26-Dec. 9: Monday-Friday . . . . . . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10-Dec. 20: Monday-Friday . . . . . . noon.-5 p.m Equipment must be picked up and returned during the above hours only. Closures and Special Rental Deals— Closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day—Free day Closed Thursday & Friday, November 28-29 for Thanksgiving— Free days Closed December 21-January 8—Seven day charge

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading Customers may park temporarily for free behind the SRC in the space marked “Touch the Earth.” To gain access from parking gate attendant, introduce yourself to the attendant as a Touch the Earth customer. You will be given a voucher that must be validated by TTE personnel in order to exit.

Rental Policies 1. Rental equipment is available for checkout to current GSU students, faculty and staff. GSU graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center to enjoy this service! You must present your Panther ID card. 2. A $20 deposit must be left for any reservation. Full payment for equipment must be made when the equipment is picked up. 3. Deposit will be forfeited if reservation is not cancelled by 5 p.m. on scheduled day of pickup. 4. Advance reservations must be made IN PERSON. 5. A Friday-Monday rental is assessed a two-day charge. 6. A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day. 7. Additional charges will apply for any equipment returned wet and/or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). 8. Payment by cash, check or Panther Cash. 9. Deposits may be held overnite for equipment needing inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m. 10.Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection.

Cost The first price listed is for current GSU students. The second price listed is for GSU faculty and staff and GSU graduates. GSU graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center. Faculty and staff do not need to be SRC members.


Price per day

Limit per person

Commuter bike***



Tent (four-person)



Tent (six-person)


Tent (one/two-person)


(internal or external frame)


Backpack w/cover

2 2 4

Sleeping bag



Cook kit (backpack or family)



Ensolite pad

Tarp (10’x10’ or larger)



10 4

Backpack stove**



Lantern Gas**



2-burner stove** Lantern Battery






Water bottle





Whitewater canoe*



10 2 1

Flatwater canoe



Recreational kayak (sit on top or sit in)



Car kit



Whitewater kayak*

Touring kayak

Wetsuit–Farmer John/ Farmer Jane Crash pad

Camp/canoe seat











*NOTE: Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic or school and permission from the outdoor recreation coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 one week in advance. **Customers will receive a stove or lantern with a previously-used fuel canister and a new canister at no additional charge. ***Rental period Monday-Friday, up to three consecutive days maximum. NO WEEKENDS. Helmet, lock, lamps and rack provided. Late Fee $20/day.

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Touch the Earth Climbing Wall & Bouldering Cave Inquiries: 404-413-1772

Location: Room 20, lower level Student Recreation Center

WALL HOURS OF OPERATION (subject to change; please check web site) HOURS OF OPERATION AUG. 26-DEC. 9: Mondays .........................................................1-6:30 Tuesdays,Wednesdays ...................................1-8:30 Thursdays............................................................ 1-7 Fridays .................................................................1-5

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Bouldering Cave open during normal building hours.

FREE TRY CLIMBING ANYTIME— NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BRING YOUR PANTHER CARD – all equipment provided. Panthercard also needed to check out climbing shoes at the Equipment Desk. Please, no bags in the wall. CERTIFICATION CLINICS Learn belay skills, policies and procedures in this two-hour clinic, then pass a written and practical test to be certified for one year. Register at least 24 hours in advance at the Outdoor Equipment Rental Center or in the wall when open.

KIDS CLIMB Children ages 8-18 may use the Climbing Wall when supervised and belayed by a certified parent, guardian or climbing wall staff.

Clinic times: Mondays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m. One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6 limit: 8 (minimum 2)

CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE Experienced climbers may take the written and practical tests without going through the clinic. Pass all skills to be certified for one year. You must take the full certification clinic if you do not pass the tests. Challenges are by appointment only.

LEAD CLIMBING Experienced climbers may lead climb routes during normal hours. You must follow the designated lead route which is changed periodically by certified staff. Ask about a Lead Climbing Certification Clinic to certify or challenge out; You must be belay certified for at least six months or prove significant experience. See climbing wall supervisor for details.

One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6

BOULDERING CAVE CERTIFICATION RENEWAL Renew your certification by demonstrating practical skills to the on-duty climbing wall supervisor. Sign the Climbing Wall Agreement then you are set for another year. No cost.


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The cave has both vertical and horizontal overhanging terrain. Any skill level may utilize it in a “no ropes” bouldering format. The cave is open during normal SRC hours. It is located on the adjacent to the Climbing Wall. Users are asked to check in with the Climbing Wall attendant and are able to check out shoes.

Touch the Earth Challenge Program Inquiries and scheduling: Coordinator: Carson Tortorige Telephone: 404/413-1773


Location: Room 30, lower level , Student Recreation Center

What is the Challenge Program? The Challenge Program offers people innovative ways to improve their abilities when working with others. This learn-by-doing approach focuses on creative problem solving and effective communication. Join us in a day of fun experiences that will activate inner resources, increase trust and enhance group cohesion. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the group. Our team of facilitators has experience with clubs, office units, social organizations and corporate groups.

How much does it cost? Full day cost:

Up to $30 per GSU student Up to $35 per GSU faculty/staff person

includes activities and lunch. Other packages available at a lesser cost.

Where is the program facilitated? Our all new lodge and outdoor ropes course is located in the Indian Creek Recreation Area off of South Indian Creek Drive in Stone Mountain.Team building sessions can also be conducted on the GSU campus.

How do I schedule?

Non-GSU groups must contact Carson Tortorige (404-413-1773) for fee structure. Cost varies depending on program length and size of group.

What do people say about the Touch the Earth Challenge Program?

 Email or call 404-413-1773  Reserve date at least one month in advance  Make payment at least one month in advance to avoid cancellation  Confirm all details no later than two weeks in advance A minimum of 10 people is required but larger groups are easily accommodated. Sessions may range from two hours to half day to a full day.

“The ultimate proof of the success of this program was walking into class the next day and looking at all my classmates in a completely different light. They were no longer just people filling a chair in the classroom, they were now my friends, people I can talk to, trust and depend on.”

This experience is great for staff members, clubs, academic classes, sororities, fraternities and athletic teams!

~Reginald Dennis, MGS 3400

~Lindsey William, MGS 3400 “Overall, I enjoyed the Ropes Course and wish that other students could have the same opportunity to participate in it. It helped me to build new relationships with my classmates and learn to trust people more. Also, I was able to climb trees and learned how to walk on ropes. I can tell now my friends and family that I do other stuff besides study while attending Georgia State.”

NEEDED: Staff to facilitate teambuilding sessions call Carson Tortorige at 404-413-1773.

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Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Contact: Julie Dobbs

Telephone: 404-413-1761


INDIAN CREEK LODGE The new 4,800 square foot lodge is the perfect place for off campus events. Individual rooms or the entire lodge may be reserved by chartered student organizations, faculty/staff departments for University approved meetings and for personal/social events by Recreation members. The lodge will include two large meeting rooms, a small break out room, a video conference room, patio, deck and lobby. If you would like to host your event outside, we will also have available for reservation a half an acre event lawn. Visit services/reservations/ to review policies and submit a reservation.

RECREATION AREA AND POOL From Memorial Day through Labor Day you will have access to the large swimming pool and snack bar. The picnic areas, sand volleyball court and tennis courts are available year-round on a first-come first-serve basis.

INDIAN CREEK SWIMMING POOL Relax with family and friends; schedule a pool party for the kids or sign up for private swim lessons! Telephone: 404-413-8783 Monday-Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Starting August 19- September 2: Monday-Friday Closed Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Labor Day 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

For usage eligibility, membership information, policies and procedures go to: All users must comply with pool and university policies and are responsible for the behavior of family members

Contact: Andy Hudgins Telephone: 404-413-1765

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Current GSU students and current members of the SRC: free Faculty/ staff/ active alumni: $3/visit

Immediate family members* of GSU students, faculty, staff, active alum: $3 Limit 4 guests per family *Family memberships are limited to: mother, father, sibling, domestic partner, dependent children of current GSU Panther ID holder. Summer season passes are available. See web site for more details!

PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road Decatur, GA 30034-7110


and/or guests. Failure to comply may result in immediate revocation of membership privileges.

This facility includes two large lighted fields, sundeck, restrooms and parking. This area is used for intramural and sport club events but may be reserved by student groups. Call 404-413-1750 for more details.

Dance Show Extravaganza Wednesday, November 6 The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the SRC Lobby Come out and support our clinics and sample foods from around the world as our participants showcase what they have learned! For one night only, DSE will put all of our dancers together on one stage for an event you won’t want to miss.


Ride for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Tuesday, October 8 • 5-7 p.m. Main Gym Court 1 Open to current students and SRC members Only $20 for current students & Recreation members Donate & Participate:You can make a difference! Come join Ride for the Cure to show your support and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and education. All riding levels welcome. Your $20 registration fee includes your bike reservation, group led instruction, water, and snacks. Donations benefit the Georgia State University Biology Department’s cancer research efforts. Register at the Service Counter in the SRC Lobby.

Special Events

Sunset Yoga Tuesday, September 17 7-8 p.m. SRC Pool Patio Come relax and unwind from your day under the night sky with an evening yoga class. This event is FREE to students and current SRC members. No registration or equipment required. Mats will be provided to the first 30 participants.

Annual Cemetery Walk Date: Tuesday, October 29 Time: 5-6:45 p.m. Cost: $5 Recreation members $10 others Limit: 30


Register by Friday, October 25th. Refund deadline:Wednesday, October 23th. Historical treasures await you on this entertaining and informative tour of Oakland Cemetery. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts….oh my! Bring comfortable walking shoes.

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Special Events Join us for the annual 5k

Kaiser-Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Thursday, September 12 Team GSU warmup in SRC at 6 p.m. Race starts at 7 p.m.

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Register by August 30 to receive a Team Georgia State t-shirt.

Entry fee: $22* with discount code gsukp13 (lower case)

Register at– Sign up as a team; click on Georgia State University.


Once registered, you will receive detailed updates from your team captain. Join us at our tent for snacks and drinks after the race. *A portion of your registration supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank.Thank you to our partners! Alumni Association, Auxiliary and Support Services, Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

We need volunteers! Volunteers register here:

Walk Volunt eer


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Recreational Services Staff

Front row (l-r) Adam Penn, Scott Levin Middle row (l-r) Debra Guyton, Kacy Toberg, Brenda Webb, Caroline Dotts, Judi Moss, Melissa Buchheit Back Row (l-r) Sabra Blackwell, Stephanie Belcher, Andy Hudgins, Allen Wilbanks, Julie Dobbs, Danny Weipert, Ty Verdin, Carson Tortorige

Director Scott Levin

Associate Director–Programs Melissa Buchheit Business Manager Danny Weipert

Accountant Debra Guyton

Public Relations Specialist Judi Moss

Assistant Director–Fitness Caroline Dotts

Assistant Director–Operations Kacy Toberg

Aquatics Coordinator Adam Penn

Customer Service Representative Brenda Webb

Assistant Director–Intramurals Andy Hudgins

Instructional Programs Coordinator Stephanie Belcher Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carson Tortorige Sport Club Coordinator Ty Verdin

Assistant Director–Facilities Allen Wilbanks Facilities Coordinator Julie Dobbs

Facilities Coordinator Sabra Blackwell

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