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Explore the Outdoors Check out our Touch the Earth trips page 14 & 15

Eat Healthier this Summer

Two chances to learn how to eat fun healthier snacks page 2

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Special Events Contact: Andy Hudgins 404-413-1765 | andyhudgins@gsu.edu

Date

Time

Location

MAY

MEMORIAL DAY BASH

ENJOY these special events offered throughout the semester. Eligibility and fees vary per event. Check out our special events calendar on our website for specifics.

Come help us celebrate the opening of our beautiful outdoor pool for the summer! Food, games, inflatables and log rolling will be free to members and their guests during the event. May 29 1-3 p.m. Indian Creek Recreational Area

JUNE

TRY ME WEEK Do you want to sign up for a clinic but you’re not sure which one? Come try one, two or as many as you would like for free during TRY ME Week. June 5-9 Fitness Studios

SMART SUMMER SUNDAES

co-sponsored by Panther Dining & the Student Health Clinic

Learn how to enjoy a smart summer treat, the healthy way! There will be free ice cream for the first 50 participants! June 12-1 Lobby Date22 Timep.m. Location

JULY

SWEET & SAVORY SUMMER SNACKS co-sponsored by Panther Dining & the Student Health Clinic Learn how to enjoy a sweet and savory summer snack, the healthy way! There will be free snacks for the first 50 participants! July 20 12-1 p.m. Lobby

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Student Recreation Center Hours

Staff

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 • JUNE 5-JULY 24

Monday-Friday ............................................................................ 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday .......................................................................................... 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday ........................................................................................................... closed ABBREVIATED HOURS • MAY 3-JUNE 4 & JULY 25-AUGUST 5

Melissa Buchheit Director

Andy Hudgins Associate Director, Programs

Zachary Schneider Assistant Director, Intramurals

Monday-Friday ........................................................................... 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday .......................................................................................... 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday ........................................................................................................... closed SRC CLOSURES DURING SUMMER SEMESTER

Independence Day .................................................................................... July 4 Maintenance Week .................................................................. August 6-13 Fall Semester hours resume on August 14. GAME ROOM HOURS

Jenny Lehigh Assistant Director, Fitness

Adam Penn Aquatics Coordinator

Stephanie Belcher Instructional Programs Coordinator

Monday-Friday .................................................................................... 12-9 p.m. Saturday ..................................................................................................... 1-7 p.m. Sunday ........................................................................................................... closed Game Room closed May 3 - June 4 & July 30 - August 13. EXCEPTIONS TO STANDARD HOURS

For university closings for inclement weather visit gsu.edu or call 404-413-2100

Ty Verdin Sport Clubs Coordinator

Allen Wilbanks Assistant Director, Facilities

Kacy Toberg Assistant Director, Operations

Julie Dobbs Facility Coordinator, Off Campus/ Pool Operator

Brenda Webb Administrative Specialist, Memberships

Haley Carpenter Indian Creek Recreation Area Coordinator

Important numbers

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

404-413-1750 404-413-1770 404-413-1779 404-413-1777 404-413-4272 404-413-1794 404-413-1753 404-413-1772 404-413-1780

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Sabra Blackwell Facilities Coordinator

Debra Guyton Accountant

Danny Weipert Business Manager

Judi Moss Public Relations Specialist

Special Events ....................................... 2 Student Recreation Center ........ 3 Quick Reference ............................... 4 Safety ....................................................... 5 Aquatics ................................................. 6 Instructional Clinics ......................... 8 Fitness Center .................................... 9 Fitness Classes .................................. 10

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Intramurals ......................................... Sport Clubs ....................................... Touch the Earth Trips .................. Outdoor Equipment Rental ...... Climbing Wall .................................... Bouldering Cave .............................. Challenge Program ......................... Off-Campus Facilities .................... recreation.gsu.edu

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Quick Reference Membership information

Membership is limited to faculty, staff, students and degree holding graduates of Georgia State University. Current students are members through their Atlanta campus student fee. ACCESS

All members will sign a waiver with initial membership. PantherCards are required to enter and exit. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Services at disability.gsu.edu. MEMBER FEES

Faculty, staff, retirees .............. $252 per year or $84 per semester Summer Continuing Student Fee ........................................................ $49 (For students enrolled in the previous Fall and Spring semesters who have not graduated)

Graduates of Georgia State University ........................... $306, $102 Spouse ............................................................................................... $306, $102 Children of members 8-18 years of age .............................................. $25.50 per semester 7 years of age and younger ............................................................. free Adult children of members 19-26 years of age ................................................. $51 per semester Faculty, staff, graduate day pass ................................................................ $5 GUEST FEES

Members may bring up to three guests per visit at $5 per guest per visit. Each guest will be required to sign a waiver and present photo identification. All guests must be accompanied by the member throughout the visit. Multi-use guest passes are available at a rate of $3 per guest, per visit and sold in groups of 5, 10 or 15 visits. AGE REQUIREMENTS

All children must be with their parent or guardian at all times. Children are not allowed to participate in programs unless specifically stated. Areas available for access 0-7 years ..................................................................................... leisure pool 8-15 years .......................................................................... all areas except exercise room and free weight area 16-18 years........................................................................................... all areas LOCKER RENTAL

A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 5. Full locker ....................................... $25 per semester or $75 annually Half locker ...................................... $12 per semester or $36 annually Third locker ...................................... $8 per semester or $24 annually Daily locker ............................................................. no charge, bring a lock FALL LOCKER RENEWAL

July 10-29. If you do not renew, you must remove your items by July 29. Items not retrieved 14 days after July 29 will be donated to charity. PAYMENTS

We accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa, PantherCash, cash and check. Faculty & Staff may use payroll deduction for memberships, full and half size lockers. There is a $5 minimum for all credit card purchases. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Visit recreation.gsu.edu

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Program information REGISTRATION

Bring PantherCard and payment to the location that corresponds to the program that you are registering for. Aquatics, Instructional Clinics and Safety .................................... lobby Fitness Center ......................................................................... exercise room Touch the Earth ......................................... SRC parking deck entrance Intramurals, Sport Clubs ...................................................................... online COST BREAKDOWN

student, member, non-member PROGRAM HOLIDAYS

No classes July 4.


Safety Class

Date(s)

Time

Cost

ADULT CPR/AED & FIRST AID AND WATER SAFETY Lifeguard Training

Fri., 4-8 p.m. & $125, $150, $200 Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Students will receive certification in lifeguarding, CPRO, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid.

Adult CPR/AED and First Aid

6/16-17 6/23-24

6/24 7/22 Students will receive certification in Adult CPR, AED and First Aid.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

$55, $60 $55, $60

Coordinator: Adam Penn 404-413-1775 | aquatics@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION STARTS JUNE 5 Registration closes seven days prior to scheduled class dates. REFUNDS A full refund will be given if class does not meet minimum class size or the participant cancels seven days prior to the first day of class. CERTIFICATIONS All certifications are given through the American Red Cross.

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Aquatics Coordinator: Adam Penn 404-413-1775 | aquatics@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION DATES JUNE 5-17 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements as of Monday, June 19 will be canceled and refunds and transfers will be issued. Participants will be notified via email for any class changes or notifications. CLASS DATES June 12-July 24 No classes July 4.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS Class

Time

Cost

10-10:55 a.m.

$20, $40

11-11:55 a.m.

$20, $40

5-5:55 p.m.

$20, $40

6-6:55 p.m.

$20, $40

7-7:55 p.m.

$20, $40

5-5:55 p.m.

$20, $40

6-6:55 p.m.

$20, $40

7-7:55 p.m.

$20, $40

Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills.

10-10:55 a.m.

$10, $20

Intermediate

11-11:55 a.m.

$10, $20

12-12:55 p.m.

$10, $20

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills. Intermediate Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills. Intermediate Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Advanced Requires no fear of water and intermediate skills.

REFUNDS A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on Monday, June 19. An original receipt is required to receive a refund. Please contact Adam Penn at apenn6@gsu.edu for all refund requests.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY Beginning Overcome fear of water and learn basic skills. Intermediate Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Masters Swim Advanced workouts for fitness swimmers.

SATURDAY

Requires no fear of water and basic skills. Advanced Requires no fear of water and intermediate skills.

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CHILD SWIM LESSONS Saturday Classes

Time

Cost

All Children’s classes meet on Saturdays.

10-10:25 a.m.

$10, $20

BEGINNING & END DATES June 12-July 24.

PARENT & CHILD Parent & Infant

For ages 6-36 months; parent(s) must participate in the water with the child. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water. Parent & Toddler

10:35-11 a.m.

$10, $20

For ages 6-36 months; parent(s) must participate in the water with the child. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

PRESCHOOL Preschool 1

11-11:25 a.m.

$10, $20

Three 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 2

11:30-11:55 a.m.

$10, $20

Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool L1. Three 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.

CHILDREN’S LEVELS 1-4 Level 1

11-11:45 a.m.

$10, $20

Prerequisite: 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

12-12:45 p.m.

$10, $20

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. Level 3 & 4

1-1:45 p.m.

$10, $20

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool and possess Level 2 swim 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.

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Instructional Clinics Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 | sbelcher@gsu.edu

Class

TRY ME WEEK June 5-9 One clinic registration is good for the specific day and time that is listed on the schedule. If a clinic is offered more than once per week, a separate, additional registration is required. Price listed per clinic is for the entire semester of classes, not cost per week.. Clinics that have not met the minimum enrollment requirements as of June 19 will be canceled and refunds or transfers will be issued. Participants will be notified via email for any class changes or cancellations.

Cost

Mon.

5-5:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

$10, $20

Tue.

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

$10, $20

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

YOGA Mon. 6:30-7:50 p.m. Studio B Yin Yoga Use a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises and an emphasis on flexibility. Tue. 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B Vinyasa Practice a flowing sequence of postures at a high intensity level while focusing on breath. Wed. 12-12:50 p.m. Studio B Flow Yoga Develop flexibility and build awareness using long, held postures and meditation.

$10, $20 $10, $20 $10, $20

Wed. 2-3:30 p.m. Studio B $10, $20 Restorative Yoga Calm your mind and relax your body with this soothing class. Poses are held for several minutes and are deeply supported by props. Thur. 5:30-6:20 p.m. Studio B $10, $20 Yoga Fusion This intro class will provide all the benefits of yoga while combining strength training elements to help you grow your practice. Yoga Mix

Fri.

12-12:50 p.m.

Studio B

$10, $20

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

REFUNDS A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on June 19. An original receipt is required to receive a refund. Please contact Stephanie Belcher at sbelcher@gsu.edu for all refund requests.

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Training will cover striking, defense, take downs, grappling and submissions. Hapkido

CLINIC DATES June 12-July 24 No clinics July 4.

Time

MARTIAL ARTS Mixed Martial Arts

REGISTRATION DATES JUNE 5-17

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Fitness Center SERVICES

Assistant Director: Jenny Lehigh 404-413-1774 | jlehigh1@gsu.edu

PACKAGES Starter Package Fitness assessment and two personal training sessions

$45, $50

Starter Package Plus Fitness assessment and six personal training sessions

$75, $105

Additional Personal Training Sessions Can be added to any training package purchase. Priced per session. Total Package Starter Package, Starter Paws and REEVUE®* Metabolic Testing

$10, $15

Total Package Plus Starter Package Plus, Starter Paws and REEVUE®* Metabolic Testing

$110, $140

LOCATION Room 150 Inside Exercise Room Student Recreation Center

$80, $85

$15, $20 Starter Paws Assessment of two-day food diary, total cholesterol screening, one hour consultation plus two, half-hour follow up sessions $40, $45 Total Paws ® Starter Paws and REEVUE * Metabolic Testing $5, $10 Just Paws Can be added to any Paws package purchase. 30 additional minutes priced per session.

Refunds will be given for sessions if there is a documented medical issue that precluded provision of 24 hours’ notice of the need to cancel or reschedule. A refund will also be given if the scheduled sessions are returned to the session pool for administrative purposes.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES $35, $40

$15, $20 Lipid Screening** Comprehensive results via finger stick includng total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL values. Must fast 8-10 hours prior to test. BODY FAT COMPOSITION Once per semester; analyzed via bioelectric impedance analysis

HOW TO REGISTER Visit us in Room 150 of the Student Recreation Center. If possible, bring a completed Medical History form with you (found on our website under the Fitness tab). Bring your PantherCard along with either check, cash, credit card, or PantherCash to pay for your services. REFUNDS

*REEVUE® Metabolic Testing is scheduled on certain mornings between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Follow Up Assessment Must occur at least three months after initial assessment.

HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. FRIDAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CARRYING SESSIONS FORWARD ONE SEMESTER

A maximum of three sessions (sessions, consultations, tests) may be carried forward for one semester (spring to summer; summer to fall; fall to spring). Any sessions not used by the end of the second semester will be forfeited.

FREE

**Lipid Screening appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. SCOPE OF PRACTICE

Personal training sessions include cardiovascular exercises, muscle strengthening and endurance exercises, and flexibility exercises. Nutrition consultation sessions include discussions about my dietary habits and goals for my nutritional intake based on my nutritional needs and within the scope of practice of the nutrition practitioner. I understand that sessions can only include matters within the scope of practice offered by the Fitness Center staff and their respective programs and services. The Fitness Center reserves the right to make referrals out rather than provide services to clients when issues exceed the scope of available services or scope of practice of the practitioner.

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Fitness Classes Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 | sbelcher@gsu.edu

CLASS DATES MAY 8-25 All classes offered during Maymester are free to members and fee-paying guests. All fitness class descriptions can be found on our website.

FREE

MAYMESTER Class

Time

Location

12-12:50 p.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

12-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B

12-1:20 p.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6:30-6:50 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

12-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B

MONDAY Flow Yoga Cardio Blast Boot Camp

TUESDAY Cycle Boot Camp Cycle

WEDNESDAY Yin Yoga Zumba® Panther Scuplt Ab Blast

THURSDAY Cycle Step Yoga Fusion

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SUMMER Class

Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 | sbelcher@gsu.edu

Time

Location

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

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

11-11:50 a.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 7-7:50 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B

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

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

11-11:50 a.m. 12-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6:30-7:20 p.m.

Studio B Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance Aerobic/Dance

MONDAY Cardio Blast Panther Sculpt Kickboxing Cycle Boot Camp

CLASS DATES JUNE 5-JULY 24 No classes July 4 Drop-in fitness classes are free to all members and fee-paying guests. All fitness class descriptions can be found on our website.

TUESDAY Cycle & Tone Panther Sculpt Step Zumba® Cycle

WEDNESDAY Cardio Blast Zumba® Kickboxing Cycle Ab Blast Cardio Blast

THURSDAY Cycle Step Panther Sculpt Boot Camp Cardio Blast

Studio Studio Studio Studio

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Intramurals Assistant Director: Zac Schneider 404-413-1924 | intramurals@gsu.edu

REGISTRATION www.gsuim.com FREE AGENTS Don’t have enough to form your own team? Sign up as a free agent, and teams will ask you to join their team! COST Free to currently enrolled students and Recreation 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.)

Start date

Location

Days

PHASE 1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: JUNE 5-11 3v3 Basketball Kickball

June 14 June 14

M, W, CoRec Open

Main Gym Main Gym

Mon., Wed. Mon., Wed.

Wiffleball

June 15

Open

Main Gym

Tue., Thu.

Disc Golf

June 16

Open

Perkerson Park

Fri.

PHASE 2 REGISTRATION PERIOD: JUNE 26-JULY 2 Indoor Soccer Volleyball

July 5 July 5

Open Open

Omni Gym Main Gym

Mon., Wed. Mon., Wed.

Dodgeball

July 6

Open

Omni Gym

Tue., Thu.

For specific rules, times, and more information, visit us at www.gsuim.com.

FORFEIT FEE POLICY For league sports, teams will be required to pay a forfeit check of $30. If the team forfeits a game, the check will be cashed. If no forfeits, the check will be returned.

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Sport Clubs Coordinator: Ty Verdin 404-413-1764 | sportclubs@gsu.edu

CURRENT SPORT CLUBS

BADMINTON BASS FISHING BOXING BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CAPOEIRA CYCLING EQUESTRIAN LACROSSE (MEN’S) LACROSSE (WOMEN’S) PAINTBALL POWERLIFTING ROCK CLIMBING ROWING RUGBY (MEN’S) SOCCER (MEN’S) SOCCER (WOMEN’S) SWIM TENNIS TRIATHLON ULTIMATE FRISBEE (MEN’S) ULTIMATE FRISBEE (WOMEN’S) VOLLEYBALL (MEN’S) VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) WHITEWATER WRESTLING Visit recreation.gsu.edu/clubs for more info on our current clubs or how to start your own.

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Touch the Earth Contact: Hailey Hester hhester@gsu.edu INQUIRIES: 404-413-1772 touchtheearth@gsu.edu REGISTRATION Participants should register no later than the Tuesday before the trip. Liability waivers will be signed at the time of registration or on the day of the trip.

TRIPS AT A GLANCE Date

Day

Trip

Type Cost

June 1-4

Thu.-Sun.

Whitewater 4 day Canoe School

WW

free*

June 9

Fri.

Full Moon Paddle

FW

$25, $30, $35

June 17

Sat.

Caving 101

AV

$15, $18, $20

June 17-18

Sat.-Sun.

Adventure on the Ocoee

AV

$40, $45, $50

June 23-24

Fri.-Sat.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

FW

$20, $30, $35

June 24

Sat.

Horseback Forest Trail Riding

AV

$48, $52, $55

COST Categories are as follows: students, recreation members, others REFUNDS To receive a refund, you must cancel more than 10 days before the trip date. Participants who do not show up for a trip will not receive a refund. 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.

TRIP TYPE KEY: AV – Adventure Sports OT – Backpacking or Overnight Treks DH – Day Hikes FW – Flatwater WW – Whitewater BT – Break Trip

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Touch the Earth trips are all made possible by our awesome VOLUNTEER trip leaders!

Date

Day

Trip

Type Cost

July 1

Sat.

Caving 101

AV

$15, $18, $20

July 8

Sat.

Moonlight Mountain Hike

DH

$15, $17, $20

July 9

Sun.

Caving 101

AV

$15, $18, $20

July 14-16

Fri.-Sun.

Historic Savannah & Tybee Island

AV

$55, $60, $65

July 15-16

Sat.-Sun.

Solo Canoe School

WW

free*

BIKE SERVICES At the TTE Rental Center, we offer limited supplies. Referrals to local bike shops are available for more complex issues. Check out GSU bikes at http://gsu.orgsync.com/org/pantherbikes. Tube Services n Tube only: $7

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Touch the Earth TRIP DESCRIPTIONS ADVENTURE SPORTS Caving 101 Join us as we explore Petty Johns Cave in north Georgia. This trip is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts and beginner cavers. Includes transportation, leadership and some equipment. Jennifer Pecoraro Adventure on the Ocoee Experience the Ocoee River in a variety of ways over the course of two days. Activities include paddleboarding, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting and hanging out along the river. Includes transportation, leadership and some equipment. Anna Inman and TTE Staff Horseback Forest Trail Riding Beginner and experienced riders alike will enjoy Blue Ridge, Georgia by horseback on two different trips. Spend 1 ½ hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area or orchard afterward.

Historic Savannah and Tybee Island This three-day trip will include two days at Tybee Island and one day in Savannah. Activities will include camping, hiking, and geocaching at Skidaway Island State, followed by a tour of historic Savannah. The group will return to Tybee for more camping and hiking the last day, hopefully being able to see turtle hatching if we’re lucky! Includes transportation, leadership and some equipment. Jennifer Pecoraro

DAY HIKES

Moonlight Mountain Hike Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we’ll enjoy s’mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Includes transportation, leadership and some equipment. TTE Staff

Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide. Mycala Cherry

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FLATWATER

Full Moon Paddle Enjoy the full moon in all its splendor from a kayak on High Falls Lake. Join the ranger for this short, two-mile paddle and learn more about the moon and stars. This trip is open to adults with kayaking experience. Includes transportation, leadership and some equipment. TTE Staff Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners Enjoy a night of camping followed by a day on the water. The class will help you develop fundamental paddleboarding skills such as balance, steering and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard. Must be a swimmer.

WHITEWATER Whitewater 4 day Canoe School* This course is regarded as the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing and instruction around. Absolutely NO prior experience is necessary. You’ll be rewarded with views of a gorgeous river and learn from excellent instructors. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided due to regulations, but may be rented for the course at a cost of $60.

Solo Canoe School This two-day instruction trip is offered to experienced tandem canoe paddlers who want to learn to paddle solo. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided, due to regulations, but may be rented for the course at a cost of $40 for students (trip is free). Includes transportation, river lunches, instruction and leadership Jim Hudson and assistants

Included for free is transportation, river lunches, instruction and leadership. Jim Hudson & Touch the Earth Leadership Crew

Includes transportation, leadership, equipment and some food. TTE Staff

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Touch the Earth BREAK TRIPS SAVE THE DATE

STEAMBOAT SKI & SNOWBOARD December 2017

After finals, join us for our annual trip to ski and snowboard at Steamboat Springs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Trip package will include direct round-trip airfare, airport shuttle, six night stay and four day lift ticket. The trip is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons are available. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Details will be available in upcoming issues of the Rap Up.

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OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL Item

Lower level | Student Recreation Center (outside entrance adjacent to parking deck driveway) 404-413-1772

Price per day

Limit per person

Free

1

Tent (six-person)

$5, $6

2

Tent (four-person)

$4, $5

2

Tent (one/two-person)

$3, $4

2

Backpack w/cover (internal or external frame)

$3, $4

4

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Sleeping bag

$3, $4

10

Equipment must be picked up and returned during the above hours only.

Ensolite pad

$2, $3

10

Cook kit (backpack or family)

$2, $3

4

Tarp (10’x10’ or larger)

$2, $3

4

Backpack stove**

$3, $4

4

2-burner stove**

$4, $6

4

Lantern**

$4, $6

4

Battery lantern

$3, $5

4

Water bottle

$1, $2

10

Poncho

$1, $2

10

Cooler

$3, $4

2

Whitewater Canoe*

$20, $25

1

Flatwater Canoe

$10, $12

2

Commuter bike***

HOURS OF OPERATION APRIL 25-JUNE 2: Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m. JUNE 5-JULY 24: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. JULY 25-AUGUST 18: Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m.

CLOSURES AND SPECIAL RENTAL DEALS Closed May 29 for Memorial Day: free day Closed July 4 for Independence Day: free day Closed August 5-13 for Maintenance Week: four day charge PARKING FOR EQUIPMENT LOADING AND UNLOADING Customers may park temporarily for free behind the Student Recreation Center in the space marked “Touch the Earth.” To gain access from parking gate attendant, inform the attendant you are a Touch the Earth customer. You will be able to park in the provided spaces and given a voucher that must be validated by TTE personnel in order to exit. Do not park on the curb. RENTAL POLICIES

• Rental equipment is available for checkout to current students, faculty and staff. Graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center to enjoy this service. Whitewater Kayak* $12, $15 1 You must present your Panther ID card. Recreational Kayak $8, $10 2 • A $20 deposit must be left for any reservation or rental. Full (sit on top or sit in) payment for equipment must be made when the equipment is picked up. Touring kayak $12, $15 1 • Deposit will be forfeited if reservation is not cancelled by Car kit $2, $3 2 5 p.m. on scheduled day of pick up. Wetsuit–Farmer John/Farmer Jane $4, $5 4 • Advance reservations must be made in person. • A Friday-Monday rental is assessed a two-day charge. Crash Pad $5, $7 2 • A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the Camp/canoe seat $2, $3 4 daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day. * NOTE: Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic or school and permission from the outdoor recreation • Additional charges will apply for any equipment returned wet coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 one week in advance. and/or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). ** Customers will receive a stove or lantern with the equivalent of one full canister. • Deposits may be held overnight for equipment needing *** Rental period up to three consecutive days maximum. Helmet, lock and lamps provided. Late Fee $20/day. inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m. • Upon return, all tents will receive a full set up inspection. COST

Students, recreation members

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Touch the Earth CLIMBING WALL & BOULDERING CAVE Inquiries: 404-413-1772

WALL HOURS OF OPERATION JUNE 5-JULY 24 Monday, Wednesday: 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 1-5 p.m. Friday: 2-5 p.m. Closed when student classes are on break. Bouldering Cave open during normal building hours. FREE TRY CLIMBING ANYTIME No certification required. Bring your PantherCard. All equipment provided. CERTIFICATION CLINICS Includes belay skills, policies and procedures, and both a written and practical test. Good for one year. Register at least 24 hours in advance. Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $2, $4, $6 CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE

Experienced climbers may take the written and practical tests without the clinic. Good for one year. By appointment only. Cost: $2, $4, $6 CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

Demonstrate practical skills to the on-duty climbing wall supervisor. Sign the Climbing Wall Agreement. Good for one year. No cost. KIDS CLIMB

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

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LEAD CLIMBING

BOULDERING CAVE

Experienced climbers may lead climb routes during normal hours. You must follow the designated lead route. 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.

The cave has both vertical and horizontal overhanging terrain. Any skill level may use it in a “no ropes” bouldering format. It is located across from racquetball court #4 adjacent to the Climbing Wall. Check in with the Climbing Wall attendant.

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CHALLENGE PROGRAM Contact: Hailey Hester hhester@gsu.edu INQUIRIES: 404-413-1772 | recreation.gsu.edu/cp ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program offers groups, teams and individuals innovative ways to improve their abilities to work with others. Focus is on creative problem solving and effective communication. The experience will increase trust and enhance group cohesion. Programs are tailored to meet the needs of the group. LOCATION Sites vary depending the group’s preference. Groups may choose facilities and grounds from our our challenge course at Indian Creek Recreation Area, the downtown campus or off-campus locations. RESERVATIONS Complete online reservation. Reserve date and make payment at least four weeks in advance. Confirm all details two weeks in advance. A minimum of a 10 person charge is required but larger or smaller groups are easily accommodated. Sessions may range from two hours to half-day or a full day. FULL DAY COST Up to $35 per student. Up to $45 per faculty or staff. Includes lunch. Other packages available at a lesser cost.

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Off Campus Facilities INDIAN CREEK RECREATION AREA Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive, Stone Mountain, Ga 30083

Lodge and Event Lawn Coordinator: Haley Carpenter 404-413-1794 | hcarpenter@gsu.edu The new 4,700 square foot lodge is the perfect place for off campus events. Individual rooms or the entire lodge may be reserved by chartered student organizations and faculty or staff departments for university approved meetings. The lodge has a large meeting room, two breakout rooms, an open lobby reception area with fireplace, decks with seating and a catering kitchen. If you would like to host your event outside, we also have available for reservation a half acre event lawn.

PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road, Decatur, Ga 30034 Contact: Andy Hudgins 404-413-1765 | intramurals@gsu.edu This facility includes two large lighted fields, sundeck, restrooms and parking. This area is used for intramural and sport club events but may also be reserved by student groups.

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Pool Contact: Adam Penn 404-413-4272 | aquatics@gsu.edu Enjoy our pool, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts and snack bar open from Memorial day through Labor Day. Private swim lessons are available. ELIGIBLE USERS Current Georgia State Atlanta campus students and Recreation members. See page 4 for membership rates.

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