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Redefine yourself. Personal training and nutrition opportunities. page 12

Indian Creek Lodge open for reservations!

Georgia State University’s first LEED-certified building. page 2

Supported by Student Activity Fees

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

The new lodge at Indian Creek

As we begin a new year, Recreational Services will open its new Lodge at the Indian Creek Recreation Area, located 16 miles from campus and easily accessible by MARTA. On-line reservations will begin on January 6, 2014, with meetings and events beginning January 13, 2014. The first LEED-certified building at Georgia State University, the 4,700 sq. ft. lodge will house a large meeting room, two breakout rooms, an open lobby 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.

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In addition, check out the new Ropes Course for students, faculty, staff and outside groups for challenging, fun-filled teambuilding activities. The Ropes Course sits among towering trees and consists of (4) two-level towers with heights ranging from 25’ to nearly 40’ high, complete with (3) zip lines topping out at 50’ above the ground. Check the department website – www.gsu.edu/recreation – for details regarding scheduling, fees, and assistance with planning your events and functions.

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Student Recreation Center Contents

Student Recreation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SCUBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sport Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fitness Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Instructional Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19 Touch the Earth Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-26 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Challenge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

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

Spring Semester 2014 Monday, January 13-Monday, April 28, 2014 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 Spring Break: March 16-23, 2014 Finals Week: April 29-May 6, 2014 May Session: May 7-June 8, 2014 Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Closed Closures during Spring Semester MLK Holiday—Monday, January 20, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend—May 24-26, 2014 Summer Semester hours resume on Monday, June 9, 2014

GAME ROOM HOURS 404-413-1750 404-413-1770 404-413-1779 404-413-1777 404-413-4272 404-413-1756 404-413-1753 404-413-1772 404-413-1780

Staff

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

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 p.m. Closures March 16-23, May 7-11

EXCEPTIONS TO STANDARD HOURS Inclement Weather Tune to any major Atlanta AM radio station for updates on weather-related university closings or call 404/413-2100 or visit www.gsu.edu. Director Scott Levin Associate Director–Programs Melissa Buchheit Business Manager Danny Weipert Accountant Debra Guyton Marketing Specialist Judi Moss Assistant Director–Fitness Caroline Dotts Assistant Director–Intramurals Andy Hudgins Aquatics Coordinator Adam Penn Instructional Programs Coordinator Stephanie Belcher

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carson Tortorige Sport Club Coordinator Ty Verdin Assistant Director–Operations Kacy Toberg Assistant Director–Facilities Allen Wilbanks Customer Service Representative Brenda Webb Facilities Coordinator Julie Dobbs Facilities Coordinator Sabra Blackwell Indian Creek Coordinator Vacant

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Quick Reference How much does it cost to be a member of the SRC? Membership is limited to faculty, staff, students and graduates* of Georgia State University. Students have automatic membership through their student activity fee. 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 Faculty/Staff/Graduate Day Pass......................................................................... $5 For detailed information call Brenda Webb at 404/413-1753 or visit our web site at www.gsu.edu/recreation. *Graduation will be verified.

How do I get into the SRC? Students, bring your PantherCard 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* and sign a waiver.

What are the age requirements for use of the SRC?

Master Card, Visa, Discover, Panthercash, cash and check

All children must be under the direct supervision of their parent/guardian. • 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 do I get a locker?

Are there clothing restrictions in the SRC?

A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014. Go to the Equipment Issue Desk on the lower level.

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.

How do I find out about policies and procedures? All members should go www.gsu.edu/recreation to view policies and procedures.

What type of payments are accepted?

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 membership, full or half size locker via payroll deduction.

When can I renew my locker for Summer semester? Renew locker rentals April 14-May 6. If you do not renew your locker, you must clean it out by May 6! All items not retrieved 14 days after May 6 will be donated to charity.

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.

Spring lockers go on sale January 13 at 6 a.m. Renew your locker for Summer 2014 Mon., April 14-Tues., May 6!

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

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 for these classes at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Guests and nonmembers are not allowed to register for swimming lessons. Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. You must have your PantherCard to register. You may sign up for Session 2 if you don’t sign up for Session 1.

When to Register Session I: Jan. 13-25 Session II: Mar. 3-15

Beginning/End Dates Session I classes: Jan. 21-Mar. 3 Session II classes: Mar. 10-Apr. 26

Cost for each 7 week session GSU students—$20 Children of GSU students—$20

ADULT CLASSES Session I — January 21-March 3

Registration begins January 13.

Beginning Swimming M/W M/W Tu/Th Sat.

10-10:55 a.m. 5:30-6:25 p.m. 6:30-7:25 p.m. 10-10:55 a.m.

Stephanie Stephanie Alan/David Alan

Intermediate Swimming M/W 11-11:55 a.m. Stephanie M/W 6:30-7:25 p.m. Stephanie Tu/Th 5:30-6:25 p.m. Alan/David Sat. 11-11:55 a.m. Alan Advanced Swimming Sat. noon-12:55 p.m. Alan

Cost for adult weekend classes GSU students—$10 Children of GSU students—$10 Other members—$20 Children of other members—$20

Refunds Session I: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Saturday, January 25. No refunds will be given on or after January 26. No refunds without receipt. Session II: A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Saturday, March 15. No refunds will be given on or after March 16. No refunds without receipt.

Session II — March 10- April 26

Registration begins March 3. No classes March 17-22.

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

Stephanie David Alan

Intermediate Swimming M/W 10-10:55 a.m. Stephanie M/W 5:30-6:25 p.m. Elisabeth Sat. 11-11:55 a.m. David Advanced Swimming Sat. noon-12:55 p.m.

Alan/Sofia

Class Cancellation Swimming classes with fewer than the minimum participants will be canceled.This will be determined for Session I on January 27 and Session II on March 17. Participants will be allowed to move to another class or receive a full refund.

Looking for Water Aerobics? See pages 13 for cool ways to work on your fitness. It’s FREE!

Other members—$40 Children of other members—$40

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Aquatics CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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 (www.gsu.edu/recreation). Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

Session II: March 15-April 26

Session I: Jan. 25-March1

Registration begins March 3. No class March 22.

Registration begins January 13.

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

Saturdays Parent & Infant 10-10:25 a.m. Parent & Toddler 10:30-10:55 a.m. Preschool I 11:15-11:50 a.m. Preschool II 1-1:35 p.m. Level 1 11-11:45 a.m. Level 2 noon-12:45 p.m. Level 3 1-1:45 p.m.

Elisabeth Elisabeth Sofia Sofia Elisabeth Sofia Alan

Saturdays Parent & Child Preschool I Preschool II Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

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

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.

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, butterfly, and develop endurance and proficiency.

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Elisabeth Sofia Sofia Elisabeth Elisabeth Alan

Aquatics CLASS DESCRIPTIONS CHILDREN’S CLASSES Parent & Child For ages 6-36 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.

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.

Learn to Swim Levels 1-3 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.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic 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.

Level 3 – Stroke Development Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in lap pool. 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 1 – Introduction to Water Skills Must be age 5 the first day of the program in order to participate and comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.

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

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 January 13.

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

*Class Cancellation Health and Safety classes with fewer than four 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. If the class is canceled, the participant will receive a full refund.

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.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Instructor

Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and lifeguard training techniques. No absences allowed. During the first class, you must be able to swim 300 yards continuously in the following manner: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breast stroke, 100 yards of either front crawl or breast stroke. For breast stroke, you must demonstrate the pull, breathe, kick, and glide sequence. You must also demonstrate: 20 yard front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve 10 pound brick; swim 20 yards with brick returning to starting point in a specified time. Books are included. Bring: swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/lunch, pencil and notebook.

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, Bloodborne 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. Books are included. Bring swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/ lunch, pencil and notebook each day.

dates: Friday-Sunday March 7-9; 14-16 register by 3/3* times: Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. cost: $125/$185/$200 instructors: Rachel

OR BLENDED LEARNING dates: Friday-Saturday April 18-19; 25-26 register by 4/14* time: Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. cost: $125/$185/$200 instructors: Rachel & Cory

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

dates: Monday/Tuesday/Friday February 10-21 register by 2/3* time: M/T, 5-9 p.m. F, 5-9 p.m. cost: $150/$190/$250 instructor: Adam

Water Safety Instructor Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction. You will be certified to teach all levels of American Red Cross swimming lessons. No absences allowed. You must demonstrate the following strokes proficiently the first night of class: front crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, back stroke, side stroke and butterfly. Books are included. Bring swim suit, towel, lock, dinner/lunch, pencil and notebook each day. dates: Tuesday,Thursday & Friday May 6-23 register by 4/28* time: 5-9 p.m. cost: $145/$175/$225 instructors: Adam

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SCUBA First Aid Students will receive a certification in American Red Cross First Aid. dates: Friday, March 14 register by 3/10* time: 5-8 p.m. cost: $50/$60 instructor: Taj

Adult CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR and AED. dates: Saturday, March 15 register by 3/11* time: noon-5 p.m. cost: $50/$60 instructor: Taj

Adult CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training/ First Aid

Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR, AED and First Aid. dates: Saturday, February 8 register by 2/3* time: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. cost: $60/$70 instructor: Nick

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Students will receive certification in American Red Cross CPRO which includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED. dates: Saturday, April 5 register by 3/31* time: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. cost: $50/$60 instructor: Rachel

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Coordinator: Melissa Buchheit 404-413-1778 mbuchheit@gsu.edu

Register—SCUBA Classes Register at the Service Counter located in the lobby.

Register—SCUBA Trips

Register at the Touch the Earth Outdoor Rental Center located on the lower level.

Cost

NAUI 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). 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.

GSU Student fee/Recreation members/ non-member fee.

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Refunds—SCUBA Classes

time: cost:

A full refund is given if you cancel by Friday, February 14.

Refunds—Trips

Wednesdays February 19-April 16 5-9:30 p.m. $50/$95/$150

No class March 19. instructor: Melissa Buchheit limit: 10

Deposits and any money paid toward the trip balance are not refundable after the deposit deadline.

Trips

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.

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:

May 7-12 Wed., May 7, 6:30 a.m. Mon., May 12, 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., Mar. 12 final payment due Wed., April 9

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Intramurals Assistant Director: Andy Hudgins 404-413-1765 intramurals@gsu.edu gsuim.com

How to Get Involved 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 RA) • Fraternity/Sorority Associations • Campus Organizations • Free Agents (see Free Agent section)

About the Program 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.

Leagues/ Registration Period

Start Date

Divisions Offered

Location

Basketball* Jan. 13-27

February 3

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

Racquetball Jan. 20-Feb. 12

February 18

M, W

SRC-Racquetball Courts

Outdoor Soccer* Jan. 20-Feb. 17

February 23

M, W, CoRec

Panthersville

Bowling* Feb. 3-24

March 5

Open

Brunswick’s

Arena Flag Football Feb. 24-Mar. 12

March 27

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

Softball* Feb. 24-Mar. 24

March 30

M, W, CoRec

Panthersville

Indoor Soccer* Feb. 24-Mar. 24

March 31

CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

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Opportunitie

Tournaments/ Registration Period

Event Date

Divisions Offered

Location

Dodgeball Feb. 3-25

March 6

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

Wiffleball Feb. 10-Mar. 4

March 13

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

Table Tennis Mar. 3-Apr. 2

April 7

Open

SRC-Game Room

Billiards Mar. 10-Apr. 9

April 14

Open

SRC-Game Room

Golf Mar. 10-Apr. 15

April 18

Open

Browns Mill

Free Agents

Sand Volleyball Mar. 14-Apr. 14

April 21

M, W, CoRec

Sports Arena

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

loyment Opportunitie Employment Opportunities

Cost

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.)

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.

How to Register 1. Go to www.gsuim.com. 2. Follow links and instructions to register for sports/events.

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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 Basketball Referees Thursday, January 16 6 p.m., Room 215, Student Recreation Center recreation.gsu.edu

Sport Clubs Coordinator: Ty Verdin 404-413-1764 sportclubs@gsu.edu recreation.gsu.edu/clubs

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.

How to Join a Sport Club

Current Georgia State University Sport Clubs Angler Fishing

Indoor Soccer

Swim

Badminton

Karate

Tennis

Boxing

Lacrosse (men’s)

Triathlon

Breakdancing

Lacrosse (women’s)

Ultimate Frisbee (men’s)

Capoeira

Paintball

Ultimate Frisbee (women’s)

Cycling

Rock Climbing

Volleyball

Equestrian

Rowing

Whitewater

Grappling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rugby (men’s)

Wrestling

Soccer (men’s)

CLUB DESCRIPTIONS

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.

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

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Fitness Center Assistant Director: Caroline Dotts 404-413-1779 ccox25@gsu.edu

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 recreation.gsu.edu; click on fitness. Bring your PantherCard along with check, cash, credit card or PantherCash.

Refund Policy for Personal Training and Nutrition Sessions

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

$80/$85

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

$110/$140

Total Paws Starter Paws and REEVUE® metabolic testing

$15/$20

$40/$45

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

$35/$40

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

$5/$10

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 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

$15/$20/$25

$10/$15

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.

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

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! 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.

Beginning/End Dates Classes start: Tuesday, January 21 Last day of classes: Monday, April 28 No classes: January 20, March 17-22.

Zumbathon!

Fitness Classes

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

7:15-8:05 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 2-2:20 p.m. 2:30-2:50 p.m. 5-5:20 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m.

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

Studio

Studio Studio Studio Studio Studio

Kimberly Dorthy Monica Dorthy Anjulyn MacKenzie Tiffani Tiffani Tiffani Mike Mike

11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 6:30-7:20 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. 7-7:20 p.m. 7:30-8:20 p.m. 7:30-7:50 p.m.

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

Jacque-Corey Linda AJ Linda Eric Fuquan Cynthia Matt Courtney Matt

Studio

TUESDAY Panther Pump Aqua Boot Camp Boot Camp AquaBata Kickbox Cycle Ab Blast ZumbaÂŽ Flexibility

Tuesday, March 25 6-8 p.m. SRC Main Courts 1 & 2 Join us for two hours of Zumba fun! #ZumbathonGaState

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Fitness Classes

FREE! CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

WEDNESDAY Cardio Sculpt Panther Pump Zumba® Cycle

Boot Camp Step Kickbox Cardio Sculpt H.I.I.T. Ab Blast

7:15-8:05 a.m. 11-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 6-6:20 p.m. 6:30-6:50 p.m.

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

Kimberly Mike Nadia Anjulyn Alana MacKenzie Tiffani Mike Eric Fuquan Jacque-Corey Jennifer Jennifer

THURSDAY Cycle Zumba® Boot Camp H.I.I.T. Ab Blast Cycle Kickbox Panther Pump X-Fit

Ab Blast

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

AquaBata

High intensity Tabata intervals will have you sweating in the water and leaving you with a kick-butt work-out without the next day soreness!

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. Participants DO NOT need to know how to swim.

Boot Camp

noon-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 7:30-8:20 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 4-4:20 p.m. 4:30-4:50 p.m. 6:30-6:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6-6:50 p.m.

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

Stephanie Nadia Courtney Mike Monica Monica Jennifer Alana Eric Jennifer Matt

11-11:20 a.m. 11:30-11:50 a.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 12:30-1:20 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m.

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

Jacque-Corey Jacque-Corey Monica Eric Nadia MacKenzie

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

Aerobic/Dance Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Jennifer Jennifer

This military style class provides a full body workout that utilizes a wide variety of exercise techniques including cardio, strength, agility and more!

Cardio Sculpt

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

#BEASTMODE

FRIDAY H.I.I.T. Ab Blast Boot Camp Kickbox Zumba® Cycle SATURDAY Cardio Sculpt Ab Blast

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Are you in #BeastMode? Be one of the first 50 to sweat it out in four different free fitness classes during the week of Jan. 21-27 and receive a t-shirt to let everyone know that you are officially in #BEASTMODE.

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FREE!

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. Participants DO NOT need to know how to swim.

Flexibility

Unwind and improve flexibility with this stretch-based relaxation class.

H.I.I.T.

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

Step

Kickbox

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.

Panther Pump

X-Fit

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

ZumbaÂŽ

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

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

PANTHER F.I.T. COURSE Fridays this Spring starting Friday, February 7 1-3 p.m. $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 seven week course will prepare you for a nationally accredited group fitness certification. Note: Clinic starts on Friday, February 7. Check us out during TRY ME week to see what this course is all about!

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Fitness Classes Maymester (May 12- June 2) Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher 404-413-1793 sbelcher@gsu.edu Beginning/End Dates: Classes start: Monday, May 12 Last day of classes: Monday, June 2 No classes meet Monday, May 26

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

Boot Camp This military style class provides a full body workout that utilizes a wide variety of exercise techniques including cardio, strength, agility and more!

MONDAY Boot Camp Yoga Kickbox Cycle

noon-12:50 p.m. 1:00-1:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Martial Arts Studio Studio B

Mike Ron Eric Alana

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

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

Stephanie Alana Jennifer Jennifer

noon-12:50 p.m. 1-1:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:20 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m.

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

Nadia Ron Mike Mike Alana

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

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

Nadia Eric Jennifer Jennifer

TUESDAY Cycle Pilates Panther Pump Ab Blast WEDNESDAY Zumba® Yoga Step Ab Blast Cycle THURSDAY

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

Zumba® Kickbox Cardio Sculpt Ab Blast

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

Kickbox

Pilates

Yoga

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

Learn yoga basics or deepen your practice with our free yoga sessions.

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

Step

Panther Pump

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

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

Grab your weights and 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.

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

About the Program Instructional Clinics are non-credit classes offered each semester. These progressive classes include instruction in dance, martial arts, sport, yoga and mind/body practices. 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, Jan. 13 • Registration ends Monday, Feb. 10 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements (10) as of Tuesday, February 4 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 unless otherwise noted. GSU students—$20 Other members—$40 Registration secures your spot for the entire semester in the specific day and time of the class purchased. Each clinic requires a separate registration.

Beginning/End Dates TRY-ME Week start–Monday, Jan. 13 Clinics start—Tuesday, Jan. 21 Clinics end—Monday, April 28 No clinics Monday, January 20 or March 17-22. recreation.gsu.edu

MARTIAL ARTS

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

Hapkido Tu Th

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

Martial Arts Studio Martial Arts Studio

Satish Satish

$20/$40 $20/$40

Boxing Tu

2:30-3:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

Randy

$20/$40

Lotus Self Defense Tu 5-6:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

Michael

$20/$40

Mixed Martial Arts W 5-5:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

Eric

$20/$40

Kung Fu Th

Martial Arts Studio

Fuquan

$20/$40

6:30-7:50 p.m.

Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on Monday, February 3. No receipt = no refund.

TRY-ME Week — January 13-17 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 demo of the regularly scheduled class.

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Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga Wednesday, February 12 7-8 p.m. Studio B Limited to 30 participants.

Come out and try a new way to practice Yoga just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring a friend, significant other, or just bring yourself. Everyone is welcome! This event is free to all GSU Students and SRC members.

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Instructional Clinics SPORT INSTRUCTION

CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS

Fencing Tu

4-4:50 p.m.

Omni Gym

Joe

Panther F.I.T. F

1-3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room

Alana/Stephanie $40/$80

$20/$40

YOGA

MARTIAL ARTS Boxing

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

Hapkido

Iyengar M

9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Mark

$20/$40

Flow Yoga M W F

1-1:50 p.m. 11-11:50 a.m. 9-9:50 a.m.

Studio B Studio B Studio B

Alison Ron Ron

$20/$40 $20/$40 $20/$40

Yin M

6:30-7:50 p.m

Studio B

Ron

$20/$40

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

Kung Fu

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

Lotus Self Defense

Hatha Tu Tu

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

Studio B Studio B

Alison Alison

$20/$40 $20/$40

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

Power W

9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Mark

$20/$40

Mixed Martial Arts

Vinyasa W W

1-1:50 p.m. 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Studio B Studio B

Susan Susan

$20/$40 $20/$40

Kriplau Yoga Th 9-10:20 a.m.

Studio B

Jessica

$20/$40

Yoga Mix F

Studio B

Alison

$20/$40

noon-12:50 p.m.

MIND/BODY Tai Chi M 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

Ron

$20/$40

Pilates Tu Th

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

Studio B Studio B

Alison Matt

$20/$40 $20/$40

Meditation F

10-10:50 a.m.

Studio B

Ron

$20/$40

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

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.

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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.

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Instructional Clinics DANCE

CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS

Belly Dance M 6:30-7:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio

Andrea

$20/$40

Salsa, Beginner M 7-7:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Al/Sara

$20/$40

Salsa, Intermediate M 8-8:50 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Al/Sara

$20/$40

Ballroom Dance, Beginner Tu 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Joe

$20/$40

Bachata W

Aerobic/Dance Studio

Fuquan

$20/$40

7-7:50 p.m.

Meditation

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

DANCE Bachata, Beginner

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

YOGA Flow Yoga

Vinyasa

The “flow” of the class emerges from a sequence of postures coupled with breathing exercises with an emphasis on flexibility.

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.

Iyengar

Yin Yoga

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

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

Yoga Mix

Hatha

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

Kripalu

Using inner focus, meditation, and breath work, this class will focus on relaxation, observing the activity of the mind, and unwinding from daily life. Perfect for beginners or those with prior yoga practice.

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

MIND/BODY Tai Chi

Tai Chi uses yang-style 24 form as moving meditation. It incorporates slow-motion movements to balance and strengthen the body while the mental concepts calm the emotions and reduce stress.

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

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.

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.

Pilates Power

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

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A challenging class that uses mind-body exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles focusing on the powerhouse/abs and working the rest of the body through the core connection.

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Touch the Earth Touch the Earth Inquiries: 404-413-1772 touchtheearth@gsu.edu Location: Student Recreation Center– outside entrance at the back of the building ____________________________________ Coordinator: Carson Tortorige ctort@gsu.edu

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.

Registration Register in the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center. The entrance is on the Lower Leveloutside entrance behind the SRC.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.

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

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Refunds 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. 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 Micah Cox Chris Dobson Caroline Dotts Rob Edison Amanda Hoppers Daniel Huang Jane and Jim Hudson Steve Hudson Anna and Cory Inman Davis Ison Wil Jones 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 Shelby Utter Bobby Wess Bruce Wood

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Trips at-a-glance JANUARY Fri. Jan. 17 Fri. Jan. 24 Fri. Jan 31

Cataloochee Ski Trip #1 Cataloochee Ski Trip #2 Cataloochee Ski Trip #3

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FEBRUARY Fri. Feb. 7 Fri.-Sun. Feb. 7-9 Sat. Feb 8 Mon. Feb. 10 Fri. Feb. 14 Sat. Feb. 15 Sat.-Sun. Feb 15-16 Fri. Feb. 21 Sat. Feb. 22 Mon. Feb. 24 Mon. Feb 24 Tues. Feb 25

Cataloochee Ski Trip #4 Crystal River Canoeing, Florida Panola Mountain Service Project Kayak Roll Clinic & Refresher Cataloochee Ski Trip #5 Tree Climbing & Guided Nature Hike River Cleanup Service Project Cataloochee Ski Trip #6 Providence Canyon Kayak Roll Clinic & Refresher Advanced Instruction Climbing Clinic Buffalo River Pre-Trip Meeting

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APRIL Tues. April 1 Fri.-Sun. Sat.-Sun. Sun. Mon. Thurs.-Sun. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat.-Sun. Sat. Sat.-Sun.

April 4-6 April 5-6 April 6 April 7 April 10-13 April 12 April12-13 April 13 April 19-20 April 19 April 19-20

Sun. Fri.-Sun.

April 20 April 25-27

Sat. MARCH Sat. March Sat.-Sun. March Mon. March Fri. March Fri.-Sun. March Sat. March Sat. March Sat.-Sun. March Sun. March Fri.-Sun. March Sat. March Fri.-Sun. March Sun. March

1 Red Top Indian Mounds 1-2 Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail 4 Kayak Roll Clinic & Refresher 7 Lead Certification Climbing Clinic 7-9 Waterfalls, Everywhere 8 Beginning Fly Fishing 8 Horseback Trail Riding 8-9 Camping 101 9 Beginner Outdoor Rock Course 14-23 Boston Mountains & The Buffalo River 22 Night at the Observatory #1 28-30 Roan Mountain Balds AT 30 Rabun Bald Firetower

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April 5

Wilderness Orienteering 101 & Geocaching Raft Guide School Coosa Bald Backcountry Excursion Raven Cliff Falls Kayak Roll Clinic & Refresher Sapelo Island Fishing & Camping Trip Ocoee Rafting Ocoee/Horseback Combo Horseback Trail Riding Camping 102 Experienced Canoe & Kayak Cold Mountain & Shining Rock Wilderness Experienced Canoe & Kayak Chattooga River Whitewater Raft Expedition Night at the Observatory #2

JUNE Thurs.-Sun. June 5-8 Tandem Canoe 4-Day School

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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 www.gsubikes.com!

FREE Services ■ Pump air ■ Seat height adjustment ■ Brake adjustment recreation.gsu.edu

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

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Touch the Earth CLINICS Night at the Observatory Join us for a night at Hard Labor Creek stargazing observatory. If you are taking an Astronomy class this semester, this trip is a perfect opportunity to visit a local observatory for class participation. You’ll be guided by GSU astronomers as they point out constellations, planets, distant galaxies and much more! dates: trip #1: Saturday, March 22 trip #2: Saturday, April 5 cost: $12/$15/$25

includes transportation and fees limit: 18

Wilderness Orienteering 101 & Geocaching Lost in the woods? While that can be exciting to gurus like us, you do want to find your way out — sometime. Learn all you need to know about the basics of map and compass use with this introduction to orienteering class. We will circumlocute Georgia State’s scintillating Indian Creek Area and teach you to how to read contour lines and landmarks on a topographic map while using a compass to navigate. date: Tuesday, April 1 time: 5:30 p.m. place: Indian Creek Recreation Area cost: FREE, please pre-register

includes transportation leaders: Jennifer Pecoraro, Carson Tortorige limit: 9

Kayak Roll Clinics & Refresher Get ready for a great whitewater season! Beginners can come and see what it’s like to paddle a kayak and meet the Whitewater Club. Previous graduates of the WW Kayak School can work with Carson and instructors in preparation for the spring refresher trips (April 19 & 20). Experienced kayakers are allowed to come in and work on their roll and request any instruction. Dress for the pool. No charge. dates: Mondays, February 10, 24, March 4, April 7 time: 6:30-8 p.m. place: meet in the wet classroom ready for the pool limit: 15

Experienced Climbing Clinics Those who are experienced, confident and Belay Certified will enjoy taking a Sport Lead Climbing Certification Clinic with us to be Lead Certified to climb on our wall or go outdoors on your own. Climber must be able to comfortably climb a 5.7-5.8 rated climb. In the Advanced Outdoor Climbing Instruction, our trainer will take the experienced, non-green Lead Certified, indoor climber who is ready to start climbing outdoors without relying on others. Course will consist of a short lecture followed by hands-on instruction on anchor building, how to clean a route and safety concerns. Lead Certification date: Friday, March 7 time: 6-9 p.m. Advanced Instruction date: Monday, February 24 time: 5-9 p.m.

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

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place: Climbing Wall cost: $4/$6/$8 leaders: Amanda Hoppers, Wil Jones, Carson Tortorige, climbing wall instructors limit: 8-10

DAY TRIPS Cataloochee Ski Trips Avoid the weekend crowds with this popular series of Friday trips to North Carolina. We depart at 5 a.m. for the four hour drive, ski all day and return to Atlanta at 9 p.m. after a stop for dinner. The fee covers transportation, lift ticket, ski rentals and a beginner lesson—a steal! Beginner and experienced skiers and boarders are invited. Bring your own equipment if you have it. Ski jackets and pants can be rented at the resort. Snowboards and snowboard lessons are extra. Note: All trips are subject to favorable snow and/or hazardous travel conditions. Canceled trips will be refunded or credited towards the next trip. dates: trip #1: trip #2: trip #3: trip #4: trip #5: trip #6: cost:

Friday, January 17 Friday, January 24 Friday, January 31 Friday, February 7 Friday, February 14 Friday, February 21 $42/$50/$54 per trip

includes leadership, transportation, one day lift ticket, ski rental and beginner lesson limit: 35, minimum 8

Panola Mountain Service Project Help us help you by fixing our trails! Spend a fun and educational day out with the naturalist at Panola Mountain State Park helping maintain the trails we and the public use. Your day will begin with fun working with diggers and clippers. At noon enjoy a picnic lunch provided by GSU and will then be guided by the naturalist on a private tour of the sacred mountain. date: cost:

Saturday, February 8 $5/$6/$7

includes transportation, lunch and guide rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8 recreation.gsu.edu

Touch the Earth BACKPACKING & OVERNIGHT TREKS Roan Mountain Balds—AT

Raven Cliff Falls Tucked in the forest near the Alpine Village of Helen, we’ll hike the rugged Raven Cliff trail in this designated wilderness area. The trip highlight will be the pumping falls and creek from the spring rains. This area is well protected and has amazing wildlife, including many neo-tropical birds and plants with interesting names such as Jack-in-the-pulpit and Trout lillies. date: cost:

Hike the ridgelines of the Smokies along the Roan Mountain Balds area of the Appalachian Trail. Managed by several different agencies, this forested area is a well-kept secret. This weekend trip will require a quick pace through the 20 mile excursion. dates: Friday-Sunday March 28-30 cost: $12/$16/$18

Sunday, April 6 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation, lunch and guide

includes transportation, cooking equipment and leadership

rating: moderate to strenuous, 5 miles

rating: moderate to strenuous, 20 miles

leader: Sarah Buckner limit: 8

Red Top Indian Mounds Explore the history and artifacts of the Mississippian Indians and climb the mounds near the Etowah River. This day hike will be joined with excellent wooded hikes through Red Top Mountain State Park. date: cost:

Saturday, March 1 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation, lunch and guide rating: easy, 4+ miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

Tree Climbing & Guided Nature Area Hike Our in-house tree climbing expert will take you climbing at Panola Mountain State Park. A special experience late in the evening will give us the opportunity for an awesome full moon interpretive hike atop restricted Panola Mountain. date: cost:

1 p.m., Saturday, February 15 $40/$45/$50

includes transportation, climbing equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Adam & Hannah Penn limit: 8

Rabun Bald Firetower Hike to the second highest peak in Georgia, but arguably the most breathtaking. Topping out at 4,700 ft. you’ll find a panoramic view of north Georgia and maybe a few other states on a clear spring day. It remains one of the premier botanical areas in GA and spring wildflowers are exceptional. date: cost:

Sunday, March 30 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy to moderate, 6-7 miles leader: Shelby Utter limit: 8

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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, February 22 $9/$10/$11

leader: Bobby Wess, Carson Tortorige limit: 18

Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail Backpack the scenic Pinhoti Trail in Alabama! The hike starts in Cheaha State Park before going into the Talladega National Forest. The hike will be a seven mile chance to see what the 325 mile Pinhoti trail is like. This trail connects with the Benton McKaye and Appalachian trails. Enjoy lunch on day two at one of the best overlooks on the Alabama Pinhoti. The trail is relatively easy with one steep climb near the end. dates: Saturday-Sunday March 1-2 cost: $10/$12/$16

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy to moderate, 8+ miles leader: Andy Mycroft limit: 8

includes transportation and guide rating: moderate, 3 miles leader: Sarah Buckner limit: 8

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

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Touch the Earth Coosa Bald Backcountry Excursion

Camping 101 & 102

Backpack the popular Coosa Backcountry Trail across Coosa Bald and Slaughter Mountain. This moderate to strenuous journey in Vogel State Park is one of our favorites. It’s a spectacular trail that is usually only frequented by overnight backpackers, and thus, you get more privacy. Between the rewards of the mountain top views you’ll work to climb into Wolfpen Gap and out towards Slaughter Gap. This is not one to miss!

No experience? No problem! Join us for Camping 101 and Camping 102 as we teach you everything you’ll need to know about camping. We’ll camp in the front country at a state park and mix in some fun activities like hiking and canoeing. Step up your skills and sign up at the same time for the next level with an easy backpacking excursion.

dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6 cost: $12/$14/$19

includes transportation and leadership

Waterfalls, Everywhere The Southeast has a tremendous number of waterfalls. Some people have spent their whole life attempting to view them all. Follow us through North Carolina as we view some of the most beautiful and gushing falls this spring. This is a two-day camping trip with a short hike to the camping area. dates: Friday-Sunday, March 7-9 cost: $18/$20/$24

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy, up to 10 miles leader: Philip Strate limit: 8

Cold Mountain & The Shining Rock Wilderness Be on top of North Carolina on this two day backpacking trip along the Art Loeb Trail. Amazing stargazing plus sunset and then a sunrise atop this stunning and beautiful mountain! dates: Saturday-Sunday April 19-20 cost: $13/$15/$18

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate, 11 miles leader: Rob Edison limit: 8

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dates: Frontcountry 101: Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9 Backcountry 102: Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20 cost: $22/$26/$30 per trip

includes transportation, leadership and all equipment

rating: moderate to strenuous, 13 miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

leader: Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 8

Beginner Outdoor Rock Course ADVENTURE SPORTS Crystal River Canoeing, Florida The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. Early spring is the best time to view and swim with the Manatees. We’ll canoe this area of spring fed waters and camp along the estuaries. Previous canoe/kayak experience required. dates: Friday-Sunday, February 7-9 cost: $50/$55/$65

includes transportation, canoe/camping equipment, fees and leadership leader: Sarah Buckner, Carson Tortorige limit: 16

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, March 9 $10/$12/$16

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

PUBLISH IT

Experience it in the tent, publish it on the net!

Check out testimonials and trip summaries at TouchtheEarthOnline.com to see what participants are saying about their experiences. Go on a trip and write a summary of your own and upload pictures! recreation.gsu.edu

Touch the Earth WHITEWATER Experienced Canoe & Kayaking Trips

River Cleanup Service Project

Beginning Fly Fishing

Team up with Touch the Earth and American Rivers on this service project event. The weekend will include clearing rivers of unnatural debris and trash, exploring the local area, and learning about how to keep our environment clean. Cost covers basic expenses and lunch.

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-Sunday, February 15-16 $10/$12/$18

includes transportation, equipment, camping fees, a lunch and leadership leader: Jennifer Pecoraro and GSU Sustainable energy tribe volunteers limit: 6

Sapelo Island Fishing & Camping Trip Go visit Georgia’s most historically significant island and fish away the day on the isolated beach. This island is absolutely gorgeous and only accessible by ferry boat. In April, the Red Fish will be the prime saltwater target for your rod and tackle. GA saltwater fishing license required. date: cost:

Thursday, 5 p.m.-Sunday, April 10-13 $90/ $95/ $100

includes transportation, camping equipment, instruction and leadership leader: Andrew Christmas limit: 8

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date: cost:

Saturday, March 8 $22/$26/$30

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

Horseback Trail Riding Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy this opportunity to tour the foothills by horseback in Blue Ridge, GA. We’ll spend 1 1/2hours in the saddle riding through dense forest, open fields, and moist bottoms on privately-owned land. dates: trip #1: Saturday, March 8 trip #2: Sunday, April 13 cost: $45/$50/$55 per trip

includes transportation, leadership, horse and guide

Both of these trips are designed for previous students of the Whitewater Kayaking School or Tandem/Solo Canoe Schools. Get back in your kayak during our Spring Clinics and put those learned skills back on the river! Carson will guide kayakers down a river best suited to the needs of those seeking the refresher; Cartecay, Tuckaseegee, Nantahala, or other. Or, join Jim Hudson on a beautiful April Chattooga trip. We will paddle Section III of this free-flowing natural “wild and scenic” river. You must obtain permission prior to signup. dates: Cartecay/Tuck/etc.: Saturday, April 19 Chattooga: Sunday, April 20 cost: $10/$15/$20

includes transportation, canoeing/kayak equipment, river lunch, instruction and leadership leader: Jim Hudson, Carson Tortorige, assistants & Whitewater Club limit: 8

Ocoee Rafting Catch a chance at early season high water on the Ocoee with us. This ever popular, never boring class IV river offers constant action with big, pounding waves and constant action. Open up the season with a middle trip and join us for an epic full-day combo (upper & middle) trip a bit later. The ability to swim is recommended. date: cost:

Saturday, April 12 $45/$50/$55

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

limit: 8 Sign up for Ocoee Raft (April 12) and Horseback (April 13) as a COMBO and camp with us overnight! Cost: $80/$90/$100; includes camping equipment for both trips.

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Touch the Earth Raft Guide School You can be a river guide! We raft three great rivers that all require varying levels of guiding skill. These exciting rivers are a favorite destination on the Touch the Earth calendar and trained raft guides are always needed through the summer and fall. On this intensive two-day course we will run the rivers, learning guiding skills necessary for the job, reviewing on-river procedures and policies, and practicing rescue/safety skills. Graduates of the course will be placed on the appropriate river with further training if needed. Permission of instructor is required. dates: Friday 3 p.m.-Sunday April 4-6 cost: Free! (for future volunteer service)

includes transportation, river lunches, instruction, overnight stay and instructors leader: Bruce Wood & Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Chattooga River Whitewater Raft Expedition Raft down parts of sections III & IV of the wild and scenic Chattooga River. The Chattooga is the jewel of the south, known for its incredible, natural scenery and its thrilling, natural flowing class II-IV+ whitewater. Rafting experience recommended, proficient swim ability required. Canoeists or kayakers can tag along. Come check out our amazing pics from last year! You don’t want to miss it! dates: Friday, 3 p.m.-Sunday April 25-27 cost:

$50/$55/$65

includes transportation, rafting/camping equipment, river meals (4), instruction and guides leaders: Carson Tortorige, Isaac Ordway, Andrew Christmas, Bryan Malone, Cory Inman, Micah Cox limit: 12 rafters

Tandem Canoe 4-day School Just before summer classes, mark your calendar now for the most fun whitewater course ever. This course is regarded as the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing around. Absolutely NO prior experience necessary – obtain these skills for cheap! dates: Thursday-Sunday June 5-8 cost:

$60/$75/$90

includes transportation, canoe equipment, river lunches, instruction and leadership leader: Jim Hudson limit: 12

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

BREAK TRIPS

ROCK CLIMBING, BACKPACKING AND CANOEING THROUGH THE OZARKS This Spring Break trip will remain affordable, relaxing and full of adventure. We’ll spend equal parts backpacking, rock climbing and canoeing the amazing spring fed waters of Buffalo River. Making a large, epic loop we’ll traverse the Boston Mountains high and low.

dates: Friday-Sunday March 14-23

includes transportation, camping equipment, leadership, permits, and some group equipment and food cost: $260/$280/$300 non-refundable payment in full due on or prior to February 21, 6 p.m. Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m. leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 14

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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

HOURS OF OPERATION Jan. 9-April 28: Monday-Friday . . . . . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 29-June 5: 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, January 20 for MLK—Free day Closed Monday-Friday, March 17-23—Four-day charge Closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day—Free day

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, introduce yourself to the attendant as a Touch the Earth customer. You will be admitted to park in the provided spaces and 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. Deposits may be held overnite for equipment needing inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m. 9. 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.

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Item Commuter Bike***

Price per day

Limit per person

FREE

1

Tent (six-person)

$5/$6

2

Tent (one/two-person)

$3/$4

2

(internal or external frame)

$3/$4

4

Ensolite pad

$2/$3

10

Tent (four-person)

$4/$5

Backpack w/cover Sleeping bag

$3/$4

2

10

Cook kit (backpack or family)

$2/$3

4

Backpack stove**

$3/$4

4

Tarp (10’x10’ or larger) 2-burner stove** Lantern**

Battery lantern Water bottle Poncho Cooler

Whitewater Canoe*

$2/$3 $4/$6 $4/$6 $2/$3

4 4 4 4

$1/$2

10

$3/$4

2

$1/$2 $20/$25

10 1

Flatwater Canoe

$10/$12

1

Recreational Kayak (sit on top or sit in)

$8/$10

2

Whitewater Kayak*

Touring kayak

Car kit Wetsuit–Farmer John/ Farmer Jane Crash Pad

Camp/canoe seat

$12/$15

1

$12/$15

1

$4/$5

4

$2/$3

4

$2/$3 $5/$7

1 2

*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

WALL HOURS OF OPERATION HOURS OF OPERATION JAN. 13-APR. 28: Mondays,Wednesdays....................................1-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays,Thursdays............................................1-7 p.m. Fridays .................................................................1-5 p.m.

Bouldering Cave open during normal building hours.

Free Try Climbing Anytime No Certification Required. Bring your Panther card – all equipment provided. 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. Clinic times:

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. One-time cost: $2/$4/$6 limit: 8 (minimum 2)

Challenge Program Inquiries: recreation.gsu.edu/cp Coordinator: Carson Tortorige ctort@gsu.edu

What is the Challenge Program?

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. Challenges are by appointment only. One-time cost: $2/$4/$6

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.

Kids Climb

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

Lead Climbing

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. See climbing wall supervisor for details.

Bouldering Cave

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

How do I schedule? ■ Complete online reservations at recreation.gsu.edu/cp ■ 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 a 10 person charge is required but larger or smaller groups are easily accommodated. Sessions may range from two hours to half day to a full day.

The Program offers people innovative ways to improve their abilities to work with others. Focus is on 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. Our facilitators have experience with clubs, office units, social organizations and corporate groups.

How much does it cost?

Where is the program facilitated?

Other packages available at a lesser cost.

Our new lodge and outdoor ropes course is located at the Indian Creek Recreation Area off South Indian Creek Drive in Stone Mountain. Sessions can also be held on the GSU campus.

Non-GSU groups must contact 404-413-1792 or ChallengeProgram@gsu.edu for fee structure. Cost varies depending on program length and size of group.

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Full day cost:

Up to $25 per GSU student Up to $30 per GSU faculty/staff person

includes activities and lunch.

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Off Campus Facilities INDIAN CREEK RECREATION AREA (ICRA)

THE LODGE

Location: 900 South Indian Creek Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Contact: recreation.gsu.edu/reservelodge

INDIAN CREEK LODGE 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, faculty/staff departments for University approved meetings and for personal/social events by Recreation members. The lodge has a large meeting room, two breakout rooms, an open lobby reception area with fireplace, a catering kitchen, and front and rear decks with seating. If you would like to host your event outside, we will also have available for reservation a three-quarter acre event lawn. Visit our website to review policies and submit a reservation.

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 Open: May 26-September 1* Monday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. -8 p.m. *Pool will be open only on weekends starting August 25th

For usage eligibility, membership information, policies and procedures go to: www.gsu.edu/recreation. All users must comply with pool and university policies and are responsible for the behavior of family members and/or guests. Failure to comply may result in immediate revocation of membership privileges.

Individual Recreation Memberships (Includes access to SRC and ICRA) Current GSU students: free *Students not currently enrolled in summer semester may be eligible for the Continuing Student Membership of $49.50. Faculty/Staff: $84 Degree Holding Graduates: $102 Daily Entry Faculty/Staff/ Degree holding graduates: $3/visit Guests: $3 per person, per visit (Limit six guests per family) ICRA Family Season Pass for Recreation Members*: Current GSU students: $50 Faculty/Staff/ Degree holding graduates: $60 *Family memberships are limited to: mother, father, sibling, domestic partner, dependent children of current GSU Panther ID holder.

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.

Memorial Day

BASH Monday May 26, 1-4 p.m.

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PANTHERSVILLE INTRAMURAL FIELDS Location: 2401 Wildcat Road Decatur, GA 30034-7110 Contact: Andy Hudgins intramurals@gsu.edu 404-413-1765

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.

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Special Events

A Sweetheart of a Meal Learn how to prepare and cook a meal that your valentine will love. Class includes cooking supplies and food. You get to take the meal home!

Thursday, February 6 6-7:30 p.m. $6 for SRC members Sign up at the service counter by Friday, January 31. Space is limited. Contact rleet1@student.gsu.edu for more info

Love your Body Week!

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga Wednesday February 12 7-8 p.m. • Studio B

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Limited to 30 participants

Come out and try a new way to practice Yoga just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring a friend, significant other, or just bring yourself. Everyone is welcome! This event is free to all GSU Students and SRC members.

Plunge with a Purpose Join us for the annual POLAR BEAR PLUNGE at Indian Creek! Sunday, February 16

An easy way to love yourself is to be confident. Attend an interactive self-defense class taught by GSU’s Police Department. Come kick, punch and yell with us!

Thursday, February 13 • 12:30-3 p.m. Martial Arts Studio

Co-sponsored by the Department of Student Health Promotion, the University Police Department and Recreational Services. For more info contact, tkaletsky1@student.gsu.edu

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Check in at 2 p.m. Plunge at 3 p.m.

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Free Plungers: Food and fun Plungers with a Purpose: 100% of proceeds will go to the Bennett A. Brown Scholarship Fund. $5 Food, fun and t-shirt.

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Special Events

GOLF THE TRAIL… Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail A weekend devoted to golf! Play 18-holes at Grand National’s Lake course Saturday morning. That afternoon, play another 18-holes on Grand National’s Links course or enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or sports bar. Sunday morning, play 18-holes on the Links course.

Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6 Cost: $230/$240

includes transportation,18-holes Saturday (option to play additional 18-holes for $65), hotel (double occupancy), 18-holes Sunday, continental breakfast on Sunday.

Payment due: March 21 Limit: 14

Contact dweipert@gsu.edu or slevin@gsu.edu for more information.

12th Annual Recreational Services Golf Tournament May 21 Wednesday, April 9 5-7 p.m. SRC Pool Deck Get ready to sweat! Meet us outside this Spring for a Boot Camp class that will challenge you and introduce you to new equipment. Prizes and challenges too! Open to current students and SRC members.

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Enjoy a Spring day on the challenging Gary Roger Baird designed 18-hole course at Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain, GA. Format: 4 person scramble Registration: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Shotgun start: 8:45 a.m. Cost: Students: $55 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $95 Cost includes: Green fees, range balls, mulligans, raffle tickets, gifts, and lunch. Registration information available in early April.

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View of students entering the new ropes course at Indian Creek.

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