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Cool off with a mountain hike page 21

ICRA pool parties all summer long page 32

Lipids Don’t Lie, free cholesterol check page 33

Supported by Student Activity Fees

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

The new lodge at Indian Creek

As Georgia State University celebrates its

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


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


Student Recreation Center WELCOME Stephanie Belcher to Recreational Services Stephanie Belcher joined our staff as the Coordinator of Instructional Programs last November and will manage all aspects of our group exercise and instructional clinic programs offered through the department. Stephanie received her BA degree in Sociology and Master of Education in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia. Prior to her move to Georgia State, Stephanie held the position of Assistant Director for Fitness and Instruction at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In addition, she was a Graduate Assistant for Group Fitness and Wellness at the University of Georgia.


Student Recreation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sport Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fitness Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-14 Instructional Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17 Intramurals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Touch the Earth Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-27 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Challenge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 Recreation Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Important Numbers

Administrative Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1750 Equipment Issue Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1770 Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1779 Game Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1777 Indian Creek Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-4272 Indian Creek Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-8783 Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1753 Outdoor Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1772 Service Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-413-1780

Stephanie has also held similar student and part-time positions at UGA, Athens Country Club and the Clarke County Leisure Services Department. She is well versed in all aspects of group fitness and instructional program administration. Stephanie holds several certifications in fitness related organizations and is certified to teach several group exercise programs.

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER Summer Semester 2013 Monday, June 10-Monday, July 29, 2013 Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed ABBREVIATED HOURS July 30-August 10, 2013 Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Closed SRC Closures during Summer Semester Independence Day—Thursday, July 4, 2013 Maintenance Week—August 11-18, 2013 Fall Semester hours resume on Monday, August 19, 2013

GAME ROOM HOURS Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . noon-9 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Game Room Closures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 4-18

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

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Student Recreation Center Lower Level




3 1 2

1. Equipment Issue Desk 2. Racquetball Courts 3. Squash Court 4. Free Weight Room 5. Climbing Wall 6. Outdoor Equipment Rental 7. Aquatic Center (includes leisure and lap pools, sauna, spa, showers, patio and lawn area, and family changing room) 8. Lockers 9.Bouldering Cave

5 6


Lobby Level (first floor) 12 15 10 10. Main Lobby 11. Service Counter 12. Fitness Center 13. Game Room 14. Cyber Lounge 15. Exercise Room 16. Vending Machines


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16 13

floor plan Second Level


17. Main Gymnasium 18a. Martial Arts Studio 18b. Studio B 19. Aerobics/Dance Studio 20. Administrative Offices





Third Level 21

21. Track 22. Omni Gymnasium


Note: Men and Women’s restrooms available on all floors.

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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. Summer Continuing Student Fee .................................................................$49.50 For students who were enrolled in the previous Fall and Spring semesters and have not graduated Faculty/Staff (payroll deduction is available) ..........................$252/year or $84/semester Retirees ........................................................................................$252/year or $84/semester Graduates of Georgia State University................$306/year or $102/semester Spouse/Domestic Partner...............................................$306/year or $102/semester Children of Members 8-18 years of age..................................................................................................$25.50/semester 7 years of age and younger ....................................................................................................Free For detailed information call Brenda Webb at 404/413-1753 or visit our web site at *Graduation will be verified.

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 (cash, PantherCash, credit card, check or payroll deduction) and sign a waiver.

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

How do I get a locker? A limited number of lockers will be available starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013. Go to the Equipment Issue Desk on the lower level. Full locker: . . . . . . . . $25/semester or $75/annual Half locker: . . . . . . . . $12/semester or $36/annual Third locker: . . . . . . . $8/semester or $24/annual Daily locker: . . . . . . . no charge; bring a combination lock *Benefit for faculty and staff—pay for your full or half size locker via payroll deduction.

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

Are there clothing restrictions in the SRC? 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.

When can I renew my locker for Fall semester? Renew locker rentals July 15-August 3. If you do not renew your locker, you must clean it out by August 3! All items not retrieved 14 days after August 3 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.

Summer lockers go on sale June 10 at 6 a.m. Renew your locker for Fall 2013 Mon., July 15-Sat., August 3!


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Safety Coordinator: Adam Penn

CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor Certification Class

Telephone: 404/413-1775

Already CPR/AED & First Aid Certified? Want to help others and make some extra cash? Then this is the class for you.The First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course is a blended learning course, the first part of the class is an online component and the second part is a classroom component. The online component must be successfully completed prior to beginning the classroom session. Homework will be assigned the first day, and must be completed by next day of class. Course materials are included; you will receive them the first day of class. In order to complete pre-course component, you will have access to online materials. No absences allowed.

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

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

How to Register Sign up for these classes at the Service Counter in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center! Registration begins June 10.

Cost Cost categories are divided as follows: Currently enrolled GSU student fee/member fee.

dates: Wednesday-Friday July 17-19 register by July 2* time: 4-8 p.m. cost: $150/$175/$200 instructor: Adam

*Class Cancellation

First Aid Training

Health and Safety classes with fewer than four participants will be canceled on this date 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.

Only need First Aid? Here is your class! Students will receive certification in American Red Cross First Aid.

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

Certified Lifeguards Wanted 404-413-1775

dates: Friday, June 28 register by 6/24* time: 5-8 p.m. cost: $50/$60

Lifeguard Review Course Need to get re-certified but don’t want to spend the time or money for a full course? With this class you can get it cheap and in only two days! This class is designed to optimize a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations for lifeguard recertification. dates:

Friday-Saturday July 12-13 register by 7/1* times: Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. cost: $60/$65/$70 instructor: Rachel and Adam

CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training/ First Aid Want to learn how to help others in need? Need certification for work? Empower yourself and get more bang for your buck with this American Red Cross combo class. Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR, AED and First Aid. dates: time: cost:

Saturday July 20 register by 7/15* 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $55/$65

instructor: Rachel

instructor: Gracie

Adult CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Only need CPR/AED? Here is your class! Students will receive certification in American Red Cross Adult CPR and AED. dates: Saturday, June 29 register by 6/25* time: noon-5 p.m. cost: $50/$60 instructor: Micheale

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Aquatics Coordinator: Adam Penn Telephone: 404/413-1775 Email: Location: Room 90, lower level Student Recreation Center

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

How to Register



JUNE 17-JULY 29 There will be no classes July 4.

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

Sofia Alan Sofia

Intermediate Swimming T/Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. Sat. 11-11:55 a.m.

Alan Alan

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

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. Cash, PantherCash, credit card and checks are accepted.

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 may not leave pool area.You must adhere to pool policies in the Policy and Procedure Guidelines ( Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

SATURDAYS JUNE 22-JULY 27 Parent & Child Preschool I Preschool II Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

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

Gracie Gracie Gracie Sofia Alan Alan

Certified Swimming Instructors 404/413-1775

When to Register Registration June 10-22

Beginning/End Dates June 17-July 29. There will be no classes July 4.

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

Cost for Adult Saturday class Currently enrolled GSU students—$10 Other members—$20


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Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by Saturday, June 22. No refunds will be given after June 23. No refunds without receipt.

Class Cancellation Swimming classes with fewer than the minimum will be canceled. This will be determined on June 22. Participants will be allowed to move to another class or receive a full refund.

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool 1.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

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.

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.

Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 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 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.

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


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

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

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

Refund Policy for Personal Training and Nutrition Sessions Once scheduled, there are no refunds for personal training or nutrition sessions unless there is a documented medical issue that precludes the completion of a session. A maximum of three training sessions or two follow up 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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FITNESS CENTER SERVICES PACKAGES Starter Package Fitness assessment and two personal training sessions Starter Package Plus Fitness assessment and six personal training sessions

$45/$50 $75/$105

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


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


Total Paws Starter Paws and REEVUE® metabolic testing



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

$35/$40 $10/$15

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


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


Sport Clubs Coordinator: Ty Verdin

Telephone: 404/413-1764


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

See our web page at

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

Current Georgia State University Sport Clubs Angler Fishing

Indoor Soccer

Soccer (women’s)





Lacrosse (men’s)




Table Tennis


Rock Climbing






Rugby (men’s)

Ultimate Frisbee (men’s)

Grappling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rugby (women’s)

Ultimate Frisbee (women’s)




Soccer (men’s)



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

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

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Fitness Classes Maymester (May 13-June 3) Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher Telephone: 404/413-1793


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center Beginning/End Dates: Classes start: Monday, May 13

Last day of classes: Monday, June 3 No classes meet Monday, May 27

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

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

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

MONDAY Boot Camp Kickbox Zumba®

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

Aerobic/Dance Studio Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Caroline Randy Nadia

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

Studio B Studio B Martial Arts Studio Aerobic/Dance Studio

Melissa Alison Randy Jennifer

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

Aerobic/Dance Studio Studio B Aerobic/Dance Studio

Neeco Alison Jennifer

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

Studio B Studio B

Stephanie Stephanie

TUESDAY Spin® Yoga Sampler Kickbox Panther Pump WEDNESDAY Zumba® Yoga Sampler Cardio Sculpt THURSDAY Ab Blast Spin® Spin®

Yoga Sampler

A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance.You set the intensity in this awesome class.

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

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

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

Panther Pump 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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FREE! Coordinator: Stephanie Belcher Telephone: 404/413-1793


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

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

Fitness Classes Summer MONDAY Cardio Sculpt Hip Hop Fit Zumba® Boot Camp Ab Blast Kickbox

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

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

Kimberly Rashad Nadia Mike Mike Fuquan

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

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

Melissa Randy Neeco Jennifer Jennifer

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

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

Kimberly Dorothy Dorothy Mike Caroline Stephanie Nadia Matt

Spin® Zumba® Boot Camp Kickbox HIIT Ab Blast

noon-12:50 p.m. noon-12:50 p.m. 5-5:50 p.m. 5:30-6:20 p.m. 6-6:25 p.m. 6:30-6:50 p.m.

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

Anjulyn Nadia Sascha Eric Jennifer Jennifer

FRIDAY Kickbox

noon-12:50 p.m.

Martial Arts Studio


TUESDAY Spin® Kickbox Boot Camp Panther Pump Ab Blast WEDNESDAY

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.

Cardio Sculpt Aqua Boot Camp Deep Water Fitness Step Spin®

Class Cancellation

Zumba® X-Fit

No Registration Required!

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



Studio Studio


Beginning/End Dates Classes start: Monday, June 17 Classes end:Monday, July 29 No classes Thursday, July 4

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Fitness Classes Summer


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

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

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

Panther Pump


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.

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

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

Deep Water Fitness

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

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

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

Hip Hop Fit This cardiovascular class incorporates hip hop moves to create a great high energy workout.


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

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

#BEASTMODE If you are ready for a new challenge or want to rise to the challenge of #Beastmode again, here is your chance! Be one of the first 30 to sweat it out in three different FREE fitness classes between June 17-21 and receive a free t shirt to show everyone you are in #Beastmode. See your instructors for details!

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


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


Location: Suite 200 Student Recreation Center

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

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

Karate M

4-4:50 p.m.

Tu 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio Mixed Martial Arts Tu 5-5:50 p.m. Martial Arts Studio Boxing Th 2:30-3:20 p.m. Martial Arts Studio SPORT INSTRUCTION Golf Tu 6-7:20 p.m. Beginning/End Dates

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!

Clinics begin—Monday, June 17 Clinics end—Monday, July 29 No clinics Thursday, July 4.

• Registration starts Monday, June 10 • Registration ends Saturday, June 29 Clinics that have not met minimum enrollment requirements (10) as of Saturday, June 22 will be canceled and refunds/transfers will be issued.












How to Register

When to Register

Studio B

SRC Lobby/Brown’s Mill

Refunds A full refund will be given if the participant cancels by closing on Saturday, June 22. No receipt = no refund.

Cost Pricing is per clinic/per semester Currently enrolled GSU students—$10 Other members—$20

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Instructional Clinics YOGA


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

Iyengar M

9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



5-5:50 p.m.

Studio B



3-3:50 p.m.

Studio B



9-10:20 a.m.

Aerobic/Dance Studio



Intro to Vinyasa W 1-1:50 p.m.

Studio B



Vinyasa W

3-4:20 p.m.

Studio B



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

11-11:50 a.m.

Studio B





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

Flow Yoga M Hatha Tu Power W


Yin W Yoga Mix F

noon-12:50 p.m.

DANCE Ballet Stretch M noon-12:50 p.m. Salsa, Beginner M 6:30-7:20 p.m. Salsa, Intermediate M 7:30-8:20 p.m. Belly Dance W 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Studio B


Karate Aerobic/Dance Studio



Aerobic/Dance Studio



Aerobic/Dance Studio



Martial Atrs Studio



Mixed Martial Arts

SPECIALTY Stretch & Meditate M 6-6:50 p.m. Pilates Tu 2-2:50 p.m. W 7-7:50 p.m.


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

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Studio B Studio B

Alison Matt

$10/$20 $10/$20

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

SPORT INSTRUCTION Golf Learn valuable lessons for your long and short game. The first class will meet at the Student Recreation Center and remaining classes will meet at Brown��€™s Mill Golf Course. No experience or equipment needed.

Instructional Clinics CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS SPECIALTY Pilates 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.

Stretch & Meditate Focus on stretching and massaging muscles that may be sore or damaged by using calming exercises to help correct muscle imbalances that result from day-to-day movement.

DANCE Ballet Stretch YOGA Flow


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This class focuses on beginning exercises at the barre using bands and balls to help increase flexibility and strength through dynamic ballet routines.

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 each dance. No partner necessary.

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

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Intramurals Assistant Director: Andy Hudgins Telephone: 404/413-1765


Location: Suite 200, second floor Student Recreation Center

See our web page at

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 CA) • Fraternity/Sorority Associations • Campus Organizations (social and educational) • Free Agents (see Free Agent for more info)

Tournaments/ Registration Period

Event Date

Divisions Offered


Wiffleball June 10-18

June 20

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

Dodgeball June 10-25

June 27

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Omni Gym

Kickball June 14-July 9

July 11

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

Golf June 27-July 8

July 12


Browns Mill Golf Course

Volleyball June 21-July 16

July 18

M, W, CoRec

SRC-Main Gym

For specific rules, times, and more information, visit us at

Employment Opportunitie

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.


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

Forfeit Fee Policy

Free Agents

How to Register

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.

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

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


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Touch the Earth Touch the Earth Inquiries: 404/413-1772


Location: Student Recreation Center– outside entrance at the back of the building

____________________________________ Coordinator: Carson Tortorige 404/413-1773 Graduate Assistant: Steven Yates 404/413-1792



Register in the Touch the Earth Outdoor Equipment Rental Center. The entrance is on the Lower Leveloutside entrance behind the SRC. Pay with cash, check, credit card or PantherCash. Register no later than the Tuesday before the trip. Trip registration hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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 will automatically receive a credit voucher for the full cost to be used on a future trip, or you may obtain a refund. All refunds require an in-person visit by refundee.

Cost ($2/$4/$7) Cost categories are as follows: current GSU students/Recreation members/ Others.

Location: Room 30, lower level Student Recreation Center Click on the Touch the Earth tab at

About the Program The program offers a variety of experiences for all skill levels lead by 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. Student 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.

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 Sarah Buckner Andrew Christmas Micah Cox Chris Dobson Rob Edison Amanda Hoppers Daniel Huang Jane and Jim Hudson Steve Hudson Anna and Cory Inman Davis Ison Sully Keel Lauren Killion Mickey Luckovich Tim Madison

Bryan Malone Ramsey Malone Hanna McGugan David McBride Andy Mycroft Gardner Neely Isaac Ordway Geoffrey Pecoraro Jen Pecoraro Erica Spang Philip Strate Shelby Utter Bobby Wess Kayla Wentzek Bruce Wood Steven Yates

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Mt. Mitchell Backpack Tandem Canoe 4-Day School Ruby Falls & Foster Falls Horseback Forest Trail Riding #1 Panther Creek Falls Nantahala Raft Trip #1 Wilderness Orienteering 101 & Geocaching Geocaching Adventures Primitive Skills Field School Beginner Fly Fishing Mount Yonah Tree Climbing & Guided Nature Area Hike Beginner Surfing Instruction Wild Cave Exploration #1 Ocoee Combo Trip #1 Day on the Rocks

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Nantahala Raft Trip #2 Deschutes Whitewater Pre-Trip Meeting Blackrock Mountain Deep River Trail Solo Canoe School Blue Ridge Mountain Backpacking Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session #1 Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session #2 Savannah & Tybee Island Camping Old Wagon Trail Hang Gliding Advanced Fly Fishing Lake Calderwood for Beginners Ocoee Middle Trip Horseback Forest Trail Riding #2 Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session #3 Whitewater Kayak School Pool Session #4

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BIKE SHOP The TTE Bike Shop is a resource available to faculty, staff and students at Georgia State. We offer only the most basic “while-you-wait” services. Referrals to local bike shops are available to address more complex issues. Help us increase the awareness of using bicycles for transportation at GSU! Check out GSU Bikes at!

FREE Services  Pump air  Seat height adjustment  Brake adjustment

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

Touch the Earth CLINICS Wilderness Orienteering 101 & Geocaching Lost in the woods? Learn all you need to know about the basics of map and compass use with this introduction to orienteering class. We’ll teach you to how to read contour lines and landmarks on a topographic map while using a compass to navigate through the woods in North Atlanta. dates: Tuesday, June 18 time: 5 p.m. place: Chattahoochee River hiking trails cost: FREE, please pre-register includes transportation and equipment limit: 12

DAY HIKES Blackrock Mountain See outstanding views in Northeast GA on this hike around Georgia’s highest state park. date: cost:

Saturday, July 13 $8/$9/$10 includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate, 5+ miles leader: Gardner Neely limit: 8

Panther Creek Falls Hike a seven mile round-trip along cascading Panther Creek and eat lunch at the spectacular falls of Panther and Davidson’s Creek. date: cost:

Saturday, June 15 $9/$10/$11 includes transportation and guide rating: moderate

leader: Davis Ison

Mount Yonah Take a hike at this popular rock climbing destination with gorgeous views. While there, you too can try out some basic climbing as well on some great boulders. date: cost:

Sunday, June 23 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy, 6-7 miles leader:Kayla Wentzek limit: 8

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

Saturday, July 20 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: strenuous, up to 14 miles

Deep River Trail See the river’s most scenic stretches along this 12.1 mile hike. Pack your swim clothes because we’ll stop at a swimming hole! River shoes, trekking poles and a waterproof stuff sack are recommended. dates: Saturday, July 13 cost: $12/$14/$19 includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous 12 miles leader: Davis Ison limit: 8

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

leader: Kayla Wentzek limit: 8

Little River Falls Alabama Hike the canyons with a swimsuit on and jump right in below Little River Falls. Dry off for a picnic lunch and swim for the rest of the afternoon. date: cost:

Saturday, August 24 $8/$9/$10

includes transportation and leadership rating: easy, less than 3 miles leader: Davis Ison limit: 8

Hiking and general trips occur rain or shine.

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Touch the Earth BACKPACKING & OVERNIGHT TREKS Blue Ridge Mountain Backpacking Stride along the cool mountain tops for a summer trek in theAppalachians. Our Blue Ridge trek will take you to one of the highest trails in North Carolina. date: cost:

Saturday–Sunday July 13-14 $20/$25/$30

includes transportation, and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Shelby Utter limit: 8

Geocaching Adventures Fire up your GPS for an introduction to geocaching! You’ll learn how to use a handheld GPS as well as smartphone applications to locate geocaches. Learn the lingo while finding awesome caches in South Georgia. GPS’s provided. dates: Saturday-Sunday June 22-23 cost: $20/$22/$25

includes transportation, camping equipment, GPS’s and leadership rating: moderate some bushwacking required leader: Jennifer Pecoraro limit: 8

Primitive Skills Field School

Ruby Falls & Foster Falls

Our expert guides will lead you through survival basics such as finding food and water, building shelter, establishing and using fire, common medical emergencies and rudimentary navigation. Plus! You’ll learn neat tips and tricks of the wilderness from our very own Survivorman! Previous backcountry camping experience required. There will be some hardships and little food.

Swim, hike, sightsee and explore Chattanooga with America’s highest underground waterfall, then camp primitively and explore a picturesque and popular rock climbing area in central Tennessee.

date: cost:

includes transportation and leadership rating: moderate to strenuous leader: Sarah Buckner limit: 8

includes transportation, equipment (or lack there of) and survival experts

Sumter & Ellicott Rock

leader: Carson Tortorige limit: 8

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



Saturday-Sunday June 8-9 $35/$40/ $45

Saturday-Sunday June 22-23 $30/$40/NA

rating: moderate to strenuous



Friday-Sunday May 31-June 2 $25/$30/$35

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

Hike 8-10 miles along the National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River and camp along the river bank in the Sumter National Forest. We’ll also visit the amazingly picturesque “cascades” and relax by the river. dates: Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18 cost: $15/$18/$20

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

Table Rock State Park Come along for a great overnight stay at Table Rock State Park. Hike along a scenic trail and spend the weekend swimming in the lake. dates: Saturday-Sunday August 3-4 cost: $20/$24/$30

WANTED: Volunteer Trip Leaders

Free trip! All expenses paid! Give back to education! Day hikes, backpacking, whitewater rafting, van drivers, basic canoeists, general outdoor guru. Design and lead your own trip! Call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773.


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includes transportation, camping equipment and leadership rating: easy, 5+ miles leader: Jennifer Pecoraro 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:

Sunday, June 23 at 4:30 $32/$35/$40

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

Savannah & Tybee Island Camping Day on the Rocks We’ll take you out to a popular rock climbing destination and stir up some awesome climbs for you to test your outdoor climbing ability and learn new skills – a perfect mix! No experience necessary. date: cost:

Sunday, June 30 $10/$12/$16

includes transportation, climbing equipment and shoes, instruction and leadership leader: Sully Keel limit: 8

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

This beach and historical trip will mix ocean fun with the Spanish moss lined streets of historic Savannah. We’ll take a trolley tour, eat great seafood and relax on the beach. date: cost:

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21 $55/$60/$65

includes transportation, camping equipment and leadership leader: Jennifer Pecoraro and Geoffrey limit: 8

Beginner Surfing Instruction Join our group for a class on surfing in the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll drive out to the coast for the weekend and experience relaxation, surf instruction and a little beach combing. date: cost:

Horseback Forest Trail Riding Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Gratuity is included in trip price. dates: trip #1: Sunday, June 9 trip #2: Sunday, July 21 trip #3: Saturday, August 24 cost: $44/$49/$54 per trip

includes transportation, leadership, horse and guide limit: 8

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30 $70/$80/$90

includes transportation, camping equipment, one session of surf board rental/instruction, and leadership

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

leader: Cory and Anna Inman limit: 8

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Touch the Earth WHITEWATER Whitewater has been the lifeblood of Touch the Earth for many years. We continue celebrating the founders of TTE with a wide array of excellent watersport trips. Join 30+ year veterans of the program as they guide you down some of the cleanest and most scenic waters in the country. Choose your weapon: Kayak, Canoe, Raft! Most of our trips require good swimming ability with the exception of raft trips, and require no experience except for whitewater canoe/kayak trips. Some trips require permission to register.

Fly Fishing

Hang Gliding

This is a thorough introduction to the popular sport of beginner 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. Advanced trip for any graduate or previously experienced flyfisherman.

Yeah, that’s right. TTE is making use of the hot summer days to catch the “winds aloft.” With a pilot, you’ll leap off a 2,000 ft. mountain into elegant, silent flight and surf the air.

dates: beginner class: Saturday, June 22 advanced class: Saturday, July 20 cost: $20/$25/$30

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

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

date: cost:

Saturday, July 20 $145/$155/$180

includes transportation, leadership and flight limit: 8

Tandem Canoe 4-day School 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. NO prior experience necessary – obtain these skills for cheap! dates: Thursday-Sunday June 6-9 cost: $60/$75/$90

includes transportation, canoe equipment, river lunches, instruction and leadership

Wild Cave Exploration Join us as we hike, crawl, climb and squeeze our way through a remote, desolate and virtually uncharted wild cave. Intermediate trip is a significant step up. Recommended for previous cavers.

leader: Jim Hudson limit: 12

dates: beginner trip #1: Saturday, June 29 beginner trip #2: Saturday, July 27 intermediate trip: Saturday, August 10 cost:


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


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Touch the Earth Ocoee Rafting Our most popular rafting trip & great for groups! The exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast! Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river of constant whitewater intensity of big waves and solid fun. Do the standard middle trip (5 miles) or join us for an epic full-day combo trip (upper & middle (10 miles). dates: trip #1: Saturday, June 29 (combo) cost: $80/ $88/$95 trip #2: Sunday, July 21 (middle) cost: $45/$50/$55 trip #3: Sunday August 25 (combo) cost: $80/$88/$95

includes transportation, leadership, river guide, equipment and lunch

Solo Canoe School

Nantahala Raft Trips

On round two, this two-day instruction trip is offered to experienced tandem canoe paddlers who now want to learn to paddle solo. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided but may be rented for the course at a cost of $40 for students.

Experience the exhilarating thrill of rafting on this North Carolina whitewater river. This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters.

dates: Saturday-Sunday July 13-14 cost: $FREE

includes transportation and river lunches; Canoes must be rented leaders: Jim Hudson and assistants limit: 8

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.

leaders: Bruce Wood, Carson Tortorige limit: 25

dates: trip #1: Saturday, June 15 trip #2: Sunday, July 7 trip #3: Sunday, August 4 cost: $35/$40/$45 per trip

includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch leaders: Bruce Wood, Micah Cox limit: 25

Register for trips by the Tuesday before the trip date.

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Touch the Earth Ocoee River Advanced Kayak/Canoeing Advanced boaters will join Carson and Jim for a guided trip down the Ocoee middle section. Experienced paddling skills required. date: cost:

Saturday, August 24 $10/$14/$20

leaders: Jim Hudson, Carson Tortorige limit: 8

Whitewater Kayaking School No prior experience is necessary – this is for first time kayakers! Each participant will learn nearly every facet in whitewater kayaking through professional instruction at an unheard cost. The course begins with four sessions in still water and will be completed with a progressive two-day optional river trip. Please plan to attend all clinic dates and river trip to be a graduate of the course. Students, faculty and staff get first priority. See our website for more details.

MORE WATER TRIPS Kayak Touring on a Mountain Lake Paddle around a beautiful lake for a day and swim in the clear water. We’ll take you to the mountains and teach you all you need to know about paddling a sea kayak. This one day trip will be fun. date: cost:

Sunday, August 18 $12/$16/$22

includes transportation, leadership and sea kayaks leaders: Cory & Anna Inman limit: 8

Lake Calderwood for Beginners We will paddle up to 10 miles round-trip on Lake Calderwood in NC and camp out on a primitive site. Beginners should have some previous experience in a kayak or canoe. Experienced paddlers welcome. dates: Saturday-Sunday July 20-21 cost: $18/$21/$25

includes transportation, instruction, paddling equipment and leadership leader: Sarah Buckner limit: 8

dates: pool: Monday, July 15 Wednesday, July 17 Monday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 24 time: 6-9 p.m. place: Indian Creek Pool (one block from Marta) river: Saturday-Sunday July 27-28 place: North Carolina cost: $50/$55/$65

includes paddling gear, transportation during river sessions, camping and river lunches leaders: Carson Tortorige and assistants limit: 10

The ability to swim is recommended for all water activities.


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For more information and details for our trips, please visit the Touch the Earth office or Student Recreation Center website.

Touch the Earth BREAK TRIPS

DESCHUTES WHITEWATER Lewis & Clark Road and River Expedition — The Amercan Northwest

This westward “Plains to the Pacific” trip will retrace similar historical steps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. This is an excellent road trip broken up with education from a handful of historical sites including Little Bighorn Battlefield, Sacajawea State Park, and numerous interpretive centers along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Once West, adventure begins with climbing, mountain summiting, and a climactic multi-day whitewater rafting experience on the Deschutes River in Oregon! Requirements: Good physical fitness; ability to swim; previous camping experience preferred. See our website for more info. Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. dates: August 2-18 cost: $500/$550/$625

includes transportation, camping equipment, leadership, permits, and some group equipment and food

Ski and Snowboard in December

non-refundable payment in full due on or prior to July 5, 6 p.m. leaders: Carson Tortorige, Micah Cox limit: 14

Check out the upcoming December break skiing details in the Fall issue of the Rap-Up.

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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 April 30-June 7: Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . noon-5 p.m. June 10-July 29: Monday-Friday . . . . . . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 30-August 23: 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, May 27 for Memorial Day—Free day Closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day—Free day August 12-18 for Maintenance Week—Four day charge

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

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


Price per day

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Commuter bike***



Tent (four-person)



Tent (six-person)

Tent (one/two-person) Backpack w/cover

$5/$6 $3/$4

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Ensolite pad



Tarp (10’x10’ or larger)


2-burner stove**


Sleeping bag

Cook kit (backpack or family) Backpack stove** Lantern**

$3/$4 $2/$3

$3/$4 $4/$6

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Water bottle




Flatwater canoe



Recreational kayak (sit on top or sit in)



Car kit




Whitewater canoe* Whitewater kayak*

Touring kayak

Wetsuit–Farmer John/ Farmer Jane Crash pad

Camp/canoe seat

$1/$2 $20/$25 $12/$15


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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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*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.

Touch the Earth Climbing Wall & Bouldering Cave Inquiries: 404/413-1772 Click on the Touch the Earth tab at Graduate Assistant: Mark Bodnar 404/413-1792

Location: Room 20, lower level Student Recreation Center

WALL & CAVE HOURS OF OPERATION (subject to change; please check web site) HOURS OF OPERATION JUNE10-JULY29: Mondays,Wednesdays ......................... 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays,Thursdays ............................ 1-5 p.m. Fridays................................................... 2-5 p.m. Open during Maymester or finals by special arrangement.

KIDS CLIMB FREE TRY CLIMBING ANYTIME— NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BRING YOUR PANTHER CARD – all equipment provided. Panthercard also needed to check out climbing shoes at the Equipment Desk. Please, no bags in the wall. CERTIFICATION CLINICS Learn belay skills, policies and procedures in this two-hour clinic, then pass a written and practical test to be certified for one year. Register at least 24 hours in advance at the Outdoor Equipment Rental Center or in the wall when open. Clinic times: Mondays, noon-2 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. One-time cost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2/$4/$6 limit: 8 (minimum 2)

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

Children ages 8-16 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 which is changed periodically by certified staff. Ask about a Lead Climbing Certification Clinic to certify or challenge out; You must be belay certified for at least six months or prove significant experience. See climbing wall supervisor for details.

Hang out in the Bouldering Cave

The Bouldering Cave provides challenges to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced rock climbers in a “no ropes” bouldering format. The Cave has a variety of vertical AND horizontal, overhanging terrain to challenge anyone. It is located in the Student Recreation Center, lower level, across from Racquetball court 4 and adjacent to the Climbing Wall.

The Cave is open during normal Climbing Wall hours. Users are asked to check in with the Climbing Wall attendant and are able to check out shoes.

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Touch the Earth Challenge Program Graduate Assistant: Linette Turner

Inquiries and scheduling: Coordinator: Carson Tortorige Telephone: 404/413-1773


Location: Room 30, lower level , Student Recreation Center

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

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

How do I schedule?

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

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

How much does it cost? Full day cost:

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

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

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

What do people say about the Touch the Earth Challenge Program? “The ultimate proof of the success of this program was walking into class the next day and looking at all my classmates in a completely different light. They were no longer just people filling a chair in the classroom, they were now my friends, people I can talk to, trust and depend on.” ~Lindsey William, MGS 3400 “Overall, I enjoyed the Ropes Course and wish that other students could have the same opportunity to participate in it. It helped me to build new relationships with my classmates and learn to trust people more. Also, I was able to climb trees and learned how to walk on ropes. I can tell now my friends and family that I do other stuff besides study while attending Georgia State.” ~Reginald Dennis, MGS 3400

NEEDED: Staff to facilitate teambuilding sessions

call Carson Tortorige at 404/413-1773.


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

Telephone: 404/413-1761


INDIAN CREEK LODGE New construction details on page 2. Please check status on our website,!

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 served basis.

POOL ACCESS Due to construction, please use side gate on Park Drive.

INDIAN CREEK SWIMMING POOL Relax with family and friends; schedule a pool party for the kids or sign up for private swim lessons!

Currently enrolled GSU students and current Recreation members: free *Students not currently enrolled in summer semester may be eligible for the Continuing Student Membership. Terms on page 6.

Telephone: 404/413-8783 Open: May 27-August 25 Monday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. -8 p.m. August 26-September 7 Saturday & Sunday only, 11:30 a.m. -8 p.m.

Non Recreation member GSU Faculty/staff and degree holding graduate: $3 per visit

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

FAMILY SEASON PASS Currently enrolled students: $50 Recreation members: $60

Guests: $3 per guest per visit Limit 4 guests per current student, member or GSU Faculty/Staff

*Family memberships are limited to: mother, father, sibling, domestic partner, dependent children of current student or member

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

Telephone: 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

Indian Creek Recreation Area SPECIAL EVENTS Mark your calendar for fun in the sun! MEMORIAL DAY BASH • MAY 27 Bring your friends and family to celebrate the summer season opening of the Indian Creek Pool, Georgia State’s best kept secret! There will be FREE FOOD, a giant INFLATABLE WATERSLIDE, badminton, volleyball, swimming and fun for all! Pool entry and celebration events are free to ALL! Pool opens at 11:30 a.m. Festivities are from 1-4 p.m. INDEPENDENCE DAY • JULY 4 Students, faculty, staff and alumni bring your friends and come join us at Indian Creek Pool on July 4th from 1-3 p.m. for food, sun and fun.There will be a penny dive, water relay, scavenger hunt and FREE FOOD. LABOR DAY LUAU • SEPTEMBER 2 School has started back and summer is coming to an end.What better way to end the summer than with a Labor Day Luau. Students, faculty, staff and alumni bring your friends family to the Indian Creek Pool on September 2nd from 2-5 p.m. for the festivities. There will be FREE FOOD, limbo and a hula hoop contest.

Please consult the website at for information on membership, entry rates, guest fees and policies. For further information, contact Adam Penn 404-413-1775 or


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Special Events

Save the Date! Be part of Team Georgia State Entry fee is $22 if you use the discount code: gsukp13 (case sensitive). Register at: registration; sign up as a team; click on Georgia State University. A portion of the entry fee supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Thursday, September 12 7 p.m.

Don’t want to run or walk? Be a Team Georgia State volunteer. Contact Stephanie Belcher at or visit recreation to volunteer.

Lipids Don’t Lie. You might look good, but the truth is in the numbers. How healthy are you? FREE cholesterol screens. Limit of 25 per session Tuesday, July 16 Session 1: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Session 2: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Where: Lobby of SRC Cost: Free

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Special Events

Smart Summer


The choice is yours!

FREE ice cream to the first 50 participants. Tuesday, June 20 noon-1 p.m. Student Recreation Center Lobby

Ice Cream, Non Fat Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?? M&M’s, nuts, or fruit?? Learn about calories, fat, and sugar amounts that are unique to each and enjoy your own sundae creation… if you can keep it under 500 calories!!

To Top or not to Top? That is the ultimate question…

New for Fall at ICRA All new innovative two-tiered, six element, Team Enrichment Challenge (TEC) Course • Engineered for groups to participate together while suspended 18 to 40ft off the ground • Enhances communication, problem solving and team development • Three ziplines totaling over 500 ft.

• One way to get in; more than four ways to leap, dive and lunge off the course

• Offering additional programming experiences for individuals for recreation & ziplining

• Full day experiences with new Low Ropes elements combined with High Ropes TEC Course


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Recreation Services Staff

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

Director Scott Levin

Assistant Director–Fitness Caroline Dotts

Assistant Director–Operations Kacy Toberg

Business Manager Danny Weipert

Aquatics Coordinator Adam Penn

Customer Service Representative Brenda Webb

Associate Director–Programs Melissa Buchheit Accountant Debra Guyton

Public Relations Specialist Judi Moss

Assistant Director–Intramurals Andy Hudgins

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

Assistant Director–Facilities Allen Wilbanks Facilities Coordinator Julie Dobbs Facilities Coordinator Sabra Blackwell

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Supported by Student Activity Fees

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity/educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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