The GO Outdoors and GO Climbing Programs are subdivisions of the Rutgers Recreation Department. We bring students outdoors through a multitude of trips and courses while teaching survival skills for the adventurous outdoors person.
Go Outdoors offers many overnight and day trips to various places around the East Coast. Signing up for a GO trip can take you kayaking off the coast of Maryland, rock climbing in eastern Pennsylvania, backpacking in the Adirondacks, and hiking in the Delaware Water Gap. Sign up for individual classes and learn how to belay, start a fire, cook in the backcountry, and gain other essential outdoor skills on expeditions and through classes held at Rutgers.
Check out the Rutgers Rock Wall at the College Avenue Gym. The wall is FREE to all students and members, and guest passes may be purchased for non-members. Harness rentals are free, and shoe rentals are only $1 a day. We have traditional top rope belay stations as well as auto-belay units available. Come to the wall to climb, boulder, and belay on one of our many routes rated from introductory to advanced.
GO promotes environmental responsibility on all of our trips by following the tenets of good stewardship. Facilitators teach students how to backpack, camp, paddle, and hike while leaving the wilderness intact for future visitors. Our trips allow for a personal connection to nature while meeting peers with similar outdoor interests.