Adventure Rec

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Adventure Rec Programs 

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Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Learn how to kayak with American Canoe Association lessons offered this semester. Each date will focus on different on-land and on-water skill sessions. Feel free to attend one, some, or all programs! All sessions begin at 8:30 am the following Fridays:

ACA Pool Kayak Clinics
Date:  February 5, February 19, March 12, April 16 (All-Fridays)
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am 
Location: Beeghly Natatorium

  • Jan 15 - Basics
  • Feb 5 - Turns and sideways motion
  • Feb 19 - Turns continued and rescues
  • March 12 - Rescues continued
  • March 26- Skills perfection and practice with an instructor
  • April 16- Skills perfection and practice with an instructor
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Andrews members / students: $5 per session or $17 for all 6 sessions at
Registration Deadline: Thursday prior to the session at 4pm
Questions? Contact: R.J. Markowitz /330-941-1964 See for more details
Minimum/Maximum: 1/5
Registration/Price: Andrews members / students: $5 per session or $17 for all 5 sessions at
Registration Deadline: Thursday prior to the session at 4pm
Contact: R.J. Markowitz / 330-941-1964  


April Programs


  • Paddle Sports Tables 
  • Date: Friday April 9, 2021

  • Time: 12pm – 2pm

  • Location: Andrews Lobby 

  • Description: Learn safe and fun kayaking and SUP this summer. Kayak and SUP gear will be on display for quick lessons, selfies, and summer program previews.  

  • Registration/Price: FREE for Andrews Members 

  • Contact: R.J. Markowitz or 330-941-1964 


  • American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED with First Aid Option 
  • Date: Monday, April 12, 2021 
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm 
  • Location: Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center 
  • Description: Upon completion of the online portion, skills will be reviewed and checked in person.  Participants who successfully complete the course will be certified in Adult CPR and AED for 2 years.  A first aid option is also available for an additional $15 and an additional hour 30 minutes onto the course.   Participants must complete blended learning portion online prior to training or they cannot be certified. *Please note this class is only available to YSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Affiliate Members of Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 
  • Registration/Price YSU Students $50, Faculty/Staff $55, Alumni Membership / Affiliate $60, Non-Andrews Member $70 
  • Contact: R.J. Markowitz or 330-941-1964 


Climber Appreciation Day 

  • Date: Tuesday, April 13th 2021 
  • Time: 2pm-5pm 
  • Location: Rock Wall 
  • Description: We wanted to plan an afternoon to say THANK YOU to all of our awesome climbers.  A day to play climbing games, mini-competitions, win prizes, and learn new tips and tricks with climbers of various skill ranks. 
  • Minimum/Maximum: N/A 
  • Registration/Price: Free for Andrews Members/students 
  • Registration Deadline: N/A 
  • Contact: R.J. Markowitz or 330-941-1964 


  • Amazing Adventure Rec Race 
  • Date: Friday April 23, 2021 (No Classes) 
  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm 
  • Location: Mill Creek Park – Lake Glacier Area 
  • Description: Does your team have what it takes to take home the gold in the AMAZING Adventure Rec Race? Teams of 3-4 will compete in a series of 4-5 activities throughout the area including kayaking, slacklining, disc golf, puzzle challenges, relays and others. 
  • Minimum/Maximum: 4 teams / 12 teams (teams of 3-4 people max) 
  • Registration/Price: Free for YSU students at 
  • Contact: R.J. Markowitz or 330-941-1964 


Climbing Wall is Open

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Climber climbing the wall in orange shirt