Adventure Rec

Climbing Wall is set to Reopen


Click the image below to view all the new details! 

Climber climbing the wall in orange shirt

Virtual Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Trip Planning

Stand Up Paddle Board Video

Click the video and use all the resources you need to plan your own stand-up paddle board trip.

AR Bingo Card

Adventure Rec Bingo

Adventure Rec developed an outdoor incentive program that rewards you for simply having your own outdoor adventures.

Download a copy of your YSU Adventure Rec BINGO card on the Campus Rec Website, Campus Rec social media, or a physical copy at the climbing wall. Complete a diagonal, horizontal, or vertical line on the bingo card.

You can also complete the 4 corners or a postage stamp (4 spaces in 1 corner). You must take picture or video from each challenge post all pictures and videos to Instagram tagging us at @ysucampusrec and use #adventurerecbingo.

Come into the Admin Office of the rec center to claim your prize pack consisting of an Adventure Rec shoulder pack, a water bottle, sticker, and a BOGO for the next kayak trip or clinic valid until Dec ’21.

Questions? Contact R.J. Markowitz at 

Adventure Recreation 

At Home with RJ

RJ in his kitchen

This is a hopefully not too failed attempt at spicing up your ramen and learning how to use a backpacking stove.  You can find the stove I was using here: Backpacking Stove

Adventure Photo with Matt 

Photo clinic with Matt PowerPoint


Need to get outside but not sure where to go? Check out the list of some great out recreation spots to take advantage of so you don't go stir crazy!

Please research and prepare thoroughly, as well as, seek proper training before planning your own outdoor trip.

Name Location Description
Mill Creek Park Youngstown, OH Multiple bike/hike trails and biker friendly roads
Western Reserve Greenway Trumbull County 16.7 mile bike trail that connects to a 100 mile long bike trail
Little Beaver Creek Trail Lisbon, OH 12.5 mile bike trail that connects to a greater 100 mile bike way
Stavich Bike Trail Lowellville, OH 12 mile bike trail
Ohio and Erie Canal Tow Path Canton to Cleveland, OH 87 miles of trails
Sandy Creek Trail Franklin, PA 12 mile bike trail
Name Location Description
Mill Creek Park Youngstown, OH 9.75 miles of hiking trails
McConnell's Mills State Park Portersville, PA 11.2 miles of hiking trails
Moraine State Park Portersville, PA 29.2 miles of hiking trails
Poland Municipal Forest Poland, OH Multiple miles of hiking
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga and Summit County Miles and Miles of trails
Name Location Description
Mill Creek Park Youngstown, OH 2 Lakes, Rentals, Docks
Mosquito Trumbull County, OH Beach, Multiple Docks, No Rentals
Berlin Berlin Center, OH Multiple Put in spots
Mahoning Mahoning and Trumbull River, Rentals, Be cautious of dams
Shenango Reservoir Greenville, PA Calm lake, multiple put in sites
Shenango River Jamestown, PA River, Rentals, Be cautious of dams
Name Location Description
Logtown Lisbon, OH Trad and bolted routes
Mill Creek Park Youngstown, OH Bouldering
Whipps Ledges Hinkley, OH Bouldering / Top Rope
McConnell’s Mills Portersville, PA Top Rope

Trips & Events


Enjoy kayaking or the crisp air of Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Adventure Recreation offers a wide variety of trips and events throughout the academic year! 


Resource Center

Resource Center

The ARRC is a centralized location to plan your next outdoor adventure.  Chat with our experienced staff about popular locations in our area, services and even rent out equipment for your trip!



Discover how you can create a customized program to ensure that your team, group, class, or organization is performing at it's peak with Adventure Rec's Adventure Retreat and Teambuilding Programs. 


Rock Wall

Rock Wall

Did you know that our facility(Andrews Student Recreation & Wellness Center) is home to one of the tallest rock walls in the state of Ohio standing at 53ft.! Adventure Recreation offers a mix of programs that include eight climbing routes and a 46 feet rappelling platform. One-third of the lower wall is designed for bouldering opportunities as well!