Campus Life

USU Campus Recreation Offering Host of Activities All Summer Long

By Marcus Jensen |

Looking for ways to stay active this summer? Utah State University Campus Recreation will host several activities during the summer months for Aggies to take full advantage of, as well as offering equipment rentals for outdoor junkies. The department will host summer intramurals, group fitness classes, outdoor trip opportunities, outdoor equipment rentals, Aggie Rec Camps, Challenge Course bookings and free access to the Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) for faculty and staff.

Summer Intramurals

Current students, faculty and staff with an active ARC membership are eligible to participate in summer intramurals. Intramurals will be offered in two formats: one day tournament style and traditional intramural month-long competitions of Spikeball, Pickleball and 3v3 Basketball.

One-day tournaments will be:

  • Disc Golf tournament, sponsored by Infinite Disc, to be held on June 9 from 4 -9 p.m. on Old Main Hill. Day of registration is $10.
  • Sand Volleyball tournament to be held July 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Aggie Recreation Center Sand Volleyball Courts. Day of registration is $5.
  • Other tournaments will be arranged throughout the summer as interest grows; follow our social media for the most up-to-date information.

Traditional intramural competitions will begin July 5 and run through August 4. Teams can register on the campus rec intramural website. These games will be self-officiated and self-reported. Registration is $10 per person. Registration will open on June 9 and close on June 20. Reserve your spot soon for Spikeball, Pickleball and 3v3 Basketball.

To register, visit

Summer Group Fitness Classes

The USU Group Fitness program offers fun and energizing workouts for all summer ARC memberships free of charge. This summer, a variety of classes are offered with instructors providing exercises for all fitness levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced).

Summer Group Fitness Schedule (Now through August 13th)

  • Monday
    • High Fitness - 7-7:50 a.m.
    • Quick HIIT - 5:30-6 p.m.
    • Vinyasa Yoga - 6:30-7:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • Functional Strength Training - 7:30-8:20 a.m.
    • Barre - 6:30-7:20 a.m.
  • Wednesday
    • Sunrise Yoga - 8-8:50 a.m.
    • Quick HIIT - 5:30-6 p.m.
    • High Fitness - 6:30-7:20 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • Functional Strength Training - 7:30-8:20 a.m.
    • Stretch and Meditation - 6:30-7:20 p.m.
  • Friday
    • High Fitness - 7-7:50 a.m.

Functional Strength Training and Quick HIIT are held in the playground (ARC second floor). All other classes are held in the Loft (ARC third floor).

Outdoor Trips

Campus Rec will host three rafting trips run by students for students, faculty and staff. One trip will be a five-day trip, while the other two will be day trips to the Snake River. More trips will be added to the department’s Google calendar as well.

Desolation Canyon Rafting

  • July 22-26.
  • Desolation and Gray Canyonson the Green River.
  • Enjoy sandy beaches, historical sites and numerous rapids that fill this 84-mile section of river.
  • Participants must be able to swim, prepared for moderate physical activity and six days in a hot desert wilderness environment with temperatures over 100° F (38°C).
  • Cost: $325 + Tax
  • Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday July 15th 7:00pm at the OP Shop.
  • Click here to register

Snake River Rafting Day Trip

  • July 31 and August 28.
  • Rafting the Alpine section of the Snake River.
  • Departs early in the morning with participants taking two trips down the river.
  • Participants must be able to swim.
  • Trip cost includes lunch, transportation, permit fees, rafting equipment and student leadership.
  • Cost: $75.00 + Tax.
  • Click here to register.

Outdoor Equipment Rentals

Campus Recreation offers a variety of summer rentals for students, faculty and staff to enjoy outdoor activities. A full list of equipment is available at

The rental shop has the following hours:

  • Monday - 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday - 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday - 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Aggie Rec Camp

The Aggie Rec Camp fosters a lifelong love of recreation and is intended for campers ages 6-12. Registration is now open for the children of faculty and staff, as well as community members. Campers are given the opportunity to develop teamwork skills, experience fun adventures, and create new lasting friendships through arts and crafts, daily recreational activities, special events, sports, as well as field trips.

This year’s camp will include 11 themed sessions, including Aggie Ice Days, Campers vs. Counselors, Pathfinders, Future Aggies Week and more. Campers will be able to take part in several activities each week, such as arts and crafts, swimming, climbing walls, challenge courses, field trips, fitness classes and much more. Some of the field trips this year include Zootah, Eccles Ice Rink and Logan Aquatics Center.

The first week of camp will begin June 1-4, with the final week of camp taking place August 9-13. Activities will be held throughout the USU Logan campus. For more information and to register your child/children, visit

Challenge Course

The USU Challenge Course provides a fun, educational approach to learning principles and applying these principles to a wide variety of real-world situations in both your personal and professional lives. The Challenge Course serves community non-profits as well as campus and corporate groups. Programs are run by student employees who are trained to facilitate groups through teambuilding activities. These activities are done on the ground as well as high in the air using ropes, harnesses and helmets.

Different programs are available in 2-, 3-, 4- or 6-hour sessions, with the course operating from May to October each year. The Challenge Course is located near the Herms restaurant.

To find out more about the Challenge Course and to register your group for a session, visit

Access to the ARC for Faculty and Staff

During the summer months, USU faculty and staff will have free access to the ARC and the HPER gyms and pools. Spouses can also use the facility by purchasing a spouse membership or a daily guest pass. The Fieldhouse is closed and will reopen in the fall semester.

To find out more about all of Campus Rec’s many offerings for this summer and upcoming semesters, follow @usucampusrec on Instagram and visit


Marcus Jensen
News Coordinator
University Marketing and Communications


Katie Burns
Associate Director
Campus Recreation


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