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  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Open Community Climbs
  • Private Programs
  • Continuing Ed. Programs
  • Academic Classes

Photo: Mid-AirAdventure Programs Description:

Darton State College hosts a number of outdoor adventure based programs and activities. These programs are designed with recreation and education in mind. Our goal is to promote safety and responsible recreation in the outdoors.

Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)

Photo: Rock ClimbingThe purpose of OAC is to provide opportunities for students and community members to participate in, and become aware of, a variety of outdoor adventure experiences, with the benefit of knowledgeable leadership.

The club will host a variety of trips, workshops, and meetings open to students and community members.

See our Calendar for upcoming events.

Past trips have included hiking, camping, rock climbing, caving, canoeing, primitive fire making, slide shows and more.

For more information and to get your name on the list serve, contact John Michael Cassidy OAC Club Advisor at or (299) 317-6778.

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Open Community Climbs:

Photo: Climbing WallOpen Climbs are opportunities for Darton students and community members to take advantage of our state of the art 50ft climbing wall. More than six climbing routes of varied difficulty make the wall fun for all ages and experience levels.

Free - Darton students, alumni, faculty and staff
$5.00 all others

See our Calendar for upcoming dates.

Note: All participants under 18 years of age must have parent and or custodial guardian sign release form, no exceptions.

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Private Programs

Photo: Climbing TowerLooking for a unique venue to host a private event? Come have it with us at the Darton State College Challenge Course.

Course amenities include:

Want to have an event in the evening?
We now have lights on our course!

Continuing Education Programs

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A series of adventure based Continuing Education courses are offered here at Darton. Classes are offered year round and can include such activities as canoeing, team building, rock climbing and outdoor living skills.

These courses and related activities carry no academic credit and do not require entrance testing for admission.

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Academic Classes

Photo: Climbing on TowerDarton State College offers a number of adventure based Physical Education courses for academic credit. See the Darton State College Course Catalogue and class schedule for short descriptions and offerings.

PHED 1233 Orienteering (1.00 cr.)
PHED 1214 Beginning Rock Climbing (1.00 cr.)
PHED 1215 Basic Kayaking (2.00 cr.)
PHED 1216 Beginning Paddling (1.00 cr.)
PHED 1191 Challenge Course (2.00 cr.)
PHED 1154 Chall. Crs. Facilitator Training (1.00 cr.)
PHED 1168 Survival Skills (1.00 cr.)

For more information contact Academic Advising.

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For more information Contact:
Josh Fulmer
Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation and Education
Contact Us Form
To book a program for an off-campus group,
please fill out the interest form:
Program Interest Form
Price Sheet

Responsible Department: Outdoor Education
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