Open Recreation & Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

We are excited to announce the new outdoor recreation program at Wellesley! 

While all recreation is a great way to stay active, reduce stress and have fun, outdoor recreation has long been recognized as a uniquely powerful way to learn leadership skills. Genuine experiences—complete with genuine risk—foster skills that cannot be learned in a classroom. The mountains teach risk management, communication and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, to name just a few. Unpredictable mountain weather, self-imposed hardship and the joy of accomplishment forge powerful friendships. Ultimately, the mountains teach self-reliance and team-reliance, skills that are difficult to learn in our hyper-comfortable modern world. Students typically learn that they are capable of more than they imagined.


Saturday, March 9th Mountain Climbing Trip


Open Recreation

Open Recreation provides students the opportunity and space to play games and enjoy activities in a less structured environment. Hours are open to ALL students every TUESDAY and FRIDAY*** from 4-6PM in the Multipurpose Gym located on the second floor of the KSC.

Possible Activities Include: Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Squash, Tennis, Pickleball, Spike ball, Hula hoops, Kan jam, Soccer nets & Your own space for your own activity

Equipment Can be Rented at the Front Desk

Rental Center

The FOWCA Outdoor Adventure Rentals gives students access to equipment to enjoy many outdoor activities.

Outdoor activities equipment, such as tents, skis, sleeping bags, are available for sign out and use. Faculty and staff can also rent equipment, but only during the winter and summer terms.

Location: Keohane Sports Center Front Desk

Reservations are issued with a priortiy to students and distributed on a first-come basis to the Wellesley College Community. All students, faculty and staff must present their One Cards to rent equipment. During weekends with OA trips rentals will not be available.

Hours: Outdoor Adventure Rentals are available when the Keohane Sports Center Front Desk is operational.  CLICK HERE for closures, building and holiday hours.