GENERAL CANCELLATION POLICIES • If you wish to cancel a class or request a transfer, please email email@example.com, or visit the RIMAC, Main Gym, or Canyonview sales desks in-person for quick and friendly service. • Refunds for purchases originally made in-person must be processed in-person. • The following offering types are not eligible for refund: • Private training sessions/lessons, workshops, special events, special passes, interim classes. • Any cancellations refunded to credit on account will not be eligible for payout after the refund has been processed and credit assigned. • Due to circumstances beyond our control (weather, illness, under-enrollment etc.), UC San Diego Recreation may occasionally cancel classes and trips. In the event of this, we will make every attempt to notify participants in a timely fashion and will refund accordingly. • Holders of a Fit-Yoga Pass should always refer to the most current class schedule, available by clicking here.
Classes: • Requests received prior to the second class occurrence will receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. • The $10 processing fee will be assessed per offering. The amount of the refund per offering must be over $10 or a refund will not be provided. • Requests received after the second but prior to the third class occurrence will receive a 50% refund. • Refunds are not available after the third class occurrence. • Refund requests for CPR, First Aid or Lifeguard Training classes must be received prior to 14 days before the scheduled starting date.
We don’t provide mats for our classes. We do have a limited number of mats that you can rent for your class or workshop. We require that you pick up and deliver rentals from the FitLife Office. Request a quote here: Request a Quote
As the requestor of this service, you are required to schedule an appropriate facility for the class or workshop. A site inspection may be required by the FitLife Mobile coordinator. Please be sure that the facility is reserved before scheduling your service.
To make reservations for RIMAC or any other sports facility, please submit your request to the Sports Facilities office here: Space Request
We accept checks, recharge index and credit cards.
Prices depend on the number of classes or workshops, and whether this is for a Student group, Faculty & Staff, or Community organization. Request a quote here: Request a Quote
We request at least 2 weeks to create your FitLife Mobile experience.
FitLife Mobile can provide fitness & yoga classes, chair massage & nutrition workshops. Classes include Core Fit, Boot Camps, Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, introductory to advanced Yoga, and Meditation. We can also provide wellness lectures on topics ranging from Mindfulness to Stress Management.
From I-5 (north or south), take Genesee Exit, WEST to Torrey Pines Rd.
Turn left (south) onto Torrey Pines Rd.
Follow 1/2 mile to NORTH POINT DRIVE, turn left onto the North Campus Entrance.
Follow North Point Drive around the large soccer field.
The first building on the right (after the giant soccer field) will be RIMAC, then comes the Super Computer and finally the Parking Structure, which is where you want to park and get a parking pass at the pay station (at the elevators).
Go to the top of the parking structure, find the pay station by the elevator and get your pass.
Walk WEST over the bridge & through the building to the large walkway, (right turn here), to RIMAC (north, past the Super Computer).
Turn right into RIMAC.
There is only one entrance to RIMAC, and the Sales Desk is in the front lobby.
Take the Genesee Exit, go EAST. Follow to CAMPUS POINT DRIVE, turn right.
Turn right at the VOIGT street, between the first and second stop sign, is the parking lot for the pools.
The pools are 1/4 mile west of the parking lot.
The track is on the north end of campus.
Off of I-5, take Genesee west to Torrey Pines Rd, south (left).
Stay in the left lane after you turn, and turn left onto NORTH POINT DRIVE, which is the north campus entrance.
Turn left at the second stop sign. The track is on your right.
If you have a permit, you can park along the east side of the street or in the parking lots to the west. If you do not have a parking permit, you can drive around to the other side of the street and use a meter, or purchase a pass at the parking kiosk.
Once registered in the program, as a community member, you will have a facility access card that will get you into the pool anytime it's open, in addition to our scheduled workouts. If you miss a workout, you can always come in during open lap swim time, to get in your workout.
We all get tired when we are in some sort of activity. The more you continue the activity, the less rest you'll need. If you're tired, our motto is to REST until you feel ready to try again. We use competitive training techniques to keep everyone on task for their goals. These techniques have a proven track record for athletes of all sports...so, get in here and get started!
Swimming suits can be one piece, or two...brief or jammer...but in good condition. Goggles are not mandatory but provide excellent vision underwater, and caps are a good idea for people with long hair.
We offer workouts 7 days a week. Trying to attend all of them might be hard on your body, so the best advice is to fit your workouts into your daily life where they best fit. Two days a week will help you start your fitness habit. Three days a week will help maintain your current fitness level, and 4 or more workouts a week will help you see more improvement in your fitness level. It's better to do a few weeks with two workouts and work your way up to more...fitness is a way of life!
Unfortunately we swim in a pool where turning around is a fact of life. There are many ways to turn around, but that's not something you should worry about before coming in for your swim. Not all of our swimmers do flip turns, but if you want to learn how to do one, our professional coaching staff can help you out at any of our workouts.
We swim in the rain (you're wet anyway, right?), but prefer the sun. We DO NOT SWIM DURING THUNDER STORMS, because of the threat of lightening.
All of our workouts are 1.5 hours long. We prefer our participants to come in at the start time to get warmed up so everyone is ready as a group. Participants can stop when they are tired, or get out when they have to leave, but coming in well after the start time doesn't give an adequate time to prepare your body for the workout, and it distracts the other athletes who arrived on time.
The number one benefit of our program is about the sport/social community among the athletes. Training together towards common goals is a great way to succeed and have fun while you're doing it. We also sponsor many social events throughout the year for our athletes, to keep everybody active and engaged. It's all about being fit and healthy...and who doesn't like how that feels?
Athletes are either just getting into shape, or out of shape...but being in shape is very temporary, and while we all feel good when we are fit, most athletes are trying to get to the next level. So waiting to join while you 'GET IN SHAPE', isn't always the best plan. Why 'tri' to do it yourself, when you can have a group AND a coach right on site to help you out?
Registration for our program happens in the lobby of the Canyonview Aquatics Center...at the Sales Desk at RIMAC...or at the Main Gym lobby. It's a simple process where you'll receive information about the program, an ID card for facility access and answers to all of your questions.
Cancellation of Trips
We plan for success. Outback Adventures creates trips and prepares resources and logistics with our mission, customers, and goals of the specific trip in mind. We are disappointed when programs must be canceled, but it happens on occasion. Some of the reasons we need to cancel a program are:
Trips & ClassesRefund Policy
Requests received prior to 30 days in advance of the trip’s start date will receive a 90% refund. • Requests received less than 30 days but prior to 14 days in advance of the trip’s start date will receive a 75% refund. • Refunds are not available less than 14 days in advance of the trip’s start date. • Unless previously approved, transferring trips, dates, or times constitutes a cancellation and the above policies apply.
No. We operate on a philosophy of "Challenge by Choice". This means that no one will be expected to do anything they do not feel safe and confident doing. With regards to the Odyssey Course, this means the choice of whether or not to climb and what elements to attempt lies solely with the participant. Our staff is trained to help participants push their own comfort zones and meet and exceed the goals they set for themselves.
Due to the imposing nature of the Odyssey Course and Leap many groups assume this is the only event available. Many low element activities are available in addition to the high elements and the activities can be immensely rewarding and valuable for team building. Our teambuilding activities will be adapted by our qualified staff to allow for maximum involvement and participants are encouraged to find their own level of participation regardless of ability.
Outback Adventures typically hosts an equipment sale in the Fall and Spring Quarters. Please visit recreation.ucsd.edu/outback for the dates of the next equipment sale.
All customers except enrolled UC San Diego students must leave a deposit. A deposit is a credit card imprint, signed travelers check, a check written to UC REGENTS, or cash equal to the approximate retail replacement value of the equipment rented. Your deposit will be returned to you upon return of all the equipment and payment of any and all late fees, repair and/or replacement costs. Students with unpaid fees will have their UC San Diego Student Account held until fees are cleared.
You don’t. Please inspect all equipment before you leave. If you find any damage or missing parts, immediately bring it to our attention so we can help you. You are responsible for any cleaning, damage or missing parts upon return.
You may reserve any item as far in advance as you like. Reservations for equipment that requires fitting (e.g., skis, boots), must be made in person at Outback Rental Shop. All other equipment can be reserved over the phone: (858) 534-0684 or at either of our locations. Reservations must be paid in full at the time they are made. All other rentals are first-come, first-serve basis.
Please contact the Rental Shop to cancel a reservation.
More than one week = full refund
More than 48 hours = store credit for reservation total, can be used for rental items only. Cancellation credits expire on June 15th.
Less than 48 hours = customer forfeits all rental fees, no refund or credit.
You can rent as much equipment as you like, but advance reservations are recommended to ensure availability.
Please be sure to request instruction if you are the slightest bit unsure on how to use the equipment. Knowing how to use the equipment correctly will help save your time and help you avoid spending money on damage fees resulting from inexperienced use of the equipment.
There are NO REFUNDS for any unused equipment or equipment not picked up for any reason.
Only currently enrolled UC students are eligible for student discount pricing. UC students from other campuses must present a valid UC ID to receive student pricing. UC San Diego Extension students are not eligible for student pricing as they do not pay student registration fees.
All of our trips are geared for beginners with no previous experience or skill, unless otherwise noted. Our trips are designed to expose you to new skills and introduce you to the diverse activities that you can enjoy in the outdoors. Some of our trips, however, are more physically demanding than others. All watersports participants must be able to swim. If you have questions about whether a trip will fit your physical abilities, please contact the Outdoor Leadership Coordinator at (858) 534-3534.
Outback trips serve UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and the general community by providing adventures such as backpacking, camping, kayaking, surfing and rock climbing.
No alcohol, tobacco (smoked or chewed), or illicit drugs will be allowed at any time during the program. This is not only in consideration of others, but also a serious safety concern.
This policy will be strictly enforced; students found violating this will be asked to leave the program immediately and financially responsible for all evacuation costs. Any prescription drugs that students bring should be in their prescription bottles showing the doctor's name.
During the actual trip, all participants can store street clothes and other items not needed during the trip in our Rental Shop.
We can provide storage of residence hall items while you are on your Wilderness Orientation trip. All belongings will be stored in a secured, locked building. Please let us know about any storage needs on the Student Background Form. For easy identification, mark all your belongings with your name and please consolidate your belongings as much as possible. We assume no liability for stored items. You will have access to your stored belongings on the final day of your session.
On each 9 day trip we will offer solos. A solo is simply time set aside for solitary personal reflection. Solo duration is dependent on the trip, but lasts up to 24 hours. There is no travel involved in a solo; in fact, participants are expected to stay within a certain area that is selected by the WO leaders. They are strategically placed so that they have the feeling of being on their own, yet in a spot that is within whistling distance from the base camp where the leaders will be stationed. Students are given all the equipment and water they need to remain in that place overnight. Each participants are given the option to fast or have enough food for the solo duration.
Students are encouraged to remain on their solo for the fully allotted time (usually 24 hours), but they are always given the option to end their solo at any time. Participants may use their solo time to sleep, think, journal, or work on specific activities that leaders suggest for college goal setting and the like. The Solo Experience proves to be an invaluable experience for most WO participants. It allows students a unique opportunity to focus solely on themselves, on their fears, on their goals, and on their personal strengths.
Miniature solo reflections times are incorporated in to most 5 day trips, but these trips are not long enough to have a full solo experience.
While NO EXPERIENCE is necessary for any of the trips, we strongly recommend you prepare as WO can be physically challenging. If you have an open attitude and a readiness to challenge yourself, we have confidence that you will be able to complete the course. However, you will find that if you are physically fit, you will enjoy the trip that much more.
The Sierra Backpack trips will be physically challenging for most people and you can expect to hike anywhere from 3-8 miles in a day at high elevations while carrying group & personal gear (one-third of your total body weight) on your back. We suggest strengthening and aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week for several weeks prior to the trip. Hiking, running, biking and lap swimming are great forms of exercise. Please purchase hiking boots well in advance of the trip and break them in before you arrive.
The physical challenge of the Sea Kayaking trips will be dependent on water conditions. When calm, the paddling is not overly challenging. When winds or current pick up, the physical challenge increases. No kayaking experience is necessary as instructors will teach all the basic skills needed. Kayakers will paddle their own boat or share a double and will be expected to carry personal & group gear in the kayak. We suggest you consider push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups to strengthen the arm, stomach and back muscles that will be used for paddling. The sea kayaking course area can be quite hot, 90+ degrees. We will take advantage of cool times of day for paddling and rest and enjoy cooling off in the water during the hottest times of day. Baja Sea Kayak-Though the Sea of Cortez can be quite calm, sea sickness proves to be a challenge for some participants. Come prepared with sea sickness medicine.
The Canoe trip endures some of the more extreme temperatures, so for most individuals, dealing with the hot temperatures proves to be the biggest obstacle. Your guides will teach all the basic skills needed, and participants will paddle a canoe with one other person and will be expected to carry personal & group gear in the canoe.
The Surf trips will be physically challenging for most people. No experience is necessary, our instructors will teach all the basic skills, and if you're ready, some advanced surfing techniques. We suggest you consider push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups to strengthen your core muscles that you'll use most frequently. Swimming can provide an excellent aerobic and strength training background as well. All surf participants must pass a swim test that consists of swimming 200 yards continuously, treading water 2 minute and entering/exiting the surf zone without a surfboard. The swim test form is included required trip forms.
*We are more than willing to work with participants who may require adaptive solutions. Please call the Director for more information at a minimum of 30 days in advance of the trip start.
Registration dates — UC San Diego faculty/staff/students or returning families from 2016 registration will take place on SATURDAY, March 4th, 8am at the RIMAC Sales Desk. Open registration for community members will begin on April 3rd.
Eligibility for registration — In order to process your registration, you must have proof of affiliation to UC San Diego (bring your official UC San Diego ID card) or you must have had a camper attend one session of spring/summer 2016. We will check our records. Those not affiliated with the university will be able to register for any remaining spots in-person at RIMAC Sales once registration opens to the community.
*NEW for 2016 – Returning families who have attended Knock Around Camp for 6+ years will be given priority registration. You do not need to attend registration on March 5. You will receive specific registration instructions via email. Returning families who have attended 5 years or fewer and new affiliates will register in person on Saturday March 4th. In lieu of the first-come, first-served registration model we’ve used in years past, we will be holding a lottery ahead of time and establishing a set line order for registration morning. We will email more specific registration instructions to each group of returners, including when and how the lottery will take place. If you do not receive an email but did attend camp in 2016, email Gidget at: firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list.
Knock Around Camps Director - Katie Shaw-Bullock (Gidget) at email@example.com or (858) 534-3911
Knock Around Camps Assistant Director - Ben Brickley (Brick) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 822-0532
Knock Around office (only when camp is in session; June 19-August 25): (858) 534-5675
Rec Classes office: (858) 534-3772 or email@example.com
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