Explore Your Adventurous Side

The Adventure Recreation Program of the past has evolved into a program that offers indoor climbing opportunities, camping equipment rentals, and outdoor recreation guidance.

Discover the thrill of adventure on the indoor climbing wall as you climb for the first time to the top of the wall, practice your outdoor climbing skills, and/or rent the climbing wall for your group or party.

Or get outdoors on your own, as we offer the resources to help you plan your own trip plus we have camping equipment for rent to help you on your way. So get ready to Adventure! Visit the Adventure Center at the ARC to learn more.


  • Check the Adventure Center & Climbing Wall open hours.
  • Current belay endorsements for the climbing wall will expire on August 20, 2020.
  • The Key Log will be in the ARC Outdoor Pool on Sundays, from 1-3 pm.  No registration is necessary.
  • Large Groups: (over 8 guests) need to make advance reservations by emailing: AdventureRecreation@illinois.edu, as Adventure Rec Staff at Open Hours cannot accommodate too many new climbers at one time and may choose to split a group of eight into two smaller groups for Climber Orientation (required for all first-time visitors). We encourage you to download these forms and bring them with you on your first trip to the Climbing Wall.  
30 October 2019
Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), 201 E. Peabody Dr
Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States
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