Did you know that Wolverines do not hibernate? Really. Why? Well, a biologist might argue with this theory, but local data suggests that the Outdoor Adventure Center, formerly known as the Adventure Resource Center has an impact on the winter habits of the Wolverine.

The Outdoor Adventure Center has planned two adventure trips to be held before the end of the year.

On Nov. 8-10, UVSC students can go to Zion National Park in southern Utah to hike the popular canyon known as the Subway.

On Dec. 14-23, students will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sea kayak on the Mexico coast.

Closer to campus, the Outdoor Adventure Center will be sponsoring several activities in the courtyard. On Nov. 6 there will be a demonstration of outdoor stoves. On Dec. 4 there will be a demonstration of outdoor winter gear.

The highlight of the courtyard activities will be a Dutch oven cook-off to be held on Nov. 15. This activity has become a UVSC tradition and the competition will be fierce.

Looking for a unique date activity? This semester the Outdoor Adventure has started offering Adventure Date Nights. Two Adventure Date Nights will be held in the coming months.
On Nov. 9 the activity will be a Dutch oven dinner, campfire and s’mores at Utah Lake. Then on Dec. 6 the activity will move to Park City for ice skating.

Also new this semester are the Adventure Family Nights. These activities allow UVSC students and their families to enjoy the outdoors together. On Nov. 30 the activity will be indoor rock climbing and on Dec. 6 the activity will be canoeing.

Don’t forget that the Outdoor Adventure Center offers rentals of winter sports gear, including snowboards, cross-country skis and snowshoes. Rental packages start at $8.

With all the winter activities offered for UVSC students and their families, friends and neighbors, it is no wonder that Wolverines have chosen not to hibernate.

Additional information about these activities is available in the Outdoor Adventure Center, located in the Student Center between the post office and Scoops.