Article by Bailey McCaffrey

Cam the Ram is always out doing new things and living life to the fullest. Campus Recreation was curious about what he does while everyone is gone during time off from school, so we decided to get down to the bottom of it. We had the pleasure of hearing from Cam directly about his plans for this break.

What do you have planned for this break?

Cam: This break is jam packed with fun activities, but I will also be taking some, “Cam time,” to relax and give myself a break. On Friday, I am leaving by bus, (rams are not allowed on planes), to travel to Big Sky Montana. I have plans to go skiing for just two days with some of my best friends. I am chasing the pow there, trying to get some fresh turns. It should be a good time. I am most excited to catch up with old companions.

On Monday I head to Wyoming to visit my Great Aunt Martha. It has been too long since I checked on her and the farm. She says all is well, and I cannot wait to eat a piece of her world famous seed and grass pie! My cousins will also be coming into town, the gang will all be back together and things could get rowdy.

The remainder of the break I will be hanging around Fort Collins. Long hikes around horsetooth, reading a good book, and chilling in a coffee shop, (Starry Night is my favorite), sounds exactly what I need right now. I got a bicycle for Christmas from my grandmother, and I cannot wait to take it for a spin up the Poudre! I will be hanging around Campus Recreation too. Nothing like a long swim and a good sit in the hot tub to bring in the nice weather. I am getting into climbing too, so will probably spend some time sending it at the rock wall. I’m hoping to meet some new faces along the way. If any of these sound like a good time to you or if you have any other good ideas, hmu!

Is this a normal break for you?

Cam: Honestly, I love spending time in the sunshine and I am a big fan of the beach. In the past have spent time in the sand and riding some waves. But this break is exactly what I need. I like to switch it up from time to time. From backpacking in South America to European travels, there is alway something new for me to take part in.

What are you looking forward to most?

Cam: My travels are fun, but nothing beats the feeling of seeing all my Rams come home from break and settled back in on campus. I love the energy they bring to Fort Collins, and it just doesn’t feel like home without them!



This is the online feature that is bringing all recreation programs a little closer together. The new calendar has been added to the homepage of our website, allowing for viewing ease for upcoming events this semester. This schedule has the time and dates of all activities going on at Campus Recreation. This includes Group Fitness classes, Mind and Body classes, Outdoor Program events, Intramural Sports registration dates, Drop-In Schedules, building hours, and so much more. 

If you have questions about what is happening at our facility, likely, this is where you will find the information you need. The new feature is a Google Calendar that can be accessed from any online platform, through our website. You can select the events that are most helpful to your own schedule and add these to your own calendar. You can even set reminders for events you’re interested in. Click HERE to take a look at the updated calendar. To choose the events that interest you the most, click on the +GoogleCalendar icon, in the bottom right of the feature. 

Program Specific Schedules 

If you are not fond of change, have no fear! We still have PDF schedules for each specific program listed in the links below. These schedules can also be found on the website under each program’s tab

Check out each of our amazing programs to find what is best suited for your own busy schedule!

Are you looking ahead to spring semester already? So are we! As you set your New Year’s Resolutions (or as you continue working toward whatever health goals you have), keep Campus Recreation in mind! We are here for YOU!

Check out all of the programs, activities, and events planned and get a preview of schedules as they are finalized! Note – schedules are subject to change slightly (and we will update them here if they do). 

Campus Rec Calendar – New for 2018!

Also new this semester is the Campus Rec Calendar. Now you can view EVERYTHING that is happening in the department of Campus Recreation in one place – an easy-to-navigate Google calendar. All program areas and activity dates are there, including: Intramural Sports, Group Fit Classes, Mind/Body Classes, Cycle Classes, Sport Clubs team home games, Swim Lessons, Red Cross Classes, Drop-In, Outdoor Program Trip Schedule, Climbing Wall activities, special events, and more!

Easily add a class or program to your own calendar using Google’s export feature! If a class is cancelled or a time changes, the calendar will be updated weekly to reflect the change. Woo!

Spring 2018 Schedules


Group Fitness Classes

Mind/Body Classes

Cycle Classes

PFT/FIT Instructional Courses

Dance & Martial Arts Courses


Drop-In Schedule

Outdoor Program

Outdoor Program Trips

Climbing Wall Programs

Avalanche Clinics

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports Spring Schedule


Swim Lessons

Red Cross Classes



Article by Bailey McCaffrey

Campus Recreation is excited to welcome our newest building addition, the Floor One Weight Room. This opening will double the amount of lifting and weights space provided, and offers features that have never been seen before in our weight room.

Opening information

The new room will open on Jan. 16th, on the first day of classes in the 2018 spring semester. This opening is just in time for New Years resolutions or for turning your holiday meals into muscle. After time spent planning and building, Campus Recreation is welcoming our Rec’ing Rams home from Winter Break with a new, beautiful, and fully complete, new weight room. 

The first week back from break (Jan. 16-19) brings a reason to celebrate the new room and the new year. Tabling events will be held from the 16th to the 18th of January to inform Rams about the new addition. There will also be a ribbon cutting event outside the new space from 4:30- 6:30pm on Friday, Jan. 19. There will be prize giveaways, including t-shirts given to the first 100 people to visit the table. At this event, you will be able to ask questions and become informed about the new space.

The new weight room is located on the north side of the basketball courts, in the area nearest to Studio 3. There will be signs throughout the facility indicating where to find it. This room can be accessed from the basketball courts on floor one, or from the track on floor two. When entering into the area, please be respectful to other Rec’ing Rams by walking on the outside of the courts and the track to keep from interrupting these workout areas.

Bags, coats, and other personal belongings will not be allowed on the floors of the new facility, just as throughout the rest of our building. There will be cubbies to the left side of the room to store your items, or you can use the lockers located on the fitness floors.


Although the new area has all the same capabilities as the current weight area, the equipment filling the space is more versatile for extended use. The addition of Olympic lifting platforms in the weight room means that Olympic lifting is now offered at our facility!

The existing weight room on the second floor was feeling left out from the renovation, so Campus Recreation decided it needed a makeover as well. By the start of the spring semester, you can expect to see lots of new equipment. Make sure to check out all of the weight areas to find which spaces fit best with your workouts.

Olympic Lifting

The biggest change coming from this addition is the Olympic lifting capabilities. This will only be offered in specified areas in the new weight room, but will not be permitted in other spaces. Grade-A chalk will be provided for the Olympic lifting areas. No outside chalk will be allowed. To respect other patrons, please help us keep the chalk in its designated areas to stop it from spreading throughout the facility. There are also bumper plates designed to use on the Olympic lifting platforms. All other weights should be kept off these machines.

If you have an interest in learning Olympic lifting techniques, you can sign up with one of our four Personal Trainers who are certified in the sport. Other opportunities and events surrounding the new weight room may exist in the future, so keep updated about whats happening on our website, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow our Snapchat to see sneak peaks into the weight room before it opens.


This is a welcoming environment for every Ram at every ability level. Hurtful behavior and language is prohibited in this area, just as it is throughout the entire Student Recreation Center. We are thankful for the inclusive atmosphere here at Campus Recreation, and are expecting only great things to come from this new weight space.

We are excited to share our Floor One Weight Room with our Rec’ing Rams. Come into Campus Recreation and check out all the new things we have in store!

Article by Bailey McCaffrey

With the holidays approaching quickly, it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit of giving. Warm a Winter Wish is an event through Campus Recreation from now until the 5th of December. Everyone is invited to donate gift cards which will be given as holiday gifts to students in the Fostering Success Program.


The CSU Fostering Success Program is designed to bring together students who are fully independent and identify as a former fostered youth. The program will help these students receive the support and encouragement they need in order to be successful in their collegiate efforts. Although they come from different backgrounds, they are welcomed into a community of of people who are also taking school on independently. The year-round support of other students is hugely appreciated, especially through the holidays.


In order for this event to be successful, we is asking for your help in gathering gift cards of $20 increments to give as gifts. You can bring these gift cards into the Service Center desk at Campus Rec, where they will given to students in this program. We are requesting gift cards for local Fort Collins businesses, good examples including King Soopers, Target, Amazon, Walmart. Anna L, a member at CSU Campus Recreation, participated in this event last year and is excited to participate again. “I know there are people on our campus who may not view the holidays in the same way as myself, so this was an easy way to hopefully give back to students just like me who need support and encouragement.” she says.


Rec Cares is a committee at Campus Recreation that is excited to give back to the community. They have organized Warm a Winter Wish for the past few years. This committee puts on events for students to participate in throughout the year including Adopt a Street, the Reuse-A-Shoe Donation, and Warm a Winter Wish. Rec Cares is doing a great job positively influencing our building and fostering good community, but they need your help to continue with their success!

Share some holiday joy with another by bringing in a gift card to the service center by Tuesday, December 5, 2017, before 11:00 pm. You can also submit a cash donation through the Fostering Success Program website HERE.

We know that the ability to make monetary donations to others is a privilege that some of us may not hold, but if you are able to, we hope that you join us in the spirit of giving.