About UCSC Recreation
Our mission is to provide the UCSC community with an opportunity to gain skills, have fun, be challenged, and make personal connections through outdoor, recreational and hands-on learning experiences.
- We offer a wide range of courses that provide opportunities for beginners as well as more experienced participants:
- You can expect well-organized classes, activities and informal teaching. Be prepared to be active and involved.
- Courses are led by Recreation Instructors and UCSC student leaders. Student leaders make up the foundation of the Recreation Department, bringing experience and enthusiasm to the programs they lead.
- Instructors range from community members to program developers who have extensive experience in the activity, class or workshop they offer.
- Both student leaders and instructors are hired for their skills, judgement and desire to provide meaningful opportunities for people to learn and grow.
- We encourage those with all backgrounds, levels of experience and abilities to participate.