Adventure On!

Falcon Outdoor Adventures (FOA) is your connection to the outdoors at UWRF. Located in the Falcon Center, FOA strives to build community and enhance the university experience through challenge and the pursuit of adventure. We accomplish this by providing four distinct program areas for students, faculty/staff, and the greater St. Croix Valley Region.

A group of students backpack along a trail in St. Croix County

Cross Country skiing clinic
Trips and Clinics
FOA offers trips at reasonable rates for students at all ability levels.
The climbing wall in the Falcon Center
Climbing Wall
The Falcon Center has an Eldorado Climbing Wall used by students, faculty/staff and the community.
The Rental Center in the Falcon Center
Rental Center
The FOA Rental Center boasts a fleet of high quality outdoor gear for all your recreation needs.
Bicycle leaning on a fence
Bike Shop
FOA operates a bicycle repair shop within the Rental Center open to students, faculty and staff.
Student ascends the rock climbing wall in the Falcon Center
Climbing Competition
The annual Off The Wall Competition challenges climbers of all skill levels.
People climb the Falcon Center rock wall
Birthday Parties
Consider hosting your event at the Falcon Center with Campus Recreation!

Reserve the Wall

Looking for your next group outing or birthday party venue? The climbing wall is a great option for hosting a variety of events. Reserving the wall for private use includes professional instructors, exclusive access to the space and all necessary equipment and training. Schools, churches, companies and community organizations all utilize the climbing wall as a reservable space - consider renting it for your private group or birthday party!

Learn to Climb

Learn to Climb is an introductory youth climbing program designed to empower kids ages 6-13 to discover the sport of climbing with experienced, certified instructors. Learn to Climb is open to all skill levels and experience. Classes take place at the Falcon Outdoor Adventures Climbing Wall inside the UWRF Falcon Center. Learn more and register here

Outdoor Ethics

FOA is committed to helping everyone get outside without harming the environment we play in. The St. Croix Valley is a beautiful place, and we take outdoor recreation ethics seriously to keep it that way. We adhere to and promote Leave No Trace ethics on all our trips and encourage and educate our renters to do the same. If you’re interested in learning more about how we recreate responsibly, contact us or stop by our shop!

Campus Recreation

185 Emogene Nelson Ave.
A105 Falcon Center
River Falls, WI 54022