Hello, my name is Doug Ewing, the Director of Recreational Services here at Fort Lewis College. Within Recreational Services, we have four program areas: [inaudible] play, Outdoor Pursuits, intramural and club sports, and fitness and wellness.
As a fee-paying student, you get to use the Student Life Center at no additional fee. The Student Life Center has activity areas such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor running track, cardio room, strength room, functional training space, and a rock wall. All those activities can be used at no additional fee just by swiping your ID at the front desk of the Student Life Center.
We also have Outdoor Pursuits. Outdoor Pursuits is an outdoor program that allows you to experience the wonderful outdoor area of our four corner area within Outdoor Pursuits at no additional fee you can check out equipment. You could plan a camping trip with your fellow students, and you can go into OP and you could check out a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, a lantern, a stove, a tent. You could go out to Lake Vallecito, which is about 20 minutes outside of town and camp.
The really cool luxury we have here in Durango is we have a river that runs through our town. You can go into Outdoor Pursuits and rent an inflatable kayak, and with some friends you can float that river for two to three hours, hop out, come back up to campus and resume your studies. Also within Outdoor Pursuits, we have the opportunity to go on larger, longer trips. So you could do a weekend trip which would maybe going snowshoeing or climbing a fourteener. You could do a regional trip, you could potentially go to the Grand Canyon, or you can do a national trip. Recently we sent eight students over to Japan to enjoy a ski trip.
We have an intramural program. Intramural programs, those are sports that are designed short term contests, maybe anywhere from between two to six weeks, where you compete with fellow students. Those sports would be such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, we do trashketball, we do video gaming, we do trivia quizzes. Our intramural sports are really designed out of what the student interest is. Students may come to us and say, "Hey, we want this event." Two years ago, we had students say, "We want to play capture the flag. So we modified our intramural schedule to have capture the flag. Sometimes they ask us, "Can we do something different? We don't want something structured." So maybe we do a drop in activity where they compete against each other, and they set up their own competition.
We also have club sports. Club sports are a little bit higher than intramurals. They actually travel and compete against other teams throughout the region. Those sports would be such as soccer, rugby, lacrosse, baseball. All those are student run. We provide some administrative help, but they're a club sport that is run by the students. We just provide administrative help. We also have a fitness and wellness program. Pilates, total body conditioning, dance or yoga, those are scheduled throughout the day. And those are free at no charge for students.
We also have personal training. You can do a personal training program. So you can meet with the personal trainers individually, and they'll help you set up a personal program that allows you to be healthy and stay fit. As a fee-paying student, you get to check out OP gear at no charge. As a fee-paying student, you get to use the Student Life Center at no additional charge. As a fee-paying student, you get to participate in intramurals at no additional charge. So we look forward to you coming here to Fort Lewis College. We look forward to you coming to the Student Life Center. And we look forward to you to enjoy all the programs and services we offer. Thank you and go Skyhawks.