Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Off-Campus Adventures

The Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center offers a variety of outdoor, off-campus trips throughout the year.  These programs are intended to introduce and expose individuals to the environment through outdoor recreation activities and them to move beyond self-imposed limitations.  Participants are encouraged to explore new, meaningful experiences outside the confines of their classroom or professional environment’s.

*Refunds are given only if a trip is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather.

Indoor Rock Climbing Trip

Indoor Rocking Climbing @ Go Vertical
Date: Saturday, December 02, 2017 │
Time & Place

11am - 12pm: "High Angle Terrain" Emergency Rescue Session, JAH 163 (Optional) 
*See Below for more information
12:15pm: Depart Jefferson
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Indoor Rock Climbing

Cost: $15 (2 hour session)

  • Transportation not included
  • No Refunds

This year, in collaboration with the Wilderness and Disaster Medicine Group of Jefferson, Dr. Joshua Ruder, DO will be discussing about, Medical Emergencies in High Angle Terrain" before heading over to Go Vertical.

Register either online at or in person at JRFC with a valid Jeff ID.
*We only accept Visa or MasterCard, NO cash or check*

Any questions can be forwarded to David W. Kim at

  • Due to limited availability, this trip is ONLY open to Jefferson Students and JRFC Members.
  • Adidtional Costs:
    •    Climbing Shoes (personal atheltic sneakers can be worn)
    •     Transportation ($2.50 each way)
  • Registrants are more than welcome to meet us at Go Vertical or travel together as a group after the educational presentation.  Climbing begins at 1pm.

2016 Trips

Rock Climbing Trip

The group at Go Vertical

March 19, 2016 at Go Vertical in
Philadelphia, PA.

2015 Trips

Glen Onoko Hiking Trip

Glen Onoko Hiking Trip

October 10, 2015 at Glen Onoko Falls in
Jim Thorpe, PA.

River Tubing Excursion

River Tubing Excursion

August 22, 2015 on the Delaware River.

Jefferson Recreation Inaugural Golf Tournament

River Tubing Excursion  August 22, 2015 on the Delaware River Jefferson Recreation Inaugural Golf Tournament

May 1, 2015 for the inaugural Jefferson Recreation Golf Tournament at Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Club in South Philadelphia.

Go Vertical Rock Climbing Adventure

Go Vertical Rock Climbing Adventure

April 18, 2015 at Go Vertical.

Bear Creek Mountain

Bear Creek Mountain

February 21, 2015 on the slopes at
Bear Creek Mountain.

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Facilities Hours

Memorial Day through
Labor Day

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pool closes at 5:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Pool closes at 6 p.m.

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Pool closes at 6 p.m.


The facility will also have varying operational hours during holiday periods.

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