Join Cleveland Metroparks in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students for the Adventure University Series starting in January!
Take a break from your winter activities, come inside, and join us for our winter program series designed to give Greater Cleveland's outdoor adventurers a place to meet, socialize, share and learn about the outdoor pursuits they love and enjoy.
If your sense of adventure gets diminished a bit in the winter, you aren't going to want to miss out on the first Adventure University program coming up on Thursday, January 19th. We'll gather in the great room at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Clubhouse for an amazing inspirational keynote from adventurer Tom Helbig. On his 40th birthday, this Cleveland area native quit his job and decided to enjoy 40 adventures over 40 miles each, and has since biked from San Diego to Key West, kayaked around the Florida Keys, fat biked the Outer Banks, started an outdoor adventure company, and enjoyed many other fun, crazy adventures.
Learn more about Tom and his adventures here.
Schedule: Thursday, January 19th
6:00 Doors open, drink sales available, and free snacks
-mingle & share adventures and knowledge with like-minded folks
6:30 Keynote - Tom Helbig -Adding a Splash of Adventure to Your Life
-Q & A with Tom
-Bicycle Touring 101
-Adventure Sharing Social with Baldwin Wallace students and staff
-Winter Recreation in Cleveland
-Slacklining and S'mores
8:45 Sneak Peek into February's Adventure University
Start socializing and sharing on Facebook!
Adventure University Series continues into the spring, so check out the details about each date below.
February 16 - Mark Pecot - Paddling Erie Islands
Rocky River Nature Center, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Keynote: Mark Pecot, Owner/Operator at 41* North Coastal Kayak Adventures
- Breakouts: Outfitting your Kayak, Kayak Navigation, Kayaking 101
- Activity: Try-Knot Tying
March 16 - John MacDonald - Backpacking Across Iceland
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Clubhouse, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Keynote: John MacDonald - Director of Student Wellness, Akron University
- Breakouts: Adventures for All, Having Adventures with Kids, Backpacking 101
- Activity: Try Handcycling
April 29 - Gear Swap & Workshops
Baldwin Wallace University Lou Higgins Center, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Keynote: Gear Swap - sell your gear, bikes, kayaks, and more
- Breakouts: Local Cleveland Adventures, Trip Planning 101, YOU Present!
- Activity: Try Gear Repair
Pre-registration preferred, but registration at the door is available.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. Contact us at
or at these telephone numbers.