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Campus Recreation

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

At-Home Recreation

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, The Campus Recreation Administration Office will be open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. All Vistors must wear a face covering. The CPA will reamin CLOSED for working out/recreation at this time. A reopening date will be announced soon.|

Campus Recreation is committed to providing the ETSU community with at-home recreation, outdoor activities, and virtual engagement, while maintaining social distance.

To view all ETSU virtual engagement opportunities, don't forget to check the Campus Life Calendar

For the latest information related to ETSU's COVID-19 updates and response, please visit  


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Virtual Fitness 

ETSU Fitness has compiled a list of free virtual fitness platforms for you to take advantage while staying active at home.  

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily fitness tips and routines you can do from home during this time. 

Fitness Friday Workouts

Check out our Instagram and Facebook accounts every Friday at 9 am for the Fitness Friday workouts.  Check below for our past ones!














Virtual Fitness Resources 

BUTI Fitness

Our very own BUTI Fitness Instructor Kari has a class on the BUTI website for you to enjoy for FREE. You will need a unique password to log onto the website. If you are interested, email and we will email you the code within an hour (during normal business hours of 8-4:30 pm EST).

Do you have some Exercise Equipment At Home?  

 Exercise Bands:  Here is a great instructional video for exercise bands and how to use them while at home.

 Common Mistakes of the Body Weight Squat

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Outdoor Adventure 

This is wonderful time to be outdoors! Getting outside, enjoying nature and nice weather, is a great activity you can participate in, while following social distancing and CDC guidelines. Outdoor Adventure has complied a list of opportunities available for you. 

Stay connected with us by following our Instagram and Facebook
Let us know what you are doing to enjoy being outdoors.


Safely Exploring Outdoors
Please refer to the Leave No Trace website for some helpful tips about safely exploring outside.
Things in Johnson City and Surrounding Areas

If you are located in Johnson City, there are numerous hiking and biking trails waiting to be explored! Here is a list of some of our favorites. Click the links for more information:

ETSU University Woods and Trail System

Jacob's Park

Buffalo Mountain

Winged Deer Park

Willow Springs Park

Outside of Area 
If you are located outside of Johnson City, you can refer to the All Trails website or download their app to find outdoor activities in your area! It is recommended to not travel more than half an hour away. Always remember to check your local facilities for closures and other restrictions that may apply.
Videos on Tips for Outdoor Equipment

Watch as Dave Mueller, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure takes you through two different camping stoves that are good options to take on your trips. 

Watch as Jacob Norris, Challenge Course Manager takes you through a sleep system set-up to equiped you on your next camping trip.  

 Virtual Team/Group Activites


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Virtual Escape Rooms

 Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventure is offering Virtual Escape Room teambuilding programs to ETSU students, staff, and faculty.

 The one-hour programs are facilitated by team building facilitators from Outdoor Adventure staff and are conducted via Zoom. These virtual escape rooms are designed to help your team explore methods of working together effectively and efficiently while collaborating to find clues, solve puzzles, and decode riddles. Each player's knowledge is valuable and participation is key!

 Ideal group size is 6 – 8 players.  Additional players will be accommodated via break out rooms. 

We are currently offering three different virtual escape room experiences:

Get Me Home If You Can

Oh no! Your 1968 weekend adventure has turned to disaster. After spending a lovely 3 days in Oregon, you want nothing more than to be home... however, it seems that the airline has different plans. Dressed in your best garb, you embark on an adventure just to get yourself home. Can you get there while the happy vacation memories are still fresh?

The Commute

San Francisco is famous for the cable cars. However, there are many other ways the people and visitors of San Francisco get around. Let's see if your team can explore all the transportation options within 45 minutes. Good Luck.

Haunted Park

You have entered the Park only to find that it is not just creepy, but haunted as well. Once you step inside, the only way out is to work your way through the rides, graveyard and other puzzles to get to the exit and Breakout of the Haunted Park.


To request an Escape Room team building experience please submit a request form via google.

Each participant would need an internet connection and the Zoom app on their mobile device or computer.


For more information, please email David Mueller


OA Gear Rental
Outdoor Adventure Gear Rental Center is open at the CPA.  Click here to check out your gear now. 


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Sport Programs

The office of Sport Programs is providing a variety of eGames events, intramural events, and virtual connection with sport clubs. 

Stay connected with us by following our Instagram and Twitter
to share what you are playing.

Quarantine Quiz Show
ETSU will be participating in a National Trivia Event with students from schools across the country. Represent the Bucs for a chance to win prizes from various universities. Tune in every Wednesday at 8 pm via the Twitch channel. Follow on Twitch: RecWithoutBorders
Sport Clubs

The Sport Programs office will be open virtually for all Sport Club athletes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-4 pm. To schedule a time to virtually meet with Rob Bruner, Associate Director of Sport Programs, please email Options to meet via phone call, FaceTime, or Zoom are available.


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Campus and Community Partners

Additional opportunities to stay engaged while at home with other groups on and off campus.




Student Activities and Organizations (SAO)
ETSU Student Activities and Organizations is offering free resources for your personal well-being and virtual activity needs. Please click here to find out all the opportunities available. 


We want to hear from you

E-mail  with your questions, ideas and fun activities
we can share with the rest of the ETSU community. 

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