About

About Peak Adventures

Adventure Begins Here

Overview

We are an outdoor recreation program of Associated Students, inc. at Sacramento State, dedicated to getting you started in outdoor adventures. We have a full-service bike shop, equipment rentals, an on-campus ropes course, and an array of adventure outings guaranteed to boost your confidence in the outdoors! Join our adventure trips for an experience of a lifetime. We offer experienced trip leaders, equipment, and transportation– just bring a good attitude and prepare to have some fun! Come try us, and have a peak adventure!

Mission & Values

ASI Mission

As the recognized voice of Sacramento State Students, we enrich lives through experiential learning, student services, and leadership opportunities.

Peak Adventures Statement of Purpose

Peak Adventures’ purpose is to kindle personal growth, leadership, and connections through experiences in the outdoors.

Values

Communication, Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Leadership, Engagement

Vision

Our vision is to help determine the future of our world by influencing the people who will lead and design it. We believe that leadership development inspires all individuals to become their best self. Then, imagine if we all had the skills to venture into the great outdoors, experiencing both the thrill and serenity of our connections to each other and to our earth. We envision a world where people possess heightened personal awareness and acutely understand the interconnectedness of it all, whereby making our world a better place.

History

The history of ASI Peak Adventures starts with a wonderful story about two students who used grassroots leadership to make a positive impact for the larger campus good.

In the early 1970s, two Sacramento State students felt that the campus needed a tool co-op; a place for students to share tools in order to fix their bikes conveniently and affordably. This idea quickly gained strength throughout the campus, and so they purchased a metal shed and set up a tool co-op. This was essentially the campus’s first bicycle shop.  The operation was basic, but nevertheless a success. After some time, the need for expansion forced the bike “shed” into a temporary building, not far from the University Union.  This new location began to also rent out outdoor gear and sell bikes and bike parts to the campus and surrounding community. The name Mountain Wolf Sports was adopted somewhere along the way.

Then in 1989, the program was picked up and designated a program of Associated Students Incorporated (ASI).  It was at this time that ASI hired a full time program director and the program became known as Peak Adventures. The program began running backpacking trips to Point Reyes National Seashore, various day hikes and rock-climbing classes. The bike shop soon began to be utilized by more of the students and staff of the University, and finally, this era saw the early stages of what is now the Peak Adventures Challenge Center. The Challenge Center is in its third location. Each time, it was designed and constructed by the Peak Adventures’ student and non-student staff.

Today, Peak Adventures employs eight professional staff plus over 50 student and non-student staff members to act as outdoor adventure trip leaders, ropes course facilitators, bike shop mechanics, and front desk staff who serve thousands of customers each year. While we continually strive to enhance the quality of our services and focus on goals for the future, we continue to value the ‘grassroots’ nature of our history and regard our staff as the creative force that makes Peak Adventures the wonderful place that it is.

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Location

ASI Peak Adventures is located on the California State University, Sacramento campus. 

6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819

Office and Bike Shop

The Peak Adventures office and Bike Shop are located on the first floor of the University Union on the Sacramento State campus. The nearest parking is in Parking Structure II. There are free 30-minute parking spaces in between the science complex and the Hornet Bookstore.

Challenge Center

The Peak Adventures Challenge Center is located on the Sacramento State campus between Yosemite Hall and the soccer field next to University Drive West. The most convenient parking is in Parking Structure V.

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Employment

Why work at Peak Adventures?

With thousands of hours of experience and training already under our collective belt, we are learning more about leadership every day. If you are interested in developing your skills in trip leading, outdoor equipment knowledge, ropes course facilitation and group management techniques, then you have found a home here!

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Peak Adventures is located in The University Union on the Sacramento State campus. Campus Map

Email: peakinfo@csus.edu
Phone: (916) 278-6321
Fax: (916) 278-7158

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