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Participants in the Clemson University Sullivan Center’s CU4Health employee wellness program now have access to Clemson’s Outdoor Lab facilities, including its ropes course.

Participants in the Clemson University Sullivan Center’s CU4Health employee wellness program now have access to Clemson’s Outdoor Lab facilities.

The access is available through a new collaborative effort between the Sullivan Center and the Outdoor Lab, a university-owned, lakeside camp and conference center near campus. CU 4 Health and the Outdoor Lab have several activities available for participants including yoga, paddleboarding, archery, nature walks and more.

Details about the offerings:

Walk on the WILD Side will give participants access to trails at the Outdoor Lab. After paying a one-time fee of $10, participants can use the trails Monday through Friday for one month. The program is currently available.

Peaceful Paddling on Lake Hartwell begins in early May. For a one-time of fee of $10, participants will be able to canoe and kayak on the lake. Activities are available Monday through Friday at designated times.

The High Ropes Course program located in a strand of hardwoods will present a series of obstacles that begin at ground level and progress into the trees. The course is guided by trained facilitators. The course is a one-time event on April 23 and April 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a cost of $15.

The Climbing Tower program will offer an opportunity for participants to climb 55-feet. The climbing course is built on the side of a 100-foot tall forest fire observation tower. The tower has a $15 fee and is available on April 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

CU4Health participants will be able to canoe and kayak at the Outdoor Lab.

CU4Health participants will be able to canoe and kayak at the Outdoor Lab.

Clemson’s employee wellness program, CU4Health is covered by the State Health Plan. It provides an online health risk appraisal, yearly lab work and personalized counseling sessions for participants. The program provides a Health Activity Tracker online and launched an incentive program in January where participants can log their wellness activities for points. Points can be redeemed quarterly for prizes. The online program has a wellness calendar that shows all the events for the month and most events are free or available at a discounted cost.

Located on the first floor of Edwards Hall on the Clemson campus, the Sullivan Center is a nurse-managed health center that provides health services to Clemson employees, and community outreach programs to rural and underserved communities and individuals. The Outdoor Lab hosts conferences, workshops, retreats and other programs around the year as well as summer camps for children and adults with disabilities. The Sullivan Center and the Outdoor Lab are part of Clemson’s College of Health, Education and Human Development.