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Find out all about Campus Recreation and Wellness’ upcoming plans for 2023, including fitness opportunities through classes and sports, wellness programs, outdoor adventures and more!

With only a few weeks to go until the fall semester, Campus Relaxation and Wellness is already planning for 2023.

It is a good time to highlight the many opportunities to engage with Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities, programs and services, both in working with students and for personal well-being. Take the time to meet the Campus Recreation and Wellness team who are here to help faculty, students and staff get involved.


All Phoenix Card holders are encouraged to access recreational and fitness facilities at Koury Athletic Center (including Stewart Fitness Center, Beck Pool, Jordan Gym, racquetball/squash courts, studios and locker rooms), South Gym (courts for various sports including football and pickleball) and the gym at PARC (basketball and volleyball) during opening hours.

Current students, faculty and staff also have access to the PARC fitness center daily from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Additional engagement opportunities are available at the outdoor fitness facility at the south end of the Innovation Quad on Haggard Ave., across from the East Neighborhood.

Students may contact Jenny Larson at [email protected] for more information on reserving or using facilities, or to schedule a facility tour.


A participant in an Elon Recreation & Wellness training course

Campus Recreation and Wellness offers 25-30 weekly group exercise classes during the academic year that are free to students, faculty and staff, in addition to classes offered to staff by colleagues in Faculty/Staff Wellness. Private group practice classes are available upon request at $20/hour. Students, faculty, and staff can use the available certified personal trainers to help them achieve their fitness goals — fees vary by affiliation and number of sessions purchased. Additional employment opportunities are available through Be Well: a fall semester practice compliance program for students in partnership with Counseling Services. Applications are now open.

Contact Burley Johnson at [email protected] to learn more about group exercise and personal training.


Elon students on the varsity club rugby team

In addition to practice classes, intramural sports are offered year-round and are open to students, faculty and staff, including basketball, soccer and pickleball. Campus Recreation and Wellness offers 27 club sports primarily for students, but there are opportunities for faculty and staff to support these student organizations.

Interested parties please contact Zach Gentz ​​at [email protected] to get involved in intramural or club sports and Jenny Larson at [email protected] to connect with informal faculty/staff sports groups.

Experiential education and outdoor adventures

Students enjoy outdoor hammocks as part of campus recreation & wellness programs

The Elon Challenge program works with students to create an experience that helps groups achieve their team development goals, either on a high and low ropes course or at another location of your choice. The Elon Outdoors program includes field trips designed primarily for students, as well as a weekly community gathering, S’mores with Outdoors, every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. and private S’mores events for $20/hour. Students, faculty, and staff can also rent gear and use other resources to plan specific adventures.

Evan Small, the current ELOA Associate Director, will move into a full-time position on the faculty in the spring and can be contacted at [email protected] for the remainder of this fall and Jenny Larson at [email protected] for anything in this winter/spring semester.

Student Wellness Programs

Resources and programs are available to students through SPARKS, Campus Recreation and Wellness’s student health and wellness educators, on a variety of wellness and wellness topics such as substance use, sexual health and relationship health, stress management, aromatherapy, suicide prevention, awareness, and other topics related about mental health. SPARKS may customize an educational program for students in a particular course or members of a campus organization. Those interested can also take advantage of Protect Direct’s Free Safer Sex Items Delivery Program: Campus Recreation and Wellness.

Contact Charlotte Williams at [email protected] for more information on wellness programs and resources.

Substance use education, prevention and recovery

Campus Recreation and Wellness offers a variety of educational programs and prevention resources for individuals and groups, including Phoenix Free, a collegiate recovery community, and recovery training for students, faculty and staff.

Contact Callie Kelly at [email protected] for more information or to connect your students to resources.

For more information on the above information, visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness website at www.elon.edu/recwell. Contact the office directly at x7529 or [email protected] to be connected to the right person.

Campus Recreation & Wellness is one of the largest employers for students on campus with many different jobs available for different goals, skills, experiences and availability. Find on-campus work experience opportunities online or email [email protected] for more information.

The office is currently hiring for Summer 2023 and will open applications for Spring 2023 in early February.