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Costantino Recreation Center

The Center provides outlets for fitness, self-discipline, healthy activities, general well-being and community.

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Access to the Center

Access to the Costantino Recreation Center is included for currently enrolled Evergreen students through their student fees. Evergreen, faculty, staff and community members may also use the center by paying for access through a daily, or ongoing fee.

Membership and Usage Fees

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Space Reservations

A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces are available for reservation by students, staff and faculty members through Schedule Evergreen (login required).

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The Outdoor Program (TOP)

The Outdoor Program (TOP) offers local and regional hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures for students. We also have a rental center for all-season gear to get you outside and being active!

Check out the Greener Guide to the Outdoors, a resource curated by student leaders, highlighting some of TOP's favorite natural places in the Olympia area.

The Greener Guide to the Outdoors (PDF)

Borrow Equipment and Get Moving

Many different sports and fitness items are available to borrow from the Center for free. Come by the front desk anytime it's open. All items are first-come, first-served. Examples include:

  • Towels
  • Yoga mats and blocks
  • Climbing shoes
  • Equipment for racket sports: Racquetball, tennis and badminton
  • Balls: Basketballs, volleyballs, footballs and flag football gear, soccer balls and dodgeballs
  • Jump ropes
  • Disc golf sets and frisbees
  • Foam rollers and stretching bands
  • Swimming goggles

If there's something you wish we'd offer, let us know!

Deodorant and other sundries are available to buy at the Greener Bookstore or the POD Market.

The Outdoor Program – TOP

Check-out Equipment

TOP offers free outdoor equipment check-outs for Evergreen's students, staff and faculty. A wide variety of gear is available ranging from kayaks and paddles, to ice axes, crampons and tents. Visit the TOP desk in the Center to learn more.

TOP Hours and Location

  • Mondays and Fridays: 12 - 2 pm and 4 - 6 pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4 - 6 pm
  • Location: Costantino Recreation Center 109
  • These are the only hours you can pick up or drop off equipment

TOP Programs Registration

Register online or visit the TOP Office to sign-up. To find out more about a specific trip, visit the TOP office during our open hours.

  • Trip fees vary based on location, duration and activity type. The fees only cover direct costs such as food, campsites, permits and transportation.
  • If cost is a barrier to your participation, the Clean Energy Committee fee reduction program is available. Applying only takes a few minutes! Submit a trip reduction request form (PDF) to

Attend a Pre-Trip Meeting

This meeting covers logistics and safety for your trip. Find out what you’ll need to bring and what to expect. If your schedule conflicts with the meeting time, email to schedule a meeting to review the material.

Gear and Food

TOP staff will bring group gear like tents and cook stoves. At the pre-trip meeting, you'll get a packing list detailing anything you need to bring. If you don't have required clothing or equipment, we've got you covered! The rental cost of the gear is included in your trip fee.

Meals are provided for all overnight trips. If you have special dietary needs, let us know! We have lots of experience creating delicious and satisfying meals for virtually every eater.


We only issue trip fee refunds if the trip is canceled.