Summertime in Moscow and the surrounding area is perhaps the most enjoyable time of the year. Recreational and cultural activities are abundant, ranging from campus activities and events to exciting outdoor possibilities in any of the easily accessible wilderness areas. Here’s just a small sample of the summertime pleasures available to you:
Campus Recreation offers a variety of summer activities. Some of these activities include a weekly series of six barbecues beginning mid-June, youth summer camps for ages 8-15, and an assortment of Fitness and Wellness classes to help you get fit while having fun. Work & Life workshops are offered to help you balance and enhance your work and personal life. Summer Intramural Sports offers structured activities at a competitive or recreational level and a multitude of Sport Clubs exist designed to serve individual interests in different sports. Also offered are discounted tickets for Silverwood Theme park and Salmon River Experience. For more information about our facilities and activities, please call our hotline at (208) 885-1212.
Golf, swimming, weight training, tennis, racquetball, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, softball, and more can be enjoyed at the University. Sport Facilities:
- Student Recreation Center
- Climbing Center
- 18-hole Golf Course
- Nine-hole Frisbee/Disc Golf Course
- Swim Center
- Outdoor Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Venues
- Memorial Gym
- Kibbie Dome Athletic Center
Kayaking, rafting, backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering are some of the outdoor adventure opportunities offered by the University of Idaho Outdoor Program. The program has a full schedule of exciting opportunities for the University community during the summer. Many of these activities are cooperative in nature. Group cost is shared and participants are responsible for providing personal equipment (rental equipment is available) along with helping plan the outing. A wide variety of rental equipment including rafts, kayaks, canoes, climbing and camping gear is available at The Outdoor Program, conveniently located in the Student Recreation Center. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about programs, current schedules, and equipment rental call (208) 885-6810.
Idaho Repertory Theatre
Celebrate the magic. As house lights dim and curtains rise, the pulse quickens. A spell is cast. Time is suspended; imagination reigns. This is theatre. This is the magic of theatre. Since 1953, the Idaho Repertory Theatre has captivated audiences with its own powerful magic. It is one of the oldest professional summer theatre companies in the Northwest, second only to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. It’s the talk of the town during the summer when Idaho Rep stages four plays in classic repertory format during a four-week season. IRT’s home is the intimate 417-seat Hartung Theatre at the University of Idaho. A new outdoor stage near the theatre is the site for under-the-stars performances of the season’s Shakespeare plan, complete with a Green Show of live musicians before each show. Call the University of Idaho Ticket Office: (208) 885-7212, or toll-free: 1-888-8UIDAHO.
Prichard Art Gallery
Prichard Art Gallery, featuring exhibitions of University of Idaho student and faculty talent in addition to the works of nationally and internationally famous artists, is located in downtown Moscow at 414 S. Main Street. The gallery is open throughout the year, and all exhibitions and programs are open to the public, free of charge.
UIdaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden
UIdaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden, the jewel of the University of Idaho’s lush, landscaped campus, is the 63-acre UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden which fills the valley south of the President’s Residence on Nez Perce Drive — against a backdrop of the tilled, rolling Palouse hills.