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Outdoor Recreation

Warrior Adventure Quest & Educational Adventure Program

The Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is an approved fully funded resiliency training program for any USAG Stuttgart Army unit. WAQ is designed to re-create the adrenaline rush of combat action in a supervised, controlled, high adventure activity which is supervised by Outdoor Recreation staff.

WAQ instills cohesion, builds teamwork, and maintains combat readiness through high-adventure activities. This program enables Soldiers to reach a “new stage of normal” by diminishing boredom and high-risk behavior, through outdoor recreation and a Leader – Led After Action Debriefing L-LAAD.

WAQ is offered at no cost to units. All units are now eligible for participation. Non-deploying units can attend once a year. Units within 120 days prior to a deployment or 120 days after a deployment may attend during that time frame. Funding will be provided upon successful completion of the activity and fulfillment of Post-Activity Survey.

 All WAQ activities will take place on weekdays, during regular duty hours. This program is not to be confused as a free recreation day. Please do not schedule a WAQ activity day in conjunction with any other event i.e. unit organization day, FRG gathering, family days, Army birthday, promotion ceremonies, bake sales, etc. Distractions like these will cause the activity day to be canceled.

Outdoor Recreation offers the following programs for WAQ:

  • Paintball (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Indoor Rock Climbing with belay class
  • Discover Scuba (Intro course)
  • Axe Throwing
  • Go-karting
  • Archery
  • Challenge Course

Educational Adventure Program - Look for our special offerings of educational programs. Small group programs to build your skills and be prepared for your next adventure. Contact Outdoor Recreation for private bookings for Scout Troops and small functions.

  • 7 Principles of "leave no trace"
  • Intro to camp cooking
  • 10 Essentials and pre trip planning
  • Indoor rock-climbing 
  • Intro to Survival Basics
  • DIY Bike workshops

Check out MWR Tours for more adventure trips. 

Bike Rentals

Seasonal bike rental specials for only $286!  Any 3-month period starting in April until September!

 Do it Yourself (DIY) bike rental repair stations are here:

  • Kelley Outdoor Recreation
  • Panzer Fitness Center
  • Patch Car Wash
  • RB Zentrum
Bike
Type
Day
Rates
Weekend
Rates
Week
Rates
1 Month
Rate
3 Months
Rate
Touring Bike $25 $51 $109 $160 $286
Mountain Bike $35 $69 $109 $160 $286
E-Bike $35 $70      

 

  • Includes bike helmet and lock.
  • Bike must be returned clean or a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed.
  • Weekend rental is Friday - Monday.
  • Week rental is 7 calendar days.
  • Month rental is for month block (no refund for early returns). 
  • Additional days can be added to weekend, week, and monthly rentals.
  • Bike rentals may be reserved one week in advance.
  • Customers are liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

Please contact Outdoor Recreation for local bike shop resources that can provide bike repair services.

Rental Equipment

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Ski/Snowboard Rental & Tuning/Repair Services

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  • All ski/snowboard packages include a helmet while supplies last.
  • All individuals wishing to rent ski/snowboard equipment first need to be present for a fitting. Fittings are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Appointments can be made by stopping by or calling Outdoor Recreation.
  • Weekend rentals: Pickup on Friday and return on Monday (unless a Federal Holiday).
  • Week rentals are for 7 calendar days.
  • Ski Package includes skis, boots, poles, and helmet.
  • Snowboard Package includes board, bindings, boots, and helmet.
  • No reservations can be made for equipment based on previous seasonal fittings for ski or snowboard equipment.
  • No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

Rental Agreement:

  • No equipment may be picked up or dropped off outside of regular operating hours.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry by close of business on due date.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry, or a day rental fee will be charged per item. 
  • Lost, damaged, or stolen equipment is the responsibility of the renter and must be replaced or reimbursed. Stolen equipment must be reported to the Military Police.
  • Customers will be held liable for damaged or destroyed equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is available for rental?

Summer rental equipment includes inflatables (bouncy houses), canopies, grills, games, bikes, tents, lantern, stoves, backpacks, coolers, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, chairs, fest tables and benches. Winter equipment includes ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, helmets), snowboard equipment (boards, boots, & helmets), and snowshoes.

2. What are the rates for equipment rental?

Rental rates vary depending on equipment rental and duration of rental period.  Please see menu options on this page for specifics. 

3. How do I sign up for a trip?

Registration and payment can be completed by visiting Outdoor Recreation or by calling during regular business hours.

4. Where can I get my bike repaired?

We now offer an indoor self-help station located at Outdoor Recreation and four free bike repair stations on each installation.  

5. Who is eligible to go on Outdoor Recreation tours/events?

Authorized US ID cardholders and their guests are eligible for Outdoor Recreation. 

6. How can I see upcoming trips for the next six months?

Check out our website listings or go to the calendar view.

7. How do I reserve a pavilion/canopy?

Outdoor Recreation only reserves canopies, not pavilions.  Pavilions are reserved through Housing Coordinators. 

8. How early should I reserve equipment?

For special event equipment, reservations can be made up to three months in advance.  Most other equipment can be reserved one week in advance.  Email Outdoor Recreation for any further questions regarding reservations.  

9. How early should I register for a trip or tour?

We advise patrons to register as soon as possible for trips and tours as we have limited spaces.  To secure a trip or tour reservation you must pay in full for the event.  Payments can be made in person or by calling Outdoor Recreation.   

10. Where can I find local campground information?

ADAC provides information of all registered campsites in Europe. 

11. Do you offer lessons (skiing, snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking)?

No lessons are currently being offered through Outdoor Recreation.

12. If a trip is cancelled for any reason, will I get refunded/will the trip be rescheduled?

A full refund is granted only if Outdoor Recreation cancels the trip. Participants will be notified if the trip will be rescheduled. 

Rental Rules and Refund Policy

Rental Rules:

  • Equipment rentals, services and programs are available to authorized ID-Cardholders only.
  • Weekly rental is 7 calendar days.
  • No equipment may be dropped off during non-operating hours.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry, or a day rental fee will be charged per item.
  • Delivery fee is $75 per trailer delivery and only made to Stuttgart Military Installations,
  • Customers are liable for lost, damaged or destroyed equipment. 

Refund Policy:

  • Full refund when cancelled 2 or more business days prior to equipment delivery or pick up.
  • 50% refund when cancelled 1 business day prior to equipment delivery or pick up.
  • NO refund when cancelled the same day of equipment delivery or pick up.
  • NO refund if equipment is not picked up or used.
Hunting, Fishing & Sport Shooting Program

Hunting/Fishing

There are many wonderful opportunities for US Forces personnel to go hunting and fishing in Germany. Hunters may seek game including Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar and Chamois. Fishers will find several different trout, catfish and pike along with many other fish in the waters of Germany and other European countries.

The German government allows US IMCOM-Europe and US Air Force Europe (USAFE) to conduct courses that allow US Forces personnel to gain foreigner's hunting and fishing licenses in Germany. Volunteer US Forces personnel instruct these courses in English at IMCOM-Europe Rod & Gun Clubs. Refer to Class listing or call Outdoor Recreation for detailed information.

The main emphasis of our hunting and fishing courses is to learn German laws and traditions that are a bit different from the ways of hunting and fishing in the states. However, the training in safety, game identification and overall procedures provides hunters and fishers with knowledge and abilities to become more well-rounded in the outdoors than ever before.

After gaining certification, US Forces personnel may obtain German Hunting/Fishing licenses and join in hunting and fishing traditions that go back several hundred years, as well as becoming eligible for our hunting and fishing instructor program.

Hunting Course

  • Course is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall).
  • Meetings during the 3 months will take place Tuesday and Thursday for class and Wednesday and Saturday for shooting.
  • $299 course + membership fee.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to sign up.

Fishing Course 

  • Contact ODR for next available class dates. 
Additional Information

Checkout a historical walk/hike trail guide created by community Boy Scout. 

More Outdoor Recreation

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Family Paintball

Enjoy a fun day with your family and Outdoor Recreation.

Aug 3 8 am - 4 pm
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Merkel-Haenel Factory Tour

Get an inside look on this private tour of the Merkel-Haenel Factory!

Aug 6
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Outdoor Rec Cycling Challenge

Outdoor Rec Cycling Challenge - You think you can ride 1000km to earn a cycling jersey? Challenge yourself and find out! Registration at your ODR Center begins in April, challenge runs from May 1 - August 31.

Outdoor Rec Cycling Challenge

Outdoor Rec Cycling Challenge - You think you can ride 1000km to earn a cycling jersey? Challenge yourself and find out! Registration at your ODR Center begins in April, challenge runs from May 1 - August 31.

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Summer Flea Market

Sign up for a table, or just come, shop, and enjoy!

Aug 17 10 am - 2 pm
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Summer Flea Market

Sign up for a table, or just come, shop, and enjoy!

Aug 17 10 am - 2 pm
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