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 AEA winter camps

The Department of Recreation Administration at Fresno State is partnering with Fresno Unified School District and Adventure Education Solutions to host a series of winter day camps for over 600 Fresno Unified School District students, Dec. 18 – 21, 2023 and Jan. 2 – 5, 2024. 

The interactive and educational camps will provide students of all age groups with impactful learning opportunities with a focus on skill-building. Activities include rock climbing, LEGO brick building, craft activities, and cooking, as well as ski and snowboard camps. The variety of activities (more...)

Fresno Parks and Rec - D. Gonzalez

Recreation Administraiton alumni Daniela Gonzalez and her amazing staff planning and hosting events fro Fresno youth at the Ted C. Willis Center. (more...)

 rec students/servant leaders

Service-learning is a unique experience that combines academic coursework with meaningful service activities and critical reflection on that service.

Video courtesy of the Richter Center.


Ryan Soares

Ryan Soares setting records

Shout out to Ryan Soares for the record of the fastest known time in the mountain community for skiing across the Sierra High Route in 17 hours, 18 minutes, which beat is his previous record of 19 hours, 50 minutes. You can find the article at

Dr. Nancy Nisbett

Dr. Nancy Nisbett - new achievements

Congratulations go out to one of the department's faculty members, Dr. Nancy Nisbett! She was recently inducted into the National Academy of Recreational Therapists and recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in Recreational Therapy. In addition, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and begins her three-year term in September.

Derek Carr

Derek Carr - RA Alumni

NFL quarterback Derek Carr has a message for aspiring college students about the power of a Fresno State education: “We know our potential is limitless, because we’ve seen what Bulldogs can do.” Click the photo above to read the full article.


Steve Aoki

2022 CHHS Hero  - Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki is the Director of Event Services for Save Mart Center at Fresno State. You can read the story here.

Cheryl Vines

2023 CHHS Outstanding Alumni - Cheryl Vines 

Cheryl graduated from the Recreation Administration program in 1976 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and began her career working as a recreation therapist at Fresno Community Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. (more...)