Outdoor Pursuit Center

The Outdoor Pursuit Center offers Miami University students, staff, faculty and the Oxford community adventure trips, study abroad/away opportunities and youth programming. Our staff members manage the Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave housed in the Recreational Sports Center as well as our ropes course, which is located at Peffer Park. 

Climbing Center Hours of Operation

Winter Hours (December 17–January 27)

The Climbing Wall will be closed December 17–28. The Climbing Wall will open for Family Fun Day from 2:00–4:00pm on Saturday, December 29. The Climbing Wall will be closed again from December 30–January 3 before adopting the following schedule:

Area Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Climbing Wall closed 4:00–7:00 p.m. 12:00–6:00 p.m. 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Bouldering Cave 6:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 6:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Equipment Rentals

The Outdoor Pursuit Center has an array of outdoor equipment available for rent to help fuel your personal adventures. 

  • You neither have to be affiliated with Miami University, nor be a member of there Recreational Sports Center to rent from the OPC, however being a Rec Center Member offers you a reduced price.
  • Rental Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Payment upon reservations is required to secure your equipment.
  • Questions? Contact Bridget Oliver at (513) 529-1434 or oliverbm@MiamiOH.edu.

Make a Rental Request

Equipment List


Event/Party Equipment Overnight
2-3 Nights
4-7 Nights
Canopy Tent (10'x10' pop-up) $30.00/$40.00 $60.00/$80.00 $90.00/$120.00
Canopy Tent (10' X 20' pop-up) $50.00/$65.00 $100.00/$130.00 $150.00/$195.00
Corn Hole Set (2 boards & 8 beanbags) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00
KanJam (2 goal & 1 disc) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00

Camping Equipment

Camping Equipment Overnight
2-3 Nights
4-7 Nights
Backpack (Ospery 85L) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00
Sleeping Bag (Mountain Hardware 15 Degree) $8.00/$10.00 $16.00/$20.00 $24.00/$30.00
Sleeping Pad (Ridge Rest) $1.00/$2.50 $2.00/$5.00 $3.00/$7.50
Tent (Alps 4 person camping) $15.00/$18.00 $30.00/$36.00 $45.00/$54.00

Boating Equipment

Boating Equipment Overnight
2-3 Nights
4-7 Nights
Stand Up Paddle Board (NRS Earl) $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00 $100.00/$120.00
Canoe (Mad River Canoe)* $25.00/$30.00 $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00
Kayaks* $25.00/$30.00 $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00
Canoe Car Mount Kit $3.00/$5.00 $6.00/$10.00 $9.00/$15.00

*All boating equipment includes life Jackets and paddles

Special Events and Workshops