Outdoor Pursuit Center

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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

Spring Hours (January 28–May 19)

Area Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Climbing Wall 4:00–9:30 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Bouldering Cave 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Spring Break Hours (March 22–31)

Area Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Climbing Wall 4:00–7:00 p.m. (Wed Only) 4:00–7:00 p.m. 12:00–6:00 p.m. Closed
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

Event/Party Equipment Overnight
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
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
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
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
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
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


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