Adventure Trips

The Outdoor Pursuit Center Trip Program offers unique opportunities to Miami University students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. Our trips are designed to provide a balance of challenging, educational, and fun activities in a wilderness setting.

Backpack the Appalachian Trail

People carrying back packs heading down a grassy trail toward mountains.

Come join us on a wilderness Spring Break adventure as we backpack a section of the Appalachian Trail. The AT stretches almost 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine and is renowned as one of the most prominent, oldest, and most biologically diverse footpaths in the US.

Important Dates and Information

Location: Appalachian Trail, section TBD

Info Session: February 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Trip Dates: March 23–31

Registration Deadline: March 6

Program Fee: $495

Register Now

Wander the Deserts of Utah

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Come join the OPC on a wilderness Spring Break adventure as we explore the geological wonders of the Utah desert. Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, prehistoric human rock carvings, and a wide array of animal and plant life not found anywhere in Ohio! We’ll be camping and hiking through a red-rock wonderland. This trip is perfect for beginners and activities will be tailored to the group’s ability.

Important Dates and Information

Location: various National Parks, Utah

Info Session: February 6 at 8:00 pm in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Trip Dates: March 23–31

Registration Deadline: March 6

Program Fee: $495

Register Now

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand

On this 20 day journey you will explore New Zealand’s south island by foot, paddle and pedal. Picture yourself 50-feet high climbing an ice wall of the world famous Fox Glacier, paddling your sea kayak through seal colonies off Abel Tasman, biking the Otago Rail Trail through tawny-toned hillsides and backpacking through beautiful forests and mountains.

Dates and Important Information

Location: New Zealand

Course Dates: Summer 2019, May 21–June 13

Info Session: October 3, 10, or November 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Course Program Fee: $4,275 + Tuition

Apply Now


Maui

Explore Maui

Come along and journey with us through the land of aloha. This course defines outdoor leadership as leading others in and interfacing with the natural world and offers an opportunity to explore theoretical and practical implications of this type of leadership in a study-away context.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Maui, Hawaii

Course Dates: January 2–4, 2019

Field Experience: January 7-19, 2019

Info Session:  September 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

This course, EDL 281 is 3 credit hours and meets the Experiential Learning requirement of the Global Miami Plan.

Activities: Backpacking in Haleakala National Park, engaging in historical and cultural lessons on the Road to Hana, taking part in a service learning project in the Kipahulu region of Haleakala, working at a taro farm & experiencing a traditional Hawaiian meal, sea kayaking & snorkeling with sea turtles, learning to surf

Program Fee: $2490 + tuition

Apply Now

Backpackers

Custom Trip

Have you always wanted to go white water rafting and don’t see a trip on our schedule? How about rock climbing, backpacking, or canoeing? The Outdoor Pursuit Center can design and lead a custom trip specifically for you and your group. Nearly any outdoor activity can be planned to nearly any destination. ;We’re happy to work with the needs of you and your group.

Custom Trip Inquiry

Spring Break Trips

Backpack the Appalachian Trail

People carrying back packs heading down a grassy trail toward mountains.

Come join us on a wilderness Spring Break adventure as we backpack a section of the Appalachian Trail. The AT stretches almost 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine and is renowned as one of the most prominent, oldest, and most biologically diverse footpaths in the US.

Important Dates and Information

Location: Appalachian Trail, section TBD

Info Session: February 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Trip Dates: March 23–31

Registration Deadline: March 6

Program Fee: $495

Register Now

Wander the Deserts of Utah

deserts-of-utah.jpg

Come join the OPC on a wilderness Spring Break adventure as we explore the geological wonders of the Utah desert. Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, prehistoric human rock carvings, and a wide array of animal and plant life not found anywhere in Ohio! We’ll be camping and hiking through a red-rock wonderland. This trip is perfect for beginners and activities will be tailored to the group’s ability.

Important Dates and Information

Location: various National Parks, Utah

Info Session: February 6 at 8:00 pm in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Trip Dates: March 23–31

Registration Deadline: March 6

Program Fee: $495

Register Now

Study Abroad Experiences

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand

On this 20 day journey you will explore New Zealand’s south island by foot, paddle and pedal. Picture yourself 50-feet high climbing an ice wall of the world famous Fox Glacier, paddling your sea kayak through seal colonies off Abel Tasman, biking the Otago Rail Trail through tawny-toned hillsides and backpacking through beautiful forests and mountains.

Dates and Important Information

Location: New Zealand

Course Dates: Summer 2019, May 21–June 13

Info Session: October 3, 10, or November 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

Course Program Fee: $4,275 + Tuition

Apply Now


Maui

Explore Maui

Come along and journey with us through the land of aloha. This course defines outdoor leadership as leading others in and interfacing with the natural world and offers an opportunity to explore theoretical and practical implications of this type of leadership in a study-away context.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Maui, Hawaii

Course Dates: January 2–4, 2019

Field Experience: January 7-19, 2019

Info Session:  September 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Pursuit Center

This course, EDL 281 is 3 credit hours and meets the Experiential Learning requirement of the Global Miami Plan.

Activities: Backpacking in Haleakala National Park, engaging in historical and cultural lessons on the Road to Hana, taking part in a service learning project in the Kipahulu region of Haleakala, working at a taro farm & experiencing a traditional Hawaiian meal, sea kayaking & snorkeling with sea turtles, learning to surf

Program Fee: $2490 + tuition

Apply Now

Custom Trip

Backpackers

Custom Trip

Have you always wanted to go white water rafting and don’t see a trip on our schedule? How about rock climbing, backpacking, or canoeing? The Outdoor Pursuit Center can design and lead a custom trip specifically for you and your group. Nearly any outdoor activity can be planned to nearly any destination. ;We’re happy to work with the needs of you and your group.

Custom Trip Inquiry

Contact Us

Jen Siliko
513-529-7510
jen.siliko@MiamiOH.edu