Adventure Trips

Adventure Trips

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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.

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Seeking well-being through the outdoors. Press pause on the things causing you stress and immerse yourself in nature. These overnight outdoor trips will provide the opportunity to relax, self reflect and enjoy the outdoors.

Trips for the 2022 - 2023 school year are coming soon! 

 

Backpack Zaleski State Forest

Backpack Zaleski State Forest

Breathe in the fresh spring air as you hike the trails of Zaleski State Forest and find yourself inspired by the beauty of spring emerging all around you. Join us as we backpack to explore the second largest forest in Ohio.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Zaleski, Ohio

Course Dates: April 2 - 3

Registration Fee: $50
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Bike the Little Miami Scenic Trail

Bike the Little Miami Scenic Trail

Enjoy a ride along this paved bike path. Once a historic rail corridor, the trail meanders along the Little Miami River through forests full of wildlife and signs of spring. Join us as we bikepack to John Bryan State Park taking respite in some of the small Ohio towns along the way.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio

Dates: April 9 - 10

Registration Fee: $75
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Rock Climb the Red River Gorge

Rock Climb the Red River Gorge

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you pull and push your body to new heights. Known to rock climbers as The Red, this place truly is a climbing mecca. Come experience the culture and camaraderie that is unique to the sport of climbing. Join us as we climb the world renown sandstone of the Red River Gorge and camp in the heart of it all at Miguel's.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Slade, Kentucky

Course Dates: April 22 - 24

Registration Fee: $80
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Paddle and Pedal

Paddle & Pedal

Explore what fun creek paddling can be in an inflatable kayak aka ducky. Let us take you on a true backyard adventure down Four Mile Creek. For this semi-guided adventure you’ll paddle 4 miles and take-out at Sycamore Bluffs. Here you will trade out your boat for a bike and pedal back to campus.

Dates and Important Information

Location: 4 Mile Creek, Oxford, Ohio

Course Dates: April 22 or April 29

Registration Fee: $5
Fee Includes: Activity specific equipment & staff

April 22, 2022:

Register Now

April 29, 2022:

Register Now

 

This program is made possible through a M.I.A.M.I. Women's Giving Circle grant.

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Costa Rica

Trek Hidden Costa Rica

Come along and journey with us through the jungles of Costa Rica. This outdoor leadership course begins with a week of class and outdoor skill development in Oxford followed by a 12-day field experience in Costa Rica. Adventures include hiking to Piedras Blancas, overnight camping in Diamante Verde Cave, waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting on the Savegre River, and much more.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Costa Rica

Course Dates: January 3 - 7, 2022

Field Experience: January 8 - 19, 2022

Program Fee: $2,220 + tuition and airfare

 

Apply Now

 

Alaska Trip

Adventure in Alaska

On this 20-day journey you will navigate Central Alaska. Explore the iconic Denali National Park. Backpack and whitewater raft the lush forests and mountains of Chugach National Forest and State Park. From the cockpit of a sea kayak get up close and personal with the glaciers of Prince William Sound. The hallmark of this course is experiential education in which, 'educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities (Gass, M.A. 2012). This course will provide you with an opportunity to challenge and expand your traditional views of leadership and education.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Central Alaska, USA

Course Dates: May 17 - June 7, 2022

Course Program Fee: $2,050 + airfare and tuition

 

Apply Now

Backpackers

Outdoor Rock Climbing

Try the unique experience of outdoor climbing in either a day trip or overnight with your group. For a day trip, head to John Bryan State Park to try climbing in the outdoors with many beginner friendly and more challenging routes. This trip can accommodate 10-20 participants at only $30 a person. For a more extensive climbing trip, try our overnight trip to Red River Gorge, a world class climbing location with beginner friendly to expert routes. Prices vary depending on the needs of the group.


Mountain Biking

While you never forget how to ride a bike, it’s time to take bike riding to a whole new level. Try our 2 hour introduction to mountain biking for only $15 a person. In this experience we teach the fundamentals of mountain biking, and bike around our local trails at Hueston Woods. This trip is designed for smaller groups of 8 or less.


Backpacking

To experience nature at its finest, join us on a customizable backpacking trip. Backpacking is a great way for any group to disconnect from the stresses of daily life, and truly connect with others and nature while hiking and camping. Typically our backpacking trips go to Red River Gorge or Germantown Metroparks, but other locations are available. This trip can be customized to include rock climbing, team building, leadership development, wilderness survival skills, or any other goals your group may have.


Camping Retreat

Have your group grow and develop in a traditional camping environment. Our staff can work with your group individually to determine the needs and goals for the group, and will facilitate activities for the group based off of the goals for the trip. Potential focuses for the trip include team building, leadership, community building, etc. Depending on location, activities, and add-ons (meals, transportation, etc.), prices will vary for this trip.


Wilderness Rescue Immersion Experience

For a unique team bonding and leadership scenario,take your group on our Wilderness Rescue Immersion Experience. This overnight experience is designed to build camaraderie between participants as they participate in a mock search and rescue scenario in the Red River Gorge. This scenario can be flexible depending on the goals of the group, but the standard experience builds leadership skills amongst all participants and allows the group to connect and problem solve in a remote setting.

Request a Quote

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tour
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays in October
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a guided ride as we tour some of Miami’s most haunted, eerie and mysterious locations*. Learn all the tales just in time for Halloween!

$7 per person, adult-sized bikes provided

Check back here for 2022 dates and registration in August!


*This is a family-friendly program.

Destination Wellness

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Seeking well-being through the outdoors. Press pause on the things causing you stress and immerse yourself in nature. These overnight outdoor trips will provide the opportunity to relax, self reflect and enjoy the outdoors.

Trips for the 2022 - 2023 school year are coming soon! 

 

Backpack Zaleski State Forest

Backpack Zaleski State Forest

Breathe in the fresh spring air as you hike the trails of Zaleski State Forest and find yourself inspired by the beauty of spring emerging all around you. Join us as we backpack to explore the second largest forest in Ohio.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Zaleski, Ohio

Course Dates: April 2 - 3

Registration Fee: $50
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Bike the Little Miami Scenic Trail

Bike the Little Miami Scenic Trail

Enjoy a ride along this paved bike path. Once a historic rail corridor, the trail meanders along the Little Miami River through forests full of wildlife and signs of spring. Join us as we bikepack to John Bryan State Park taking respite in some of the small Ohio towns along the way.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio

Dates: April 9 - 10

Registration Fee: $75
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Rock Climb the Red River Gorge

Rock Climb the Red River Gorge

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you pull and push your body to new heights. Known to rock climbers as The Red, this place truly is a climbing mecca. Come experience the culture and camaraderie that is unique to the sport of climbing. Join us as we climb the world renown sandstone of the Red River Gorge and camp in the heart of it all at Miguel's.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Slade, Kentucky

Course Dates: April 22 - 24

Registration Fee: $80
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Register Now

 

Paddle and Pedal

Paddle & Pedal

Explore what fun creek paddling can be in an inflatable kayak aka ducky. Let us take you on a true backyard adventure down Four Mile Creek. For this semi-guided adventure you’ll paddle 4 miles and take-out at Sycamore Bluffs. Here you will trade out your boat for a bike and pedal back to campus.

Dates and Important Information

Location: 4 Mile Creek, Oxford, Ohio

Course Dates: April 22 or April 29

Registration Fee: $5
Fee Includes: Activity specific equipment & staff

April 22, 2022:

Register Now

April 29, 2022:

Register Now

 

This program is made possible through a M.I.A.M.I. Women's Giving Circle grant.

miami_women_logo.jpg

Study Abroad Experiences

Costa Rica

Trek Hidden Costa Rica

Come along and journey with us through the jungles of Costa Rica. This outdoor leadership course begins with a week of class and outdoor skill development in Oxford followed by a 12-day field experience in Costa Rica. Adventures include hiking to Piedras Blancas, overnight camping in Diamante Verde Cave, waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting on the Savegre River, and much more.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Costa Rica

Course Dates: January 3 - 7, 2022

Field Experience: January 8 - 19, 2022

Program Fee: $2,220 + tuition and airfare

 

Apply Now

 

Alaska Trip

Adventure in Alaska

On this 20-day journey you will navigate Central Alaska. Explore the iconic Denali National Park. Backpack and whitewater raft the lush forests and mountains of Chugach National Forest and State Park. From the cockpit of a sea kayak get up close and personal with the glaciers of Prince William Sound. The hallmark of this course is experiential education in which, 'educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities (Gass, M.A. 2012). This course will provide you with an opportunity to challenge and expand your traditional views of leadership and education.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Central Alaska, USA

Course Dates: May 17 - June 7, 2022

Course Program Fee: $2,050 + airfare and tuition

 

Apply Now

Custom Group Adventures

Backpackers

Outdoor Rock Climbing

Try the unique experience of outdoor climbing in either a day trip or overnight with your group. For a day trip, head to John Bryan State Park to try climbing in the outdoors with many beginner friendly and more challenging routes. This trip can accommodate 10-20 participants at only $30 a person. For a more extensive climbing trip, try our overnight trip to Red River Gorge, a world class climbing location with beginner friendly to expert routes. Prices vary depending on the needs of the group.


Mountain Biking

While you never forget how to ride a bike, it’s time to take bike riding to a whole new level. Try our 2 hour introduction to mountain biking for only $15 a person. In this experience we teach the fundamentals of mountain biking, and bike around our local trails at Hueston Woods. This trip is designed for smaller groups of 8 or less.


Backpacking

To experience nature at its finest, join us on a customizable backpacking trip. Backpacking is a great way for any group to disconnect from the stresses of daily life, and truly connect with others and nature while hiking and camping. Typically our backpacking trips go to Red River Gorge or Germantown Metroparks, but other locations are available. This trip can be customized to include rock climbing, team building, leadership development, wilderness survival skills, or any other goals your group may have.


Camping Retreat

Have your group grow and develop in a traditional camping environment. Our staff can work with your group individually to determine the needs and goals for the group, and will facilitate activities for the group based off of the goals for the trip. Potential focuses for the trip include team building, leadership, community building, etc. Depending on location, activities, and add-ons (meals, transportation, etc.), prices will vary for this trip.


Wilderness Rescue Immersion Experience

For a unique team bonding and leadership scenario,take your group on our Wilderness Rescue Immersion Experience. This overnight experience is designed to build camaraderie between participants as they participate in a mock search and rescue scenario in the Red River Gorge. This scenario can be flexible depending on the goals of the group, but the standard experience builds leadership skills amongst all participants and allows the group to connect and problem solve in a remote setting.

Request a Quote

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tour

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tour
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays in October
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a guided ride as we tour some of Miami’s most haunted, eerie and mysterious locations*. Learn all the tales just in time for Halloween!

$7 per person, adult-sized bikes provided

Check back here for 2022 dates and registration in August!


*This is a family-friendly program.