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Outdoor Pursuit Center

The Outdoor Pursuit Center offers programming to Miami University students, staff, faculty and the Oxford community. We also manage the Climbing Center, housed in the Rec and challenge course, located at Peffer Park.

Programs and Services

We believe in empowering people through recreational outdoor pursuits. Our goals are to equip and educate others for outdoor activities, foster an appreciation for the outdoors, and cultivate memorable experiences and relationships.

Person backpacking through some dense woods

Adventure Trips

The Outdoor Pursuit Center Trip Program offers unique travel and adventure opportunities to Miami University students, faculty, staff and surrounding community.

Miami student clinging to the climbing wall at the rec center

Climbing Center

The Climbing Center located in the Rec Sports Center offers a variety of opportunities for climbers ranging from beginner to advanced.

High school students working together on a project

Team Building

The Team Building Program aims to help groups reach their goals through a variety of activities that focus on the groups’ goals and objectives.

Child climbing the wall wearing a harness with ropes

Youth Climbing Team

The Youth Climbing Team (YCT) is designed to help youth not only learn about climbing but also help develop self-confidence and personal goal setting. 

Miami students kayaking down a river

Miami Bound for First-Year Students

Calling all those with a spirit of adventure! Explore the outdoors and make new friends. This program will connect you with other first-year students who share your passion for the outdoors while easing the transition into life on campus.

Students wearing helmets and harnesses for their climbing adventure

Equipment Rentals

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

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Miami Recreation prides itself on its commitment to meeting the diverse recreational needs of its patrons. With state-of-the-art fitness centers, a wide range of programs and services, and outdoor adventure opportunities, Miami Recreation offers something for everyone. Miami Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and social aspects of community well-being.