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.

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

Registration is required, however this is a free event.

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tour Dates
Date Day Time(s) Registration Link

October 14

Wednesday

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here
October 15

Thursday

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here
October 16

Friday

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here

October 21

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here

October 22 Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 23 Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 28 Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 29 Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 30 Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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 4 - 7, 2021

Field Experience: January 11-22, 2021

Program Fee: $2,220 + tuition

 

Apply Now

 

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand

On this 3 week journey, you will explore New Zealand’s south island. 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, and backpacking through beautiful forests and mountains.

Dates and Important Information

Location: New Zealand

Course Dates: Summer 2021, May 18–June 9, 2021

Course Program Fee: $4,405 + 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

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

Registration is required, however this is a free event.

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tour Dates
Date Day Time(s) Registration Link

October 14

Wednesday

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here
October 15

Thursday

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here
October 16

Friday

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here

October 21

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Here

October 22 Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 23 Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 28 Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 29 Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
October 30 Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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 4 - 7, 2021

Field Experience: January 11-22, 2021

Program Fee: $2,220 + tuition

 

Apply Now

 

New Zealand

Discover New Zealand

On this 3 week journey, you will explore New Zealand’s south island. 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, and backpacking through beautiful forests and mountains.

Dates and Important Information

Location: New Zealand

Course Dates: Summer 2021, May 18–June 9, 2021

Course Program Fee: $4,405 + 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