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.

 

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 with it's sandstone cliffs. Come experience the culture and camaraderie that is unique to the sport of climbing. Of course no trip to The Red would be complete without a pit stop at Miguel's for some delicious pizza after a full day of climbing.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Red River Gorge, Slade, Kentucky

Course Dates: October 1

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

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

Register Now

 

Paddle and Explore

Paddle and Explore Mammoth Cave National Park

Paddle through the heart of Mammoth Cave National Park on the Green River and witness some of the most unique geological areas on Earth. Our float will take us 12 miles downstream through this beautiful gorge with streamside caves and springs. We will camp riverside and on our final day tour some of the caves within the National Park to explore their wonders first-hand.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Green River, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Dates: October 14-16, 2022

Registration Fee: $90
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

Register Now

 

BSF Backpackers

Backpack the Fall Colors

Breathe in the crisp fall air as you hike the trails of Daniel Boone National Forest and find yourself inspired by the beautiful display of fall foliage all around you. Join us as we backpack to explore the natural bridges, arches and other rock formations of the Red River Gorge.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

Course Dates: October 22-23, 2022

Registration Fee: $55
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

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 on Oxford's campus, followed by a 11 day field experience in Costa Rica. Adventures include hiking and waterfall rappelling in Piedras Blancas, overnight hiking and camping in Corcovado National Park, whitewater rafting on the Savegre River, ocean snorkeling and more.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Costa Rica

Course Dates: January 3 - 7, 2023

Field Experience: January 8 - 18, 2023

Program Fee: $2,145 + tuition, airfare, and travel insurance

 

Registration Coming Soon

 

New Zealand Fox Glacier

Discover New Zealand

This course takes place on New Zealand's South Island. 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). For three weeks students will be immersed in New Zealand’s natural environments and local cultures.

Dates and Important Information

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Course Dates: May 16 - June 7, 2023

Course Program Fee: TBD

 

Registration Coming Soon

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
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays the last 2 weeks 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 local tales just in time for Halloween!

$10 per person, adult-sized bikes provided

*This is a family-friendly program.

Register Now:

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October 25

October 26

October 27

Roan Highlands

Backpack Roan Highlands

Roan Mountain, one of the highest summits in the Appalachian mountain range, is richly diverse and home to plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. As part of the Iron Mountain Zone it is truly an untamed wilderness offering spectacular vistas. Strap on a backpack and come join us as we explore the beauty and diversity of the Cherokee National Forest.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Roan Highlands, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

Course Dates: October 6-9, 2022

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

Program Fee: $289

 

Register Now

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.

 

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 with it's sandstone cliffs. Come experience the culture and camaraderie that is unique to the sport of climbing. Of course no trip to The Red would be complete without a pit stop at Miguel's for some delicious pizza after a full day of climbing.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Red River Gorge, Slade, Kentucky

Course Dates: October 1

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

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

Register Now

 

Paddle and Explore

Paddle and Explore Mammoth Cave National Park

Paddle through the heart of Mammoth Cave National Park on the Green River and witness some of the most unique geological areas on Earth. Our float will take us 12 miles downstream through this beautiful gorge with streamside caves and springs. We will camp riverside and on our final day tour some of the caves within the National Park to explore their wonders first-hand.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Green River, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Dates: October 14-16, 2022

Registration Fee: $90
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

Register Now

 

BSF Backpackers

Backpack the Fall Colors

Breathe in the crisp fall air as you hike the trails of Daniel Boone National Forest and find yourself inspired by the beautiful display of fall foliage all around you. Join us as we backpack to explore the natural bridges, arches and other rock formations of the Red River Gorge.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

Course Dates: October 22-23, 2022

Registration Fee: $55
Fee Includes: Transportation, meals, accommodations, activity specific equipment, permits, staff

Eligibility: You must be a current Miami University student to attend this trip.

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 on Oxford's campus, followed by a 11 day field experience in Costa Rica. Adventures include hiking and waterfall rappelling in Piedras Blancas, overnight hiking and camping in Corcovado National Park, whitewater rafting on the Savegre River, ocean snorkeling and more.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Costa Rica

Course Dates: January 3 - 7, 2023

Field Experience: January 8 - 18, 2023

Program Fee: $2,145 + tuition, airfare, and travel insurance

 

Registration Coming Soon

 

New Zealand Fox Glacier

Discover New Zealand

This course takes place on New Zealand's South Island. 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). For three weeks students will be immersed in New Zealand’s natural environments and local cultures.

Dates and Important Information

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Course Dates: May 16 - June 7, 2023

Course Program Fee: TBD

 

Registration Coming Soon

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
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays the last 2 weeks 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 local tales just in time for Halloween!

$10 per person, adult-sized bikes provided

*This is a family-friendly program.

Register Now:

October 18

October 19

October 20

October 25

October 26

October 27

Fall Break Trips

Roan Highlands

Backpack Roan Highlands

Roan Mountain, one of the highest summits in the Appalachian mountain range, is richly diverse and home to plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. As part of the Iron Mountain Zone it is truly an untamed wilderness offering spectacular vistas. Strap on a backpack and come join us as we explore the beauty and diversity of the Cherokee National Forest.

Dates and Important Information

Location: Roan Highlands, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

Course Dates: October 6-9, 2022

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

Program Fee: $289

 

Register Now