Outdoor Pursuit Center

The Outdoor Pursuit Center offers Miami University students, staff, faculty and the Oxford community adventure trips, study abroad/away opportunities and youth programming. Our staff members manage the Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave housed in the Recreational Sports Center as well as our ropes course, which is located at Peffer Park. 

Climbing Center Hours of Operation

Fall Hours (August 27–December 16)

Area Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Climbing Wall 4:00–9:30 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m. 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Bouldering Cave 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Winter Hours (December 17–January 27)

The Climbing Wall will be closed December 17–28. The Climbing Wall will open for Family Fun Day from 2:00–4:00pm on Saturday, December 29. The Climbing Wall will be closed again from December 30–January 3 before adopting the following schedule:

Area Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Climbing Wall closed 4:00–7:00 p.m. 12:00–6:00 p.m. 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Bouldering Cave 6:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 6:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Equipment Rentals

  • Payment upon reservations is required to secure your equipment
  • You neither have to be affiliated with Miami University, nor be a member of there Recreational Sports Center to rent from the OPC, however the being a Rec Center Member offers you a reduced price
  • Rental Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Call 513-529-1434 to make a reservation.

Make a Rental Request

Event/Party

Event/Party Equipment
(Member/Non-Member)
Overnight
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
Canopy Tent (10'x10' pop-up) $30.00/$40.00 $60.00/$80.00 $90.00/$120.00
Canopy Tent (10' X 20' pop-up) $50.00/$65.00 $100.00/$130.00 $150.00/$195.00
Corn Hole Set (2 boards & 8 beanbags) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00
KanJam (2 goal & 1 disc) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00

Camping Equipment

Camping Equipment
(Member/Non-Member)
Overnight
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
Backpack (Ospery 85L) $10.00/$13.00 $20.00/$26.00 $30.00/$39.00
Sleeping Bag (Mountain Hardware 15 Degree) $8.00/$10.00 $16.00/$20.00 $24.00/$30.00
Sleeping Pad (Ridge Rest) $1.00/$2.50 $2.00/$5.00 $3.00/$7.50
Tent (Alps 4 person camping) $15.00/$18.00 $30.00/$36.00 $45.00/$54.00

Boating Equipment

Boating Equipment
(Member/Non-Member)
Overnight
(Member/Non-Member)
2-3 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
4-7 Nights
(Member/Non-Member)
Stand Up Paddle Board (NRS Earl) $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00 $100.00/$120.00
Canoe (Mad River Canoe)* $25.00/$30.00 $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00
Kayaks* $25.00/$30.00 $50.00/$60.00 $75.00/$90.00
Canoe Car Mount Kit $3.00/$5.00 $6.00/$10.00 $9.00/$15.00

*All boating equipment includes life Jackets and paddles


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