Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)

855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-247-8680 • Driving Directions

Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. The OAC only accepts credit card or BuckID for payment. 

View videos from adventure trips and more.


Autumn Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 2-11 p.m.
Friday: 2-10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Family Hours

Saturday: 8 a.m.-Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m.-Noon

Thanksgiving Hours

Wednesday, November 26: Noon-7 p.m.
Thursday, November 27-Saturday, November 29: CLOSED
Sunday, November 30: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.


The OAC, located within the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC), is home to the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center with a 4,000-square-foot, 35-foot tall climbing structure and bouldering cave; outdoor equipment rental office; and a trip-planning resource center.

Adventure Trips

Take the skills you have learned at the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center and use them in the great outdoors. The OAC offers a variety of adventure trips. View our Adventure Trips calendar. View photos from previous trips.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Plan your own unique adventure trip at the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) Resource Center. Work with our skilled outdoor adventure professionals on a personalized journey into the wilderness of Ohio, North America or beyond. Guidance and information are always available at the resource center and the sky's the limit on where you go and what you do while you're there.

Situated next to the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center in the OAC, you can find material on a variety of outdoor sports, such as rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, biking and fishing. There are also popular adventure sport magazines, and a growing collection of maps and atlases. Since materials cannot leave the resource center, we have a cozy reading area where you can enjoy the compelling information that is available.