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Adventure Trips and Clinics

Learn more about Adventure Trips and Clinics offered here!

 

Adventure Trips

Trips are open to students and Recreational Sports members. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in an adventure trip. Our intention is to provide powerful group building experiences that help participants develop new friendships, learn lifelong wilderness skills, develop leadership qualities, increase interpersonal skills and expand appreciation and concern for the environment.

Trained student or professional staff lead all weekend adventure trips. Prices for these activities include program-specific equipment, transportation, food, camping fees and required permits unless other arrangements are specified in the program description. 

View the current trip offerings by visiting recregister.osu.edu. Check out photos from recent adventure trips.

Trip Registration

Visit www.recregister.osu.edu. If you are a current Ohio State student or Rec Sports member log in using your name.# and associated password. If you are a non-student you will need to create a member log account in order to sign up for trips. Most trips are limited to current Ohio State students and Rec Sports members with a half semester membership or great.

Outdoor Adventure/ Wilderness Welcome Summer 2017

If you are attempting to register for one of our Wilderness Welcome Trips you can register for available trips in person or online starting on May 9 at 9 a.m. at recregister.osu.edu. You will need to create a new member account as your Ohio State credntials will not be in the system until August. All trips are avilable to non-members. Please contact the staff at the Outdoor Adventure Center by emailing adventure@osu.edu or calling 614-247-8680 so our staff can assist you.

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Registration for trips is offered on a first-come, first-serve, basis during regular OAC business hours or online. When signing up for a trip, you must pay in full. Trip fees may be paid with Visa, MasterCard, personal checks, cash, BuckID and inter-departmental or student organization charges.  Each trip includes a mandatory pre-trip meeting. See the calendar and trip descriptions for information on specific trips. 

Our scale is from one to five, check out the document linked for our physical challenge scale

Clinics

Rec Sport's Outdoor Adventure Center offers specialized adventure clinics throughout the year addressing a specific topic relating to outdoor adventure travel. By joining an adventure clinic, you will improve your skill level in a particular area, increase your overall awareness of adventure traveling and have a chance to make new friends!

 

Top Rope Belay Clinics

Top Rope Belay clinics are held each Monday, Thursday and Friday throughout the semester. These clinics prepare you to become belay certified at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Register at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Lead Climbing

The OAC allows patrons to lead climb, climbing without a top anchor and clipping the rope to fixed points on the wall, during specific hours. To lead climb, you must be lead certified, by taking a lead climbing clinic and successfully passing the lead climbing test, or, in rare occasions, challenging the lead climbing test directly. Check the events calendar for upcoming lead climbing clinics or email adventure@osu.edu to schedule an appointment to get certified. Lead hours can be adjusted to accommodate patrons, so please email adventure@osu.edu to confirm lead hours or request specific times. Lead climbers must also bring their own dynamic rope that is at least 9.8 mm diameter. Helmets are also required when lead climbing and are provided by the OAC.

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