Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Adventure Trips and Clinics

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

Trip Registration

Visit 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.

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. 


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! Click here to see our current offering and register. 

Top Rope Belay Clinics

Top Rope Belay clinics are held each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the semester. These clinics prepare you to become belay certified at the Outdoor Adventure Center. 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. Click here to register for upcoming lead climbing clinics or email to schedule an appointment to get certified. Helmets arerequired when lead climbing and are provided by the OAC.