The Outdoor Pursuits Program includes a climbing wall, outdoor equipment rental and retail center, classroom, trips program and outdoor skill clinics and workshops, and an outdoor resource center. The goal of the Outdoor Pursuits program is to grow into a dynamic year-round program that runs smoothly and meets the needs of BSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the East Central Indiana community. Make sure to visit the other Outdoor Pursuits pages for information about the indoor climbing wall, the rental center, upcoming trips and clinics, and past photos of outdoor pursuits events.
BSU Outdoor Pursuits rents both mountain and road bikes to students, faculty/staff and residents of Muncie and surrounding communities. We offer both road and mountain bike trips to state-wide attractions that include Cardinal Greenway, Brown County, and many others.
Have a bike at Ball State? Bring it in to the Outdoor Pursuits office to get some free air, replace a tube for a small fee or stop by during one of our scheduled tune-up clinics!
Do you want to go on a trip or venture out, but don't know where to go? Let us help. We have computer kiosks, maps and resource guides to assist in your trip planning. Let our expertise provide you with outlets for your excursion. We also have a variety of travel guides from surrounding states for visitors to take home with them. Check out our video library or schedule an appointment with one of our staff members to set you on a successful path for your trip.
Outdoor Pursuits Fun Facts
- The climbing wall features over 1500 sq. ft. of climbable surface for bouldering or top rope climbing, as well as workshops and clinics.
- The rental center can rent all the equipment you'll need to go canoeing, kayaking, camping, backpacking, fly fishing, bouldering, and many other outdoor activities.
- Enjoy the outdoors and learn new skills on adventure trips including rock climbing, backpacking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and skiing/snowboarding, plus others.
- The resource center offers materials such as maps, brochures, computer software, and the opportunity to seek advice from knowledgeable staff.
- The climbing wall is available for private rental for parties, teambuilding activities, and other special events.
- Outdoor Pursuits offers a variety of clinics and workshops emphasizing backcountry cooking, fly tying, fly casting, kayak roll sessions, and other outdoor technical skills.
- Did you know that Outdoor Pursuits rents a variety of yard sports including Bocce Ball, tug of war, cornhole and rents tailgate tents?
Student Employment at Outdoor Pursuits
Do you think you have what it takes to lead and teach in an outdoor recreation setting? Students employed with Outdoor Pursuits will have the opportunity to develop critical leadership skills that will be highly transferrable to most careers in the outdoor industry and other fields. In today's extremely competitive economy, employers are looking for college graduates with leadership experience that sets them apart from the pack. Why not gain that experience while having a blast with BSU Outdoor Pursuits?
Reasons to work with Outdoor Pursuits:
- Great resume builder
- Become part of a fun and friendly community of outdoor enthusiasts
- Get trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED training
- Take your outdoor skills to the next level while sharing with others
Contact Recreation Services
Outdoor Pursuits Office:
Located at the East Entrance to the Rec Center, across form the climbing wall.
Outdoor Pursuits Contacts
Other Outdoor Pursuits Pages