Outdoor Pursuits Trips & Clinics
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.
- Summer 2017 Adventures
Summer Sailing Clinic
Participants will be introduced to the sport of sailing. Participants will learn how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. The afternoon will begin with classroom instruction followed by an afternoon on the water taught by Muncie Sailing Club volunteers. This is an adult only clinic. Registration fee includes instruction and transportation.
Intensity Level: Easy
Experience Level: Beginner
Registration Fee: $25
Dates: June 24th, July 15th, August 12th, and September 9th
Intensity and experience levels have been labeled for each trip to better help you identify which Outdoor Pursuits experience is right for you! Please carefully read the trip description and do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.
This trip is designed for fun and relaxation. If you’re able to make your way across campus without any problem, you’re reaady for these trips. Most single-day trips fit into this category.
This trip will require a moderate amount of walking, paddling, biking, active participation, etc. Plan to spend the majority of the day up and moving.
This trip will require a significant amount of hiking, paddling, biking, climbing, active participation, etc. Plan to spend more time moving than you’re used to.
These trips will test you physically. Long days, long mileage, and challenging terrain are par for the course. Regular physical activity and conditioning are a must to be prepared for this experience. Previous experience in the activity may be recommended.
A perfect trip for a first-timer. You will have an opportunity to get some basic experience with us, and learn about the activity in a beginner-friendly environment.
Beginners are welcome, but some previous experience is recommended to get the most out of the trip.
Previous experience strongly recommended. Participants should be comfortable with applicable skill set for the trip.
Demonstrated skill required. May require applicable certifications to participate in the trip. Technical nature of the trip makes it impossible for beginners to safely participate.
To register please click the above REGISTER HERE link. To complete your payment with cash, check or wellness voucher (professional staff only), stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Office between 10am-6pm Mon-Fri. All payments must be received in full to confirm a registration.
*Non-Affiliate participants will pay a 30% cost increase on registration.
*Proof of insurance is required for all Outdoor Pursuits trips.
Contact us at email@example.com, 765-285-1164, or swing by our office located in the east lobby entrance of the SRWC, across from the Climbing Wall. Like us at Ball State Outdoor Pursuits!
Fun in the Sun @ Prarie Creek
I just got back from my first Outdoor Pursuits trip ever and many more are to come. As far as I can tell this organization is going to be awesome!
This trip was fantastic, totally worth the price, and I got to meet new people.
Backpacking Hoosier National Forest
Outdoor Pursuits is an amazing organization. These trips are perfect for getting out and meeting friends. It's organizations like this that have shaped me to be the person I am today.
Outdoor Pursuits is a great way to spend a weekend and learn something new.
These trips are a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy nature while learning useful skills and meeting awesome people!
This backpacking trip was a lot of fun! I met a ton of new awesome people, and I even made some friends that I know I could go hiking with in the future. It was definitely worth the money.
Outdoor Pursuits (OP) is such an asset to Ball State students and faculty. We had a fantastic experience back-packing in beautiful Southern Indiana. We were well outfitted and prepared thanks to OP's experienced guides. We will definitely sign-up for more trips. Thank you.
The OP hiking trip to the HNF is a welcome break from books and cell phones. Challenge yourself to break away with a group of new friends and learn about the outdoors while hiking through some scenic woodland areas.
The guides did a great job! I felt safe and well-prepared. The destination was beautiful. Thank you
Jessica, Julie, and Rothman did a fabulous job keeping everything humorous but safe.
Trip Recap Videos
Contact Recreation Services
Outdoor Pursuits Office:
Located at the East Entrance to the Rec Center, across form the climbing wall.
Outdoor Pursuits Contacts
90% of payment is refundable if the participant withdraws at least 10 business days prior to the trip or clinic date. Less than 10 business days results in no refund.
Further restrictions may be placed on longer, more costly trips (such as Spring Break trips).
All trips and clinics that have a non-refundable deposit element will be identified as such.
All trip fees are fully refundable if Outdoor Pursuits cancels the trip or clinic for any reason.
All trip refund requests must go through the Assistant Director for Outdoor Pursuits.
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