Whether you want to go on a day hike or brave white water rapids, Outdoor Adventures can provide the equipment and skills you need. Out trips are open to students, faculty, staff and the community for a discounted price. Our trained and certified staff will ensure that you have a safe and fun time on your adventure. We work with your schedule and provide all the transportation as well as all the gear that you may need. So if you are looking to check something off your bucket-list, stop by the Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Adventures Office.
The Challenge Course is located right in front of the Recreation and Wellness Center and is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. This multi-level ropes course is comprised of both low and high elements, which are designed to enhance your groups trust, teamwork leadership, communication and problem solving skills. However, our highly trained facilitators have the ability to tailor learning outcomes to your specific needs. Take the opportunity to come and climb on the Challenge Course without prior scheduling for a group during Open Climb dates. Bring friends, family or come by yourself for an unforgettable experience.
Reservations are not being accepted at this time.
The Outdoor Rental Center is located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center and provides students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to rent equipment for your own personal outdoor use. Whether you are hoping to go backpacking for a week or just lounge around in a hammock for a day, we have everything you need. View our rental price list for a complete explanation of equipment pricing and then stop by the office and pick up what you need.
Equipment can be reserved in advance by calling the Outdoor Adventures rental center at 606-783-2083. Full payment is due at time of reservation. We also welcome walk-up rentals on a first come, first served basis during rental center open hours.
Skill Workshops & Clinics
Our short workshops and clinics provide students, faculty, staff and community members opportunities to learn a new skill or improve their existing skills. These workshops can be personalized for your specific group - focusing on what YOU need to know.
Past workshops have included:
Contact Jason Hilton at 606-783-2270 for more information.
- Backcountry cooking
- Land navigation
- Minimizing outdoor impact
Support Our Program
Can’t attend one of our great trips or workshops but want to help support the Outdoor Adventures program? You can give to Outdoor Adventures through the MSU Foundation. Simply select "other" from the "Designation" drop-down and type "Outdoor Adventures" into the text box.
Your donation will be used to directly improve the Outdoor Adventures program, funding capital projects, gear purchases, travel expenses and staff certifications that directly impact MSU students and continue to build our program for years to come.
For more information contact the MSU Foundation at 877-690-4483 or email@example.com.