Outdoor Pursuits offers the equipment and instruction required to get out and play in the outdoors of Indiana and beyond! The Outdoor Pursuits Center offers something for all of our students, alumni, and community members. Experience the rush of whitewater rafting on West Virginia’s New River, learn the delicate arts of fly tying and fly casting, or add some spice to your workout by training on the indoor climbing wall. Whether you’ve got years of experience under your belt and are looking to sharpen your skills, or it’s your first outdoor adventure, we have something for you!

Outdoor Pursuit Updates: 


Climbing Wall

The Climbing Wall is open!  Check the hours for more information. 

Become belay qualified for the Climbing Wall during Open Hours. Speak to an employee for additional information. 


Outdoor Pursuit Adventure Trips: To Register Click Here


Check the hours for more information. 

Activities and Facilities

The mission of Ball State University’s Outdoor Pursuits program is to provide opportunities for Ball State students, faculty, staff, and the East Central Indiana community to learn and participate in outdoor activities that they would not otherwise have the chance to experience. The programs offered by Outdoor Pursuits are intended to teach technical outdoor skills while promoting safety, physical fitness, social interaction, environmental stewardship, and enhancing the University experience for all of those involved.

Outdoor Pursuits programs include a 36-foot indoor climbing wall, a year-round trip program facilitating 15+ trips a semester to both local and distant outdoor locations, and an impressive rental center with everything you need to go canoeing, kayaking, camping, or backpacking.