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Outdoor Pursuits offers a variety of trips each semester to match any level of experience. Trips range from short day trips to extended week-long expeditions. Trips are open on a first-come, first-served basis and are usually limited to a certain number of participants. The minimum number will vary depending upon the nature and location of the trip. 

Below are the Summer 2024 Summer Bridge Trips for Incoming Students! 

Trip 1: Summit Lake Adventure : $120.00  July 7-10, 2024

Come along with Outdoor Pursuits and explore one of the closest state parks to campus! This adventure begins with a meet and greet at the Outdoor Pursuits climbing wall. You will enjoy rock climbing, group activities, and a pizza party. You will get to have a lock-in at the Recreation Center to learn some useful outdoor skills with your Trip Leaders. The next morning, we will depart for Summit Lake State Park, just a short ride away, for lots of outdoor activities, team building, canoeing, and plenty of time to relax in the outdoors. We will spend two nights under the stars while we paddle and hike to our hearts’ content. This trip will have options for all ability and experience levels. *Location subject change based on availability.

Registration Opens May 8, 2024 for the Summit Lake Adventure!

Registration Closes June 23, 2024 for the Summit Lake Adventure!

Click here to register for the Summit Lake Adventure!

Trip 2:  Midwest Three State Road Trip : $180.00  July 14-18, 2024

This adventure begins with a meet and greet at the Outdoor Pursuits climbing wall. You will enjoy rock climbing, group activities, and a pizza party. You will get to have a lock-in at the Recreation Center to learn some useful outdoor skills. The following morning, we will hit the road for our first destination, Shawnee State Park in Ohio. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of activities there, including hiking, disc golf, outdoor games, and boating. We will spend the night at the park, before packing up the next morning and heading off to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. There, we will get to see some of the most beautiful rock formations in the Midwest, including the famous Natural Bridge. This trip will include a climbing component if desired. We will spend the evening camping out under the stars with a campfire and s’mores. The next day, we will head off to our final destination back in Indiana at Brown County State Park. We can either enjoy some of the natural amenities of the park, or head back into civilization in Nashville, Indiana, for some shopping or even dinner! This trip will have options for all ability and experience levels. *Locations subject change based on availability.

Registration Opens May 8, 2024 for the Midwest Three State Road Trip!

Registration Closes June 23, 2024 for the Midwest Three State Road Trip!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE MIDWEST THREE STATE ROAD TRIP!

 

All participants are required to have an OP Health Questionnaire on file. The waiver has to be completed within your member profile at https://recreation.bsu.edu. See steps below.

 

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Steps to Sign Up

  1. Visit https://recreation.bsu.edu/ to log into your new Recreation Services Membership Portal.
  2. Sign into your account using your BSU information by selecting "Sign in with BSU Username and Password".
  3. Once logged in, select “Memberships and Waivers” from the options below.  Select “OP Health Questionnaire” from a list of options.
  4. Follow the steps to complete the waiver. This waiver will stay on file for one year. 
  5. Complete the waiver by selecting "Add to Cart" then "Checkout".
  6. Once the waiver has been completed, return to the home page select “Programs and Registrations” from the options below.  Select “Trips and Clinics” from a list of options.
  7. Complete the payment process with credit card.

For those who do not have a BSU log-in, register for your guest profile by selecting “Sign Up” 
located in the top right corner. Follow the steps to create a profile and verify your account.

Refunds

  • Ninety percent 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 Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits.

Find Your Challenge

Each trip on the registration page has been labeled with intensity and experience levels 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.

Easy

This trip is designed for fun and relaxation. If you’re able to make your way across campus without any problem, you’re ready for these trips. Most single-day trips fit into this category.

Moderate

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.

Strenuous

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.

Very Strenuous

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.

Beginner

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.

Intermediate

Beginners are welcome, but we recommend some previous experience to get the most out of the trip.

Advanced

We strongly recommend previous experience. You should be comfortable with applicable skill set for the trip.

Expert

Demonstrated skill is required. We may require applicable certifications to participate in the trip. The technical nature of the trip makes it impossible for beginners to safely participate.