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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. 

Outdoor Pursuit Trips For Fall 2022! Trip Registration goes live on August 24, 2022!

Trip 1

Saturday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 11, 2022

Zaleski State Forest Backpacking Trip

Moonville, Ohio

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a beautiful weekend trip to Zaleski State Forest! Located in Moonville Ohio, OP staff and trip members will spend a night in the forest, and hike out the next morning on the historical Selinde Roosenburg Memorial Backpack Trail. The trip fee required covers trip leadership, transportation, all backpacking and outdoor gear, and food for the duration of the trip.


Trip 2

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Chain O’Lakes

Albion, Indiana

Join Outdoor Pursuits on an easy, low key day trip to Chain O' Lakes in Illinois! Only an hour and a half away, we will be doing an easy paddle through most of the lakes, while trying to complete the nine lake challenge. Trip fees for this trip cover, transportation, boating equipment, boats, and trip leadership.



Trip 3

Saturday, October 8 – Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Trip Fall Break 2022

Steele, Alabama

Looking for an opportunity to travel, camp, and do some outdoor rock climbing during fall break? Look no further than Outdoor Pursuit's four day climbing trip to Horse Pens (HP) 40 in Steele Alabama. This trip requires NO prior climbing experience making it great for climbing veterans and as well as beginners. The trip fee for this adventure covers climbing equipment, back packing equipment, camping equipment, transportation, food, and the salary for the trip leaders. NOTE: This climbing trip is bouldering only, meaning there will be no ropes involved but climbs will be limited in height.


Trip 4

Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16, 2022

Mammoth Cave

Brownsville, Kentucky


Join Outdoor Pursuits for a trip down to Mammoth Cave! We will head out Friday evening to Brownsville, KY to spend two nights under the stars at Mammoth cave's on-site campground. The next day, we will go on a tour of the world's largest cave system. Please note that the tours require the ability to climb many stairs and walk on uneven terrain. Following the tour, we can take a short hike on some of the trails above ground, or check out the visitor's center to learn more about the National Park. Trip leaders will provide dinners and campfires, so there will be plenty of time to relax in the beautiful foothills of Kentucky. Cost of registration includes camping equipment, transportation, tour costs, trip leadership, breakfasts, and dinners.


Trip 5

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Muscatatuck Bouldering

Vernon, Indiana

Join Outdoor Pursuits as we travel to Muscatatuck State Park for a day of bouldering in one of Indiana's best (and only) outdoor climbing area! We will have an early start to our trip on a Saturday morning, and spend all day bouldering and hiking through the state park. Registration includes climbing shoes, crash pads, spotters, transportation, trip leadership, and a midday meal.

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



Workshops have concluded for the semester.

Steps to Sign Up

  1. Visit 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.


  • 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.


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.


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.

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.


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 we recommend some previous experience to get the most out of the trip.


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


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.