This trip begins with a pizza party and climbing at Ball State's Climbing Wall that serves as our check-in for the trip. After that, we will drive to beautiful Brown County in Nashville, Indiana where we will spend three nights camping in one of Indiana's most beautiful state parks. We will go horseback riding through the woods, hike up to lookout towers, and spend our evenings relaxing around a campfire. We will also have the opportunity to visit Nashville, Indiana, where there are lots of local shops and artists.

Program Dates

Program Dates have not yet been determined for Summer 2023.

Program Fee

The program fee has not yet been determined for Summer 2023 but will include travel, activities, meals on site, and camping.


It is anticipated that registration will open May 1, 2023 and a registration link will appear here.

During the academic year, Outdoor Pursuits offers many opportunities for adventure trips. Watch for emails regarding upcoming trips or visit their website to learn more. Outdoor Pursuits also offers equipment rental to Ball State students for bikes, camping equipment, canoes, kayaks, outdoor games and much more!

Itinerary for Summer 2022

  • Afternoon - Check-in and trip orientation on campus, including pizza for lunch and climbing at the Climbing wall, and then depart for Brown County and set up camp early in the evening at Brown County State Park.
  • Evening - Campfire and games
  • Morning – Breakfast
  • Afternoon - Short hikes in Brown County State Park, potentially hiking up to one of several lookout towers. Short 'Leave No Trace' lesson by OP Trip leaders.
  • Evening - Campfire and games
  • Morning – Breakfast
  • Afternoon - Horseback rides with Brown County State Park, more short hikes, and outing to Nashville, Indiana for visiting local shops and artists
  • Evening - Campfire and games
  • Morning - Breakfast
  • Afternoon - Final hike before departing back for Ball State University. Travel to Ball State, arrive back on campus at 11:00am.

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