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Adventure Trips

Outdoor Pursuits offers a number of Adventure Trips each semester to regional destinations. Please see our upcoming Fall 2017 trips below!

Backpacking Grayson Highlands, VA

When : Nov. 10 - 12
Where : Grayson Highlands, VA
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $85 per person.

Backpacking Red River Gorge, KY

When : Nov. 17 - 19
Where : Red River Gorge, KY
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $85 per person.

Join Outdoor Pursuits as we explore Kentucky’s Land of Arches. Take in the dramatic ridge top views by day and pitch camp near a gently flowing stream each night. Guaranteed to be a Red River Gorgeous weekend.

Canoe Everglades National Park, FL

When : Jan. 5 - 13
Where : Everglades National Park, FL
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $350 per person.

Join Outdoor Pursuits on an exciting canoe expedition to the Florida everglades. Escape the cold Midwest winter and enjoy the temperate breezes and Florida sunshine. Our trip starts in Athens, and will then drive down to South Carolina for our first night. From South Carolina, we will then continue to the Florida coast. We will spend the 4th through the 6th canoeing through the through freshwater marsh, mangrove forests, and the open waters of Florida Bay. During the canoe expedition we will be camping at beach sites, and elevated camping platforms ("chickees"). Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see wildlife, canoe, camp, and explore the everglades!


Stargazing and Campfire

When : Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where : The Ridges
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $10 per person.

You and your dad are invited to an evening under the stars at The Ridges! Transportation, guide staff and campfire snacks included.

Conkle's Hollow Day Hike

When : Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where : Hocking Hills
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu. Cost is $20 per person.

Hike through the Hocking Hills with your dad this Dad's Weekend! Price includes transportation, guide staff and a light lunch. 

Zipline Adventure at the Ridges

When : Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5
Where : The Ridges
Registration:  To register, visit  www.recshop.ohio.edu  and book an hourly time slot. Cost is $25 per person.

Join us at our zipline facility at The Ridges to climb our 40-ft tower and ride down our zipline! Price includes all gear, instruction and transportation.

Registration Information

Register for trips using the registration links under each trip description above. You may also register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits service desk in Ping Center during regular operating hours. 

If you are registering online:

  1. Log in to RecShop using your MyOhio login, or create an account if you are not an OHIO student.
  2. Click on the courses link and follow the instructions.
  3. Once you have completed the transaction, download your confirmation receipt.
  4. Outdoor Pursuits will email you 5-7 days before the trip with details. 

Note:  If you are trying to register multiple people, you will need to click on your username at the top right of the page in RecShop, then scroll down and add dependents. After that, go through the entire process and then click "continue shopping" and select the rest of your dependents. 

Questions? Contact Savannah Schuring, Trips & Clinics Graduate Assistant, at (740) 597-1484 or  ss512217@ohio.edu


Required Forms

Click here  for the Assumption of Risk form and here  for the Medical Information forms. 


Refund Policy

Due to the intensive planning and various expenses associated with each adventure trip, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within 14 days of the trip date, unless the trip is canceled by Outdoor Pursuits.