Planning a trip but don't have all the gear you need?  Check out our inventory of hiking, camping, kayaking gear that won't break the bank.

From day hikes & paddling trips on local trails & waterways to week long rock climbing excursions.  Check out our Events Calendar regularly to stay up to date on upcoming trips you won't want to miss!

Brush up on old skills or learn a new one!  The OAC offers a variety of workshops throughout the year.  If you don't see a clinic available on your topic of interest, let us know.  We'd be glad to share our knowledge with you on a more informal basis.




August 30, 2014

Climbing Center will be Closed

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Intro to Geocaching

Intro to Geocaching

November 3, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Geocaching, a game of hunting for hidden containers (caches) using a handheld GPS device is rapidly growing around the world.  With over 2 million hidden world-wide & over 1,000 in the greater...

Sport Lead (Indoor)

Sport Lead (Indoor)

November 5, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a Climbing 201 Workshop. It is intended for those who wish to be approved for sport climbing at the GVSU Climbing Center. Participants in this workshop must have demonstrated to a Climbing...



November 13, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How can you climb without ever touching the wall? Learn the answer to this question and more with this Climbing 201 Workshop. Ascending is a method of climbing a rope using a mechanical device...

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Sports Facilities


Don't enjoy epic adventures, spectacular landscapes, and the constant fear of being attacked by the local wildlife?  Check out our other sport facilities to stay active in a more traditional way.