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The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) is the GVSU student, faculty, and staff resource for outdoor adventure activities.  It is located inside and operated through the Climbing Center in room B 170 of the Fieldhouse.  The OAC maintains a variety of camping, backpacking, kayaking, and snowshoeing equipment for rental and clinic purposes.  Whether you are looking for gear for your next epic adventure, local recreation information, or clinics to help improve future outdoor experiences, the OAC can help!

The OAC is dedicated to providing GVSU students, faculty, and staff with educational and recreational opportunities related to outdoor adventure activities.


Grab all the necessities for your next camping, hiking, or paddling excursion without breaking the bank.  We currently rent equipment from reputable manufacturers such as Eureka, MSR, Lowe Alpine, Perception, & Tubbs!

The OAC is currently expanding its inventory with the addition of yard games!  Reserve a ladder ball set today for your next back yard get together.

Visit our equipment page for more information on rentals, reservations, and specific equipment in our inventory.


From day hikes on local trails and kayak excursions on nearby lakes and rivers, to week long rock climbing trips in the back country, we have trips suitable for everyone from the most inexperienced and curious to veteran adventure junkies.  Check our events page regularly to stay informed on upcoming OAC trips that you won't want to miss!


Brush up on an old skill or come learn a new one at one of the OAC's educational clinics.  If you don't see a clinic or class available on a topic of your interest, let us know and we will be glad to share our knowledge with you on a more informal basis.

  Last Modified Date: March 24, 2014
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