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Trips and programs

Interested in a ready-made outdoor adventure? We offer local and regional trips for paddling, climbing, backpacking, and more. Come get outside with us and play!

How to sign up

Our trips and programs are open to everyone, and registration begins on the first day of classes for each semester. Most trips have a fee to participate, but our goal is always to provide quality adventure programming and instruction at the lowest cost possible.

Onsite registration

You can sign up for trips in the Rec center by visiting the OASIS office which is open most weekdays. This is a great way to learn more about a trip you are interested in or ask any questions you may have.

Online registration

We know signing up online can be convenient, and so we have set up each trip on our registration site. Step-by-step instructions for online registration are available.

What to expect

  • We design our trips so that no prior experience is necessary to participate.
  • Because we are adventurers, most of our trips run rain or shine.
  • All of our trips are staffed by skilled leaders who each bring a personal love of the outdoors to their work.
  • Plan to receive an informational email shortly before the trip is set to run. Some of our longer trips will also include a pre-trip meeting.
  • When food is provided, we plan a vegetarian-friendly menu. Any other dietary restrictions need to be communicated to us ahead of time.

Current schedule

Two pricing rates are offered for most trips and programs (students and members / non-members and community).

  • Crate Stacking
  • Tue 8/29 4-6PM | FREE

Join us right here in the Rec for a chance to prove how well you stack up! Test your balancing skills and see how many crates you can stack without a huge collapse. No fees or registration.

  • Yoga Hike in CVNP
  • Sun 9/10 | $10/$15

Get out of downtown Akron and practice yoga in the outdoors with a certified instructor. Includes a short hike to and from the yoga location. Transportation provided.

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Sun 9/17 10AM-4PM | $12/$18

If you have never tried paddleboarding you are missing out! Take a day to visit Mogadore Reservoir and explore paddling from a new perspective, and don't be surprised if you fall in love. Transportation and paddleboards provided.

  • Crate Stacking
  • Wed 9/20 4-6PM | FREE

Join us right here in the Rec for a chance to prove how well you stack up! Test your balancing skills and see how many crates you can stack without a huge collapse. No fees or registration.

  • Backpacking Zaleski
  • 9/22 - 9/24 | $45/$60

If you want to see a different side of Ohio or just unplug for a while, join us on this two-night backcountry adventure to Zaleski State Forest. All equipment, food and travel will be provided — you just have to come ready to walk. Be prepared for moderate hiking and 4-10 mile days.

  • Outdoor Climbing
  • Sat 9/30 | $35/$45

Nothing quite beats climbing outdoors. Whether you are new to climbing and want to test your mettle on real rock, or are a regular climber who is eager to get outside, this trip is worth it. Come with us to Mad River Gorge for a chance climb where there are no taped holds. Climbing gear, lunch and transportation are provided.

  • Yoga Hike in Sand Run Metro Park
  • Sun 10/01 | $10/$15

Get out of downtown Akron and practice yoga in the outdoors with a certified instructor. Includes a short hike to and from the yoga location. Transportation provided.

  • Camp and Kayak Weekend
  • 10/07 - 10/8 | $45/$60

Take an opportunity to enjoy camping and paddling in the heart of fall at Portage Lakes. Beginner paddlers are welcome, and this trip includes paddling instruction from an ACA certified instructor. Transportation, equipment and food provided.

  • Crate Stacking
  • Tue 10/17 4-6PM | FREE

Join us right here in the Rec for a chance to prove how well you stack up! Test your balancing skills and see how many crates you can stack without a huge collapse. No fees or registration.

  • Crate Stacking
  • Thur 11/9 4-6PM | FREE

Join us right here in the Rec for a chance to prove how well you stack up! Test your balancing skills and see how many crates you can stack without a huge collapse. No fees or registration.

  • Crate Stacking
  • Wed 12/6 4-6PM | FREE

Join us right here in the Rec for a chance to prove how well you stack up! Test your balancing skills and see how many crates you can stack without a huge collapse. No fees or registration.