What is Outdoor Pursuits?

Closed for Summer

The Outdoor Pursuits office will be closed during the summer session and will reopen on Friday, August 29.

Outdoor Pursuits is dedicated to the promotion of physical activity, wellness and a deeper understanding of nature through experience-based outdoor, adventure and environmental education. This mission is fostered through:

  • environmental awareness and minimum impact travel
  • service learning and conservation efforts
  • skill development and personal challenge
  • positive group dynamics
  • and having a great time

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Turn your weekend into an adventure!

Activities and workshops offer great opportunities to get out for the day and experience a new outdoor activity. Some of our trips include visiting the Cornell Climbing Wall, hiking local trails or paddling local rivers, tree climbing and traveling to Vermont for a weekend of winter sports (e.g., snowshoeing).

Credit classes range from kayaking to backpacking to winter camping and most outdoor activities in between! Our courses fulfill different health and wellness requirements, depending on the course.

The Rental Center at the East Gym offers equipment rentals and includes a wide variety of hiking, camping and winter gear — everything you need to outfit your next trip! Equipment is available to Binghamton University students and faculty when classes are in session.

Looking to organize your own trip? We can help! Our adventure Resource Center is designed to help individuals plan trips and excursions. Contact us for an appointment, or stop by the office for information about a specific activity or location. Also, check out our Outdoor Recreation Resources list!

The Outdoor Pursuits office is located on the lower level of the Rec Center at the East Gym. The Outdoor Pursuits office and Rental Center will be open for extended hours from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. between Aug. 26 and Sept. 13. Fall semester hours are 11:30 a.m.-.4:30 p.m. For more information or to answer any questions, stop by, email, or give us a call at 607-777-6414.

We look forward to traveling into the great outdoors together with you!

Sales Tax Update

To be in compliance with New York State tax regulations, Campus Recreation is now required to collect sales tax on a few items sold at the Recreation Center - specifically, merchandise sold at the Outdoor Pursuits office. Tax will be applicable beginning Friday, January 24.

Last Updated: 5/8/14