Your guide to outdoor recreation in Bloomington and beyond
For more than 40 years, IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) has provided the best in outdoor recreation to Indiana University. Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors.
Take a Fall Course!
Expand your knowledge of the outdoors and leadership skills by taking one of these Outdoor Adventure one-credit courses. Expanding and enhancing your time outdoors have many benefits: physical fitness, mental well-being, improved focus, social interaction, and much more.
- Introduction to Wilderness Leadership - SPH-W 305
- Backpacking: Field Experience dates - SPH-W 113
- Coastal Kayaking - SPH-W 136
- Wilderness First Responder - SPH-W 331
- Rock Climbing - SPH-W 144
- Canoeing - SPH-W 132
- White Water Rafting - SPH-W 134
- White Water Kayaking - SPH-W 135
- Wilderness First Aid - SPH-W 116
Learn more about skill development offerings from IU Outdoor Adventures.
IUOA’s gear shop, located in Eigenmann Hall, has everything you need for a successful outdoor adventure. Rent or buy gear and equipment for camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and more.
Please note: Open hours for gear rental are temporarily suspended.Rent or buy outdoor gear
Learn new skills
Earn class credit while learning outdoor skills. You can choose from courses on topics ranging from wilderness survival and search and rescue to backpacking, canoeing, and snowshoeing.Take classes
Reach new heights
Test your climbing skills on the IUOA bouldering wall. This fast-growing style of rock climbing involves short, challenging routes on vertical to overhanging surfaces above a thickly padded floor.Go climbing