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Outdoor Recreation

Quality outdoor gear and custom adventure trips for WVU students and employees.

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Gear Rentals

A wide variety of quality outdoor gear is available for rental at the ORC. Available gear includes tents, backpacks, camp stoves, recreational kayaks and more. West Virginia University students, faculty, staff, affiliated employees, and their families are eligible to rent equipment by the day, weekend, or week.

Gear Rental Info


Programs with the ORC are focused on getting people outside to explore new places, gain outdoor skills, meet new people, and have fun. Trips, Seminars and Workshops vary seasonally and include backpacking, canoeing, caving, climbing, camping, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and more.


WV DIY Outdoors

WV DIY Outdoors is a web-based resource created for the people of West Virginia and visitors. DIY Outdoors provides information about outdoor recreation resources that are located in West Virginia or in close proximity to West Virginia's communities.

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Break Trips

Our extended Winter, Spring and Summer Break trips provide an unforgettable experience. Time spent connecting with new people and exploring new places and opportunities allows participants to take a break from their schoolwork or job and focus on the beautiful outdoor areas and exciting activities offered.

Break Trips

Climbing Wall

Experience the thrill of rock climbing on our massive 50-foot climbing wall at the heart of the Rec Center. The wall features more than 2,000 interchangeable hand-holds attached to 3,500 square feet of simulated rock which features face climbs, crack climbs, a small bouldering cave/roof, a pillar, overhangs, aretes, and many other small features.

Climbing Wall

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