Outdoor Center

The Outdoor Center / Campus Recreation

Get Out and Play!

The mission of the Mars Hill University Outdoor Center is to encourage all students, regardless of experience level, to enjoy the university’s unique location in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and to assist students in learning and continually improving their leadership, teamwork, communication and safety skills in the outdoors. Trips and instructional programs are offered throughout the year and include activities such as: hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and rock climbing. In addition to outdoor adventure trips, the Outdoor Center also provides outdoor equipment rentals to help students get outside and plan their own adventures.

Contact Info: outdoor@mhu.edu or (828) 689-1415

Adventure Trips

Who Can Register: A person may register for a trip if they are a full time student and have a valid MHU ID. Trip size is limited and Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.
How to register: Use the Calendar to view trip details and dates. Once you have found a trip you would like to register for click the link to register online. You may also register by calling (828) 689-1415 or emailing outdoor@mhu.edu
Trip Calendar – events with link to registration

Equipment Rental Program

Who Can Rent: A person may rent equipment if they are a full time student and have a valid MHU ID.
How to Rent: Equipment can be reserved by using our online reservation request form or by phone at (828) 689 – 1415.

Reserve Equipment: