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.