Join Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) for one of our exciting adventures, educational clinics, or campus & community events. Our trips are designed for all people and all skill levels. Prices are all-inclusive, unless otherwise noted. Clinics and events are geared toward student and community members, and offer a wide variety of activities for everyone.
Spring 2016 Adventure Trips & Events are listed below – Click on the link under each trip for more detailed information about what is included in the price and what to expect.
REGISTRATION: To register for a trip, please visit the Ole Miss Outdoors office, located in Turner Center 110 (on the first floor, under the stairs). Most of our trips require the full payment for the trip at registration, with the exception of our longer (and more expensive) trips. We do not accept online registrations or payments at this time.
PRE-TRIP MEETINGS AND SKILL WORKSHOPS: All trip participants are required to attend a pre-trip meeting the Tuesday before the trip. At this time, the Trip Leaders will go over all necessary information, assign gear, and answer any questions. If the outdoor activity requires specific knowledge or skill, Trip Leaders will plan a mandatory skill workshop to teach participants (i.e. how to wet exit or roll in a white water kayak) before the dates of the trip.
ADVENTURE TRIP OVERVIEW: OMOD offers three formats for adventure trips – day trips, weekend trips, and week-long trips.
- Day Trips
- Distance: Trips are generally within an hour drive of campus.
- Type of Trips: Local outdoor recreation is generally focused on paddling sports (canoeing, kayaking, fishing, etc) or hiking. Most of our Fall trips are in this category.
- Timeline: Participants meet behind the Turner Center the morning of the adventure to load up in our two Ford Expeditions. Day trips usually last between 6-8 hours all together (including driving time).
- Necessary Items: Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch, personal snacks, and water and dress appropriately for the activity.
- Weekend Trips
- Distance: Weekend trips allow participants to go further into the Southeast for a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Our trip destinations are generally 3-6 hours from campus.
- Type of Trips: The Southeast offers a wide variety of outdoor disciplines, such as a white water rafting, rock climbing, hang gliding, etc. Most of our Spring trips are in this category.
- Timeline: Participants meet in the OMOD office (Turner 110) on Friday afternoon and load our two Ford Expeditions. We generally camp in tents both Friday and Saturday nights at a local campground, focusing on our activity all day Saturday. Sunday usually consists of packing up camp and continuing the activity if possible. We arrive back in Oxford around 5PM on Sunday.
- Necessary Items: OMOD provides all necessary gear and most food. Participants are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing (as specified by the activity), personal snacks, and water.
- Week-Long Trips
- Distance: Anywhere. If we can drive there, we can do it.
- Types of Trips: Anything. In the past, we’ve driven to Canada for dog-sledding, the Grand Canyon for backpacking, the Colorado Rockies for skiing & snowboarding, the Florida Keys for kayaking and snorkeling, and many other places around the US. In the Fall, we always do a ski & snowboard trip and our Spring Break trip varies. Occasionally, we plan a week-long summer trip.
- Timeline: The timeline greatly varies based on the type of trip offered. Generally, trips last the full week, including the weekends.
- Necessary Items: OMOD provides all necessary gear and most food, unless otherwise specified. Participants are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing (as specified by the activity), personal snacks, and water.
LIABILITY: All OMOD trip participants are required to fill out a waiver and health form. To save time, you may print the waiver and health forms ahead of time or you may choose to receive a copy upon registration. Click here for the waiver/health form.
SPRING 2016 TRIPS/CLINICS/EVENTS
Kayak Water Polo (Free!)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays – Turner Center Pool
S’mores with Outdoors (Free!)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays – Turner Front Lawn
Saturday, February 6
Ice Skating at the Ice House
Olive Branch, MS
$20 Student/$25 Community
Skiing at Hidden Valley Resort
$220 Student/$240 Community
Sunday, February 14
Tie the Knot Couples* Challenge – Sponsored by RebelWell
Rebel Challenge Course, Oxford, MS
Free for the first 10 couples*! $10/person after the first 10 register. Space is limited.
*Couples do not have to be romantically involved, they can also be 2 friends, 2 coworkers, 2 family members, etc.
Caving at Raccoon Mountain
$150 Student/$160 Community
$120 Student/$125 Community
Monday, February 29
Leap Day Glow Run 5K – Sponsored by RebelWell
South Campus Rail Trail – 6:00 p.m.
Register online: https://racesonline.com/events/leap-day-5k
Free for everyone – must be age 14 or older to participate.
Collegiate Recovery Community Multisport Trip
Tishomingo State Park, MS
(Invitation Only Trip)
Alternative Spring Break
Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Service
Zion National Park, Utah
$550 Student/$560 Community
Backpacking the Ozarks
Ozark Mountains, AR
$90 Student/$100 Community
Saturday April 2 – Sunday, April 3
Survival Workshop – Sponsored by RebelWell
South Campus Rail Trail
$10/person. Space is limited, register in Turner Center 110
Top Rope Climbing
Mount Yonah, GA
$90 Student/$100 Community
Hang Gliding Lookout Mountain
$270 Student/$280 Community
Friday, April 22
Earth Day Yoga Hike – Sponsored by RebelWell
South Campus Rail Trail
Free! Space is limited.
White Water Rafting the Chattooga River
Mountain Rest, SC
$220 Student/$230 Community