Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

Rebel Challenge Course

Ole Miss Outdoors Challenge Course

The Rebel Challenge Course at the University of Mississippi is a high and low ropes course established on campus in November 2008; the course is located on Intramural Drive just up the hill from the intramural fields (access Intramural Drive via Hathorne Road or Jackson Avenue). The course was constructed and funded through grants from the Ole Miss Parents Association Leadership Council, the Office of Greek Affairs, and the Department of Campus Recreation.   The Rebel Challenge Course is strictly operated and supervised by trained facilitators within the Ole Miss Outdoors program. The mission of the Rebel Challenge Course is to provide your group with opportunities to accomplish new and exciting adventures together! Whether your goal is to improve communication, build problem-solving skills, enhance teamwork and/or have a fun experience, the Ole Miss Outdoors staff is ready to tailor an experience to meet the needs of your group. The Rebel Challenge Course is designed to create environments and scenarios that are challenging but possible to complete using group collaboration and individual inner strength. We operate under the “challenge by choice” principle, in which participants may choose not to participate in any event or element at any time. We guarantee a safe and quality experience!

Group Reservations 

The Rebel Challenge Course is operated by reservations only, with the exception of Free Fridays (see information below).  To reserve the course for your group, print and complete the reservation form (click here) and return to the Ole Miss Outdoors office in Turner Center 112 or fax to 662-915-5593.  You will receive an confirmation email if your request is approved.


Free Fridays

Free Fridays are a time for individuals (not groups) to come out to the course and experience the high elements.  On certain Fridays throughout the spring and fall semesters, several Rebel Challenge Course high elements are open for “free climb” to university students, faculty, staff, and the community. Friday Fridays are for individuals, not groups.   See the schedule below for the current Free Friday dates; you may only access the course on these dates.  You must bring a signed informed consent/liability waiver (click here) and participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian with them at all times.   Participants must be able to fit safely into harness.  Course is located on Intramural Drive; please park at the pavilion by the fields and walk up to the climbing tower.   ***Free Fridays are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.***

  • March 21 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • March 28 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • April 4 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • April 11 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • April 25 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • May 2 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)