Rebel 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 Insight Park Avenue just up the hill from the Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex (intramural fields). 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 student groups and university departments at the University of Mississippi 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 according to their comfort level. We guarantee a safe and quality experience!
The Rebel Challenge Course is operated by reservations through the Department of Campus Recreation for official University of Mississippi groups. To reserve the course for your Registered Student Organization or University Department, simply submit the online reservation form (click here). You will receive an confirmation email if your request is approved, or the graduate assistant will contact you should your requested date be unavailable. Please submit all requests at least two weeks prior to the requested session date.
*Please note, at this time, we can no longer accept third-party (non-University) groups at the challenge course.*
Team Building Sessions
Ole Miss Outdoors offers team building sessions to University of Mississippi student groups and departments. These sessions help your organization improve transferable skills such as leadership, communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Our facilitators will come to your location (we can facilitate indoors or outdoors, depending on weather) so long as your location is large enough to provide appropriate space for games. Each session is 2 hours in length, and all materials/props are provided. Please CLICK HERE to complete the online form, and we will create a team building session specifically designed for your group. Here is the price list:
May 24th – 28th
$275 Student Facilitators | $550 Community Members
Free FridaysFree Fridays are held on specific dates during the fall and spring semesters. Free Fridays are a time for individuals (not groups) to come out to the course and experience the high elements (please complete a reservation request if you want to schedule the course for your group). On certain Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters, several Rebel Challenge Course high elements are open for “free climb” to university students, faculty, staff, and the community (see the schedule below). Free Fridays are held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on the dates listed on the schedule. Please note, Free Fridays are cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Free Friday participants must sign an informed consent/liability waiver and participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian with them at all times. Participants must weigh at least 50 lbs and be able to fit safely into a harness. The Rebel Challenge Course is located on Insight Park Drive; please park in the lot by the Intramural Fields pavilion then walk up the hill to the climbing tower.