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 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!
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 Campus Recreation office in Turner Center 214 or fax to 662-915-5593. You will receive an confirmation email if your request is approved.
Free Fridays are held in 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. 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. Free Fridays are held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Please note, Free Fridays are cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Free Fridays are for individuals to come out and play on the high elements, not for groups (please complete a reservation request using the link above if you want to schedule the course for your group). 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 be able to fit safely into 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.
Fall 2016 Free Fridays Schedule is TBA
Graduate Assistant: Outdoors
Alison hails from the Peach State (aka the Goober State) and joined Ole Miss Outdoors as a graduate assistant in May 2016. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University in 2016. Alison is currently pursuing a Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration. Her love for the outdoors has led her to be involved in everything from teaching environmental education to leading adventure trips to facilitating challenge course experiences. Alison plans on finding ways to allow everyone to enjoy being outside, especially at the South Campus Rail Trail and the Rebel Challenge Course. One of her favorite quotes is “living la vida local” and you are most likely to spot Alison flat water kayaking or playing with her Australian Shepherd, Kyzer.