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Challenge Course

The Challenge Course is now accepting reservation requests!
Please click here to submit a reservation request.  

The Challenge Course is an Association for Challenge Course Technology-accredited high and low ropes course located on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi.  The course is located on Insight Park Avenue just up the hill from the Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex (intramural fields). Click here for a map. The course was constructed in 2008 through grants and funds from the Ole Miss Parents Association Leadership Council, the Office of Greek Affairs, and the Department of Campus Recreation. The Challenge Course is strictly operated and supervised by trained facilitators within the Outdoors program. The mission of the 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 Outdoors staff is ready to tailor an experience to meet the needs of your group. The Challenge Course is designed to create environments and scenarios that are symbolic of real-life challenges that groups face on a daily basis.  These elements are challenging but possible to complete using group collaboration and individual contribution. Participants are encouraged to participate in all challenge course activities, but participants may choose not to participate in any event or element at any time according to their comfort level. Click here to watch a video of participants at the Challenge Course.


Course Policies

Click here to read all operational Challenge Course Policies. At this time, we can not accept external (non-University) group reservations, except approved K-12 and other Educational Groups; please email us to determine if your external group qualifies.  See IHL Policy #912 Here.


Group Reservations 

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, University Department, or K-12 school*, click here to submit the online reservation form. 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. Click here to watch a video of the Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team at the Challenge Course.

*Reservations for K-12 schools requires University approval and signed agreement (could take 4-6 weeks for institutional review/approval – please request a session date at least 6 weeks out)

Challenge Course Pricing

Group Type

Two Hour Low Session
(Low Elements Only)
Two Hour High Session
(High Elements Only)
Four Hour Combo Session
(Low and High Elements)

Registered
Student
Organizations

6-24 people: $14/person
25-49 people: $12/person
50-100 people: $10/person
6-24 people: $23/person
25-49 people: $18/person
50-100 people: $13/person
6-24 people: $34/person
25-49 people: $29/person
50-100 people: $24/person

University of
Mississippi
Departments

6-24 people: $16/person
25-49 people: $14/person
50-100 people: $12/person
6-24 people: $28/person
25-49 people: $23/person
50-100 people: $18/person
6-24 people: $39/person
25-49 people: $34/person
50-100 people: $29/person

Approved
External
Groups

6-24 people: $20/person
25-49 people: $18/person
50-100 people: $16/person
6-24 people: $31/person
25-49 people: $26/person
50-100 people: $21/person
6-24 people: $42/person
25-49 people: $37/person
50-100 people: $32/person

Events

Events listed below are times for individuals (not groups) to come out to the course and experience the high elements (please click here to complete a reservation request if you want to schedule the course for your group). All challenge course event 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.  Click here to complete the waiver online. Participants must weigh at least 50 lbs and be able to fit safely into a harness.  The 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.

Wee Wednesdays: February 28, March 27, and April 17 | 4-6pm
Register on the OleMissCR App
Free to all UM students and CR Members.

Zip Line, Climb the Tower, Walk the Catwalk, or Fly like a Squirrel. Try these and other high elements at the ropes course.

Cosmic Night Climb: March 7 | 6-8pm
Register on the OleMissCR App
Free to all UM students and CR Members.

Challenge Course, Under the Stars! Zip Line through the Enchanted Forest, Climb the Tower of Stars, Walk the Catwalk, or Fly like a Squirrel in the sky! Try these and other high elements at the ropes course. 


Student Employment

To become a challenge course facilitator, students must complete the Campus Recreation hiring process (click here).