Rebel Challenge Course
The Rebel Challenge Course is not operating Fall 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Rebel Challenge Course at the University of Mississippi is an ACCT-accredited high and low ropes course located on campus. 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 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 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 Rebel Challenge Course.
Click here to read all Rebel Challenge Course Policies. At this time, we can not accept external (non-University) group reservations, except approved K-12 Educational Groups. See IHL Policy #912 Here.
We are currently not accepting reservations in light of the University’s continuing uncertainty about our ability to conduct programming safely on our Oxford and regional campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi is canceling all in-person on-campus summer camps, conferences, events and other experiences through Aug. 1, 2020.
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 Rebel Challenge Course.
Rebel Challenge Course Pricing
|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: $12/person|
25-49 people: $10/person
50-100 people: $8/person
| 6-24 people: $20/person|
25-49 people: $15/person
50-100 people: $10/person
|6-24 people: $30/person
25-49 people: $25/person
50-100 people: $20/person
|University of Mississippi Departments|| 6-24 people: $15/person|
25-49 people: $12/person
50-100 people: $10/person
| 6-24 people: $25/person|
25-49 people: $20/person
50-100 people: $15/person
| 6-24 people: $35/person
25-49 people: $30/person
50-100 people: $25/person
|Approved External Groups|| 6-24 people: $18/person|
25-49 people: $15/person
50-100 people: $13/person
| 6-24 people: $28 per person|
25-49 people: $23/person
50-100 people: $18/person
| 6-24 people: $38/person
25-49 people: $33/person
50-100 people: $28/person
Free 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 click here to 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 to university students, faculty, staff, and the community (see the schedule below). Free Fridays are held from 4:00-6:00 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. Click here to complete the waiver online. 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. Click here to view our current Free Friday dates.
To become a challenge course facilitator, students must complete the Campus Recreation hiring process (click here).
Certifications Required: Level 1 ACCT-Accredited Challenge Course Facilitator Certification and American Red Cross First Aid/CPR.