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University of Mississippi

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Outdoor Adventure Trips & Events

Join Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) for one of our exciting adventure trips, educational clinics, skill-based certifications, or campus & community events. Many of our trips and events are designed for people of all abilities and skill levels. Participants must be enrolled as a University of Mississippi student, or be 18 years of age or older to participate in the trip program. If you have questions, please call the office at 662-915-6735. Check out this news article on our Spring Break trip to Zion.

Spring 2021 Policies & Procedures: 

  • All trips and events will be located within Lafayette County, MS.   
  • Participants must register online for trips and events and attend any pre-trip meetings via Zoom.   
  • Participants will provide their own transportation to and from all trips and events.  
  • Once participants arrive at the trip/event site, social distancing guidelines and face covering protocols set forth by the University will be maintained during the entirety of the trip/event. 

Upcoming Adventure Trips & Events

Spring Semester: Climbing Technique Challenge
Climbing & Bouldering Wall
Free – Students & Members register on the CR App
This spring semester, try this list of 10 climbing techniques identified by REI. Once you master all of these moves in once session, demonstrate them for a staff member and you’ll receive a free OMOD t-shirt or water bottle.

March 11: Kayak Polo
Turner Center Pool | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
Invite your friends to join in on 3v3 game of kayak water polo – this fun sport is held in the shallow end of the pool; you and your teammates will compete to see who can score the most points in your opponent’s goal. Kayaks and paddles are provided. This event is limited to 6 participants.

March 14: Bouldering Competition
OMOD Climbing Tower | 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
$15 Students | $25 CommunityRegister here  
Ole Miss Outdoors is hosting a (socially distanced) bouldering competition, open to all climbers of all abilities.  Compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere and challenge yourself on various boulder problems set up on our 70 linear-foot bouldering wall.  This competition will be an Olympic style competition and will be split into sessions throughout the day to accommodate for social distancing. Divisions include recreational, intermediate and advanced.  We will offer six spots for competitors per session, and each session will run for approximately one hour.  This competition is limited to 24 participants and each participant will receive a t-shirt.

March 25: Kayak Polo
Turner Center Pool | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
Invite your friends to join in on 3v3 game of kayak water polo – this fun sport is held in the shallow end of the pool; you and your teammates will compete to see who can score the most points in your opponent’s goal. Kayaks and paddles are provided. This event is limited to 6 participants.

March 30: Disc Golf Spring Scramble
Intramural Fields | 4:00 p.m. – Register on the CR App
Join OMOD and Intramural Sports for our first ever joint Disc Golf Spring Scramble. This doubles tournament will take place at the Ole Miss disc golf course. Sign up with a friend or register as a free agent to find a partner*. No discs? No problem! Discs will be provided.

April 6: Day Hike
South Campus Rail Trail | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
$5 Students | $10 Community – Register here  
Experience the beauty of the single track trails off the main railbed of the South Campus Rail Trail.  An experienced student guide will show you how to navigate the trail system and show you the really cool features found deeper into the woods.  We will cover about 5 miles of trail, and stop for a snack break along the way. This event is limited to 8 participants.

April 8: Kayak Polo
Turner Center Pool | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
Invite your friends to join in on 3v3 game of kayak water polo – this fun sport is held in the shallow end of the pool; you and your teammates will compete to see who can score the most points in your opponent’s goal. Kayaks and paddles are provided. This event is limited to 6 participants.

April 13: Yoga on the Trail
South Campus Rail Trail | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
$5 Students | $10 Community – Register here 
OMOD and Fitness are coming together to bring yoga to the South Campus Rail Trail.
Bring a mat and a friend for this beginner friendly yoga class in nature. Meet
at the trailhead on Chucky Mullins Drive. This event is limited to 10 participants.

April 13 & 15: Kayak Polo Tournament
Turner Center Pool | 6:00 p.m.
$5 Students | $10 Community – Register here 
Intramural Sports and OMOD are teaming up to bring you a kayak polo tournament. This fun sport is held in the shallow end of the pool; you and your teammates will compete to see who can score the most points in your opponent’s goal. Kayaks and paddles are provided. This event is limited to 6 teams of 3 people.

April 17: Trail Relay Marathon
South Campus Rail Trail | 10:00 a.m.
$25 per team member – Register on RaceRoster
Join Campus Recreation for our first ever relay marathon on the trail. Teams of five runners will compete in a race consisting of (2) 5k legs, (2) 10k legs, and the final leg of the race will be a 12k. The total mileage approximately equals a full marathon (26.2 miles). All racers will start and finish at the main (north) entrance of the trail. This event will be limited to 10 teams.

April 22: Earth Day Trail Cleanup
South Campus Rail Trail | 4:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
Help keep our trails and trail entrance debris-free! We will be picking up litter along Chucky Mullins and the main trail. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided, and social distancing will be enforced. Thank you for helping to maintain the natural beauty of the trail.