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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.

For Fall 2020: 

  • 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. 

Fall 2020 Adventure Trips & Events 

August 27: 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.  

September 1: The Porter Documentary Screening & Presentation 

Online| 7:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
A young privileged American (Nathaniel J. Menninger) attempts to make history at Everest by becoming a Himalaya Porter. But in his journey to succeed, experiences a harrowing reality instead. This is The Porter. Once you register, you’ll receive a link to view the film beginning August 25th, as well as a link to the interactive presentation and discussion with Nate on September 1st.  

September 8: Great American Cleanup 

South Campus Trails | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
We are joining forces with Keep Mississippi Beautiful to clean up our green spaces around the state. Join us as we pick up trash from around the South Campus Rail Trail. Gloves, trash bags, and hand sanitizer are provided, and we will socially distance as we cover the area. You can also participate on your own and clean up around your residence.  Tag @ OleMissCR so we can see your good work! 

September 10: 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.  

September 13: Stand Up Paddleboarding 

Sardis Lake, MS | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$15 Students | $20 Community – Click here to register
Spend a relaxing day hanging out at the white sand beach of Sardis lower lake.  Join us as we take our fleet of paddleboards out to the lake to enjoy some sun and fun with great people. If you’ve never been on a stand up paddleboard before, this trip is beginner friendly and our trip leaders will help you find your balance. This event is limited to 8 participants.  

September 22: Climbing Clinic 

South Campus Recreation Center | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
$5 Students | $10 Community – Click here to register
Started climbing and hit a plateau or just new at climbing? At this climbing clinic we will go over several different techniques of how to improve your climbing ability. We will go over specific movement techniques and give you different exercises that will have you climbing harder routes in no time! This event is limited to 10 participants.  

September 27: Canoe Float  

Puskus Lake | 1:00-5:00 p.m.
$20 Students | $25 Community – Click here to register
Join us for a relaxing canoe day on Puskus Lake.  This beautiful and tranquil body of water is just a short drive down Hwy 30 east. Bring a friend and join us for a relaxing canoe float trip less than 20 minutes from campus. There’s plenty of room to spread out, canoe, hike, and fish. Participants will provide their own transportation and a sack lunch, and we will provide canoes, paddles, life jackets, and trip leaders. This event is limited to 8 participants.  

October 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.  

October 20: Rappel Clinic 

South Campus Recreation Center | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
$5 Students | $10 Community – Click here to register
Ready to take the next step with your climbing?  At this climbing clinic we will go over the basics on how to rappel! Rappelling is an important skill that climbers need to have in their repertoire, and the tower at the SCRC is a perfect place to learn and refine those skills!  We will cover how to safely set up rappels on sport anchors, as well as safety considerations that you should take before stepping over the edge. This event is limited to 10 participants.  

October 27: Ghoulow Walk 

South Campus Rail Trail | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Free – Register on the CR App
Dress up and join us at dusk for a socially distanced, kid-friendly 1 mile glow walk and enjoy our costumed staff members stationed along the trail to provide frightfully fun entertainment. Stop by the table at mile marker zero anytime between 6-7 p.m. to grab a glow bracelet or necklace. Participants will stay with their family/living groups, and space out at least 10 feet from other participants. Take a photo and tag @OleMissCR as we will be giving out fun awards for best costume!  

November 1: Rebel Trail Challenge 

South Campus Trails | 2:00 p.m.
$20 per person – Click here to register
Join us for our 6th annual (socially distanced) partner adventure race, and prepare to run 5 miles on the rail bed and the single track bike trails. This event will be limited to 20 people (10 teams). Race partners will be spaced out from other teams and released at staggered start times.  Race partners must stay at least 10 feet away from other teams. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each of the four divisions: male, female, corec, and unified.  Race entry fees support student scholarships. Prizes and awards will be announced and received at a later time.  

November 5: Biking Day Trip 

South Campus Bike Trails, Oxford | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
$10 Students | $15 Community – Click here to register 
Take a bike ride with Ole Miss Outdoors! We are heading to the local South Campus bike trails to enjoy some scenic riding and introduction to mountain biking. You may use one of our bikes or bring your own. We will go over the basics of mountain biking. 

November 8: OMOD Climbing Competition 

South Campus Recreation Center | 12:00 p.m.
$20 Students | $25 Community  – Click here to register
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 6 spots for competitors per session, and each session will run for 40 minutes.  Register prior to October 24th and you will receive a shirt with your entry fee.