Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation

Outdoor Adventures Trips

Register for all trips at the Outdoor Adventures Center on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. 

Embarking on your Next Adventure

For more than a decade, Outdoor Adventures has been taking members of the Missouri State University community on wilderness adventure trips aimed at providing opportunities to meet others, work with a group, learn new skills, enjoy nature and have fun! Outdoor Adventures employs student leaders who guide, instruct and facilitate these group activities.

Trip Details

The trips sponsored throughout any year vary in their duration: some are day trips, while others are longer and are usually scheduled during University breaks.

Most trips have a registration fee to cover transportation, guides, group equipment and other costs. This fee must be paid at the time of registration unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, only current MSU students, faculty, and staff can participate in Outdoor Adventures programs. All participants are expected to adhere to Student Code of Conduct while attending OA programs.

Your attendance is also expected at a pre-trip meeting typically held the Wednesday afternoon before the trip.


Fall 2014 Trips

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Climbing

Let's go climb some rocks!  Join Outdoor Adventures as we spend the weekend climbing and camping at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas.  Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is home to some of the best sandstone climbing in the south with a wide range of climbing difficulties.  OA will provide all of the camping equipment and climbing gear.  For more info, stop by our Outdoor Adventures office located in the Foster Recreation Center.

Date: October 4-5
Time: Departs 9AM on October 4, returns 8PM on October 5
Pre-trip Meeting: September 29 at 5PM **MUST ATTEND
Cost: $70.00
Cost includes: everything but food

Current River Canoe Trip

Outdoor Adventures is heading on a canoe trip and you're invited!  Join OA as they canoe 15 miles of the Current River, one of Missouri's most scenic.  Outdoor Adventures will spend two days canoeing with one night camping along the river.  OA will provide canoes, paddles, life jackets, camping equipment, and transportation.  All you need is food, clothing, and your sense of adventure!

Date: October 9 & 10
Time: Departs 9AM on October 9, returns 6PM on October 10
Pre-trip Meeting: October 6 at 5PM **MUST ATTEND
Cost: $60.00
Cost includes: everything but food

Buffalo River Backpacking

Join Outdoor Adventures as they backpack along the Buffalo River!  OA will spend one night camping on the trail, and two days backpacking along bluffs, waterfalls, and the scenic Buffalo River.  Backpacks, camping equipment, and transportation is included in the cost.  All OA needs from you is clothing and a good pear of walking shoes!  For more information, stop by the Foster Recreation Center desk (in the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center).

Date: October 18 & 19
Time: Departs 9AM on October 18, returns 5PM on October 19
Pre-trip Meeting: October 13 at 5PM **MUST ATTEND
Cost: $35.00

Western Adventure

Join Outdoor Adventures on our adventure to the west as they explore two of the best National Parks in Utah.  Arches National Park is one of the most well-known National parks in the US with its larger than life sandstone arches overlooking the La Sal Mountains.  We will visit all of the iconic natural wonders in Arches National Park as well as Canyonlands National Park.  We will be car camping and doing a series of day hikes.  OA will provide camping equipment, transportation, park fees, and camping fees.  All you need to bring is clothing and your sense of adventure!

Date: November 25th-30th
Pre-trip Meeting: November 17 at 5PM **MUST ATTEND
Cost: $300.00
Cost includes: everything but food