Register for all trips at the Outdoor Adventures Center on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center.
Outdoor Adventures Trips
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.
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.
Spring 2015 Trips
Winter Day Hike
Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for a day of winter hiking at Busiek State Forest. We will spend the day exploring the trails at this local hidden gem. The only things you will need to bring are some warm clothes and your senese of adventure.
Ice Silo Climbing
Join Outdoor Adventures for a weekend of Silo Ice Climbing and indoor climbing! We will be leaving Springfield on Friday afternoon and driving to Cedar Falls, Iowa, spending that Saturday ice climbing then warming up at the University of Northern Iowa's Wellness and Recreation Center. Then we will spend the evening at UNI's 11 rope 40-foot rock wall and camp out at the wall. Sunday before we return to Springfield (snow pending) we will be cross country skiing on the local trail around Cedar Falls.
Southeastern Adventure (Spring Break Trip 1)
Come enjoy warmer weather with Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we embark on a Southeastern Adventure! We will be spending 3 days and 2 nights on Cumberland Island National Seashore, located off the coast of Georgia on the Atlantic Ocean. We will hike through old growth forest and along the coast. then we will head to the prehistoric landscape of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge spending 3 days and 2 nights in a wild swamp. OA will provide all of the camping equipment, you just need food, clothing, and a sense of adventure!
Smokey Mountain Adventure (Spring Break Trip 2)
Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg Tennessee. We will be hiking along the Appalachian Trail and visiting some of the most scenic landmarks in the Great Smokey Mountains. OA will provide camping equipment, transportation, and all fees. You just need to bring your food and clothing.
Fountain Red Bouldering
Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for a day of bouldering in northern Arkansas. Fountain Red has a high density of boulders with a large range of difficulty to suit all skill levels. This will be an action packed day trip and we will return later than usual. OA will provide all of the equipment, you just need food and clothing.
Whitaker Point Day Hike
Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for the day as we hike the scenic Buffalo River Trail in Northern Arkansas. All you need to bring is food for the day and clothing. Transportation will be provided.
Come and join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for a weekend of climbing in Horseshoe Canyon Ranch as well as meeting other collegiate climbers at this collegiate climbing conference. We will spend Friday climbing, Saturday in conference blocks, and Sunday climbing until we decide to return to campus. Come by the OA office, located in the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center for more information.
Jackson Falls Climbing
Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for three days of climbing the best sandstone in Illinois! Jackson Falls is home to scenic bluffs, waterfalls, and a wide range of climbing to fit all skill levels
James River Kayaking
Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for an easy day of kayaking on the James River.
Finals Float Days
Come spend the morning or afternoon paddling Springfield Lake to unwind before finals! OA will provide a morning and afternoon shuttle to the lake as well as all of the equipment. No experience is needed, but limited spots are available.