Missouri State University

Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation

Clinics

Sharpen your Skills

Outdoor Adventures sponsors a number of clinics throughout the year that focus on developing specific skill sets, teaching about different outdoor activities and more. Some of these clinics are also a great way to prepare for an outdoor adventures trip.

Our clinics are instructed by student trip guides, climbing wall staff members, resource attendants and select members of the Missouri State, local and regional community.

Three General Types of Clinics:

  • Free, non-mandatory clinics that have no registration fee and are not required for attendance on any trip. Registration is still required. 
  • Trip clinics that are highly recommended—if not, mandatory—for attendance on a corresponding Outdoor Adventures trip. Sometimes these clinics are included in the price of a trip.
  • Certification and climbing clinics that are perfect for students wanting to learn how to rock climb. Registration fee depends on clinic.

Spring 2014 Clinics

Belay Clinics

These clinics are designed to encourage members to participate in learning the safety techniques utilized at the climbing wall.  Climbing wall staff in instructors will provide quality training in developing rope management skills.  The training is very hands on and encompasses basic area security, equipment use/ function, proper knots, and rope management techniques. Register for these and other clinics at the Outdoor Adventures Center on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. 

Date
Time
Cost
Sunday, February 23 4PM-7PM $5/person
Sunday, March 2 4PM-7PM $5/person
Sunday, March 30 4PM-7PM $5/person
Sunday, April 13 4PM-7PM $5/person

S'mores Clinic

Enjoy a camping tradition of S'Mores. The Outdoor Adventures Crew is stoking the fire to prepare perfect coals for a delicious snack. Join us on the Foster Recreation Center patio. 

Date
Time
Cost
March 28

5:00PM-7:00PM

Free
April 7

5:00PM-7:00PM

Free
April 21

5:00PM-7:00PM

Free

 

 

Paddle Clinic

Paddle boat check! Paddle check!  Personal floatation device check! Now that you have the gear allow Outdoor Adventures to offer some tips and advice about paddling around the Ozarks. Join us on Thursday evenings for a two hour basic paddle skill demonstration. Our team of Trip Leaders allow for plenty of one on one training and time to practice these basic maneuvers. Have some fun with us in the Foster Recreation Center Pool.  

Date
Time
Cost
Capacity
March 20 7:00PM-9:00PM $15/person 6 people
March 27 7:00PM-9:00PM $15/person 6 people
April 10 7:00PM-9:00PM $15/person 6 people

Bike Maintenance

Bummer, have a flat tire? The Outdoor Adventures Crew is offering an opportunity to learn your way around a bike. Understand how to change a flat tire, adjust your brakes, maintain your gears, and ultimately be a master of your bike. Register for these and other clinics at the Outdoor Adventures Center on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. 

Date
Time
Cost
March 31 5:00PM-7:00PM $5/person
April 28 5:00PM-7:00PM $5/person

Backpacking

Date
Time
Cost
Capacity
March 25 5:00PM-7:00PM $5/person 20 people
April 15 5:00PM-7:00PM $5/person 20 people