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 2015 Trips

James River Kayak

Join Outdoor Adventures for the day as we kayak one of Springfield's Scenic rivers. OA will provide the kayaks, paddles, life jackets, trip guides, and transportation. All you need is lunch, snacks, and your clothing. For more information, stop by the Outdoor Adventures Office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. There is no pre-trip meeting. Information will be emailed to participants.

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Departure: 10AM
Cost: $20.00

James River Kayak

Join Outdoor Adventures for the day as we kayak one of Springfield's Scenic rivers. OA will provide the kayaks, paddles, life jackets, trip guides, and transportation. All you need is lunch, snacks, and your clothing. For more information, stop by the Outdoor Adventures Office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. There is no pre-trip meeting. Information will be emailed to participants.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Departure: 10AM
Cost: $20.00

Bell Moutain

Join Outdoor Adventures for a weekend adventure to Bell Mountain. We will be hiking the two highest points in Missouri as well as spending on night camping on one of Missouri's own Bell Mountain. OA will provide all of the equiptment and transportation, all you need is food and clothing. For more information come to the OA office located in the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must attend pre-trip meeting

Date: October 3rd-4th
Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, September 28th at 7PM
Departure: 6AM
Cost: $40

Current River

Come with Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we canoe 15 miles of the Current River, one of Missouri’s most scenic rivers. We will spend two days canoeing with one night camping along the river. OA will provide canoes, paddles, lifejackets, camping equipment, and transportation. All you need is food, clothing, and your sense of adventure. For more information stop by the OA office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must attend pre-trip meeting

Date: October 10th-11th
Departure: 8AM
Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, October 5th at 7PM
Cost: $60

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for a long weekend of backpacking on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Spend a weekend backpacking along Lake Superior, one of America’s Great Lakes. Pictured Rocks is best known for its larger than life cliffs along the lake and its dense forests. OA will provide transportation, camping equipment, and trip guides. You just need food, clothing, and your sense of adventure! For more information stop by the OA office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must Attend Pre-trip meeting

Date: October 22nd-25th
Departure: 21PM
Pre-trip Meeting: Thursday, October 15th at 7PM
Cost: $120

Buffalo River

Come join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we backpack along the Buffalo River. We will spend one night camping on the trail, and two days backpacking along bluffs, waterfalls, and the scenic Buffalo River. We will provide backpacks, camping equipment, and transportation. All you need is clothing and a good pair of walking shoes. For more information stop by the OA office located in the Foster Recreation Center. *Must Attend Pre-trip meeting
 
Date: October 31st-November 11th
Departure: 9AM
Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, October 12th at 7PM
Cost: $40
 

Hercules Glades

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we spend the day exploring Hercules Glades, located in the Mark Twain National Forest. We will hike along the small rivers and through the scenic river beds for the day. OA will provide transportation and guides for the day. All you need is food and water for the day. For more information stop by the OA Office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. There is no Pre-trip Meeting for this trip. Participants will be emailed the information.

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Departure: 9AM
Cost: $15
 

Thanksgiving Break Trip to Havasupai, Arches, and Canyonlands

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for our Thanksgiving Break Adventure! OA will be traveling to Arches National Park for one day, Canyonlands National Park for one day, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) for one day, and spending 4 days in the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation located just west of GCNP. This 9 day action packed adventure will visit some of America’s most iconic parks. For more information stop by the OA Office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must Attend Pre-trip meeting

Date: November 11th-29th
Departure: TBD
Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, November 9th at 7PM
Cost: $500