Outdoor Adventures Trips

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All registrations for Outdoor Adventures (OA) trips are handled through the OA Resource Center located on the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center. You can contact OA for more information about our Adventure Trips Program call 417-836-5904, or by visiting us at the FRC during our operational hours. Click here to see our hours of operation. 

Spring 2017 List

Date Location Activity Type Cost
March 4th and 5th Ash Grove, MO Day Caving $15
March 10th-19th Florida Adventure
Spring Break #1
Canoeing and Backpacking $500
March 11th-16th Arkansas Adventure
Spring Break #2
Backpacking $150
March 25th-26th Buffalo River, AR Campout $40
April 1st Ha Ha Tonka, MO Day Hike $15
April 8th Lost Valley, AR Day Hike $15
April 8th James River, MO Day Kayak $15
April 9th Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR Day Climb $20
April 14th-16th Sams Throne, AR Overnight Climbing $40
April 14th-16th Bell Mountain, MO Overnight Backpacking $40
April 29th James River, MO Day Kayak $15
April 30th Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR Day Climb $20
May 6th Springfield Lake Day Kayak and Hike Free
May 7th Hercules Glades Day Hike Free
Summer Trip TBD TBD TBD

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Types of Trips

Day Trips - Join us for the day, we typically have an early morning departure and an evening return. OA provides transportation for the day, any technical equipment (kayaks, paddles, climbing equipment, etc.) and trip guides that plan each outing. You provide your own food and clothing for the day. Activities include; kayaking, hiking, caving, and rock climbing.

Overnight Trips - If one day isn’t enough, join us for the weekend on one of our 2-3 day adventures. OA provides all food cooked in the backcountry, transportation, trip guides, camping equipment, cooking and eating equipment, and any technical equipment needed. You just need your clothing that is appropriate for the time of year. Activities include; Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Camping, And Backpacking.

Break Trips - These trips aren’t for the faint of heart, these are our longest and often, most strenuous trips. Spanning from 5-9 days long and traveling all across the country. OA provides all food cooked in the backcountry, transportation, trip guides, cooking and eating equipment, and any technical equipment needed. You just need your clothing that is appropriate for the time of year. Activities include; Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, and Rock Climbing. Locations include; Utah National Parks, the Santa Fe River in Northern Florida, South Dakota’s National Parks, The Adirondacks of upstate New York. 

More Information

The best way to get more information about our trips is to come be the OA Office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. Check out the Trip List below! Still not convinced? See photos from our past Adventures.

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