Outdoor Adventures Trips

James River

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 durring our opperational hours. Click here to see our hours of opperation. 

Summer 16 Trips

OA has three types of trips. We offer Day Trips, Overnight Trips, and Break Trips. Day Trips are a one day commitment, typically leaving on the morning listed and returning that evening. Overnight trips are camping trips where we sleep in tents and spend more than one day in momma nature. Break trips are the "big ones" usually more than 6 days in length. OA provides trip guides for every trip as well as transportation. The following equipment is provided on all overnight and break trips; tents, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, cooking equipment, eating utensils, backpacks, canoes, kayaks. 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? Click here to see photos from out past Adventures, enjoy!

 
 
Date Location  Activity Type  Cost 

Sept. 17th

James River

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking $15
Sept. 17th  

Ha Ha Tonka

State Park MO

Day Hike  $10
Sept. 18th

James River

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking  $15
Sept. 24th

Ash Grove MO

Day Caving  $15
Setp. 25th

Horseshoe Canyon

Ranch, Jasper AR

Day Climbing  $15
Sept. 25th 

Ash Grove MO

Day Caving $15
Oct. 1st

James River

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking

$15
Oct. 2nd 

James River

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking

$15
Oct. 1st-2nd

Hercules Glades

MO

Overnight 

Backpacking

$40
Oct. 8th- 9th

Current River 

MO

Overnight Canoe

Trip 

$40 
Oct. 8th 

Ha Ha Tonka State

Park. MO 

Day Hike $10
Oct. 22nd

James River

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking $15
Oct. 23rd

James River 

Nixa MO

Day Kayaking $15
Oct. 23rd 

Horseshoe Canyon

Ranch, Jasper AR

Day Climbing  $15
Oct. 29th

Busiek State

Forest, Highlandville MO 

Day Hike  $10
Oct. 29th-30th

Eleven Point River

Pocahontas MO

Overnight Canoe

Trip

$40
Oct 30th

Whitaker's Point and 

Big Bluff/ Buffalo River

AR

Day Hike $10
Nov. 5th-6th

Buffalo River AR

Overnight 

Backpacking 

$40
Nov. 5th

Grand Gulf State Park

Day Hike  $10 
Nov. 19th-27th 

Zion National Park UT

Grand Canyon National Park AZ

Backpacking  $500

Day Trips

  

Day Kayaking Trips 

Dates:  Sept. 17th,  Sept 18th,  Oct. 1st,  Oct 2nd,  Oct. 22nd,   Oct. 23rd 

Location: James River and Finley Creek, Nixa MO         Cost: $15    Departure: 9:00 AM 

 Take a break from the school stress and spend an afternoon soaking up some sun. Grab some friends and leisurely kayak the James River with Outdoor Adventures. We will be cruising 6-10 miles on the river and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way. Bring a lunch and your favorite skipping stone for the afternoon picnic. Never kayaked before? That’s fine! Outdoor Adventures is prepared to teach you and your friends everything you need to know.

Day Hikes 

Location: Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton MO        Date: Sept. 17th,  Oct 8th           Cost: $10

Departure: 9:00 AM

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for the day as we explore Ha Ha Tonka, one of Missouri’s many state parks. We will hike up to 7 miles of trails as we explore natural bridges, clear springs, and the ruins of a castle. OA will provide trip staff and transportation, all you need is lunch, snacks, and your clothing. 

Location: Busiek State Forest, Highlandville MO        Date: Oct. 29th         Cost: $10

Departure: 9:00 AM 

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for the day as we hike 6 – 10 miles through Busiek State Park. OA will provide trip staff and transportation, all you need is lunch, snacks, and your clothing. 

Location: Whitaker Point/ Big Bluff, Ponac AR     Date: Oct 30th       Cost: $10 

Departure: 8:00 AM

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) for the day as we hike the scenic Buffalo River Trail in Northern Arkansas.  We will be visiting the iconic Hawksbill Crag and scenic Big Bluff on the Buffalo River. All you need to bring is food for the day and clothing, transportation is provided.

Location: Grand Gulf State Park,  Koshkonong MO       Date: Nov. 5th      Cost: $10

Departure: 9:00 AM

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we spend the day exploring the “Little Grand Canyon” – Grand Gulf State park, a 1 mile hike. All you need to bring is food for the day and clothing, transportation is provided.

 Day Climbing Trips

Location: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper AR      Dates: Sept. 25th,  Oct. 23rd         Cost: $15

Departure: 8:00 AM 

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we climb on some of the best rock the Midwest has to offer. OA will provide all climbing gear, experienced trip leaders, and transportation. All you need is lunch, snacks, and your clothing. 

Day Caving Trips 

 Location: Ash Grove MO     Dates: Sept. 24th,  Sept 25th       Cost: $15

Departure: 9:00 AM 

Did you know that Missouri is home an extensive network of caves? In fact, Missouri is one of the most prominent caving areas in the United States! Outdoor Adventures wants to show you some of these natural caverns. Come spend a day exploring the underground passages and rooms located just minutes away from Springfield. Formed over millions of years, each cave is an interesting piece of the subterranean puzzle! Safety equipment is provided by Outdoor Adventures, so all you need to experience underground adventure is yourself!

 Overnight Trips 

Overnight Canoe Trips

Location: Current River, Van Buren MO    Date: Oct. 8th- 9th      Cost: $40

Departure: TBA   Pre-trip Meeting: Sept. 28th @ 7:00 PM 

Come with Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we canoe 20 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

Location: Eleven Point River, Pocahontas MO          Date: Oct. 29th- Oct. 30th      Cost: $40

Departure: TBA      Pre-trip Meeting: Oct. 19th @ 7:00 PM 

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we paddle 20 miles of the beautiful Eleven Point River. We will spend two days canoeing with one night camping along the river. OA will provide canoes, paddles, lifejackets, camping equipment, food, and transportation. All you need is 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

Overnight Backpacking Trips

Location: Hercules Glades Wilderness, Bradleyville MO       Date: Oct. 1st- Oct. 2nd          Cost: $40

Departure: TBA        Pre-trip Meeting: Sept. 21st @ 7:00 PM

Join Outdoor Adventures (OA) as we spend two days exploring Hercules Glades, located in the Mark Twain National Forest. We will hike along the small rivers and through the scenic river beds. We will provide backpacks, camping equipment, food, and transportation. All you need is clothing and a good pair of walking shoes. For more information stop by the OA office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must Attend Pre-trip meeting

Location: Buffalo River, Ponca AR       Date: Nov. 5th- Nov. 6th        Cost: $40

Departure: TBA         Pre-trip Meeting: Oct. 26th @ 7:00 PM

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, food, and transportation. All you need is clothing and a good pair of walking shoes. For more information stop by the OA office located on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. *Must Attend Pre-trip meeting

 

Break Trips (Thanksgiving Break) 

Western Adventure

Location: Utah, Zion National Park, Canyonlands National Park 

Cost: $500       Date: Nov. 19th- Nov. 27th 

We have limited spots on our Western Adventure, please stop by the OA Resource Center for information about this trip. We plan to be out for all 9 days of Thanksgiving break and plan to visit some of Utah's best parks. 

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