Outdoor Adventures Trips

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You can register through the OA Resource Center located on the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center during operational hours OR you can register via our online portal. For more information about our Adventure Programs Trips, you can reach Outdoor Adventures by calling 417-836-5904.

Fall 2019 Trip List

Date(s) Location Activity Type Cost  Registration Deadline
September 7 Lake Springfield Kayaking $15 September 2
September 8 Busiek State Forest Hiking $10 September 2
September 14 Springfield, MO Caving $15 September 9
September 15 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR Climbing $25 September 9
September 21 Finley Creek Kayaking $15 September 16
September 22 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR Climbing $25 September 16
September 29 Lake Springfield Kayaking $15 September 23
October 5-6 Missouri Camping $20 September 30
October 10-13 Arkansas Crystal Bridges Camping $140 October 3
October 19 James River Kayaking $20 October 14
October 20 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR Climbing $25 October 14
October 27 Springfield Caving $15 October 21
November 3 Springfield Caving $15 October 28
November 10 Springfield Caving $15 November 4
November 23-24 Arkansas Camping $20 November 18
November 27- December 1 Buffalo River Trail Backpacking $200 November 21
January 5-11 Glennwood Springs Ski Trip $450 December 6

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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.