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Outdoor Rec Events

Fall 2022 Outdoor Rec Events

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Come out to the Eubanks’ Lake in Caddo Valley for some water fun.  We will spend the afternoon swimming, floating, hammocking, and try out some canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards. This event is FREE. No registration required. We will meet at the lake, 181 Lower Dam Pike. Feel free to join us for all or just part of the afternoon (1-5 p.m.).

Date: Sept. 5, 2022

Place: The Eubanks' Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring: Water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, hammock

Meeting Place/Time: 181 Lower Dam Pike, 1-5 p.m.

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This is a great trip for beginners to backpacking or seasoned woodsman looking to hone their skills. We will hike into Winding Stairs carrying all of our gear and camp by the Little Missouri River. We will spend the morning exploring and swimming in beautiful pools of water. All transportation and food will be provided, as well as, camping/backpacking gear if needed. Due to the nature of this trip space is limited. 

Date: Sept. 9-10

Place: Winding Stairs in Albert Pike Recreation Area

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 7 at midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Personal clothing and toiletries, water bottle, PBJ (Pen, Bible, Journal), etc. A more extensive list will be given to those who register.

Meeting Place/Time:SPEC parking lot outside The CRAG / Friday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m.

Program End Time: Saturday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.

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Join us for some swimming, rock scrambling, and cliff jumping. Spend the day playing in the Cossatot Falls. This is a great place to swim around in natural pools and test your adventure level by jumping off a cliff into the water. Lunch is provided. 

Date: Sept. 17, 2022

Place: Cossatot Falls State Park

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Sept. 15 at midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, hammock, dry clothes, sandals/water shoes/old tennis shoes (flip flops not acceptable)

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking Lot / Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.

Program End Time: Sept. 17, 5 p.m.

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Enjoy the cooling temperatures with some fun on the lawn. Join us by the Tiger for some bocce, Kan Jam, Spikeball and more. Plus check out our new RecLife cornhole boards!

Date: Sept. 28, 2022

Place: Tiger Lawn

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring: A smile

Meeting Place/Time: Tiger Lawn / Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m.

Program End Time: Sept. 28, 5 p.m.

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Come do some late-night climbing in the CRAG. All gear and instruction is provided.

Date: Oct. 1, 2022

Place: The CRAG in SPEC

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring: Water Bottle

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG / Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

Program End Time: Oct. 1, midnight

CRAG map

Travel to the Ozark Mountains for some fun in creation. We will go to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch for camping Friday and Saturday night. We will spend Saturday rock climbing and relaxing in hammocks. This location has climbs of all difficulties so beginners and seasoned pros are welcome. On Sunday we will hike the Lost Valley Trail and see some beautiful waterfalls and a cool cave with a waterfall in it. Join us for a time of camping, climbing, relaxing, exploring, hiking, hammocking, and more. All travel, camping gear, climbing gear, and camping meals are provided.

Date: Oct. 14-16

Place: Ozark Mountains – Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Price: $25 (plus one travel meal)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Personal clothing and toiletries, water bottle, sleeping bag, PBJ (Pen, Bible, Journal), etc. A more extensive list will be given to those who register.

Meeting Place/Time: SPEC parking lot by the CRAG / Friday, Oct 14, 3 p.m.

Program End Time: Sunday, Oct. 16, approximately 4 p.m.

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There’s no better way to spend Halloween than camping out at the Eubank’s Lake with all your friends!!! We’ll bring the food and the treats. Come out at 4 p.m. to spend some time paddling and hiking. We will do dinner around 6 p.m. with pumpkins and s’mores to follow. After the festivities we will campout under the stars and wake up for a yummy breakfast and then head back to campus when you need to. Pumpkins, camping gear, and food will be provided.

Date: Oct. 28-29

Place: Eubanks’ Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 27 at midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, personal clothes and toiletries, sleeping bag

Meeting Place/Time: Eubanks’ Lake, 181 Lower Dam Pike / Friday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.

Program End Time: Saturday, Oct. 30, approximately 10 a.m.

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This will be a month-long event where climbers will record their number of climbs in The CRAG. Along the way participants will pass various prominent points in Arkansas. Such as DeSoto Bluff (280 ft.), Pinnacle Mountain (1,011 ft.), and Mount Magazine (2,753 ft.). Each milestone elevation will enter students into a raffle for prizes. Climbing to the height of Mount Magazine will win you a free RecLife Shirt!

Date: Nov. 1-30

Place: The CRAG

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: None. You can come any time during the competition and record your climbs.

What to Bring: Water bottle, personal climbing gear (optional, gear provided if needed)

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, Nov. 1-30, Monday-Thursday 4-8 p.m.

Program End Time: Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

Come do some late-night climbing in the CRAG. All gear and instruction is provided. 

Date: Nov. 5, 2022

Place: The CRAG in SPEC

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring: Water Bottle

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG / Nov. 5, 8 p.m. - midnight

Program End Time: Nov. 5, midnight

CRAG map

Need to rent a sleeping bag to Guard the Tiger? What about a tent, hammock, or sleeping pad? We are offering one-night FREE rentals. Visit The CRAG in SPEC to rent your equipment. The CRAG is open Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, 4-6 p.m. Click here for rental info and location. Items returned late will be charged the rental rates for that item for the number of days.

Date: Monday-Saturday, Nov. 7-12

Place: The CRAG

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG / Monday-Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday 4-6 p.m.

There is nothing better than watching the sunset from the top of a mountain. Join us as we hike 3-miles round trip up Pinnacle Mountain near Little Rock. After the hike we will head to a restaurant to eat, so bring money for some delicious food. Tacos 4 Life anyone?? Full disclosure: We will earn those tacos because this hike involves scrambling over some big rocks with elevation gain.

Date: Nov. 19, 2022

Place: Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Price: FREE (plus money for dinner)

Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 18, midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, sunglasses, bug spray, backpack, sturdy footwear for hiking, flashlight

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking Lot / 1 p.m.

Program End Time: 8 p.m.

Mountain hike

Let’s get together and throw some discs! We will carpool to one of the local courses and play a round together. This is a great opportunity for new folks who are interested in disc golf as well as veterans to meet other like-minded players. Discs will be provided for those who need them.

Date: Dec. 2, 2022

Place: Local disc golf course

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required.

What to Bring: Water bottle, your discs if you have them. If not, they will be provided.

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC parking lot / 3 p.m.

Program End Time: 6 p.m.

Disc golf

The CRAG will be open for a night of Christmas Cheer. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater, listen to some carols, and eat some snacks.

Date: Friday, Dec. 9

Place: The CRAG

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required.

What to Bring: Water bottle

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG / 7 p.m.

Program End Time: 10 p.m.

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