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Outdoor Rec Events

Spring 2021 Outdoor Rec Events

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CDC, ADH and HMAT guidelines will be followed at all of these events. For an updated list of events and possible additions check the OBU RecLife App: Apple or Google Play.

 

 

 

 

This will be a month-long event where beginners and advanced climbers can climb new routes in The CRAG.  Participants will record their routes and there will be prizes for difficulty in multiple divisions as well as distance climbed.

Date: January 25–February 18
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, Mon-Thurs 4-8 p.m. (Closed during home basketball and volleyball games)

Program End Time: The last day the CRAG is open (February 17 or 18 depending on basketball games)

We are partnering with Campus Ministries to bring you this hike during Christian Focus Week.  We will meet at the Village Circle for a hike to DeSoto Bluff.  We will hike around 4 miles and discuss what it means to encounter God through creation.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Place: DeSoto Bluff
Price: FREE
Registration Deadline: No registration required
What to Bring:  Footwear and clothing appropriate for a hike and the weather.  Water Bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Village Circle, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 5:00 p.m.

Come learn about disc golf and get some instruction on the types of discs and how to throw them.  After this clinic you can practice for the upcoming Intramural Disc Golf Scramble Tournament (2/27) and Disc Golf Singles League (3/1-3/11).

Date: Monday, February 22
Place: OBU Disc Golf Course
Price: FREE
Registration Deadline: No registration required
What to Bring:  Footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather.  Water Bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Hole 1 near Indoor Football Facility, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 5:00 p.m.

This will be a hands-on clinic to learn the basics of building a fire. Short of rubbing two sticks together we will cover a lot of topics regarding firebuilding such as various ignition tools, structure, and the fire triad. 

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Place: Outdoor Basketball Court
Price: FREE
Registration Deadline: No registration required
What to Bring:  Clothing appropriate for the weather and you don’t mind getting smoky.

Meeting Place/Time: Near the outdoor basketball court, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Prepare for the arrival of Spring by brushing up on your lawn game skills.  Enjoy some bocce, Spikeball, Kubb, slacklining, and more.  If lawn games aren’t your thing, stop by and play with some dogs from the Human Society of Clark County.

Date: Wednesday, March 10
Place: Tiger Lawn
Price: FREE
Registration Deadline: No registration required
What to Bring:  A smile

Meeting Place/Time: Tiger Lawn any time between 2 and 5 p.m.

Program End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Spring means warm temperatures to get out and play, but it also means those pesky spring showers.  Come to this workshop to learn about the pros and cons of tents and tarps.  We will look at different types of tents and tarps and learn some tips for setting up each, such as, site selection, knots, and the “ghosty.” 

Date: Monday, March 15, 3:30-5 p.m.
Place: Speer Pavilion
Price: FREE
Registration Deadline: No registration required
What to Bring:  Willingness to learn and a water bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Speer Pavilion 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Paddle the Lower Degray Lake by the light of the moon.  Due to the nature of this event space is limited so sign up today!  The location/date might change as well due to river levels and cloud cover.  Remember that riding in a vehicle with someone makes you a contact so please carpool accordingly.

Date: Friday, March 26

Place: Lower Degray Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 25, midnight.  Click here to register

What to Bring:  Footwear can either be sandals if you don’t mind wet feet or rain boot type footwear.  Bring a flashlight, headlamps work best.  Do not take anything in the canoe with you that you don’t want to get wet.

Meeting Place/Time: Lower Degray Lake, 8pm.

Head to Caddo Valley on Highway 7. Once you go under the interstate take a left onto Lower Dam Pike.  Follow this for 2 miles until it dead ends at a gravel road.  Travel straight 100 yards on the gravel to the parking lot.

Program End Time: Approximately 9:30 p.m.

Learn your way around a map and compass in this hands-on clinic.  We will discuss how to read a topographical map, the pros and cons of a gps, how to follow a heading, and more.  This is the perfect event for beginners or those who need a refresher on these important backcountry skills.

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

Place: Speer Pavilion

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring:  Willingness to learn and a water bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Speer Pavilion, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 5 p.m.

Remember when you were a kid and you camped out in your backyard?  We are going to do just that except our backyard is bigger.  Join us as we load our backpacks and explore campus and its surroundings.  We will campout under the stars and enjoy a night in the backcountry in the front country.  We will follow OBU and CDC guidelines for this event.  Space is limited so signup today!

Date: Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17

Place: Campus Wilderness

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 14, midnight.  Click here to register

What to Bring:  Personal Clothing, personal equipment (provided if needed), water bottle.  A more extensive list will be given to those who register

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, 4pm, April 16

Program End Time: Approximately noon, April 17

Get outside and enjoy three amazing parts of God’s Creation, sunsets, stars, and s’mores of course!!  We will hike a 1-mile loop and stop on the edge of Lake Degray to watch the sunset.  While we wait for the stars to come out we will take a break and eat some s’mores cooked over an open fire.  Remember that riding in a vehicle with someone makes you a contact so please carpool accordingly.

Date: Monday, April 26, 7-10 p.m.

Place: Degray Lake State Park Island Trail

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 25, midnight.  Click here to register

What to Bring:  Footwear and clothing appropriate for a hike and the weather,   Flashlight/Headlamp, Water Bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Degray Lake State Park Lodge Playground, 7 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 10 p.m.

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