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Fall 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 6, 2021

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.

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.

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Date:  Sept. 11, 2021

Place: Cossatot Falls State Park

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9 at midnight. Click here to register

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

Meeting Place/Time:

Lower SPEC Parking Lot

Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Program End Time: Sept. 11, 5 p.m.

 

We will tube the Caddo River from the Lower Lake to Caddo Valley. We will meet at the Eubanks’ Lake and carpool to the put-in. Tubes will be provided.

Date:  Sept. 18, 2021

Place: The Caddo River

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Sept. 16 at midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, dry clothes

Meeting Place/Time: Eubanks’ Lake, 181 Lower Dam Pike, 1 p.m.

Program End Time:  4 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?

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Date:  Sept. 20, 2021

Place: Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Price: FREE (plus money for dinner)

Registration Deadline: No registration deadline. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, sunglasses, bug spray, backpack

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking Lot, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 9 p.m.

REST, PONDER, ENJOY

Would you like some time away in the Ozark Mountains during fall break? Join RecLife and CM on the Ozark Retreat.  We will spend the weekend resting, pondering God’s activity in your life, and enjoying others and God’s creation. This is a "choose your own adventure" Fall Break. You pick which activities you want to do: Horseback riding? Hiking? Chilling in a rocking chair? Solo or group prayer? Disc golf? Journaling? You decide!!  We will be staying in a beautiful cabin at Shepherd of the Ozarks in North Central Arkansas.

Thanks to a generous grant, we are able to offer this retreat to Ouachita students at the greatly discounted cost of $25 (if you sign up by Sept. 12) or $35 (if you sign up after Sept. 12). That covers 8 meals, 3 nights lodging, and transportation (over a $250 value!).

Date: Thursday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 10

Place: Shepherd of the Ozarks

Price: $25 if you register by September 12, $35 after that (plus one travel meal)

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24. 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:

Lower SPEC Parking Lot

Thursday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m. (Eat before you come)

Program End Time: Mid-afternoon on Oct. 10

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! All gear is provided, so come experience the stillness of nighttime on the water.

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Date: Oct. 17

Place: Lower DeGray Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 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, 7:30 p.m.

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 p.m.

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.

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Date: Oct. 22-24

Place: Ozark Mountains – Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Price: $25 (plus one travel meal)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 20 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. 22, 3 p.m.

Program End Time: Sunday, Oct. 24, approximately 4 p.m.
 

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 have 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.

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Date:  Oct. 30-31

Place: Eubanks’ Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 28 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.

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. 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.

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Date:  Friday-Saturday, Nov. 5-6

Place: Winding Stairs in Albert Pike Recreation Area

Price: $10

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 3 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 outside The CRAG

Friday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m.

Program End Time: Saturday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m.

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. 8-13

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.
 

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.

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Date:  Monday, Nov.15

Place: Local disc golf course

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

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

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC parking lot, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: 6 p.m.

The CRAG will be open for a night of Christmas Cheer. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater, listen to some carols and eat some snacks. Santa might even stop by with some presents!

Date: Friday, Dec. 10

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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