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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

From weekend biking, caving or climbing trips, to skiing down the beautiful slopes of Colorado, Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of exciting opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Our primary goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to gain a greater appreciation, awareness, and understanding of our natural environment. Participants visit some of the most beautiful places in the United States, learn more about themselves and others, and make lasting friendships.

You can register for an Outdoor Recreation trip by completing the General Trip Application or by visiting the Student Fitness Center reception desk.

Kayaks are now available to rent from the Student Fitness Center to help you explore all the great streams, rivers, and lakes in our area! Stop by Equipment Issue to make your reservation and be sure to fill out a release of liability waiver. Please keep in mind that no watercraft is permitted for use anywhere on the SIUE campus, except during special events.

Notice: Our week-long trips have a mandatory planning meeting that lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. All participants are required to attend meetings in their entirety. The meeting time and date for each trip is noted on the trip registration form. Please make note of the meeting schedule upon registering for trips. In addition, all trip participants are required to have health insurance.


We are thrilled that this years ski trip to Winter Park, CO has sold out. If you weren't able to make it this year, check back next fall for information on where we'll be going and to secure your spot!

More details and information about upcoming spring trips, events, and clinics will listed shortly. Check back soon! In the mean time, if you have any questions or comments about SIUE Outdoor Recreation, please contact Dominique Begnaud, 618-650-3235 or at


  • Welcome back s'mores clinic - @ SIUE RecPlex Grill

    Thursday, January 21st, 6pm - 8pm

    Build your own s'mores while you learn about all the fun trips and events Outdoor Rec will be hosting this Spring!

    • Open to all Students
    • Free event
  • Ice Skating - Forest Park Steinberg Rink, St. Louis, MO

    Saturday, January 23rd, 1pm - 6pm
    • SIUE Students -$15
    • SFC Members - $20
    • Community Members - $25
    • Transportation will be provided to the first 7 participants to sign up


  • Eagle Watching - Pere Marquette State Park, Alton, IL

    Saturday, February 6th, 7:30am - 4:15pm
    • SIUE Students -$5
    • SFC Members - $10
    • Community Members - $20
  • Wolf Sanctuary - Eureka, MO

    Date and Time - TBD
    • SIUE Students -$10
    • SFC Members - $15
    • Community Members - $20
    • Transportation provided


  • Spring Break - Save the date

    Saturday - Thursday, March 5th - 10th 
    • More details to come
    • Space is limited


  • Camp and Hike Trip - Johnson Shut-Ins

    Saturday - Sunday, April 16th - 17th
    • SIUE Students -$20
    • SFC Members - $25
    • Community Members - $35

More details to come for all events and trips, please call or email Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistant, Dominique Begnaud ( or 618-650-3235)
For more information, please call or email Natalie Hawkins( or 618-650-3242)
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