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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.



  • Lone Elk State Park Day Trip

    October 10th, Saturday 10am - 4pm
    • $5.00 for SIUE Students
    • $12.00 for SIUE Faculty and Staff
    • $15.00 for Guests/Community members
    • 1 picnic lunch included
    For more information on Lone Elk State Park Click Here
  • Onondaga Cave State Park Day Trip

    October 17th, Saturday 10am - 6pm
    • $10.00 for SIUE Students
    • $15.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff, and Alumni
    • $20.00 for Guests/Community members
    • Transportation, necessary gear, and picnic lunch included
    • Registration begins September 30th
    • Registration ends October 13th
  • Glow Climb

    October 27th, Tuesday - 5 pm - 10 pm
    • Free for all Students, Faculty and Staff
    • T-Shirt giveaways
    • Live DJ


  • Horseback riding - Meramec Farm, Bourbon MO

    November 8th, Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
    • $30.00 for SIUE Students
    • $40.00 for SIUE Faculty and Staff
    • $45.00 for Guests/Community members
  • Camping 101 - Cougar Lake Pavilion

    November 5th, Thursday - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Free for all Students, Faculty and Staff


  • Annual Ski and Snowboard Trip to Colorado

    January 3rd - 8th
    • Registration begins September 8th
    • All payments are due by October 30, 2015
    • Prices Include 5 nights of collegiate style lodging at Frasier's Crossing/Founders Point, or Zephyr Mountain Lodge and 4 days of lift tickets
      • Students (SIUE and other schools): $395
      • SIUE Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $425
      • Community and Guests: $455
      • Optional round-trip bus fare (departs Saturday, January 2: returns late Friday, January 8-dependant on weather): $185
    • *A pre-trip meeting will be held and is mandatory for all first time trip goers.  Date TBD.
    • Check out the mountain at www.winterparkresort.org

    You won't want to miss this fun, affordable trip to beautiful, snowy Colorado! Act quickly to get your spot on the trip to Winter Park. Registration begins September 8th at the Student Fitness Center.

    Winter Park Ski Trip Application

    Winter Park Ski Trip Photo Release

    Winter Park Ski Trip Procedures and Guidelines

[IMAGE: Campus Recreation Ski and Snowboard Trip | Fall 2015]

[IMAGE: Onondaga Cave | Fall 2015]

[IMAGE: 2nd Annual Glow Climb | Fall 2015]

[IMAGE: Campus Recreation Ski and Snowboard Trip | Fall 2015]

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