UREC Outdoors

Located at the Outdoor Connection Center (HPER 102)

Outdoor Connection Center Hours



Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-9pm
Friday 10am-6pm



Climbing Wall Hours

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday


Tuesday & Thursday 2pm-8pm*

*Lead Climbing Priority from 6pm - 8pm

Bike Shop Hours

Tuesday - Thursday


Email us at camp@uark.edu

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Join us April 17-19 for our Arkansas Regional Adventure Programming (ARAP) Conference! 

ARAP Video from Outdoor Connection Center on Vimeo.

Outdoor recreation can make your day and even change your life. Outdoor recreation enhances the Campus Recreation community by organizing diverse adventure activities while offering extensive leadership opportunities. Join the Outdoor Connection Center for fun and exciting adventures! We can help you learn and refine skills, make new friends, and explore all that the outdoors has to offer!

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The purpose of the Outdoor Connection Center (OCC) is to meet the outdoor educational, recreational and personal development needs of the students, faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas.

Who Can Participate?

Participants interested in trips or becoming more involved with the program should contact the Outdoor Connection Center at (479) 575-CAMP. No previous experience is necessary for any of the outdoor recreational programs unless otherwise specified. Enjoy the great outdoors and take advantage of the numerous opportunities!

Trips and Clinics

The trips and clinics are offered to currently enrolled students and the university community (Faculty, Staff, and UREC members). Several of our seminars, clinics, and workshops are open to the general public; however, a higher fee may be assessed for non-university participants.  There are two fee categories for University participants: Students & University (Faculty, Staff, and UREC Members).  For all off-campus activities, participants must be at least 17 years of age and realize that the safety of the group takes precedent over the individual's perceived needs.  Unless specified, registration costs include transportation, necessary equipment, instruction, and trained trip leaders! Attendance at any pre-trip meeting is mandatory.

Equipment Rental

For rental equipment, you must be a currently enrolled student, U of A Faculty/Staff or have a UREC membership.

Bike Shop

The full service bicycle repair shop is offered to any currently enrolled student, U of A Faculty/Staff, or a valid URECmember.

Bouldering Wall

The bouldering wall is located in the Outdoor Connection Center (HPER 102) and is free for currently enrolled students, URECmembers and guests with a valid pass that are 16 years of age or older. The bouldering wall can only be utilized when the OCC is open. Shoes and chalk are provided to participants at no charge. 

Climbing Wall 

The climbing wall is free for currently enrolled students, URECmembers and guests with a valid pass.  Participants must be at least 5 years of age and safely fit into the provided harnesses. (Ages 5-14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 


Participants must register in advance for all of our clinics, activities, and trips. Registration is done in the OCC on a first-come first-served basis and space is limited, so please plan accordingly. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and cost center numbers. Unless the OCC cancels the scheduled activity, all program registration fees are non-refundable or transferable. Please contact the OCC staff for additional questions regarding cancellation policies.


Our knowledgeable staff are just hanging out ready to serve you in your outdoor pursuits. Stop by the Outdoor Connection Center today!



Page last updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015