Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

Hiking. Kayaking. Backpacking. Bicycling.

These are just a few of the activities students and faculty at Montclair State University will be participating in from September 18 through October 15 as they compete to win the 4th annual Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.

This is Montclair State University's first year competing in the Campus Challenge. With a team led by Matthew Rivas, Director of Outdoor Adventure, students have their eyes on the top prize: the title of National Outdoor Champion.

To learn more about the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, visit oncampuschallenge.org.

See what trips are available for you to gain points!

Can't make it to any trips? You can also see our equipment checkout selection for ways to gain points!

Don't want to take a hike? How about a bike! Hawk on Wheels offers free bike rentals for students. Bike riding is a great way to earn points!

 Download the Outdoor Nation app on iTunes and Google Play today!

View the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Calendar!


Hosted by the Outdoor Foundation, a nonprofit committed to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors, and sponsored by REI, The North Face, Hydro Flask, and ENO, the Campus Challenge aims to get students from more than 90 universities off the couch and into the wilderness. To participate, students simply download the Campus Challenge app, join their university’s team, and log their outdoor activities during the Challenge to score points. Prizes for winners include national titles, free outdoor gear, and most importantly, bragging rights.

Below are the Outdoor Nation Challenges that you can participate in and gain points!


The North Face - Scavenger Hunt
Date: Wednesday, September 27

Time: 10:30  a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Do you know Montclair State University like the back of your hand? Put your knowledge to the test in Week Two of the Outdoor Nation Challenge! On Wednesday, September 27th, The North Face will hide several clues around campus for a scavenger hunt. Starting from the Student Recreation Center, if you make it to the end take a picture on the Outdoor Nation app!

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Team Name: Montclair State University



Hammock Day
Date: Wednesday, October 4

Time: 12 – 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students with Montclair State ID

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Details: Hangout with Outdoor Adventure in the Quad. This week of the Outdoor Nation Challenge is sponsored by: Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO)
The objective is to build the largest collection of hammocks together into a ENOVillage. So tell your friends, our goal is to get as many hammocks out there as possible!

#ENOVillage
#BetterWithENO

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Team Name: Montclair State University