Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 2018

Registration for the 2018 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is officially open!

This fall, compete with schools around the country for awesome gear from the top outdoor brands, and bragging rights for the title of National Outdoor Champion - all while you’re supporting outdoor access for those in and around your campus!

The registration deadline is May 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Ways to Win

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National Outdoor Champion


The school in each division with the most points will be named national outdoor champion.

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Outsider
of the Year


One person in each division will be named outsider of the year

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Regional
Winners


The school with the most outdoor activities in each region will be named regional outdoor champion

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Recognition
Awards


Recognition for best photos, most creativity, logging the most of one type of activity, and more.

Here's How it Works

University

Step 1

Register your school (only takes 3 minutes!) to compete for prizes, gear, cash, and the title of National Outdoor Champion

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Step 2

From Sept. 17 - Oct. 14, encourage your campus network (students, faculty, alumni, and local community) to get outside and log their outdoor activities on Outdoor Nation’s app

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Step 3

Throughout the Challenge, use the app’s leaderboards to see how your school is doing against other schools nationwide

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Step 4

Sit back, revel in the glory, collect gear + bragging rights

Division Requirements

  1. A plan for how your school will engage its campus network in outdoor activities (think: clear marketing and outreach strategy and a list of events/activities you’re going to do with your campus). Eligible outdoor activities include things like: hiking, biking, paddling, environmental stewardship, running, and more.

    *Team sports such as football, baseball, and soccer are not eligible.
  2. A student coordinator to help with campus outreach and logistics.
  3. A picture of the campus support team that will be working on Challenge plans and implementation. (required only for Division I application).
  4. A letter of support from your university outdoor program or academic department.
  5. A quick few paragraphs about how you plan on bringing your unique ideas to make this year’s challenge the best it can be.

*We only have room for 50 schools in Division I
**Teams who get their application in early will have a advantage in getting division 1 status

Challenge Resources

  • $700 to activate their campus network (for planning, materials and student intern)
  • Webinar training covering all Campus Challenge details, logistics, and best practices
  • A marketing toolkit that includes materials like logos, email and social media templates, sample press releases, and more
  • The good vibes from knowing you are participating in the health of your campus, its students, and the amazing land in and around your area
  • Campus Challenge sponsor swag to use as prizes and incentives throughout the Challenge
  1. A plan for how your school will engage its campus network in outdoor activities (think: clear marketing and outreach strategy and a list of events/activities you’re going to do with your campus). Eligible outdoor activities include things like: hiking, biking, paddling, environmental stewardship, running, and more.

    *Team sports such as football, baseball, and soccer are not eligible.
  2. A student coordinator to help with campus outreach and logistics.
  3. A letter of support from your university outdoor program or academic department.

Challenge Resources

  • Webinar training covering all Campus Challenge details, logistics, and best practices
  • A marketing toolkit that includes materials like logos, email and social media templates, sample press releases, and more
  • The good vibes from knowing you are participating in the health of your campus, its students, and the amazing land in and around your area
  • Campus Challenge sponsor swag to use as prizes and incentives throughout the Challenge

Selection And Notification Process

Participating schools will be announced May 14, 2018. Outdoor Nation has established the criteria for the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge in partnership with all 2018 Challenge sponsors and partners.

The registration deadline is May 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Dates you need to know

March 19, 2018 - Registration Opens
May 4, 2018 - Registration Deadline @ 11:59pm
May 14, 2018 - Announce Schools and Divisions
September 17, 2018 - Challenge Begins
October 14, 2018 - Challenge Ends

Webinars 1, 2, +3 - Dates TBD

Questions?

Send any questions regarding this program to ilevin@outdoorfoundation.org.

Challenge FAQ

Technical FAQ/Support