The challenge is on.

We want to know which school is the epitome of outdoorsy!

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about school communities and student bodies joining together to see who can get the most people outside and active. It's a Mother Nature meets March Madness-style competition where 90 schools from across the country will go head-to-head over six weeks. The school that gets the most people outdoors will win the National Outdoor Championship. We will also be recognizing the Outsider of the Year, the individual across all schools who logs the most outdoor activities, and the Most Outdoorsy Person, the individual on each campus that logs the most outdoor activities for their school.

Challenge FAQ

Compete to Win!

Compete for the title of the most outdoorsy school in the nation and you could even be named the most outdoorsy person at your school.

If that's not enough, you could be named Outsider of the Year, an honor usually only bestowed upon wilderness
explorers, survivalists, sasquatches, wood nymphs, and the like. Be legendary and live in infamy... in the fresh air!

Enter the Challenge

Program Partners

National Sponsors

  • REI
  • The North Face
  • Adidas
  • KEEN
  • Chaco
  • Princeton Tec
  • National Park Service
  • Conservation Fund

Contributing Sponsors

  • Osprey
  • Backpacker's Pantry
  • Princeton Tec

Promotional Partners

  • AORE
  • College Outside

Built By

  • Digital Operative Inc
Take the challenge...

But Why?

  • 1 out of every 3 young people is obese or overweight in America

  • The average person spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen and only minutes outdoors

Compared to 2012, participation in outdoor activities increased among 18-24 year olds,
but only by 1%. Come on guys, we know you've got it in you to get outside!
Outdoor Nation

About Outdoor Nation

Created by the Outdoor Foundation and supported by a diverse coalition of public, private and not-for-profit partners, Outdoor Nation Engages, empowers and activates young leaders to spearhead a nationwide movement on campuses and in communities that results in a new generation of active, outdoor enthusiasts and stewards.