Outdoors 101

Outdoors 101

Outdoors 101 provides incoming students an opportunity to be involved in an outdoors extended orientation experience before they arrive to campus this August. If you are a student that is interested in exploring the outdoors experience provided at Murray State University and ready for a challenge, join us this summer.

Outdoors 101
June 23-25, 2019
Cost:  $200

Includes Outdoors 101 orientation materials, housing for entire program, excursions, transportation through the entire program and all meals during the program. Costs for Outdoors 101 are partially refundable, however, a request must be made in writing 4 full weeks before the date of the Outdoors 101 Program. There will be a $40 processing fee.

Program Fee

Includes exploring the lakes area, adventure excursions, meeting faculty & staff, ropes course excursion, and so much more.


June 23rd, 2019       1:00pm    Check-In   Hester College - Murray State University

  • Canoe Trip                    Honker Lake
  • Hike                                  Land Between the Lakes
  • Campus Quest            Murray State Campus

June 24th, 2019

  • Ropes Course
  • Overnight Camping    Land Between the Lakes
  • Campfire Activities

June 25th, 2019

  • MSU Traditions           Murray State Campus

1:00pm    Check-Out           Hester College - Murray State University





Office of Recruitment
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
1.800.272.4MSU, ext. 2
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What to bring

Recommended Packing List for Outdoors 101 Program

You will be staying in one of our residential colleges for two nights of the program. For nights spent on campus, you will need to provide your own sheets, blanket, pillow, towels and washcloths. Bed sizes are Twin but XL will also work.

The last night of the program will be spent camping. Tents will be provided but you will be responsible for providing your own sleeping bag, air mattress, or cot to sleep on. If you own an ENO or hammock and would feel more comfortable sleeping in that, feel free to pack that instead but a hanging space cannot be guaranteed.

You will be outside for a large portion of the camp so be sure to bring cool, comfortable clothing and good walking shoes.


  • pajamas
  • comfortable shorts/t-shirts or athletic clothes
  • longer shorts (so straps of harness do not rub during ropes course)
  • clothes for evening activities (banquet…nice dress, khakis/polo) No suit/formal dress necessary
  • pants for hiking
  • sandals/flip flops
  • sneakers & socks (extra socks)
  • long pants/sweatshirt (just in case it is cool/muggy at night)
  • bathing suit/swim wear (swim towels)
  • athletic/closed toe shoes for walking/hiking/ropes course
  • hat

Basic Toiletries

  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toothbrush & toothpaste

Additional Suggested Supplies

  • sunscreen
  • bug spray (definitely bring this)
  • rain gear (just in case)

Camper Consent and Release Form

Each camper will need to download and print the form, have a parent fill it out, and bring it with them to turn in at check-in.Camper Consent and Release Form (.pdf)

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