Campus Challenge

Chancellor Feyten and Ambassador Wick at 2017 Outdoor Nation kick off

TWU Named National Outdoor Champion

TWU has been named the 2019 National Outdoor Champion among Division 1 universities across the nation. The AORE Campus Challenge is a Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness competition with 98 schools from across the country going head-to-head for four weeks to see who can get the most people outside and active.

Read the announcement to learn more about TWU’s triumphant win!

What is the Campus Challenge?

Students, faculty, staff, and community competed against 98 other school from around the nation logging activity from Sept. 16 to Oct. 13, 2019. Because of the dedication of our campus community, we won! We hope you will join us next year and will help us keep the streak going. 

What activities qualify for the challenge?

Outdoor activities that are considered nature-based activities where an individual intentionally engages in the outdoors with the outdoor element being the focus of the activity are eligible for points. Fit & Rec will organize lots of fun, on-campus events to help you get outside and earn points. You can also do activities on your own. Either way, just remember to log your time!

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10 Adventure racing, hiking/backpacking , biking/cycling, disc golf, running/jogging, paddle sports (sup, kayak) , climbing, fishing/hunting, equestrian, outdoor service projects , water activities (outdoor), camping, snow sports, caving
5 Slacklining, yoga (outdoor), skateboarding, walking, and outdoor clinics/training/events
2 Hammocking, stargazing, gardening, arts/crafts/building and photo fails
Bonus Group activities, overnight activities, school organized activities (plus 5 points). Bonus points will also be awarded for the 1st, 10th, 25th, and 50th activities logged
Greater Good Bonus Positive environmental impacts, health/wellness, exploring the outdoors anywhere, developing skills and personal growth.

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