College Challenge LogoClemson University faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members and friends are invited to participate in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge to prove that Clemson is the nation’s top outdoor school!

Through the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, school communities and students work together to try and get the most people outside and active. Nearly 60 colleges/universities across the U.S. are participating in the “Mother Nature meets March Madness”-style challenge, which runs Sept. 6-Oct. 17.

The college or university that gets the most people outdoors and documenting those experiences during the six-week period will win the National Outdoor Championship. Participants register online at, create an account, select the school they are supporting, log their outdoor activities, and earn points for themselves and their school. Weekly leaders are eligible to win outdoor gear from event sponsors such as REI and The North Face.

For more information about the event and how to get involved at Clemson, check out the CORE (Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education) website and follow CPARC (Clemson Conservation, Recreation and Parks Club) on Facebook. Be sure to use #outdoornation and #CUoutside in all of your posts.

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a program of The Outdoor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by Outdoor Industry Association to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.