HSU Aims to Become the Nation’s Outdoor Champ - Humboldt State Now

HSU Aims to Become the Nation’s Outdoor Champ

In an effort to get people outside and moving and help them reconnected with nature, Humboldt State is putting a call out to the community to help win the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.


The challenge brings together campus communities and encourages people to get outside and be active. Humboldt State will be one of 87 colleges and universities across the United States participating in the 2016 Challenge, which runs Sunday, Sept. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 15.

The school to log the most outdoor activity will be hailed “National Outdoor Champion” and receive a gear bank worth $3,000 from North Face.

HSU, located among some of the most pristine natural environments anywhere, is eager to get students, parents, alumni, and community members to take part. The competition is open to everyone and anyone, and you can participate from anywhere.

How to Participate
Users can log their outdoor activities by downloading the Outdoor Nation app (available for iPhone or Android) or register on the website.

When they sign up, they can choose Humboldt State University as their school. Participants will be asked to upload a photo and short description of their activity.

The goal? Log as many activities as possible—up to five per day—between Sunday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 15.

Daily & Weekly Prizes
All participants will be entered into a pool for daily and weekly prizes from national retailers such as REI, North Face, Chaco, and Osprey, and from Humboldt State University.

Everything from hiking to stand up paddling to bird watching can help HSU claim the Outdoor Champion title. For a full list of eligible activities, click here.

Not sure where to start? We have a few suggestions on fun local events that qualify as an ON Challenge activity. Get a full schedule of HSU Outdoor Nation events here.

Learn more at hsuoutdoors.humboldt.edu.