Campus Outdoors Challenge

Outdoor activity is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health! Lack of outdoor activity diminishes immune response!
Join UCA Campus Outdoors (COPA) and the Buffalo National River in challenging ourselves to be active in the Natural State this year!


Step 1: Achieve “Iron Ranger Status” by competing the BNR Iron Ranger Challenge. To complete this challenge/step you must log 100 miles of activity on any public lands in Arkansas and receive your Iron Ranger 2020 award. Go to ( for instructions on the Iron Ranger Challenge. BUT BE SURE TO TAKE SOME AWESOME PHOTOS at the places you go.

Step 2: Submit a photo of you with your Iron Ranger Badge and a folder of your outdoor photo album to ( Approved photos will be displayed on Campus Recreation’s website and social media under Campus Outdoors (COPA) photo albums. All photos will be judged and 3 of the best pictures (Student, Faculty, and Staff) winners will be chosen and posted to the Campus Recreation (HPER Center) social media and website as “Winners of the Campus Outdoors Challenge. Photos will be judged by Campus Recreation Staff on quality, interesting subject matter, and over all radness.

Step 3: Gloat, Bragg, Rake in the respect, Find the time to acknowledge all those likes, Keep being RAD! Explore your Natural State! -Credit will be given to the photographer of all photos displayed. -Iron Ranger Badge Pics and Photo Albums submitted after February 28, 2021 will not be accepted. -Photos that display the breaking of “Leave No Trace Principles”, recommended COVID-19 Safe Practices, or any Public Lands Rules and Regulations will not be displayed or entered into the photo contest!