The CAC, Intramurals and Athletics, and High Adventure Program present the following fall activities open to all H-SC students. For questions, please contact the CAC Chairman, Harrison Whaley ’21.

Printable September Schedule (pdf)

SEPTEMBER

1 | Tuesday,  3- 5 pm

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: Challenge Course

3 | Thursday,  4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

4 | Friday, 9:30 pm

First Friday Drive In Movie: Kirby Field House Parking Lot

5 | Saturday

Super Smash Tournament: Brown Student Center Patio, outdoor screen

Kayak Camping: The James River

8 | Tuesday, 3-5 pm

Paddle Lake Briery Creek: Brown Student Center lobby

10 | Thursday

Punt, Pass, and Kick: 4:30-6 pm, Lagoon field

Disc Golf: 4-5:30 pm, Kirby Field House

11 | Friday, 10 pm

Outdoor Movie: “Hostiles” directed by H-SC alumnus Scott Cooper, Football Field/Stadium

Outdoor Movie: “Forrest Gump”, Brown Student Center

12 | Saturday

Start of Ping Pong (outdoor) ladder: BSC Patio

Start of Billiard 9 ball ladder: BSC

Start of Three Point Contest ladder: Outdoor Courts

Start of Chess Ladder Tournament: BSC

Start of Beach Volleyball ladder: Sand Court

14 | Monday, 4:15 pm

Kickball League Begins: Lagoon Field

17 | Thursday

Softball Home Run Derby: 4:30-6 pm, Lagoon Field

Paddle the Appomattox Blue Way: 3- 6 pm: Brown Student Center

18 | Friday, 10 pm

 Outdoor Movie: Football Field/Stadium

19 | Saturday

Madden Tournament: BSC Patio, outdoor screen

22 | Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

24 | Thursday

Long Drive Competition: 4:30-6 pm, Manor golf course

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: 3-5 pm, Challenge Course

25 | Friday, 10 pm

Outdoor Movie: Football Field/Stadium

29 | Tuesday, 3-5 pm

Paddle Lake Briery Creek

OCTOBER

1 | Thursday. 3-5 pm

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: Challenge Course

2 | Friday, 9:30 pm

 First Friday Drive In Movie: Kirby Field House Parking Lot

3 | Saturday

Fishing Tournament: Each organization picks one person to represent them. Prize for biggest fish and most fish.

6 | Tuesday, 3-5 pm

Paddle Lake Briery Creek

8 | Thursday, 4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

9 | Friday, 7 pm

Virtual 2k Tournament: Brown Student Center

10 | Saturday

2k Tournament, BSC Patio, outdoor screen

Kayak Camp Lake Briery: Brown Student Center

11 | Sunday

Trail 5K: Wilson Trail

13 | Tuesday

Zip Line: Challenge Course

15 | Thursday, 2-5 pm

Paddle the Appomattox Blue Way: Brown Student Center

16 | Friday, 10 pm

Outdoor Movie: Football Field/Stadium

18 | Sunday

Road 5K: Campus

20 | Tuesday, 3-6 pm

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: Challenge Course, followed by cookout

22 | Thursday, 4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

24 | Saturday

2 Man Alternate Shot Golf Tournament: Manor golf course

25 | Sunday

H-SC Decathlon or Duathlon

27 | Tuesday, 4-5:30

Disc Golf: Kirby Fieldhouse

29 | Thursday

Paddle the Appomattox Blue Way

31 | Saturday

Outdoor Movie: The Nun,” 10 pm: Football Field/ Stadium

Contest and Pumpkin Smash (TBD)

Hike the Haunted Wilson Trail: 7- 9 pm

36 Hole Individual Golf Tournament: Manor Golf Course

 NOVEMBER

3 | Tuesday, 3-5 pm

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: Challenge Course

5 | Thursday, 4-5:30 pm

Hike the Wilson Trail

6 | Friday, 9:30 pm

First Friday Drive In Movie, Kirby Field House Parking Lot

7 | Saturday

H-SC Tournament of Champions

Paddle the Appomattox Blue Way: 1-3 pm

10 | Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

12 | Thursday, 3-5 pm

Paddle Lake Briery Creek

14 | Saturday, 9-3 pm

Climbing Wall/High Traverse: 9- 12 pm
Zip Line: 1-3 pm. Barbecue to follow

17 | Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm

Hike the Wilson Trail

19 | Thursday, 4-5:30 pm

Disc Golf: Kirby Field House

20 | Friday

Cal Mitchell: Live Music at Fraternity Circle, afternoon show time

21 | Saturday

Paddle the Appomattox Blue Way

Explore Outdoor Options

  • Hiking and Biking the Wilson Trail
    • Equipment is available for check out in the Office of Student Affairs
    • Free of Charge
  • Golf Passes
    • The CAC has purchased 20 golf passes that can be checked out every day for students to use at the Manor Golf Course. Passes can be checked out in the Office of Student Affairs.
    • Free of Charge
  • High Ropes Challenge Course and Zipline
    • Nestled in the trees behind Kirby Field House, Hampden-Sydney's new High Adventure Course, funded by the CAC, features a vertical climbing wall, suspended ropes and low ropes obstacles, and a zip line extending over Tadpole Hole.
    • Contact Mr. Scott Schmolesky at sschmolesky@hsc.edu to make a reservation to use the course.
  • Fire Pits
    • Fire pits are located at many locations on campus. Firewood will be available in September and will be located by the red sheds behind Gilmer Hall.
    • Firewood is free to students.
  • Disc Golf Course
    • The Hampden-Sydney College Disc Golf Course features nine par-3 holes that challenge players with water hazards, tight wooded fairways, and medium distance drives. The total distance of the course covers 3/4 of a mile that begins and ends right outside the Kirk Athletic Center. The course accommodates both beginners and experts alike and is open to all Hampden-Sydney area community members.
  • Bike or Hike the High Bridge Trail
    • The 35-mile High Bridge Trail State Park is 5 miles north of campus. Access the trail near Green Front Furniture in downtown Farmville.
    • Bikes can be rented from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures.
    • Bikes are also available for daily rental, free of charge, through the Office of Student Affairs.

For more information:

Outdoor Experience

Area Attractions