Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits is your gateway to new friends, adventure, and all things wild!

Open to all active Lamar University students, staff, and faculty. Outdoor Pursuits provides the LU community with fun ways to connect with the natural world and its inhabitants.

Our programs cater to adventurers of all experience levels, whether it's your first time outdoors or you're an honorary mountain goat. Stop by and chat with us at the Rec Center today and rediscover the wild within.



Push yourself to new heights at our 1,850-square-foot Climbing Wall


Challenge your group to think differently with our Team Building programs


Set out on your own adventure with gear from our Outdoor Shop

Request an Event

An event reservation is required and you must have a group of 10 or more people. Events can only be during the time requested and confirmed, and cannot be extended. Please submit more than one date option and at least 2 weeks in advance so that we can plan accordingly. We offer S'mores, Project Chill, and Crate Stacking for groups. Call 409-880-7611 to book your event today!

Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center

4405 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77705

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday
12 pm - 5 pm

Climbing Wall

Monday - Friday
12 pm - 5 pm

Intramurals Field

Corner of Jimmy Simmons Blvd. & Jim Gilligan Way

Open during Intramurals events.

Indoor Pool

Health & Human Performance Complex, Building A 100
4405 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.

Monday - Thursday
1 pm - 5 pm

Member Services

Work as a Lifeguard
Work as an Official