Campus Recreation is hosting a 4-week virtual Instagram challenge to encourage the SOU community to stay well while staying at home and helping slow the spread of COVID-19. We’ll provide some ideas to get you started, and you’ll show us how you’re staying healthy and happy. This challenge is open to students, faculty, and staff of SOU.
Each week we will be focusing on a different theme encompassing an area of wellness:
Week 1 (April 13 – April 17) – Get Moving
Week 2 (April 20 – April 24) – Be Happy
Week 3 (April 27 – May 1) – Make & Create
Week 4 (May 4 – May 8) – Explore Outside
- Post a photo that shows how you’re engaging with that week’s theme.
- Tag your photo with the hashtag #RaidersLiveWell and tag @sou_recreation in the post.
- Make sure you’re following @sou_recreation
We’ll randomly pick a winner each week on Friday at 5pm. Winners will receive a Campus Recreation “swag bag” including a t-shirt, sunglasses, and sticker (we’ll hold prizes for pickup at the SRC).
NOTE: Make sure you’re following all current guidelines outlined by the CDC and your state and local governments. Posts that are obviously breaking these guidelines will not be eligible for the contest.
Spending time outdoors is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Make sure your outdoor recreation still falls within social distancing guidelines outlined by the CDC and state and local governments. For more info about what areas in Oregon are closed, check out this webpage from Travel Oregon.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Take your study session outside
- Go on a walk, run, or bike ride through your neighborhood
- Have a picnic in a park (bring a towel or blanket to avoid touching surfaces like tables or benches)
- Go on a new hike
Here are some resources to help you get outside:
Local Parks (most park features, like courts and playgrounds, are closed right now, but you can still walk on trails and streets)
Garfield Park – Ashland – Garfield St and East Main.
Hunter Park – Ashland – Between Walker Elementary and Normal Ave.
Lithia Park – Ashland – Downtown, access by the plaza.
Best Trails near Ashland, OR – Many Ashland trails can be accessed easily from the SOU campus!
Hiking Project – This REI app helps you discover more than 217,049 miles of trails to hike with your favorite people, and new trails are constantly being added.
AllTrails – 50,000+ routes, all the trails on the app are curated by hikers and mountain bikers all over the country.
Explore From Your Couch
Epic Films for the Great Indoors – a collection of short adventure films from our friends at the Banff Centre.
GeoGuessr – this site drops you somewhere in the world (via satellite maps) and you have to guess where.
Virtual National Park Tours – check out these natural wonders you can explore digitally!
For even more online wellness resources, check out our complete list here.