Special Events

Each year, our route setters put our bouldering community to the test during our Annual Bouldering Competition. Usually in January, we utilize the holiday break to close off our wall and let our setters do their artistic magic, only to unveil them on the big day. Climbers of all types are encouraged to join the fun and spectators are welcome.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Each spring, IU Outdoor Adventures brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington as a part of the festival’s World Tour. As one of the largest adventure film festivals in the world, the film fest features films celebrating adventure, exploration, and the great outdoors.

Learn more about the festival

Events for adventurers

Throughout the year, IU Outdoor Adventures hosts various special events that bring together outdoor enthusiasts from Bloomington and beyond. To view our upcoming events, please visit our Program Catalog.

Heartland Region Student Summit

The Heartland Region Student Summit is a conference designed for students and emerging professionals in outdoor and adventure education. The summit provides its participants a chance to learn and grow from one another experientially while developing a professional network in a camp setting.

Learn about the summit