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East Tracks – New Student Orientation Trips
New EOU students can participate in several five-day adventure trips that are an excellent and fun way to meet other students, learn about EOU and the surrounding area, make new friends, and start building community.
Need Gear? The Outdoor Adventure Program has tons of outdoor equipment to rent for students, staff, and the community.
We facilitate and coordinate all kinds of fun and exciting trips and activities throughout the year. Check our calendar for details.
EOU Rock Wall
The EOU Climbing Wall offers students and the community a great place to develop climbing skills and stay in shape.
The Outdoor Adventure Program offers all kinds of activities, courses, and rentals to get you out there, experiencing nature, developing skills, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
(OUT) Outdoor Classes
The Outdoor Adventure Program offers a fantastic selection of 1-credit outdoor activity courses such as: Backpacking, Hiking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Horsemanship, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Avalanche Safety, Fly Fishing, and more.
The Outdoor Adventure Program at Eastern Oregon University
The Outdoor Program at Eastern Oregon University began in the Fall of 1973 when non-credit backpacking classes were offered and the first outdoor equipment was purchased. The equipment rental program started out with an inventory of four sleeping bags, four pairs of snowshoes, four backpacks, two tents, two stoves, and two climbing ropes. Since 1973 the program has continued to provide opportunities for the EOU community to learn about and explore the incredible natural environment surrounding La Grande.
Outdoor adventures since 1973
Today the Outdoor Program, located in the Hoke Union Building (Room 118), oversees an equipment rental program that provides a wide range of outdoor adventure equipment at no cost to EOU students. The Outdoor Program also facilitates for-credit PES classes, the non-credit Outdoor Adventure Skills Clinic Series, guided trips, indoor rock climbing at the EOU Climbing Wall and hosts an extensive outdoor adventure resource library.
Upcoming Events & Trips
The Outdoor Program is always hosting exciting workshops, events, and adventures. Check out the calendar and join us.
The Outdoor Program maintains a diverse selection of outdoor equipment that is available to rent from the program office in Hoke Union Building Room 118.
Located inside Quinn Coliseum in the upstairs balcony of the main gym the wall is available to students and community members.
180 Outdoor Activities Courses
Check out the great course offerings for Winter Term 2016! Choose from Beginning Skiing and Snowboarding, Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding, Avalanche Fundamentals with AIARE Level 1 certificate, Ski/Snowboard Instructor Training, Winter Camping and Backcountry Travel, and Beginning Indoor Gym Climbing. Get details at the link below.