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 Adventure 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 OAP also facilitates for-credit OUT classes, outdoor adventure skills clinics, guided trips, indoor rock climbing at the EOU Climbing Wall and hosts an extensive outdoor adventure resource library.
Upcoming Events & Trips
Located inside Quinn Coliseum in the upstairs balcony of the main gym the wall is available to students and community members. The climbing wall is open Tuesday through Friday from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. We cater to large groups like scout troops, church groups, non-profit organizations, and also do private reservations for events like birthday parties. BOOK NOW!
Outdoor Activities Courses
Check out the great course offerings for Fall Term 2016! Choose from Indoor Rock Climbing, Intro To Rock Climbing, Basic and Intermediate Horsemanship, Beginning and Intermediate Archery, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Hiking, Yoga, Mountaineering, & Fly Fishing and so much more. Get details at the link below.
OAP Twin Lakes Adventure
The EOU Outdoor Adventure Program took a summer backpacking trip to Twin Lakes in the Elkhorn Mountains of northeast Oregon in July of 2016. Check out this stellar video put together by EOU alumni Dillon Lutcher and Raymond Wing.
EOU Outdoor Adventure Program Whitewater Rafting Highlights
Watch video by alumni Dillon Lutcher show the OUT 180 Whitewater Rafting course last May on the Minam to Wildcat section of the Grande Ronde River.