East Tracks – New Student Outdoor Orientation Trips
The Outdoor Adventure Program is excited to offer an outdoor orientation program. This trip is an excellent and fun way for incoming freshman students to meet other students, learn about EOU and the surrounding area, make new friends, and start building a community. East Tracks is a fantastic opportunity for personal growth and development, and helps ease the transition into college life. You’ll spend time and build friendships with EOU student leaders and get to know EOU faculty/staff.
We will be offering at least one trip before classes begin in the Fall. Incoming freshman have the opportunity to move in early to the residence halls the Saturday before the trip. You don’t have to worry about where to store your stuff in-between the trip and “Move-In Day.” Space is limited so register early to reserve a spot.
HELLS CANYON BASECAMP ADVENTURE
Have a blast on a five-day camping and outdoor recreation extravaganza in Hells Canyon – the deepest gorge in North America! We will set up camp beside the Snake River and next to fantastic limestone climbing area. From our “basecamp” we can do all kinds of fun activities like stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, rock climbing, hot springing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, slacklining, and more. No previous experience is necessary and we strongly encourage participants to try new activities. All food and outdoor equipment will be provided. The Outdoor Adventure Program has an amazing rental shop that can outfit you with the gear you need to make your trip a success for FREE.
You’ll have so many amazing experiences! Enjoy a spectacular hike along the breaks of the mighty Snake River with tantalizing views of the Wallowa Mountains and Hells Canyon country. Learn to rock climb on the craggy limestone cliffs above Allison Creek. Watch black bear and deer scramble up the steep slopes. Paddleboard and kayak to fabulous hot springs. Spend a day giving back by doing a service-based volunteer work project on a nearby trail. The options are limitless. Get ready for a sensational experience with fellow students and make memories that will last a lifetime!
DATES: September 16-20th, 2019
STUDENT LIMIT: 18
FITNESS LEVEL: Easy-Moderate