East Tracks – New Student Orientation Trips


The Outdoor Adventure Program is excited to offer new EOU student orientation trips. These trips are an excellent and fun way for incoming freshman and transfer 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.

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.

East Tracks 2017 at Big Bar along the Snake River


Have a blast on a six-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.

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 16-21st, 2018
FITNESS LEVEL: Easy-Moderate
COST: $125

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 7th, 2018