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Outdoor Adventure Program

Since 1973 the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP)  has provided opportunities for the EOU community to learn about and explore the incredible natural environment surrounding La Grande. The OAP oversees an equipment rental program that provides a wide range of outdoor recreation equipment for students, faculty/staff, and community members. The OAP also offers for-credit OUT courses, clinics, guided trips, climbing wall, and hosts an extensive outdoor adventure resource library.

Michael Hatch

Michael Hatch B.S., M.S.

Outdoor Adventure Program Director

For over a decade, Hatch worked as a mountain guide, backcountry ski guide, and helped manage Forest Service recreation programs for operations in both Idaho and Northeast Oregon. Hatch’s favorite outdoor medium and subject to teach is snow. Through the years he has taught avalanche courses to hundreds of recreationists, college students, and EMS personnel.