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Welcome!

The Outdoor Programs welcomes all members of the SOU community to participate in our trips and events regardless of gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, height, favorite band, food preferences or any of the cool things that make our community vibrant and diverse. 

 
You are the best judge of whether a trip is a good fit for you. If you are thinking about going but are nervous and need more conversation about the trip, or need some accommodation to make participating a reality....please contact the Outdoor Programs Coordinator. Accommodation arrangements can take some time, so please start early!
 

 Outdoor Program Adventure Race 2014. May 31st

 Want to be a part of a brand new tradition? The Outdoor Program is hosting an Adventure Race in the name of Raider Days on Saturday, May 31st! This race will consist of six sweet challenges that focus around different outdoor expertise and will give you a chance to compete and meet other peers on campus. 

 
Excited yet? 
 
How to play: 
1. Get a team of 4-6 people together, come up with a sick team name and sign up by clicking the link below.
 
2. The entry fee for each participant is $15, which includes a t-shirt, sticker and all necessary equipment for the race, so have everyone's student ID number ready to go before you click da link.
 
3. GET STOKED
 
If you are feeling like, "ugh, my team won't win, we've never been rafting or climbing...!" DON'T WORRY, our Adventure Race has special scoring rules; basically, the fittest, fastest, most experienced team probably won't win... :) This race is all about teamwork, team spirit and having FUN, and focuses little on being a typical outdoorsperson.
 
This is a perfect opportunity to get involved.. and win stellar prizes. That's always a plus.
 
DATE: 
Saturday May 31st, 2014 from 10AM until 3PM
Check in is at 9:30 at the Outdoor Program

For inquiries and more information, please email outdoorprogram@sou.edu or call (541) 552-6470

You must sign up with a team of four to six participants.

The entry fee includes a t-shirt! The deadline to sign up and receive a shirt is the 22nd of April. Sign ups after this date will be discounted and will not include a shirt.

To signup for the Outdoor Program Adventure Race, click here!

 
 

 Mountain Bike Training. April 18th

The Goals of the training are to:
-Determine who is interested in leading OP MTB trips.
-Evaluate where individuals are on the spectrum of participant-apprentice-instructor-trip-leader.

-Share knowledge and progress people through the participant-apprentice-instructor-trip-leader spectrum.

Trip location: Outdoor Program/Water Shed


dates: 4/18/14


cost: Free-This trip offers instruction


pre-trip meeting time/location: OP 4/18/14 11:45am


experience level: All levels Welcome


trip size: 4-14 Participants

To signup for the Mountain Bike Training, click here!

 

 Collins Mt. Trail Hiking Trip

Come hike 5-6 miles on a beautiful hike that includes a trap for the illusive BIG FOOT, built in the 1960s! The climax is a beautiful view on a small plateau! Come join us for fun and beautiful views! 

Trip location: Jacksonville, OR


Dates: April 26th, 2014


Cost: $40 (includes transportation, food and fun!)


Experience level: no experience necessary


Trip size: 8 participants

To signup for the Collins Mt. Hiking Trip, click here!To signup for the Collins Mt. Hiking Trip, click here!

 


 Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Skills Development Workshop. May 2nd

Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Skills Development Workshop
Open to all interested in developing skills to apprentice or instruct Outdoor Program rafting and inflatable kayaking trips. The cost is $50 and includes lunch, transportation, instruction and all equipment.
 
Trip location: Tree of Heaven stretch of the Klamath River

Date: May 2nd from 9am - 6pm

Cost: $50 ~ Includes transportation, food, instruction and all required equipment

Experience level: Must be interested in guiding rafts or IKs
 
Trip size: 8 participants
 
Contact: Look up Althea Sullivan in your student directory for questions or e-mail outdoorprogram@sou.edu.

To signup for the Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Skills Workshop, click here!

 


 Whitewater Kayak Skills Development Workshop. May 9th

Open to anyone with a mostly solid kayak roll. Learn the skills to apprentice our trips! If you have prior experience, learn how to instruct Outdoor Program adventures in the future. The cost is $50 and includes lunch, transportation, instruction and all equipment. 

Trip location: Tree of Heaven stretch of Klamath River


Dates: May 9th from 9am-6pm


Cost: $50 ~ Includes transportation, lunch and instruction


Experience level: Must have a roll most of the time and interest in developing skills to apprentice or instruct hardshell trips for the Outdoor Program in the future


Trip size: 8 participants

Contact: Look up Althea Sullivan in your student directory for questions or e-mail outdoorprogram@sou.edu.

To signup for the Whitewater Kayak Skills Development Workshop, click here!

 


 Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Adventure. June 1st

Come join the Outdoor Program for a day of rafting and inflatable kayaking on the klamath river in California! The cost is $60 and includes lunch, transportation, instruction and all necessary equipment. This is a wonderful opportunity to get outside before dead week!

Trip location: Tree of Heaven stretch of the Klamath River


Dates: June 1st from 10am - 5pm


Cost: $60 ~ Includes lunch, transportation, gear and instruction


Experience level: Anyone! No experience required.


Trip size: 16 participants

Contact: Look up Althea Sullivan in your student directory for questions or e-mail outdoorprogram@sou.edu.

To signup for the Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Adenture, click here!To signup for the Rafting and Inflatable Kayaking Adenture, click here!