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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 on one 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 at Accommodation arrangements can take some time, so please start early!

Current Scheduled Trips: 
All experience levels welcome unless noted! 
Date: February 28th, 2015
Where: Crater Lake
Meet: Outdoor Programs at 7:40 AM
ReturnsAround 5:00 PM from Outdoor Program
Cost: $40. Includes gear, transportation, lunch and instruction. 
Description: Come and enjoy a day in the snow at Crater Lake! Crater Lake is a beautiful scenic area that any student at SOU needs to see while enrolled at the university. This trip will allow everyone to enjoy the wonders of Wizard Island and the countries deepest lake!Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
Date: March 8th, 2015
Where: Emigrant Lake
Meet: Outdoor Programs at 9:30 AM
ReturnsAround 5:00 PM from Outdoor Program
Cost: $35. Includes gear, transportation, lunch and instruction. 
Description: Every thought about climbing outside? Well here is your chance! Emigrant Lake is a very beginner friendly climbing area with awesome routes for all levels. We'll provide all the climbing gear and instruction you need!

What to Pack

A list of what to pack can be found on the left side with links to what adventure you're signed up for!

Rental Equipment

If you need to rent equipment, a link on the left side show's our prices!


Come on in if you have time or give us a call or feel free to email anytime!