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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: May 16th and May 17th, 2015
Where: Lava Beds National Monument
Meet: Outdoor Programs at 8:45 AM on the 16th
ReturnsAround 4:00 PM back to the Outdoor Program on the 17th
Cost: $110. Includes gear, transportation, lunch and instruction. 
Description: Join us on an overnight trip to explore the amazing caves of Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California!
Pre-Trip: There will be a pre-trip meeting for this trip. Date and time to be announced.
Date: April 11th
Where: White Rabbit Trail
Meet: Outdoor Programs at 7;30 PM
ReturnsAround 10:00 PM to the OP
Cost: $15. Includes gear, transportation, lunch and instruction. 
Description: Join us on this night hike up in the Ashland hills for some hot chocolate and and a beautiful view of the city lights!

Environmental and Youth Service Projects in Puerto Rico

Monday June 15th- Saturday June 27th

Spend the beginning of your summer learning, serving, and exploring Puerto Rico!

Participants will learn about the environmental and youth education challenges Puerto Rico is faced with and work with various local organizations that help address these issues. They will volunteer with Cabeza de San Juan working on conservation projects, the Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico, and the Casa de Ninos orphanage.

Volunteers will also hike through the El Yunque National Rainforest, explore the beauty of coral reefs, and enjoy a catamaran trip.

Participants will be charged a trip fee of $1620 which covers all transportation, including flights, program fees, guides, accommodations, and food. Prior to the trip, opportunities for group and individual fundraising will be coordinated to help offset fees.


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SOU Alternative Break Program

To apply for this trip, fill out the application here!!!

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!