The Outdoor Adventure Program is available to the entire E&H community. The goal of the Adventure Program is to responsibly introduce the E&H students, faculty, and staff to the wonders of silent sports: Hiking, long distance backpacking, rock climbing, caving, canoeing, kayaking, backcountry or cross-country skiing, and biking.
Silent sports avoid motorized assistance, requiring, as cross-country skiing, one to ski up the mountain in order to ski down. Silent sports are fun and exciting, but they are not extreme, and they offer much more than just entertainment. Outdoor adventure builds confident, responsible, and thoughtful individuals.
The Outdoor Leadership Program is for students who want to develop advanced skills and certification. Participants choose a discipline in climbing, caving, canoe/kayak, mountaineering, or long distance backpacking, and through a two-year process, gain the experience and competence to lead their own adventures. Students may apply to this program early in the spring semester.
The E&H Outdoor Program is a member of the NSS, National Speleological Society, and AORE, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.