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The Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program (ORAP) funds and schedules outdoor excursions and activities, including weekend and day trips. In addition, a climbing wall is available to interested members of the HWS community during specified hours. ORAP maintains a rental center that offers a modest inventory of equipment for rent. The rental center is open on a part-time basis during the school year and employs students who are knowledgeable about outdoor equipment and experiences.

Fall 2017 Semester Events Calendar

September 11: HWS ORAP Meet & Greet
Upper Level of the Barn, 6:00-10:00 p.m. (Free Pizza!)
ORAP is open for business!  Stop by to check out our new space, rock wall, and learn about Fall Semester trips and workshops!  The first 10 people to swing by will receive a free ORAP T-shirt!  And if you’re hungry free pizza will be provided! We hope to see you there!

September 22-23: Guided Rock Climbing at the Gunks
Overnight Trip, Cost: $20
Do you love to rock climb? Are you interested but have never tried before!?  Take a trip with ORAP to the Adirondacks on a guided rock climbing trip!  This trip will be enjoyed by all levels of experience. “The Gunks” is one of America’s premier rock climbing areas on the East Coast!

October 6-9: Fall Recess Backpacking Trip
Weekend Trip, Cost: $25
No plans for fall recess? Join ORAP on a long weekend backpacking trip! Trip location is TBD.

October 27-29: Wilderness Survival Workshop
No Fee
This workshop is an opportunity to learn wilderness survival skills from how to start a fire to building a shelter, to tracking tips.  For those looking to develop their outdoor leadership skills this is the experience for you! Anyone who has a passion for the outdoors will benefit from this free offering.

November 10-11: Letchworth State Park Hiking & Camping Trip
Overnight, Cost: $15
"Letchworth State Park, renowned as the Grand Canyon of the East, is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S." Check out the park’s beautiful fall foliage by participating in this overnight trip!

November 20: Rock Ventures
No Fee
Join ORAP on their trip to Rock Ventures! North America's largest indoor climbing facility. If you enjoy climbing, this place has many routes for you to choose from! It’s a great way to take a break from school work and recharge!

More Info

ORAP Hours of Operation

Monday: 4-10 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-10 p.m.
Friday: 2-6 p.m.

During these times belay clinics & the rental shop are available.

Location: Upper Level of The Barn

Email: ORAP@hws.edu

Program Adviser: Judy Wentzel, Assistant Director of Recreation, Intramurals, & Fitness

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Fill out the application below and take on more of an active role in our program by becoming a trip leader!

ORAP Guide Application



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