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.

ORAP Mission Statement

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program (ORAP) aspires to develop an inclusive and fun culture for students to learn, lead, and participate in outdoor education and recreation activities.

Ice Climbing Trip

More Info

Location: Upper Level of The Barn

Email: ORAP@hws.edu

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

ORAP Equipment Rental Service

ORAP Summer Rental Program: Camping, backing packing, and hiking gear is available to HWS students & employees. Water equipment (i.e. Kayaks) is not included with this rental service. Equipment can be rented & returned on Mondays & Thursdays. Contact Judy Wentzel (wentzel@hws.edu) to schedule pick up and drop off times on these days.


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