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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.

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.

Fall 2018 Semester Trips & Events Calendar

Monday, Sept. 10: HWS ORAP Meet & Greet
Upper Level of the Barn, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

ORAP is open for business!  Stop by to check out our space, rock wall, and learn about Fall Semester trips and events!  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!

Saturday, Sept. 15: Local Day Hike
Watkins Glen

ORAP hitching a ride on Student Activities Road Trip Series. Get outside with our trip leaders and come explore one of the most famous state parks in the Finger Lakes Region!

Friday, Sept. 21-22: Guided Rock Climbing at the Gunks (Overnight Trip)
Cost $25

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!

Friday, Oct. 13: Syracuse Central Rock Indoor Climbing Day Trip
Cost $15

Looking for a new place to climb and check out some alternate routes outside of ORAP’s rock wall? Sign-up for a day trip to Central Rock Gym in Syracuse, NY.  This is a great place for beginners to learn the ropes and for individuals to test their existing skills!

Friday, Oct. 19-20: Overnight Camping Trip
Location TBD, Cost $10

Join ORAP for an overnight Upstate NY fall camping trip. It’s a perfect time of the year to roast some s’mores at a night time camp fire!

Saturday, Nov. 3: Local Day Hike
Location TBD

Get outside and come immerse yourself in the Finger Lakes Region fall foliage!

Sunday, Nov. 11: In-House Climbing Event
The Barn

Help support ORAP by stopping by the Barn to participate or just spectate! Food, prizes, and good times with peers will be available. More information on this event will be provided at a later date.

Saturday, Dec. 8: Indoor Climbing @ RIT's Red Barn
RIT, Cost $5

HWS ORAP is teaming up with RIT’s Outdoor Education Program to offer a new nearby location for indoor climbing. RIT’s Red Barn is a bouldering-only gym. Climbing routes are set and maintained to accommodate all abilities and skill levels, from beginner to expert!


Ice Climbing Trip

More Info

Location: Upper Level of The Barn

ORAP Rock Wall & Rental Service Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 2-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

Email: ORAP@hws.edu

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

ORAP Equipment Rental Service


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