Outdoor Adventure Orientation

Updated: 4/6/2020 All future programming is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19

Outdoor Adventure Orientation is a dynamic outdoor summer orientation program held in Central Pennsylvania for incoming first-year students. Outdoor Adventure Orientation aims to connect you with fellow classmates, introduce you to mentors and campus culture, build teamwork, enhance leadership skills and broaden your perspectives.


Throughout the trip students are introduced to both wilderness travel and the approaching college environment, both within the context of a healthy group experience. All of this contributes to the foundation of support network for the rest of your time at Bloomsburg University.

OAO was founded to deliver an incredible community-based outdoor experience to incoming students that allows them to:

~Make friends and gain the confidence needed to dive into the college experience

~Learn basic backpacking, rock climbing, and white water rafting skills

~Have opportunities to discuss college life and unique features of a BU education

~Learn about oneself through the triumphs and challenges of being in the wilderness


Learn About the Trips

Important Dates

Registration OpensFebruary 17th, 2020
Enrollment DeadlineMay 1st, 2020
Forms DueMay 23rd, 2020
Old Loggers Path Session 1: June 23rd – 28th 2020
Rock Climbing & Whitewater Rafting Session 2: July 9th – 12th 2020
Loyalsock Trail BackpackingSession 3: July 19th – 25th 2020
Session 4: August 2nd – 8th 2020

Quick Guides

Frequently Asked Questions

Health and Dietary Accommodations

Equipment List – Backpacking

Equipment List – Rock Climbing & Whitewater Rafting

OAO Forms

Questions? Contact Us

Brianne Oehmke – Director of OAO

Phone – 570-389-2100

Email – OAO@bloomu.edu