Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium: OOPS

OOPS brings program directors, school administrators, student leaders, researchers, and land managers in one place to discuss strategies for supporting students in wilderness pre-orientation programs. OOPS provides context for program development and growth, best practices, new program techniques, and nuts and bolts information that will help established and aspiring programs. At OOPS, you will have the opportunity to meet others in the field, access new research, and share and discuss program management.

Upcoming OOPS Events

AEE Northeast Regional Conference >> Click here to register
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Berkshire Outdoor Center in Becket, MA

OOPS will hold its Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium as a one-day pre-conference workshop prior to the beginning of the NE Regional Conference. Attendees do not have to attend the AEE conference to attend OOPS. Last year, we were honored to have Karen Warren Ph.D. as our Keynote Speaker. Karen, OPRA Instructor, teaches courses in experiential education, outdoor leadership, wilderness studies, and social justice at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Our 2017 Keynote will be announced soon! 

Learn More

"Pre-Orientation programs welcome class of 2016" Hamilton College's The Spectator, 2016

"College outdoor orientation programs on the rise" Associated Press, 2011

"Outdoor Orientation Program Research" Brent Bell, Marion Reid Holmes, 2010

Do you have resources to share with the OOPS community? Documents that make your program run? Links to helpful resources, or research and assessment tools? You can help others by sharing your knowledge! Send them to nationaloffice@aore.org.