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The PSU Outdoor Center is an experiential education-based program that serves as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. The Outdoor Center offers an equipment use program FREE OF CHARGE to all PSU students with skis, snowshoes, paddling, camping gear, and much more. In addition, the Outdoor Center sponsors trips, clinics, and trainings run under a cooperative adventure model using human powered outdoor activities to connect students with their surrounding outdoor environment. Students experience empowerment, goal achievement, and group support by moving beyond their own expectations. Based on a challenge-by-choice philosophy, all activities are voluntary, empowering each person to perform to her or his potential, securely and without pressure.  There is no prior experience necessary to participate in Outdoor Center programs.The Outdoor Center is located in the White Mountain Apartment Complex (#31).

To explore our website and see more details about what the Outdoor Center offers, please follow the links on the left hand side of this page.  The Programs link will take you to our page with trip details and information regarding White Mountain Orientation and our SOAP facilitation.  Be sure to scroll through the Meet the Leaders page to familiarize yourself with the friendly faces you will encounter at the Outdoor Center.

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