About

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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Remembering Gene Savage ’58

On May 14, 2012, New Hampshire lost a gifted educator, respected leader, and devoted friend. From his earliest days in education as a high school teacher, coach, and director of guidance, through his post as director of admissions at the University of New Hampshire, and later through his various administrative positions within the University System [...]

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Faculty Forum: Brian Eisenhauer on Shrinking Our Environmental Impact

In his roles as professor, scholar, researcher, mentor, and campus leader, Brian Eisenhauer is at the center of Plymouth State’s sustainability and climate neutrality efforts. Under his leadership, Plymouth State has been consistently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a compilation of [...]

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Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age [...]