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Movie & S'mores

Watch a movie while you stuff your face with s'mores! Join us and have some fun during the first week of school. 

The Valley Free

9/15 - 10/13 


Mountain Biking & Trail Run Mondays

Bowling Green has a mountain biking/hiking trail! Join us Monday evenings in September and October for mountain biking or trail running. You choose. Bring your own bike or rent one of ours for $5. Meet at the ORAC office at 5:30pm and we'll head over to Weldon Peete Park.

Weldon Peete Park

Free ($5 rental)


7pm - 9pm

Intro to Trip Planning

Planning a trip can be just as fun as actualizing. This clinic will focus on logistics, group dynamics, food, gear, and much more. Don't let the ins and outs of trip planning intimidate you any longer!

Multi-Purpose Room

(Preston Center)



3pm - 7pm

Intro to Map & Compass

Ever wanted to learn to navigate? Organized like a scavenger hunt, this clinic will teach you to use a map and compass. Your goal will be to locate items in the woods to make a complete meal. Your own dinner will be your reward! We will meet at ORAC and drive to the Field Campus. 

WKU Field Campus

(meet at ORAC)

$5 / $10


5pm - 6pm

S'mores Night

Make a standard s'more or make something wile! All ingredients and supplies will be provided. Just bring your appetite and a smile.

South Lawn

(Preston Center)



7pm - 9pm

Cold Weather Camping Basics

Despite what many may think, adventuring in the cold can be just as enjoyable as camping in warmer weather. Learn the basics of layering, the importance of staying hydrated, what gear you need, how to stay warm, and much more. 

Multi-Purpose Room

(Preston Center)

1/4/15 - 1/11/15

Wilderness First Responder Course

This 80 hour course takes a comprehensive, in-depth look at backcountry medicine. Participants can expect hands-on learning with field experience, spanning topics from basic first aid to how to treat anaphylactic shock in the wilderness. Contingent participants pass all exams, they will receive a three year WFR certification. 

Diddle Arena $525 / $575

Our clinics are designed to teach and develop skills. We teach in engaging ways with different learning styles in mind. If you've ever wanted to get a taste of outdoor skills or if you simply want to try something new, clinics are the way to go.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14