|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Nov. 12, 2013|
The College of Wooster
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program
|0.25 / 0.25||
Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:
A brief description of the program:
WOODS is one of the older student groups on campus. They have a long tradition of taking outdoors trips over school breaks. "Fall Break" is a 4-day trip, usually to somewhere nearby, like West Virginia or Kentucky, to rock-climb or kayak/canoe and hike. "Spring Break" is a unique opportunity for students to travel across the country, because Wooster's spring vacation is two weeks long. Students usually take advantage of this unusually long break to travel far west in rented vans and personal cars, and stay the whole two weeks camping and couch-surfing in Utah, Nevada, California or Arizona, sometimes multiple states. These trips also provide the opportunity for current students to reach out to WOODS alumni, sometimes with the benefits of food or free lodging. During the school year, weekend trips are organized on the listserv or facebook, usually small groups with small travelling distances. They also organize trips to nearby climbing walls.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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