At its birth in 1977, Outdoor Pursuits was stuffed into a small room in the College Union Building. The fledging student club had available for use ten backpacks, ten sleeping bags, and ten tents. And that was it.
In spite of its humble beginnings, Outdoor Pursuits today is housed in the Student Life Center and warehouses an expansive variety of outdoor gear, including skiing, backpacking, boating, and bicycling equipment. The program has some 800 members, making it one of the most popular activities on campus, and offers up to 50 trips per year, as well as frequent clinics, movies, service projects, and outings for all skill levels.
It’s been a grand and adventurous forty-year journey. And to celebrate that journey in appropriate OP fashion, Outdoor Pursuits is hosting a series of anniversary events that will appeal to outdoor adventurers from every era of OP’s history.
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