Outdoor Adventure Center

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OAC Mission

The Outdoor Adventure Center’s mission at Washington County Community College is a place where community happens through adventure programming with people growing and collectively interacting with the natural world. It is a hub to foster collaboration among regional partners, learning, and fun for people of all ages. We provide resources to promote community wide health and wellness through adventure activities. Scroll down to find more about how we formed the OAC mission.

Goals of the OAC Mission are to:

    1. Provide genuine outdoor leadership learning opportunities for WCCC students
    2. Improve recruitment, retention, and quality of student life at WCCC
    3. Increase quality outdoor recreational opportunities for surrounding communities
    4. Develop a unique, sustainable program model at the community college level
    5. Promote responsible, sustainable recreational use of natural resources through environmental stewardship

Core Values

  • Have Fun/Be Fair: provide a fun, engaging and equal opportunity for everyone
  • Be Safe: think before you act, recognize risk and proceed to manage it as necessary
  • Be Here: be grounded and present during all activities
  • Take Care of Self and Others: Live truthfully, be responsible of your own actions
  • Let Go and Move On: We embrace failure, be tolerant, be patient
  • Be Environmentally Connected: Embrace Leave No Trace principles in everyday activities
  • Community: Play, work and volunteer for community growth through shared adventure