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Outdoor Adventure Center

If you love to play in the outdoors, or are interested in doing so, you’ve come to the right place. We are a university based, outdoor education and recreation program offering outdoor recreation adventure trips, classes and workshops, and outdoor informational services. Rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, xc skiing and snowshoeing, backpacking, and stand up paddle boarding are just a few of the activities you could try at the OAC.

CW HOG (Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group) is the adaptive component of our program which offers outdoor activities and classes for people with disabilities.

The Outdoor Adventure Center provides outdoor equipment rentals, information on the equipment, and equipment repairs.

Our library contains one of the region’s most extensive collections of outdoor resources: books, magazines, periodicals, videos and DVDs, equipment catalogs, and more than 1,000 US Topographical maps of the Intermountain West.


Spring 2020 Activity Calendar Available

Check out our activity calendar for some fun and adventurous activities. There's something for all levels of ability, skill and fitness. 





National Outdoor Book Awards

The Outdoor Adventure Center is a proud supporter of NOBA - the world's largest and most prestigious book award program. The different categories which receive prizes during this competition are: History/Biography, Outdoor Literature, Natural History Literature, Nature and the Environment, Design and Artistic Merit, Instructional, Outdoor Adventure Guidebook, Nature Guidebook, Classic, and Childrens. Visit NOBA's website to learn more.

National Outdoor Book Awards logo

Pocatello Pump

The longest running climbing competition in America. Started in 1981, the event serves as a fundraiser for the Access Fund, the Terry Kranning Climber’s Scholarship, and anchor replacement projects at local climbing areas.  Register at

September 14 & 15, 2019

Pocatello Pump

CW HOG Pig Out

The Pig Out is the largest and most successful fundraiser for the HOG's. Since 1981, it has grown to feed over 1,200 community supporters yearly. The menu of roast pork, baked potatoes, corn, vegetarian Dutch oven dishes, and salads is always a huge crowd pleaser. We book several popular local bands that play until everyone is all danced out.

September 2021

CW HOG dinner

Golf Tournament

The CW HOG Golf Tournament was started by former director, David Kriner (who is an avid golfer), in 2003. The Tournament also includes a poker run, a raffle for fantastic prizes, and a delicious steak dinner.  

July 2021

Golfer's at tournaments

Ski Swap and Warren Miller Film

CW HOG celebrates winter with the Warren Miller Film and the Ski Swap. We receive exclusive rights to show the amazing Warren Miller film here at the Bengal Theater. The Ski Swap is a huge, two day market for public and private groups to sell and buy gear for the new snow season.

Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020

Swappers at ski swap