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About the OA-LLC

Three Focus Areas of the OA-LLC
Leadership and Outdoor Skill Development

Field and Communcity Experiences

Academic Emphasis

The Outdoor Adventure Living and Learning Center is one if the unique opportunities at Baylor designed to put students with common interests together in living and learning environments that serve to enhance all areas of their development as college students.

Our mission statement is: "To provide like-minded students an opportunity for personal growth, intellectual stimulation and leadership skills through outdoor adventure experiences."

Students in the program will have one class together each semester. This class will prepare each student for the outdoor adventures that they will go on throughout the year and even beyond Baylor. In addition to this class, students will have opportunities to hear from speakers specializing in outdoor adventures. Students will also have amazing opportunities to plan and go on trips that feature kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, and more! And if that isn't enough, there are tons of social events that will periodically happen throughout the year.

Students in the OA-LLC program will live on campus together in Brooks Flats. As a resident of the Brooks Flats, we anticipate your experience to be fun and exciting, inviting and communal, positive and meaningful, and filled with memorable moments.

While all activities of the OA LLC have educational components; some activities of the LLC also focus on the social, service, leadership and spiritual aspects of a student's life.

The uniqueness of the OA LLC lies in a principle that outdoor adventure experiences can and do accelerate students learning about themselves and others. The unique environment which often gets students "out of their comfort zone" and faced with challenge (whether physical, mental or social) helps students develop life skills and traits necessary to be successful both in college and beyond.

Consider the following five statements:

  • I like being outside and like to try new things.

  • I think it would be fun to live with a like-minded group of students and spend time together on outdoor adventure trips.

  • I would like to learn outdoor skills so that I could potentially become a trip leader and take other students on trips.

  • I like to learn more about myself and challenge myself.

  • I am considering a summer job in outdoor adventure or a career in Recreation and Leisure Services.

If any of these statements describe you, then you are a great candidate for the Outdoor Adventure Living and Learning Center.