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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

We do...
Adventure with a Purpose
Growing In...
Resilience - Relationship - Responsibility - Rest
Community - Challenge - Service - Leadership

“The OA LLC is a close-knit community of students who love the outdoors and have a thirst for adventure and new experiences.  We seek to provide ample opportunities for students to push themselves outside of their comfort zones, form deep personal relationships with one another, and take a breather from the stresses of college life.”  
Jimmy Britven - former OA LLC student

Oveerview: The purpose of the Outdoor Adventure LLC is to provide the college student with opportunities for adventure through a wide variety of safe and meaningful outdoor experiences.  Students will use the dynamics associated with outdoor pursuits for personal development, development of grit, community with others, and spiritual growth.

Examples of Activities:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Caving
  • Canoeing

Who should consider OA-LLC?

  •             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
  •             I want spend time with other students on outdoor adventure trips.
  •             I would like to learn outdoor skills so that I could potentially become a trip leader
  •             I like to learn more about myself and challenge myself.
  •             I am considering a summer job in outdoor adventure or a career in Recreation 


Where:  Students in the OA-LLC program will live on campus together on the 4th floor of Penland Hall. Because everyone on that floor is part of the program, there is a unique tight-knit community that is developed through our shared experiences together.