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Spring 2014 Events

  • Spring Climbing

  • Frances Slocum State Park

  • Rickets Glen, 20 minute drive!

  • Overlooking Rag Mtn, VA

  • Adaptive Skiing

For more information or to register, simply stop by Student Activities today!

"Why Wait?"


SPRING CLIMBING LEAGUE, Begins Tuesday, February 11 - evenings

Enjoy 5 evenings (2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, and 3/18) of climbing down at Wilkes-Barre Climbing Gym.  5 times climbing, only $40!  Includes transportation, instruction, and gear.  Sign up today in Student Activities!

SOAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, Thursday, January 30th, 8:30pm - Henry Student Lounge

Want to lead trips?  Want to learn more than just simple outdoor cooking?  Join SOAR in developing your outdoor leadership skills! Interest meeting Thursday, January 30th.  For more information, contact Patrick in Student Activities.


Snowshoe Promised Land,
Saturday, 26th - 9am

Join SOAR on a discovery of frozen glacier lakes while trekking with snowshoes!  Sign up early, space is limited!

SOAR Leadership Interest Meeting
Thursday, 30th - 8:30pm—Henry Student Lounge

Join SOAR to learn about the Leadership Program that culminates in a Catskills Leader Retreat in May!


Winter Cabin Camping!
Saturday, 8th-Sunday, 9th - Off-Campus ($25 cabin and food)

Head out to the woods for a weekend of learning winter skills such as snowshoeing, orienteering, trekking, and snowman making.  Walk across frozen ponds and experience fine cabin cuisine!  Enjoy warm fires at night with this weekend retreat!  Limited space, sign up today!

Spring Climbing League Begins
, Tuesday, February 11th, 6:00pm - WBCG
See above for more details.

, Friday, February 14th - 5pm—Front Hill (weather permitting)

Build your own sleds (cannot be pre-constructed sleds...or trays, must be made, cardboard etc) and compete in the first Great SOAR Sledding Competition!  Prizes will be awarded for fastest, most zany, best dressed, and most obnoxious sled.  Get Building, and meet us on the front hill!

Snowshoe NEPA!
Sunday, 16th - Destination Unknown

Get outside Snowshoeing!  We’ll let you know the day of where we are heading, and what mountain we will be racing down using snowshoes!  Limited space!

Night Hike
, Thursday, 20th - Destination Unknown

Live the evening in the quiet of the night with one of SOAR’s classic night hikes.  Don’t forget a mug for hot cocoa!  Limited space, sign up today.


Night Hike
Thursday, 20th

Exactly one month from the last night hike, explore northeast PA for another destination unknown! 

The Pinnacle, Sunday, 23th - 8:30pm—Pinnacle

Join SOAR for a hike on the Appalachian Trail to one of PA’s most expansive views.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get outside!


Outdoor Climbing
Saturday, 12th - Mocanaqua ($3)

Enjoy some spring climbing with a trip to Mocanaqua!  Get outdoor climbing and rappelling today!  Very Limited Space

Open Paddling
Thursday, 24th - 4:30pm—Frances Slocum

Get that spring paddling in right before the big concert!  Enjoy an afternoon of paddling kayaks or canoes in Frances Slocum today, don’t miss out!

Zip Party! Saturday, 26th 8:30pm - Outdoor Classroom (by donation)

Join the Outdoor Classroom facilitators to experience the ZIP-LINE!  Stop by the challenge course for a great ride!


SOAR Zip Party
!  Thursday, 1st 8:30pm - Outdoor Classroom (by donation)

Join SOAR for an evening of night climbing and then experience the ZIP-LINE!  Stop by for a study break!