Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)

To provide the Pomona College community with educational, recreational, and social opportunities that focus on local communities and global environments.

Using the outdoors as a classroom, our programs strive to offer co-curricular outdoor experiences. The Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College is one of the premier outdoor education programs in the country. The outdoor program provides hands-on opportunities for all students in outdoor recreation and education, promotes the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and develops

Operating as usual

09/11/2023

OEC FALL HOURS 👁👄👁

Come rent FREE gear 🏕 plan a trip 🏜 and hang out (we have AC 🤭)

03/07/2023

$$$ CA$H PRIZE $$$

THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER SPRING BREAK PHOTO CONTEST

Rules:
1. You must be a 5C student
2. You must be following the OEC’s Instagram account
3. Location of photograph must be at a driving distance of under 15 hours from the OEC
4. Photograph must be of/imply that you are adventuring in the outdoors for your spring break

Application link in our bio!

By participating, you consent to us using your image for OEC posts. OEC staff will choose the winning photograph. The ca$h prize is 25 individual $1 bills stuffed into an OEC waterbottle. The contest submission period ends on Sunday March 19th at 12PM PST. The winning photograph will be revealed March 23rd at 2PM PST.

Go get ‘em tigers.

03/04/2023

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03/03/2023

U walking to the second floor of Walker tonight… NO MANS LAND FILM FESTIVAL 7PM BE THERE

02/28/2023
02/24/2023

03.02.2023

02/24/2023

HOW TO USE AN ICE AXE FOR BEGINNERS COURSE

March 4th 9AM-1PM

Sign up on the OTL website

on-the-loose.org

02/23/2023

KICKBACK TIME 🦵🦵🦵🦵🦵🔙🔙🔙🔙🔙🔙⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰TONIGHT 8-11PM

01/31/2023

OEC SPRING ‘23 HOURS!! Stop by the OEC (First floor of Dialynas Hall) to rent out FREE outdoor gear, browse our library full of outdoor resources, pick up a map for nearby adventures, or just hang out!

12/15/2022

if you haven’t returned your gear… we’re not angry, just dissapointed 😔😒

10/20/2022

post fall break gear refresh!!

got the camping bug over fall break? good news! we just got brand new two-burner camping stoves and surfboard leashes, come by to be the first to check em out :)

10/14/2022

👻🎃JOIN US at the Sontag Greek Theater on Thursday, October 27th from 7-9pm to listen to ghost stories around the campfire, roast some s’mores, and more!!
Do you have a good story that you want to tell/recommend? Fill out the quick survey that you can find on the qr code or with this link: http://forms.gel/7sdbzsyLDDZX8nB49

10/06/2022

‼️THIS WEEKEND ‼️
Stop by the OEC this Sunday, October 9th from 4-5:30pm for a Gear Workshop.
Learn about water safety, how to set up and use gear, and eat some snacks!

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 09/20/2022

🚨 THE OEC IS OFFICIALLY OPEN stop by to check out some gear, use our books and maps as resources to plan trips, and to just come say hi to the new and returning staff members!

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 08/25/2022

OA was a huge success! Students who went on the Dogwood Campground trips had so much fun at the lake with a surprise obstacle course on the water!

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 08/25/2022

OA was a huge success! Students who attended the YMCA Camp Arbolado trip had so much fun swimming, playing sports, trying their hand at archery, doing a ropes course, and more!

07/19/2022

have you utilized the Outdoor Education Center when planning your outdoor trips?? the OEC is open all year for 5C students and staff to stop by & check out free gear, use our library to learn more about a location/hobby, or ask our staff for their recommendations on hiking trails, climbing, or more! Come visit us on the first floor of Dialynas Hall!

07/11/2022

don’t forget to complete your OA preference form by Wednesday, July 13th!! check out the link in our bio for more in-depth descriptions of the trips

07/08/2022

*UPDATED* having a hard time picking your top choices for OA trips? try this! [Photo Description: a flow chart with a light green background titled “Which OA Trip is best for you?” The chart follows lines to different yes or no, this or that questions that eventually all lead to different OA trips highlighted in green]

07/08/2022

well.. do you? 🤭if not, you can always stop by the oec before your next camping trip to learn some tricks! [Photo Description: a meme where a person is whispering into someone’s ear and gives them goosebumps; the text reads “i know how to set up a tent”]

07/06/2022

having a hard time picking your top choices for OA trips? try this!

07/04/2022

we get it… but upcoming deadlines means upcoming fun! have you filled out your OA preference form yet? comment some of your top picks below!

06/29/2022

one of the OA trip options this summer is hosted by the college radio station, KSPC! Spend 3 days learning about sound equipment, recording and editing skills, and even tour other local stations in the LA area!! who is an underrepresented artist that you hope is in the library?

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 06/28/2022

Meet your OA Team! Anna Bauer (she/her) is starting her first year as OEC manager at Pomona. She has been overseeing all OA planning and is working on organizing the space and gear for the school year. [Photo Descriptions: (1) Anna with her favorite blue backpack on, giving a big smile to the camera. She is standing in a parking lot with evergreen trees in the background. (2) A close up photo of Anna at the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado, wearing a headband, scarf and puffy jacket with clouds, blue sky and the collegiate range in the far distance.]

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 06/28/2022

Meet your OA team! Kelly Marie is in charge of communications/publications. They are currently working on the OEC’s social media, creating leader manuals, and making the forms/documents needed for the trips. [Photo Descriptions: (1) A selfie of Kelly Marie smiling wearing a tan sweater (2) A photo of the back of Kelly Marie as they look out at mountains and trees from the top of a hike in Ecuador.]

Photos from Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College (OEC)'s post 06/28/2022

Meet your OA Team! Dean Ah Now (he/him) is in charge of daily logistics! He is currently working on transportation, creating itineraries, and confirming all of our reservations. [Photo Descriptions: (1) A portrait of Dean smiling in a checkered blue button-up. He leans against the wall with his arms crossed. (2) A picture of the view from Mt Baldy where you can see a clear blue sky and mountains in the distance.]

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Our Story

The Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College is one of the premier outdoor education programs in the country. The outdoor program provides hands-on opportunities for all students in outdoor recreation and education, promotes the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and develops student leadership skills. We believe it's important that students can get out and have fun without losing sight of the general mission to educate and build leadership skills.

As the building housing the OEC is intended to be GOLD certified by LEED standards, the OEC is an example of sustainable programming in the center itself and on trips. The OEC has created many partnerships, both on and off campus, with academic departments, intercollegiate programs, and community organizations. The OEC has full time hours of operations open to our leaders, participants, and to the entire Claremont College community.

Videos (show all)

one of the OA trip options this summer is hosted by the college radio station, KSPC! Spend 3 days learning about sound e...
be sure to check out our tiktok @ pomonaoec every week to see highlights of oa trips this summer!!
15 Seconds of Fresh!
Please join us for the Gaypril Hike!
We’re bringing back 15 Seconds of Fresh!
Another 15 Seconds of Fresh for y’all!
How to set up a Two Burner Stove with Gabrielle!!
How to use a Whisper Lite with Gabrielle!!
Here’s a short clip of “Deep Roots,” one of the four films we will be showing at this year’s Reel Rock Film Festival! Jo...
Here’s a short clip of the four films we will be showing at this year’s Reel Rock Film Festival! Join us at the Rose Hil...
Here’s a short clip from “Black Ice,” one of the four films we’ll be showing at this year’s Reel Rock Film Festival! Joi...
Sign up for trips on the OTL website (URL is on-the-loose.org)!

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701 Amherst Avenue
Claremont, CA
91711

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 10pm
Tuesday 1pm - 10pm
Wednesday 1pm - 10pm
Thursday 1pm - 10pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
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