Stephen works as the Outdoor Center Program Coordinator here at WWU. His position covers every aspect of the Outdoor Center, from WOOT to Excursions.
The Outdoor Center has numerous different programs running throughout the year. Some of these programs are WOOT, Excursions, and the EDGE Challenge Course. They all boast large attendance numbers, with Excursions having weekly trips of about nine participants, and the Challenge course working with 300-400 campus/community members per quarter. The WOOT program had about 150 student participants this year, which is massive growth from the original 63 when the program started in 2014. The Bike Shop is by far the busiest section of the Outdoor Center, with an average of over 50 students renting from the shop per day.
The Outdoor Center currently employs 60-80 employees throughout the year to keep up wit the busy schedule.
The Outdoor Center has also partnered with the Rec Program here at WWU for PE 105, and the American Alpine Institute for avalanche training courses. The Outdoor Center also works along side Remote Medical International for medical training courses.
If you are interested or want to find out more, you can visit the Outdoor Center website at: http://as.wwu.edu/outdoor/
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