The Outdoor Education & Leadership Program is your connection to the many amazing outdoor adventures that await you at Bucknell. So go on — get outside. At Bucknell, the art of discovery isn't confined to the classroom.

Bucknell students lead exciting and invigorating academic lives. We are centrally located in the heart of Pennsylvania, home to 117 state parks, 2.1 million acres of state forest land, more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails, including a long leg of the Appalachian Trail, more than 1,000 miles of biking trails, rivers, quarries, caves and campsites. Bucknell also operates one of the finest college and university challenges courses in the country.

The programs develop student leadership, group dynamics, and environmental stewardship while offering a conduit for students and academics to connect our natural areas.

Go to Basecamp. Scale a boulderBike the trails. Navigate the riverClimb a wall. Join the club. Master the Challenge CourseSleep outside. Have an adventure. Go BuckWild.

Challenge Course
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The CLIMBucknell Challenge Course at the Cowan Forrest Brown Conference Center features low and high elements, a climbing tower and a zip line.

CLIMBucknell Challenge Course

The CLIMBucknell Challenge Course at the Cowan Forrest Brown Conference Center features low and high elements, a climbing tower and a zip line.

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Bikes


Bison Bikes is a free, community based, bike-sharing program and learning lab.

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Students hiking
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The Bucknell Wilderness Experience (BuckWild) is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program. It's a great way to meet your new classmates and learn more about yourself.

BuckWild

The Bucknell Wilderness Experience (BuckWild) is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program. It's a great way to meet your new classmates and learn more about yourself.

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Gear


Get Outside on your own or with your friends using Outdoor Education & Leadership equipment. A full rental center and student space is located in the Tustin Basecamp.

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Climbing wall
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The Climbing Wall is designed and constructed by the Bucknell Outing Club, the Wall features over 1200 square feet of indoor climbing.

Climbing Wall

The Climbing Wall is designed and constructed by the Bucknell Outing Club, the Wall features over 1200 square feet of indoor climbing.

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