The Outdoor Education Center (OEC) 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 interpersonal and leadership skills. The OEC believes that students can have fun outdoors without losing sight of our intentional goal to educate and to build lifelong leadership skills.
The mission of the Outdoor Education Center is 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 that develop leadership skills and promote responsibility, while maintaining balance between personal, professional, and academic pursuits.