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Outdoor Adventure Center


The OAC is a university based, outdoor education and recreation program offering outdoor recreation adventure trips, classes/workshops, and outdoor informational services. We provide outdoor equipment rentals and repairs. Our library contains one of the region’s most extensive collections of outdoor resources: books, magazines, periodicals, videos and DVDs, equipment catalogs, and more than 1,000 US Topographical maps of the Intermountain West.  

CW HOG (Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group)

The adaptive component of our program offers outdoor activities and classes for people with disabilities.


Types of activity include, but are not limited to:
  • Rock climbing
  • White water rafting
  • Mountain biking


  • XC skiing and snowshoeing
  • Backpacking
  • Stand up paddle boarding 

Ski Swap
Nov. 3 & 4, 2023 

CW HOG is welcoming winter with the annual Ski Swap. The Ski Swap is a huge, two day market for public and private groups to sell and buy gear for the new snow season.


Swappers at ski swap

Pocatello Pump
2024 Dates TBD

The longest running climbing competition in America. Started in 1981, the event serves as a fundraiser for the Terry Kranning Climber’s Scholarship and anchor replacement projects at local climbing areas.





CW HOG Pig Out
2024 Dates TBD

The Pig Out is the largest and most successful fundraiser for the HOG's. Since 1981, it has grown to feed over 1,200 community supporters yearly. The menu of roast pork, baked potatoes, corn, vegetarian Dutch oven dishes, and salads is always a huge crowd pleaser. We book several popular local bands that play until everyone is all danced out.


WHERE: Lower Ross Park Pavilion, Pocatello, Idaho
WHY: Proceeds benefit ISU’s CW HOG program by providing staffing, trainings for staff & volunteers, equipment, and financial aid to participants who would other wise not be able to get the experiences that CW HOG has to offer. The confidence, self-esteem, and lifelong memories that come along with challenging oneself with outdoor adventures are immeasurable and CW HOG is committed to assisting with these challenges.

Tickets available at Barrie’s Ski and Sports, Element Outfitters/ACE, the CW HOG office, and online.