You and your small group will camp in tents, assist with all aspects of camp life, and have a rustic, outdoor experience! During the day you’ll choose between rock climbing, canoeing, and hiking. Evenings will be spent playing games and gathering around the campfire. You’ll have small group discussions talking about college life and what it means to be a Bishop. You’ll sleep well after good meals, great friends, star gazing, and challenging your body and mind!

WHO?Camp Oh-Wooo Wilderness logo

  • First-year students who are excited about spending a few days in rugged outdoors!
  • Student leaders who love OWU and want to help you have a great experience!
  • OWU faculty and staff who are committed to your success!
  • A team of professional outdoor instructors certified to lead in specific activity areas and with Wilderness First Responder training


 All participants will meet at OWU, move into their residence hall rooms, and then travel together the next day to Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. You will set up your home at base camp and prepare for a great outdoor experience! All Wilderness Camp activities will originate from the West Virginia site.


Move-in: Wednesday, August 16

Move into residence halls at OWU. There will be a welcome program for students and families this evening, along with time to get your room set-up!

Camp Oh-Wooo: Thursday, August 17 - Saturday, August 19

Each camp will run August 17-19, and return to the OWU campus on Saturday evening, August 19.

Convocation: Sunday, August 20

Participants will join all new Bishops for OWU Convocation! We’ll attend Convocation together as a camp.


$375, which includes transportation to campsite, housing, meals, and all wilderness activities, supplies, and program costs. Plus a Camp Oh-Wooo T-shirt and other swag!