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, caving 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 Coopers Rock State Forest, 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: Thursday, August 16

Move into residence halls at OWU and take a little time to get your room set-up! Later that afternoon all new-to-OWU students and families celebrate the start of their OWU collegiate experience with Convocation followed by a welcome program for all.

Camp Oh-Wooo: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

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