Outdoor Pre-Orientation

Zoom Outdoors 2021

Since the 1997, the Office of Experiential Education has been offering the Outdoor Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) for First-year students. The Outdoor Pre-O mission is to offer a meaningful and exciting wilderness experiences that allows incoming students to explore the outdoors, engage with other students to establish a supportive network of peers, and facilitate a successful transition to better prepare students for life at Johns Hopkins University.

For the second year, we are excited to offer First-Year students a new type of adventure, Zoom Outdoors, part of the new Hopkins Summer Immersive Experience. This virtual experience will be facilitated by trained Student Outdoor Instructors to create a space to share, engage, and learn new skills with other students. This program will focus on themes of outdoor education, experiential learning, community engagement, and building skills to be successful in college.

Participants of Zoom Outdoors will be assigned a group with two Outdoor Instructors to participate in nightly fireside chats where you will have group activities and discussions about life as a student at Hopkins. During the day, you will choose your own adventure, attending various programs and workshops that may interest you. Attending programs and workshops is not required but highly encouraged. It will be a great way to meet fellow First-Year students and other Outdoor Instructors.

When we are back in-person next Fall we hope to offer each Pre-O group a free weekend outdoor day trip lead by your Pre-O instructors. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are included. Details to be provided during Pre-O.

Zoom Outdoors is free and no previous (virtual) outdoor experience is necessary.

Registration – Open!

Pre O registration

Virtual Program Schedule

**All times are in Eastern Time**

Sunday, August 1st

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Zoom Outdoors Large Group Welcome

9:00 PM – 11:00 Group Fireside Chat

Monday, August 2nd through August 6th

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Choose your own adventure

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Group Fireside Chat

September – November 2021

Pre O group day trips

Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

*2021 Schedule Coming Soon

Zoom Outdoors Workshops 2020