COOPS 2015

COOPS 2015

Waypoints for Experiential Orientation Programs:

Building Institutional Capacity


 Friday, March 27th (3:00-7:00) & 

Saturday, March 28th (8:00-5:00), 2015 

Brock University
(Co-hosted by Brock University and McMaster University)

The 2nd Canadian Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (COOPS) is a forum for administrators, program directors, researchers, student leaders, program alumni and anyone interested in outdoor and experiential orientation programs to discuss approaches for initiating and sustaining programs in high schools, colleges and universities. This year's theme, "Building Institutional Capacity," is intended to highlight strategies and practices that outdoor and experiential orientation programs can implement to take advantage of broader institutional resources and to become integrated into the institution's overall orientation program.

COOPS was originally designed to provide information on getting an outdoor or experiential orientation program started, best practices, basic information for program operation and administration, and research specific to the Canadian context. These threads continue to play a dominate role in the COOPS agenda.

Whether you are thinking about starting a new program or already have one up and running, there is something here for you!

Keynote Speaker

The 2015 keynote speaker is Mr. Rick Curtis, Director - Princeton University Outdoor Action Program.


Watch here for Registration Information


Watch here for the Agenda