Outdoor Programs

The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) helps to create opportunities for the Dartmouth community to explore and enjoy the amazing natural landscape of New England.


Ski Patrol (OEC)  

Outdoor Emergency Care is the NSP's training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. Developed in the late 1980s for the 28,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer.  In an OEC course, you will learn about many aspects of outdoor care, including:

❖ Performing safe and effective stabilization and extrication of injured persons in the outdoor environment

❖ Scene safety (identifying hazards to both responders and visitors)

❖ Safe and efficient use of outdoor emergency care skills to prevent further injury to visitors

OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.  Ski Patrol consists of volunteer students who dedicate hundreds of hours to learning medical skills and patrolling on the hill throughout their four years at Dartmouth. We actively work to make our club as inclusive and accessible as possible for our current patrollers and patrollers in training. This PE offering allows students to pursue valuable medical training while also receiving credit for their time and commitment to the outdoors.

Course location - Fairchild 101, Dartmouth Skiway
Meeting days and times - Tuesday/Thursday (with some mandatory weekends) from 06:00-08:00pm or 08:00-10:00pm                                                                                                                      
Requirement for PE credit - Attendance at 14 of 15 OEC Classes. In the winter, this will be modified to a minimum of 17 5-hour shifts.                                                                                                
Course Fee - $0
CRN:  92394


Course name - Climbing Team       

Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing? Or maybe you've climbed before, but want to improve your skill or climb with new friends? Climbing team is for you! Practices offer a fun way to work out and stay active. They will be led by experienced student climbers on campus, but they are open to people of all climbing abilities and experiences. At practice, you will develop new techniques, get physically stronger, improve balance and coordination, and learn how to climb.     

Course location - Dartmouth Climbing Gym
Meeting days and times - Weekdays September 19, 2022- November 11, 2022 (likely Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2- 4 pm). Practice schedule not yet exactly determined due to leader schedules, but will be determined soon. Generally, practices are held 5 days a week on average, usually Monday through Friday, either 2-4 pm or 10 pm- midnight, and occasionally on weekends at various times. 
Requirement for PE credit - Attendance at 10 of the practices. **practices are generally 2 hrs long. The students proposed requiring attendance at 10 practices. Please provide feedback if the required attendance should be shortened to reflect the 12 hr requirement as opposed to a # of pracices**
Course Fee - $0
CRN: 92396


Course name - First Year Trips Leaders                                                                                 
Course location - Dartmouth College Campus, various locations throughout NH and VT
Meeting days and times - Trip leader trainings happen at various times over the course of the Spring and Summer terms leading up to First Year Trips.                                                                       
Requirement for PE credit - Attend First Year Trips Trip Leader Trainings and lead a First Year Trip         
Course Fee - $0
CRN: 92395

Trip Leaders lead trips, facilitating and supporting the small-group structure that is so integral to First-Year Trips. Trip Leaders are among the first upper-level students that incoming students will meet, and help set the tone for how incoming students view Dartmouth as a whole.  All Trip Leaders work with a co-leader to lead a group of six to ten incoming students on their trip, which is centered on a specific theme or activity. During Trips, Trip Leaders are responsible for creating safe, fun, welcoming, and reflective spaces for their trippees (and themselves!).  To receive a PE credit, First Year Trips leaders must attend First Year Trips Trip Leader Trainings and lead a First Year trip.