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Welcome to the Outdoor Center at Georgia College


The Outdoor Center at Georgia College provides excellent technical training, outdoor recreation education, leadership training and group development experiences. We serve outdoor education professionals, Georgia College faculty, staff, and students and members of the surrounding community. We provide programs and services led by competent personnel in compliance with The Association for Experiential Education accreditation standards. The Outdoor Center seeks to enhance the mission of the state's public liberal arts university through safe*, environmentally sound and effective programs and services.

Accreditation

Outdoor education academic programs and the Outdoor Center are accredited by The Association for Experiential Education (AEE). Outdoor education programs at Georgia College & State University were first accredited in 1997 and received the AEE Organization of the Year Award in 2006 for program excellence, contribution to the field, and ethical practice. "The AEE Accreditation Program is the nation's first accreditation process focusing on adventure based programs. A rapid increase in adventure based programs in the late 1980's produced the need for standards of program quality, professional behavior and appropriate risk management. In 1994, AEE responded to this need by developing comprehensive standards for common practices in the industry. AEE accreditation serves the public, the profession of experiential education and the organization under review."  

 

*Outdoor activities by their nature involve inherent risk. Every effort is made to provide programs that respect emotional, social, intellectual, and physical safety. However, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that impact safety. Participants acknowledge their understanding of and agreement to participate in potentially unsafe programs by signing appropriate risk management forms.



Contact Information:

The Outdoor Center at Georgia College
Campus Box 125
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-5186
outdoor@gcsu.edu

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College & State University, the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education.  Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.

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