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Rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, martial arts, basketball, soccer, tennis, hiking, whitewater rafting, yoga, aquatics. With Hampshire’s exceptional outdoor and athletics program, this is just the tip of your inner adventurer's iceberg.

And, yes, we can teach you how to climb one of those too.

Outdoors Program/Recreational Athletics
The Outdoors Program/Recreational Athletics (OPRA) offers extensive opportunities for our students:

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OPRA gives special emphasis on combining your outdoor and physical learning experiences with the rest of college life. With 800 acres of meadows and woods, a nearby mountain range, tennis courts, soccer fields, indoor track, climbing wall, saunas, and a pool, this is easier than you might expect.

What are you waiting for? We're waiting for you.
Athletic Recruitment Form
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Building and Program Hours
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Internship and Career Information on Outdoor Programs and Athletics
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Contact Us

Outdoor Program / Recreational Athletics (OPRA)
Robert Crown Center
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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