Contact Us

If you’re a member of the Bates community and want to stay up to date on what’s going on in the BOC, make sure to join BOC on Bates Engage!

For questions and inquiries, email and we’ll get back to you soon!

BOC Staff

Shenandoah Waugh (they/them) – Outdoor Programs Manager
Hi all! I am from Lyons, Colorado and I love being outside with others. As an Outdoor Program Manager, I have focused on sending out a high volume of trips that cater to every level of outdoor experience to get as many Batesies outside! Personally, I love backpacking, hiking, skiing, and canoeing. I can’t wait for another great year of coordinating some outdoor fun!

Let me know if you have any questions, trip suggestions, or secret hikes! Email me at
Owen Gammill (he/him) – Outdoor Programs Manager
Heya! I hail from a small Island in the Northwest corner of Washington State. I am super passionate about all things outdoors, from local food systems, agriculture, cooking, and forestry to kayaking, hiking, skiing, and anything else that’ll get me to amazing places. I am super interested in what all our backyards have to offer and believe there is value in finding adventures wherever you are — luckily, in Maine, that is pretty easy, and I’m stoked I get to explore this incredible state for my time at Bates.

At Bates, I am a double major in politics and environmental studies, a W-CAT, and I’m in the Sonja Pieck and Steve Engel fan clubs. I am also involved in all things music-oriented, such as the BMU and WRBC, and I play music too much. I am also an AESOP leader, BOC trip leader, and now OPM. I’m stoked about the opportunity to be OPM and hope to create opportunities for community and adventure. The Outing Club is one of the most historically rich and awesome parts of Bates, and my continuous goal is to make it more accessible and more community and “fun” oriented. See you out there!
Catie Luedee (she/her) – Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Programs for Campus Life
Catie comes to Bates having served as an outdoor educator and program manager for various programs across Maine. Catie is a graduate of the University of Maine Orono where she concentrated in Outdoor Sports Science and Outdoor Education. She is a Registered Maine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, and an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor. Having grown up in Maine, Catie has spent her life fostering a love for all of Maine’s outdoor recreation opportunities and has a passion for sharing them with others.

You can reach Catie at or 207-755-5902

You can reach the OPMs at

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