The Outdoor Adventures program takes advantage of the College's geographic location to offer a unique outdoor experiential program that fosters transformational learning and fun. We accomplish this through outdoor trips, instructional clinics & special events, and teambuilding & facilitation activities. We also offer gear rentals for those wishing to have an independent adventure, but might not have the equipment to do so.
We run numerous outdoor excursions for students during the year including hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, whitewater rafting, and hang gliding. We also offer instructional clinics on campus throughout the academic year such as kayak roll, survival skills, and backcountry cooking. Our mission is to make the outdoors accesible to everyone!
Outdoor Adventures also offers Journey, a pre-orientation program for incoming first year students.
All trips, clinics, and teambuilding activities are led by our trained student facilitators and guides with minimum qualifications of CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid. If you are interested in working for Outdoor Adventures we offer Fellows positions to incoming Freshman as well as our regular hiring process which starts in the fall, check out Handshake for Applications.
Outdoor Adventures has invested in the quality of its risk management practices by participating in a Risk Management Training offered by NOLS, an organization with over 50 years of experience managing risk in wilderness environments. As a result of this training, while NOLS doesn’t endorse or certify our practices, we are continually assessing and enhancing our risk management strategy. We have invested time and resources in these practices because the health and well being of our participants is one of our highest priorities.
Group Facilitation & Teambuilding
Outdoor Adventures can facilitate a variety of teambuilding and group development activities for student organizations, residence halls, teams, and other groups. These events are tailored specifically to meet the needs of the group whether it be communication, leadership, trust, or another area. All teambuilding activities are led by our trained student facilitators. Request an individualized outdoor experience here.