Trips, Trainings and Workshops


Throughout the year, the Outdoor Education office offers multiple trips, trainings and workshops. Trips are open to all students, faculty and staff and welcome beginners (unless otherwise indicated). All technical gear for the trip is provided as well as transportation and food for overnight trips.


Leadership-focused trainings will be offered during breaks and are open to all students (some class restrictions may apply). These trainings are focused on developing the technical and intrapersonal skills needed to successfully lead wilderness trips in a variety of disciplines. Students will be selected through an application process. In many cases, students do not need a wealth of outdoor experience, just the right attitude, a desire to learn and leadership potential! Additionally, skills-intensive trainings will be offered throughout the year in areas such as rock climbing and white water boating.


Workshops in Wilderness Medicine, trip planning and other topics will also be offered to meet the needs of the campus community. Campus groups desiring a workshop in a specific outdoor topic may arrange an event through the office. Potential workshops include navigation, food planning, team building games and initiatives, gear repair, stove use and safety and many more!