Adventure begins with the Outdoor Program

Adventure begins with the Outdoor Program

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Booths line the quad, a Move-In Musical Festival in the ampitheatre, bingo night at the BRC and much more encompass Bronco Welcome Week.  One event that recently took place was the Outdoor Program preview night.

The Outdoor Program is one of the many avenues that give students the opportunity to become involved on campus.  The program takes numerous trips throughout the semester ranging from rock climbing, white water rafting, to beautiful hikes in Idaho’s scenic surroundings.

The weekend trips allow for an escape from hectic and overwhelming school and work schedules, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and become involved in Idaho’s great outdoors.

The many trips that the Adventure Program will be taking during the Fall semester include: A welcome rafting, inflatable kayaking on the Payette, Snake River raft and cave combo, City of Rocks, cleft caves, Sawtooth backpacking, yoga backpacking, Swan Falls day hike, trip to the hot springs during finals time, night bouldering at table rock, hiking in Hulls Gulch and Moab mountain biking and hiking.

These trips vary from day or night adventures to an entire weekend of outdoor fun.  Any further information regarding the trips can be found at the Outdoor Program office
or online.

In addition, there will also be classes offered over the course of the semester: Intro to kayaking, into to fly fishing, intro to outdoor climbing, and Dutch oven cooking.

The climbing gym is also another facet of the Outdoor Program.  Before climbing in the gym, however, you need to get certified by one of the Outdoor Program instructors.  The class is a free basic clinic that takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m.  The gym opens up at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

Climbing classes include an advanced skills series: Intro to rappelling, intro to lead climbing, intro to anchor building, and advanced climbing techniques.

The Outdoor Program is a great way to discover new passions, make friends and have a grand adventure.