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Outdoor Activities Leadership Development

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Outdoor Activities Leadership Development

New for Spring 2018!  Students may participate in a 3 credit course designed to help improve outdoor leadership skills.  Soft skills such as group management and various hard skills will be presented to student leaders.  Students are expected to be actively involved in the course.  Once the course is completed it is highly recommended that all students get involved in Outdoor Activities in the various leadership roles which are offered.  When registering for classes, please select RM499R-02....

Outdoor Activities Leadership Development

Becoming a trip manager.

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Becoming a trip manager.

Be A Doer, Not A Viewer

Join us and become a trip manager.  You might be wondering what a trip manager does, please go here for a job description.

If being involved in planning trips and leading others outside sounds like something you want to get engaged in, then being a manager may be for you.  

In order to become a manager you must do the following...

Becoming a trip manager.

  1. Have a current CPR and First Aid certificate (Offered on campus from the safety office).
  2. Obtain a campus driving permit (click here).
  3. Attend a basic outdoor skills training (see below).
  4. Attend leadership development trainings (Offered every semester on Mondays in MC380 from 4-5PM).
  5. Be mentored and trained in the activities of your choice.
  6. Lead at least two trips per semester.

 Basic Outdoor Skills Training

The basic skills outdoor training takes place 3 times each year.  

  1. Fall 2017 (Sept. 5th-7th)
  2. Winter (TBD)
  3. Summer (TBD)

This training is free and is required of all incoming managers starting spring 2017.  It is designed to help you become a better trip manager and better outdoor leader.

How Do I Apply

To apply please go to the following link and apply to become a manager.


If you would like more information on how to become a manager please join us on July 13th from 2PM-3PM in MC 386 to learn more.  If there are questions that arise regarding the manager application process, please contact the activities office at 208-496-7300.

Suggested Equipment

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Suggested Equipment

It has been said that there is no such thing as poor weather, only poorly dressed people. With that in mind, lets discuss appropriate clothing for Outdoor Activities.  

Before arriving at your scheduled departure place and departure time, please take a moment and look at the weather forecast. Base your dress on the forecast. Here are a few things that are necessary on all trips, no matter on what the weather is. If you don't have these items you may rent them from the Outdoor Resource Center under the North end of the stadium. Their phone number is (208)-496-7331. ...

Suggested Equipment

  • Good shoes or boots. (If you are on the water, please make sure you wear shoes which will not come off your feet. Flip flops are not allowed.)
  • Jacket (Please look at the forecast and see how heavy of a jacket you should bring)
  • Daypack
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Water and Snacks 
  • Modest Swimsuit (If it is a water-based activity)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • First aid kit
  • Camera
  • If it is winter, please make sure you bring snowpants, hat, snow boots and gloves.

Buy Tickets for Outdoor Activities

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Buy Tickets for Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Resource Center

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Outdoor Resource Center

Are you looking for gear rentals? Please visit the Outdoor Resource Center's website for information regarding all of your gear rental needs or visit them in person under the North end of the stadium.

Outdoor Resource Center
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