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Get Outside and Play

Students lay in a raft on the river at an outdoor event.

Idaho is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and, luckily for your student, Boise State is at the heart of it all.  There are few other places in the country where you can hike, ski, bike, climb, or raft, all within an hour of campus. 

The Outdoor Program in the Campus Recreation Center has everything your student needs to get out and play, regardless of their ability level.  Clinics, equipment rentals and coordinated trips are available to teach new skills, provide affordable gear, and provide a new gang of friends to adventure with.

Clinics focus on promoting connections, self-development, and education.  Any student who is excited about getting outside, meeting new friends, and learning a new skill is welcome.  Some of the clinics offered spring semester include white water kayak basics, lightweight backpacking, and building a lightweight stove.

This semester we have cut the price on trips by 50%. With the banner snow year we’ve had, there will be snow cave camping, night skiing, and cross country skiing. Later in the spring, watch for mountain biking, rock climbing, and a spring break trip to canoe in the Florida Everglades.

Indoors, the state-of-the-art rock climbing wall gives a great workout and provides classes for top rope belaying, lead climbing, and skills clinics.

Campus Recreation can’t operate without student employees, so there are opportunities for past, present, and future participants to work in the facility and as trip leaders.  Each spring there is an extensive trip leader training program that focuses on skill and risk management development. 

Encourage your student to get acquainted with Campus Recreation and the Outdoor Program. The best way to learn more is to visit the website.

Derek Wright — Coordinator, Outdoor Programs

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