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The Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program

Programs for Groups


How to request a program

Send an email to christine.mccart@bhsu.edu (COLP Advisor). Include the following information:

  • Name of requested program
  • Name of group, and ages, approximate number, and any special goals.
  • Name, email, phone, and address of contact person
  • Requested date(s) and time(s)
  • Fall 2018 submission deadlines: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, or Nov. 10 (COLP Officer Meetings)

Policies: Acceptance subject to facility and COLP Leader availability. Minimum price set by minimum group size. Waivers & acknowledgement/acceptance of risk required for participation. Chaperones must be present for youth programs. Young Center day pass may be required for off-campus groups. Use of BHSU gear or instructor approval of personal gear required.

Group Programs List

All group programs supervised by BHSU COLP Leaders and all equipment is provided.

Challenge Course

Time: 2-6 hours

Group Size: 8-50

Price Per Participant: $5/hour/person

Activities: These physical and mental activities develop cooperation, communication, decision making, problem-solving, and leadership and teamwork skills, leading to mutual support and trust within the group. Participants are challenged to take physical and emotional risk. Some of these activities may involve more perceived risk and challenge and include props such as wooden platforms, boards, ropes and cables.

Location: Golliher Low Ropes Course near Thomas Hall

Indoor Climbing Wall

Time: 1-2 hours

Group Size: 8-20

Price Per Participant: $5/hour/person

Activities: Depending on group interest and goals, can include bouldering, roped top-rope climbing with COLP belayers, or an intro to climbing and belaying lesson. Great for youth birthday parties! Supervised and led by COLP staff.

Location: Indoor Climbing Wall in Young Center

Rappelling

Time: 1 hour

Group Size: 8-20

Price Per Participant: $10/person. Higher cost due to Forest Service Permit Fees.

Activities: Includes equipment, coaching, rappelling with belay backup, 4th class ascending on fixed rope.

Location: Annie Creek (past Savoy; near Elmore).

Flatwater Canoeing

Time: 1 hour (does not include travel time)

Group Size: 8-16

Price Per Participant: $5/person

Activities: Depending on group goals, can include safety supervision, basic skill instruction, and paddling on a calm lake.

Location: Iron Creek Lake or Mirror Lake

River (Class I-II) Canoeing, Kayaking, or SUPing Skills

Time: ~5 hours

Group Size: 4-8

Price Per Participant: $25/person

Activities: Skills instruction including ferrying, eddy turns, peel outs, LNT, group travel protocols on Class I-II water. Kayaks include wet exit practice.

Pre-requisite: Flatwater paddling experience, water comfort, basic fitness.

Location: Sand Creek, Redwater, or Belle Fource Rivers as flows allow.

Fly Fishing

Time: 1-3 hours

Group Size: 5-12

Price Per Participant: $5/person

Required: If group selects on-water fishing, each participant must have a valid SD fishing license on their person.

Activities: Depending on group goals, program may include safety supervision, equipment, casting skills, knots, strategies, fishing, fish cleaning and fish cooking.

Locations: Young Center and/or Mirror Lake or State lands in Spearfish Canyon near Savoy

Fly Tying

Time: 1-2 hours

Group Size: 5-12

Price Per Participant: $5/person

Activities: Discuss materials and tools and tie a couple of flies you can keep and use.

Location: Young Center

Snowshoeing

Time: 1-2 hours

Group Size: 5-12

Price Per Participant: $5/person for non-forest service lands, otherwise $10/person

Activities: Basic skill instruction and guided trail excursion

Location: On campus, local parks or state lands, or Big Hill Trails or Eagle Cliff Trails

Cross-Country Skiing

Time: 1-2 hours

Group Size: 5-15

Price Per Participant: $5/person for non-forest service lands, otherwise $10/person

Activities: Basic skill instruction and guided trail excursion

Location: On campus, Big Hill Trails or Eagle Cliff Trails

Orienteering (Map & Compass)

Time: 1-3 hours

Group Size: 8-20

Price Per Participant: $5/person

Activities: Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way in the backcountry. Practice your skills on a course in the forest.

Location: Young Center and/or on campus and/or nearby forested area

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Time: 1 hour

Group Size: 8-50

Price Per Participant: $1/person

Activities: Don’t be “that guy!” Learn the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics. Participate in age and group appropriate hands-on activities to help you respect the land and other recreationists.

Location: Young Center and/or on campus and/or nearby forested area

Nature Programs

Time: 1 hour

Group Size: 8-50

Price Per Participant: $1/person

Activities: Learn more about the Great Outdoors through outdoor activities designed for your group.

Location: Young Center and/or on campus and/or nearby forested area

Archery

Time: 1 hour

Group Size: 8-16

Price Per Participant: $5/person

Activities: Using our Genesis Bows and following international target-style archery, obtain a range orientation and safety check by COLP Leader and practice target shooting on the range.

Location: Young Center Field House

For more information contact Chris McCart, COLP Advisor, christine.mccart@bhsu.edu