Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Program Manager:

Mike Young


(208) 732-6340



Focus Area Advisor:

Ryan Bigelow


(208) 732-6680



Program Overview:

The Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program is designed for students who would like to develop the skills to lead others in challenging environments. Students will gain technical skills in wilderness travel, whitewater boating, rock climbing, and snow travel. The courses in this program are primarily field based with hand-on opportunities for learning. Students will get ample time meeting with and learning from professionals in the outdoor industry. Once they complete the program, students will be able to start careers in the guiding industry, wilderness therapy, winter recreation, wildland fire, trail crews, and outdoor education.

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Program Requirements for Admission:

Program application required

Career Information:

Climbing guide, climbing instructor, mountain bike guide, raft guide, ski patrol, ski instructor, yurt maintenance, trail crew, hiking guide, wildland firefighter, wilderness therapy guide, adventure photography, and other adventure industry jobs.