The mission of The College of Idaho Outdoor Program is to provide access to outdoor activities that will foster the development of friendships in the campus community, to educate and to promote outdoor recreation.
The Outdoor Program, supported by the ASCI (student government), is an outdoor recreation and educational program offering classes, workshops, trips, and outdoor equipment rentals for student recreational use.
Our student-led trips are designed for everyone who has an interest in the outdoors, not just the weathered wilderness explorer. Previous experience is not required! On each trip there are one or more student leaders present who have received training and are experienced in the activity, risk management, and first aid. Some of our activities are more challenging than others and will have pre-trip meetings and instruction, but anyone who is willing to try is encouraged to participate! Each trip is planned and organized to help ensure that everyone enjoys each trip as much as possible.
The educational component of the Outdoor Program is comprised of workshops and classes. Currently we are offering instruction in fly fishing, rock climbing, and kayaking. Check out all the scheduled events on the trip calendar page for times and dates. We welcome suggestions to further develop our calendar and offerings.
We also have equipment for rent through the OP rental shop so that everyone at the C of I may enjoy the outdoors on their own.