Who We Are

Out looking for water on our Spring trip to Canyonlands National Park

The Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program (COLP) is a student-led organization for Outdoor Education Majors and other outdoor enthusiasts.

What We Do

Each fall, the leadership team meets to select the goals and activities for the year. Generally, activities fall into the following categories:

  • Outdoor Outings: Things like rock climbing, hikes, picnics, skiing, tubing, fly fishing, slack lining, fly tying, kayak rolling clinic...it's up to the active members to decide.
  • Road trips!: This year we went backpacking for 5 days in Canyonlands National Park. It was awesome.
  • Outdoor Seminars/Classes: COLP has sponsored kayak rolling clinics, rock climbing skills seminars, and fly tying. 
  • Service Events: COLP sponsored a "Fun in the Fieldhouse" activity day for community youth, picked up trash around Mirror Lake, adopted a trail and ran the rock wall for the Girl Scouts. 
  • Fundraisers: COLP raises money each year to support its activities. One large fundraiser is the Open Rock Wall Nights, in which COLP members open the rock wall to the public for a small fee. COLP members also work closely with The Outdoor Education Program to provide non-credit programs to groups such as running the low ropes course, rock climbing classes, fly fishing, and canoeing for a small fee.
  • Fun: Join us for our world-famous semester picnics, which usually involve bad weather, Dutch oven experiments, beanie-weenies, and grilled food.


President: Nicole Dickenson
Treasurer: Lisa Simmons Secretary: Madison Stephens  
Advisor: Chris McCart


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