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.
Each fall, the leadership team meets to select the goals and activities for the year. Generally, activities fall into the following categories:
- Free Rockwall Access: If you are an ACTIVE member (active means you contribute, so don't worry if you can't ever make meetings because you work or have a class, we have things you can do) you get to climb free at the rock wall. Also, if you become a rock wall supervisor you can get a much coveted key to the wall and the ability to borrow designated climbing gear. Wow. That's a good deal. Ask if you have questions.
- Ability to Borrow Gear: The fact is, BHSU doesn't have a gear rental program. HOWEVER, the school supports our mission of leadership development (and fun). So, if C.O.L.P. decides we want to go paddling, we get to borrow boats, same goes for camping, climbing, caving, archery etc... We have resources you just can't get access to without being a member. Also, many of our members have the ability to outfit a small army, being a member puts you in contact with these wonderful people. No guarantees there, but we're all here to help each other out, right?
- Resume Building Power & Skill Development: We are consistently involved in activities that give you an opportunity to teach what you know and learn what you don't from others. In addition, our numerous service activities give you valuable experiences and help you to build relationships within the community. Not to mention the ability to take on a leadership role within the club.
- Belay Partners: This one is obvious. If you're a member you get to meet other members who like to do the sorts of things you like to do. No more begging your shut-in English Major roommate to go hiking with you.
- Priority for Events: Some of our events can only handle a certain number of people. For instance we only have so many sets of cross country skis we can borrow, or can only take so many people on a backcountry trip. Here's the deal, active C.O.L.P. members will almost always receive priority over non-members.