About ASAP

Early Adams State Outdoor Program Handshake


Adams State Adventure Programs seeks to provide transferable knowledge and skills by facilitating outdoor education and leadership opportunities.  

Early Adams State outdoor Mountaineer


In 1925, Luther Bean took a group of Adams State students tot he summit of Blanca Peak, establishing the Outdoor Club. For many years, the club was the most popular on campus, and many wrote of their fond memories of the outdoor club excursions.

Adventure Programs continues to enrich the college experience of many Adams State students with incredible experiences. Don't let another fun, challenging, and unique experience pass you by. Great stories do begin here!

The ALP Apprenticeship

Designed as a rigorous leadership development program, the ALP Apprenticeship was established to provide highly motivated ASU students the opportunity to gain significant leadership experience and mentorship in an intentional, challenging, and dynamic context. The ALP Apprenticeship is about integrity, judgment, and self-leadership, the hallmarks of genuine leadership. Apprentices gain additional teaching and leadership experience through designing and leading diverse programming such as backpacking, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, white water kayaking, and challenge course programs.

For students interested in adventure based employment and careers, this program offers the foundation necessary to become competent outdoor leaders: