Adventure Leadership & Programming
“Trail Restoration and Wilderness Conservation wasn’t on my list of possible jobs when I first started at Adams State but after joining the ALP program I learned to really appreciate the wilderness surrounding the San Luis Valley. Through my involvement with the ALP I became aware of the opportunity to work for the Colorado Mountain Club. I wanted to give back to the wilderness areas I loved, so I couldn’t pass it up. Spending the work season in the Rio Grande National Forest I’ve helped in the restoration of dozens of trails, and aided in the conservation of hundreds of miles of Colorado wilderness. Not only has the ALP program granted me the experience and necessary skills to enjoy the backcountry while I work, it has also taught me to see what being in the wilderness can do for the quality of life I choose to live.”
Logan Hjelmstad, ALP Class of 2018
Colorado Mountain Club Stewardship Crew Leader
Adventure Leadership and Programming (ALP) exists to develop leaders who value the humanity of others, are willing to risk failure, and seek continual improvement so that they are capable of making a positive impact within their communities. Our graduates demonstrate and inspire responsible stewardship for the natural environment, teamwork, and a mindset of continual improvement.
ALP students learn and practice minimum impact environmental ethics. Students also participate in a variety of local stewardship projects in partnership with Volunteers Outdoors Colorado, The Colorado Mountain Club, San Luis Valley Great Outdoors, and our local federal natural resource agencies.
KIN 261: Adventure Leadership/Program Expanded (6 hours)
The Adventure Leadership and Programming Expedition (ALP) is a 14-day expeditionary learning experience that takes place in the backcountry of the Southern San Juan Mountains or the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness. This is the first and introductory course in the Adventure Leadership and Programming Minor. The course seeks to teach the basic principles of outdoor leadership, wilderness expeditioning, and site management. This is one of eight courses that build to the Adventure Leadership and Programming Minor.
KIN 266: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) (1 hours)
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The course focuses on Basic Life Support skills, minor trauma, selected environmental topics, spine assessment and the ruling out process, allergic and toxic reactions, and common” medical emergencies.”