Adventure Leadership & Programming - Apprenticeship

Rock Climbing

The learning outcomes of the ALP minor can be significantly enhanced through the ALP Apprenticeship.


After your first field course, the ALP Expedition (HPPE 261), interviews will be held for those desiring to commit to additional training, mentorship, and many other benefits of working for the Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP).

Designed as a rigorous leadership development program, the ALP Apprenticeship was established to provide students minoring in Adventure Leadership and Programming the opportunity to gain significant leadership experience and mentorship in an intentional, challenging, and dynamic context. 


The ALP Apprenticeship is about integrity, judgment, and personal responsibility, 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.

Though students pursuing the ALP minor are not required to be part of the ALP Apprenticeship, those desiring more experience, training, and mentoring are encouraged to apply.