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Adventure Programs

Adventure Programs

John Clarkson, M. Ed.

Outdoor Leadership Center
The Outdoor Leadership Center (OLC) promotes outdoor recreation by providing equipment and programs to optimize enjoyment of the outdoors. This student-run center provides equipment for daily and extended use, and conducts workshops for students to learn the skills associated with various outdoor activities. The center also sponsors a number of programs and clinics such as kayaking, snowshoeing, and scuba diving. The OLC staffs the Climbing Wall located in the Palaestra.

Peer Resource Program

The Peer Resource Program (PRP) provides students with opportunities to utilize leadership skills in new settings and situations. Their programs challenge students both physically and mentally. Events range from poetry readings, triathlons, and sponsored spring break trips around the country. The PRP's also sponsor Collegebound, an optional one-week, pre-orientation wilderness experience for incoming students.

Saint John’s University Challenge Course
The Challenge Course is utilized by on-campus and community groups to help in the development of sound leadership and communication practices. The learning initiatives are facilitated by both professional staff and by specially trained members of the Peer Resource Program.

Climbing Wall
The Climbing Wall is used for recreational purpose by the students of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University for recreational purposes. It is also used as a training tool by on and off campus groups under the direction of the Adventure Program staff.