Adventure Center gets a makeover
Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2009 16:12
Formally known as the Outdoors Program, the Experiential Learning and
"It was more of a philosophical reason," Outreach Coordinator Mark Ceder said. "We wanted to be more of a partner in education and allow people to develop confidence in themselves in a fun, challenging atmosphere."
Although the center continues to offer a wide variety of outdoor programs, the focus is now on raising awareness about the outdoors as well as allowing the USD community to build stronger relationships amongst each other.
"It is more of an evolution from just going outdoors to actually learning about the outdoors," Ceder said.
The center offers customizable trips for organizations on the USD campus. Any organization on campus can approach the center and create a program and then the highly trained adventure center guides will lead the organization on the trip.
"It's about the people you go on the trips with," said Paula Morreale, a recent USD grad who works in the center's main office.
The center has over 20 people employed as guides or working toward becoming guides. The adventure center has also created a reach program which is centered around team building workshops and allowing students to take on more of a teaching role.