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The Outdoor Education Department is excited to announce a new offering for this year's Summer Sessions! Take advantage of your Wild Card (free course!) and sign up for the Outdoor Leadership Institute, a collaborative course involving the Environmental Program, the Geology Department, and Outward Bound! 


About our Program

The programs advised by the Colorado College Outdoor Education Department provide CC students with opportunities for real world challenge, adventure, leadership, and service outside of the classroom. Programs and initiatives conducted by Outdoor Education enhance the knowledge, skills, and leadership development of students through outdoor and community service experiences. 

Accessibility Statement

We strive to serve anyone and everyone interested in participating in Colorado College's Outdoor Education program; whether it is being a part of the program as a leader, a participant, or simply being a member of one of the many student organizations such as the Outdoor Recreation Committee. The Office of Outdoor Education seeks to provide inclusive and exciting outdoor experiences for all interested students. If you have any questions about the accessibility of our programs or feel inhibited from participating in any way, please contact us or drop by to see us about helping to meet your needs so we can create the best experience possible. 

Financial Aid

Colorado College is committed to providing outdoor education opportunities for all its students. To achieve this, Outdoor Education is awarding financial aid to students for trips and courses on a case by case basis, up to 50% of the trip cost. We are looking for candidates with quality applications who demonstrate the greatest need. People who are currently receiving financial aid from CC are eligible to apply.  Click here to apply:



Upcoming Events

Ahhhh, Spring has arrived and we have several cool events/trips coming up!



CC's annual pilgrimage to Crested Butte for the closing weekend of skiing! Several hundred students take part in this awesome event to enjoy some spring skiing and try their luck at the pond skim!



A crew will be headed to the legendary crack climbing area of Turkey Rocks in the South Platte River valley for an epic day of climbing. They will be learning all about how to jam in cracks, and the ins-and-outs of placing traditional gear. 



We are sending a really psyched group to go for an overnight rafting trip on the Pumphouse section of the Colorado. They'll be cruising down the river and paddling some Class 2+ rapids!