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    • Students enjoy a FOOT over First Block Break
      Students enjoy a FOOT over First Block Break
    • Students enjoy a FOOT over First Block Break
      Students walk back from a hike after completing the Seven Bridges Hike
    • Students enjoy a FOOT over First Block Break
      Jaime Betcha ('20) practices on a tight rope during the OE Assistant Leader Training
    • Kiana Tsao ('20) plays Bananagrams at a break during the OE Assistant Leader Training
      Kiana Tsao ('20) plays Bananagrams at a break during the OE Assistant Leader Training
    • Emma Ulbrich ('22)
      Emma Ulbrich ('22)
    • Emma Ulbrich ('22)
      Students relax in hammocks after a long day hiking on a FOOT
    • Students plan out a practice day trip during OE Assistant Leader Training
      Students plan out a practice day trip during OE Assistant Leader Training
    • Students plan out a practice day trip during OE Assistant Leader Training
      Students from the inaugural Bridge Scholar Leadership Development Trip to Colombia
    • Students plan out a practice day trip during OE Assistant Leader Training
      Students from the First Time Campout in Moab

    Inclusion

    Inclusion Statement

    Outdoor Education is committed to diversity and inclusion through a collective journey of physical and emotional challenge while cultivating a sense of place in the areas we explore.  Finding comfort in the vulnerability of the outdoor experience means discovering individual differences, change, and growth as we work together to create a strong community.  Inclusion is about making participants and leaders feel recognized and valued regardless of their background, ability, or identity.  We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their own experiences in the natural world. Outdoor Education strives to empower the outdoor community at CC to confidently participate in the ongoing discussion and education of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Past DEI Work

    ​Trainings and Trips

    Bridge Scholar Leadership Development Program

    Ski Resort Leader Training

    First Time Ski Resort Trips

    First Time Campout in Moab

    Women in Wilderness Outward Bound Course

    Heads of State Outward Bound Course

    Custom Trips for Student Clubs

    Speakers and Events

    Carolyn Finney: Is there an Outdoors Divide at CC?

    DEI Executive in Residence

    James Mills: An American Ascent

    Britt McClintock: Genderations Film Screening

    Queer Nature: Q&A Luncheon

    Abby Dione: First Female of Color Climbing Gym Owner

    Paradox Sport: Adaptive Climbing Program

    This is our Outdoors: Student Stories

    "My outdoors allows me to be my truest self."

    "My outdoors is kind of loving it from afar... My outdoors looks like seeing Pikes Peak with snow on it from my window."

    "I go outside because I firmly believe that nature is the perfect vessel for genuine human connection."

    "My outdoors is varied and multifaceted.. you can access 'your outdoors' from basically anywhere."

    "My Outdoors is wherever the pressure of societal norms and expectations is replaced by the overwhelming beauty around me and the physical challenges at hand."