Outdoor Leadership

The Women's Initiative for Leadership in the Outdoors (WILO): is a semester-long program built to create a welcoming environment for women to learn introductory outdoor skills. The program entails 3 workshops paired with 3 trips to teach climbing, backpacking, and paddling. 

Outdoor Adventures Theme Community:is designed or students who share a passion for human-powered outdoor recreation. In this interactive and fun-filled community, residents will participate in a variety of outdoor trips, and high ropes challenge programs.

The Outdoor Adventures Themed Community is designed for students who share a passion for human-powered outdoor recreation. In this interactive and fun-filled community, residents will participate in a variety of outdoor trips, and high ropes challenge programs. There will be numerous opportunities to explore the incredible wilderness areas of the American Southwest, both through trips provided by the University of Arizona Outdoor Recreation Program and on informal trips planned and facilitated by residents of the community. Through these adventure activities, residents will develop leadership abilities, technical skills, and close friendships with their peers. No experience is necessary; only a desire to participate, learn, and grow!

2021-2022 Outdoor Adventures Theme Community Trips

  • High Ropes Course  -Rincon Vista Complex
  • South Rim Camp & Hike  -Grand Canyon National Park
  • Canoeing Parker Canyon -Huachuca Mountains
  • Rock Climbing Mt Lemmon. -Santa Catalina Mountains
  • Nighttime summit of Wasson Peak. -Tucson Mountains

Other Benefits include:

  • 50% Discount on gear rentals at Outdoor Rec
  • $400 of 2021 Spring Guide School

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

Must be Provisionally Accepted into the 2021-2022 Outdoor Adventures Theme Community

Where & When

August 23, 2021 - May 4, 2022

Enrollment

Jan 11, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021

Min: 2

Max: 48

Fees

Student300
Member300
Non-Member300

The Women's Initiative for Leadership in the Outdoors (WILO): is a semester-long program built to create a welcoming environment for women to learn introductory outdoor skills. The program entails 3 workshops paired with 3 trips to teach climbing, backpacking, and paddling. There will also be two additional workshop days where participants will have the opportunity to obtain their Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace Trainer certifications. These 3 trips, 3 workshops, and 2 certifications are are included in the price of the WILO pass. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain outdoor skills and develop professionally in the outdoor field. 

Spring 2022 WILO Trips

  • Climbing trip to Mount Lemmon 02/12
  • Paddling trip to Patagonia Lake 04/09
  • Backpacking trip on the Arizona Trail 03/18

Spring 2022 WILO Certifications

  • Wilderness First Aid 
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

 

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: physical

Where & When

January 3, 2022 - May 7, 2022

Enrollment

Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

Min: 6

Max: 24

Fees

Student275
Member500
Non-Member530