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Become a friend of Outdoor Pursuits by helping students get outside through our Give an Adventure Fund. This inclusive fund is designed to create opportunities for all Fort Lewis College students to participate in OP programs and trips, from single-day trips across the region to multi-day global adventures. 

In 40+ years of operations, OP’s mission of providing FLC students opportunities to get outside and experience Mother Nature hasn’t changed. But many of our students are challenged financially to take advantage of the Southwest’s myriad outdoor recreational adventures.

Our budget is funded by student fees and is therefore limited to supporting program operating costs, such as rental equipment purchases and maintenance, student employment, activity creation, and administrative costs. Though the student fee helps to offset activity costs, it is often not enough for some of our students to participate. The Give an Adventure Fund opens doors for these under-resourced students to experience and learn from our planet’s amazing deserts, mountains, rivers, and oceans.

Each semester, students can apply for grants generated by the Give an Adventure Fund, which will in turn help them pay for trips listed on OP’s semester programming calendar. As part of OP’s Celebration of Adventure, students can also apply for funding through the Give an Adventure Fund to support their dream adventure in the form of a $500 Seek Your Adventure Award.

“The Seek Your Adventure Award created the opportunity for a couple of friends and me to finally pull off a trip that we had been talking about for years–and to do it right, taking the time to truly immerse ourselves in the landscape. It strengthened my sense of place here in the San Juan Mountains, and filled me with the connection, reflection, and unfiltered joy that can only come from a longer trip with excellent partners. This would not have been possible without the mentorship we received through Outdoor Pursuits, and the financial support provided by the Seek Your Adventure Award.” Carl Schnitker (Adventure Education, ‘19)

Give an Adventure

At Fort Lewis College, we believe in learning outside the lines. Help us give students the opportunities to not only go outside but leave the lines behind.

"Let nature be your teacher."
—William Wordsworth

If you can’t go on an adventure, give an adventure.  Click the link button below to make a difference.

Give an Adventure Fund

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