The Give an Adventure Fund & the Seek Your Adventure Award

This inclusive fund creates 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.

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 apply for funding through the Give an Adventure Fund to support their dream adventure through a $1500 Seek Your Adventure Award.

Give an adventure

"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."

Learn how to apply for a Seek Your Adventure Award

With a lifetime of adventure just off-campus, teams are encouraged to propose trips exploring those landscapes uniquely. Teams can receive up to $1,500 for their proposed trip.

The deadline for 2024 proposals is Sunday, March 31.

  • Award information session: Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in Outdoor Pursuits
  • Proposal writing clinic: Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in Outdoor Pursuits.

Trip requirements and considerations
Evaluation criteria
Expectations of funded trips

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Contact & hours

Location: Student Life Center

Meet the staff

Outdoor Pursuits

Fall/Winter Terms:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

Phone:: 970-247-7293

Ski & Bike Shop

Fall/Winter Terms:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

Phone: 970-247-7480

Climbing Wall

Open Rec Bouldering

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Roped Climbing
(bouldering welcome)

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: No roped climbing