Outdoor Pursuits

Becoming a SOL Leader

Is becoming a SOL Leader for you?

Do you value the following?

  • Community Building
  • Character Development
  • Competence
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Personal & Peer Assessment
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Safety
  • Fun

Do you relish challenging situations and seek to be pushed beyond your preconceived limitations?  

The process of becoming a SOL Leader begins with the completion of an application followed by an in-person interview with the OP professional staff.  If chosen for the program, the real fun begins with the SOL Training—three weeks of intense fun in the outdoors!


Week 1:  Leadership Nuts-n-Bolts (On-Campus) 

  • Leadership Development Theory
  • Team Building
  • The “Big Picture” of OP Trips
  • Van Driver/Trailer Training
  • Food Planning & Buying

Week 2:  Group Backcountry Experience (Off-Campus)

  • Leave No Trace Training
  • Technical Skill Development
  • Teaching to Your Peers

Week 3:  Group Solo Experience (Off-Campus)