Adventure Leadership Program Scholars & Outdoor Adventure Club

The BVU Outdoor Adventure Club provides students with many opportunities to participate in fun outdoor activities on campus or in Storm Lake including, but not limited to cardboard boat race, Jack-o-lanterns, camping, cross-country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and snow tubing.  We aim to give back to the environment and community while spreading an appreciation for the outdoors.

2015-2016 Outdoor Adventure Trips and Activities

To register for trips and clinics, stop by the Recreation House during open hours. Payment will be processed separately at the Business Office. All trips and clinics must be paid in advance to confirm your spot. All programs are open to students, faculty and staff. Guests are invited to attend, but first priority is granted to students.

Winterfest! Sunday, February 21 - 12:30 - 5 pm



J-Term Ski Trip to Mount Kato: Mount Kato Website - Pictures
Monday, January 18
Leave at 7:30 am  and return at 6 pm
Cost: $20 - if you have skis or snowboard your cost will be $10
First 12 to sign up at the business office


Fall 2015 ALPS Retreat - Kings Pointe Cottages - Photos


Adopt A Family - 2015 Holiday Season
ALPS had a great time shopping for our adopt a family last night. A great feeling to know we are helping a family in need!
Adopt a Family

Paintball Trip: ICU Paintball - Cancelled due to Weather
Friday, November 20

Leave at 2 pm and return at 11 pm
Cost: $10
First 13 to sign up

Climb Iowa Trip: Climb Iowa Photos

Sunday, November 22
Leave at 8 am and return at 5 pm
Cost: $10
First 12 to sign up
Rock Climbing

Turkey Trot - Sponsored by ALPS/OAC, Team Wellness and ROTC - Pictures
Sunday, November 22 

Turkey Trot Final

Registration at 3:00 pm - Race starts at 3:30 pm from Rec House
Bring Non-Perishable Food Item for entry fee
First 15 to register (email and run/walk will receive a free long sleeve shirt
Prize for best costume - food and beverages will be provided at the end of the race

ALPS/OAC Pumpkin Carving Contest - Photos 
Wednesday, October 28


Most Creative
Chinese symbols with hearts: Hsin hui, Jing wen, Hsiang ying

Best Face
Vampire Bacteria: Erin Morley

Best Overall
Owl: Olivia Tuel

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ALPS Omaha Zoo Trip - Photos - Omaha Zoo Website
Saturday, October 24
Open to the first 12 students
Cost: $5
Where: Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska



Canoe/Kayak Races
Canoe-Kayak Races October 7-1

Come on out to the Rec House on October 7th at 5PM for some boating fun and races on the kayaks and paddleboards! After the races have concluded we will be having a fire and roasting some s’mores.

ALPS Mini-Retreat
Had a great mini ALPS retreat yesterday. Did some team-building, planned semester trips, learned how to hang a hammock and use a compass and did a scavenger hunt. Thanks to everyone for a great day and thanks to Adam Wallander for all his help!

Good Old Fashion Camping Trip
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20
Open to the first 12 students
Cost: $10
Where: Loess Hills and Whiterock Conservatory

Good ol _ALPS

Burritos and Bicycles - Photos
Saturday, September 12 - 10:30 am
Recreation House
Ride Around the Lake then EAT Burritos


Burritos and Bicycles

Sunset Paddle - Pictures
Saturday, August 29 - 7:30 pm
Boater Safety, Paddle on the Water, Bonfire and Fishing


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ACES Event - The Sport of Log Rolling - Abby Hoeschler - Key Log Rolling
Monday, April 27 - 4 pm Hansen 8 
Clinic at 7 pm at the BVU Beach - Pictures of the Event



Upcoming OAC Events

7th Annual Boat Float Race - Pictures

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5-7 pm 
Registration begins at 4:30 pm at the Rec House
Food and Beverages will be provided
Rules can be found on the BVU Outdoor Adventure Club Facebook page
Opportunity to play Battleship
Prizes for the winners 

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Winterfest - Page Link - Photos

Hockey Tournament Winners
Austin Hayes,Mathew Lyonal GothCharlie WebsterKatie Rae Shearer and Jordan Balster 

Broomball Tournament
1st Place: Scotty LocatiKyle Shade and Doug Bohaty
2nd Place:  William ConnellyTaylor Rose StaabKayla CorsoDemetrius HeardKatelyn Bohaty and Tanner Wood 
3rd Place:  Charlie WebsterJordan BalsterMathew Lyonal Goth and Austin Hayes 
4th Place:  Hailey DollenShania Wunschel and Emma Konkler 

Snow Sculpture Contest:
1st Place:  Kyle ShadeScotty Locati and Doug Bohaty
2nd Place: Carlos Silva and Samantha Arnold 

ROTC Obstacle Course:
Fastest Time: Justin Sacker 

Monday, November 24, 2014: Turkey Trot - Photos

Costume Winners

1st Place - Mark Shea - Turkey Bacon
2nd Place - M.O.V.E - 2-percent - Cow outfits
3rd Place - Students in Ghillie Suits 

Thursday, October 23, 2014: Pumpkin Carving - Photos

2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest

A great afternoon to carve some pumpkins! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Our winners:
1st - Molly Hesnard & Keely Bycroft
2nd - Jenna Falline & Ashly Lulman 
3rd - Katie Anderson 

Congrats and thanks to everybody that came out and carved a pumpkin. We hope you all had a blast!

  • Where: Between Science Center and Fieldhouse
  • Time: 3-5 pm
  • Why: Interact and see who has the best creativity

Previous OAC Events - 2014-2015

Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Welcome BBQ 

Beth & Courtney Grilling

  • Where: Rec House
  • Time: 5-7 pm
  • Why: Meet & Greet possible new members