OAC

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.

2017-2018 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.

Learning Objectives - Trips

  • Student leaders will be able to enhance their leadership capabilities and guide participants in shaping their social and ethical values.
  • Students will develop positive attitudes toward recreational activity through being exposed to new experiences.
  • Students will develop new relationships or stronger relationships with individuals in the groups.

Horseback Riding - Beyond the Cross Ranch - Pictures

GoKart and Sky Zone - April 15th
$20 per person - 12 person max
Pay at the Business office

ALPS fly fishing Trip - Photos

Fly Fishing Trip - April 20-22
$15 per person at the Business Office
Decorah, Iowa

Dog Sledding Trip - February 22 - 25
Dog Sledding Photos - Courtesy of Points-Unknown
Dog Sledding Photos- Courtesy of BVU Rec Services
Fishing Photos - Courtesy of BVU Rec Services

Interested in getting some exercise and trying something new during the month of February and early March? Come join us in the BVU pool and give log rolling a try. From 8-9 pm on the following Wednesdays (February 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14) we will be there. It is open to everyone so give it a shot. Click on the following link to watch a short video of BVU students giving it a shot. Please contact Trevor Berneking at bernekingt@bvu.edu for more information.

Log Rolling Video

2018 J-Term Ski Trip - Mount KatoandWelch Village

Photos Day 1 - Mount Kato

Photos Day 2 - Welch Village

2017 ALPS Adapt A Family -Photos

12-1-17 - ICU Paintball - Des Moines, Iowa -Website

11-12-17 - Climb Iowa Pictures

October 26, 2017 - Pictures

Boat Float -BVU Beach -Pictures
Thursday, September 28 - 5:00 pm

Horseback Riding - Beyond the Cross Ranch - Auburn, Iowa -Photos
September 16
$15 per person
ContactALPS@bvu.eduwith questions
Please pay at the Business Office by September 15

2016-2017 Outdoor Adventure Trips and Activities

Upcoming ALPS Clinics & Events:

Camping and Fishing Adventure -Pictures

Camping at Lake View, Iowa at Blackhawk state park
April 21-22
$7 per person
ContactALPS@bvu.eduwith questions
Please pay at the Business Office by April 18th

ALPS/SCATE Zoo Trip -Henry Doorly Zoo

Pictures

Stay Overnight in the African Safari
April 7-8
$10 for SCATE students
$20 for non-SCATE students
ContactALPS@bvu.eduorSCATE@bvu.eduwith questions
Please pay at the Business Office by April 3rd

2017 Spring Break Trip - March 17-21 - Day 1 Pictures- Day 2 Pictures- Day 3 Pictures-Day 4 Pictures

Spring Horseback Riding Trip
Saturday, March 18 -Pictures
Cost: $15
# of Students: First 10 students signed up at the business office
Departure: 10:30 am from the Bell
Return: Be back to BVU by 4 pm

Dog Sledding Trip
February 16-19 - Pictures>

Ski Trip - Afton ALPS -Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 21
Hastings, Minn. -Afton ALPS
Leave at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 20 from the Bell and return by 9:00 pm Saturday, January 21
Cost: $30 for people that need rental equipment and $20 for people that don't need it
First 17 to sign up at the business office
Co-Sponsored by Weekend Programming Committee

2016 Turkey Trot-Winners
Sunday, November 20th
Starts at 2:00 pm from the Rec House
Entry fee is 3 canned goods or $2
Bring to the Rec House

Paintballing Trip -Pictures of the Trip
Sunday, December 4
Des Moines, Iowa -ICU Paintball
Leave at 10:00 am on Sunday from the Bell and return by 4:30 pm that night
Cost: $15
First 24 to sign up at the business office

Climb Iowa Trip
Sunday, November 20 -Pictures
Grimes, Iowa -Climb Iowa
Leave at 8:30 am on Sunday from the Bell and return by 5:30 pm that night
Cost: $10
First 12 to sign up at the business office

Omaha Zoo Trip
Saturday, October 29
Omaha, Nebraska-Henry Doorly Zoo
Leave at 9:00 am on Saturday and return by 7 pm that night
Cost: $5
First 24 to sign up at the business office

Pumpkin Carving In Front of Pierce/White
Wednesday, October 19
6:30-8:30 pm in front of Pierce/White
There will be prizes with snacks available

Winners of the pumpkin carving contest - Pictures
1st place: Rosalind Macho & Beatriz Medina
2nd place: Kimberly Hults
3rd place: Emily Brewer
Most liked: Kenzie Rappe

Sunday, October 9
Auburn, Iowa -The Cross Ranch Trail Rides
Leave at 11:00 am on Sunday and return by 7 pm that night
Cost: $15
First 12 to sign up at the business office

Habitat for Humanity -Pictures
Had a great time yesterday volunteering with Habitat for Humanity! Had great weather and worked with some wonderful people. Thanks for allowing to give back to the Storm Lake Community!

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11
Leave at 9:00 am on Saturday and return at 10:30 am on Sunday
Cost: $10
First 12 to sign up at the business office

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.

Upcoming ALPS Clinics & Events:

Friday, May 6 - Saturday, May 7
Leave at 3:00 pm on Friday and return at 6:00 pm on Saturday
Cost: $5
First 10 to sign up at the business office

2016 Spring ALPS Applications now available

GREAT BOAT FLOAT CHALLENGE - 2016 Pictures

Another Boat Float in the books! Congrats to Blodgett and Kirkholm's seminar class for winning this years boat float. They also won the Pride of the Fleet award. Second place was ROTC and third place was the Aquaholics. Aquaholics also won the Titanic award while Garrett and Katelyn won the People's Choice award! Thanks everyone for participating!

Every year intrepid sailors gather near the Recreation House to test their skills in a battle of cardboard and creativity. Join us and test your luck on the stormy lake waters.This event is open to students, faculty, and staff!

Contact:Trevor Berneking

Email:bernekingt@bvu.edu

Website:bvu.edu/boat

Postponed to May 4 at 6 p.m.

SPRING FEST!

Miss the good old camp days? Join ALPS for SPRING FEST where we will be putting on fun camp activities that are a blast from the past! There will be yummy grub, various games on land and in water, creation of survival kits, and even TIE-DYING (Bring Your Own Fabric). The event will end with the 8th Annual Beaver's Great Boat Float Challenge!

Contact:Trevor Berneking

Email:bernekingt@bvu.edu

May 1st, 2016 12-4pm

Paintball Trip toMad Cow Paintball in Louisville, Neb. - Photos
Friday, April 29
Leave at 2:15 pm and return at 11:00 pm
Cost: $10
First 12 to sign up at the business office

Spin and Splash - Watch Video Here


Sunday, April 3

The weather channel is suggesting 70's and sunshine this Sunday! ALPS will be leading a group bicycle ride in town (leave house at 3:00 pm) and making smoothies and milkshakes. Bicycles available for check out. Come down to ride or get out on the lake with one of our canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddle boards. Opportunity to complete Boater Safety from 3-5 pm.

Come enjoy your Sunday at the Rec House!

The Iowa Wonders of Fly Fishing - Pictures of Trip -Day 1 - Day 2

April 15-17 - Fishing Trip to Decorah, Iowa
Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee
Leave at 3:00 pm Friday, April 15 and return by 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 17
Cost: $20 - need to purchase your own fishing license and trout stamp
First 8 to sign up at the business office

Come join us in spending three days in Decorah, Iowa for fly fishing and to spend some time outdoors. We will be discovering the environmental wonders of fishing in Iowa. Leaving Friday, April 15 and returning the 17th with lots of outdoor time in between. The wonderful Mark Kirkholm and Dr. Coogan will be joining us to help widen and expand the adventure. This trip will cost $20 per person which does not include your fishing license or trout stamp! There are only eight spots available so if you're interested make your way to the business office to make your payment and reserve your spot. It is thanks to ALPS and Weekend Programming that all other equipment will be provided. For more information contact Gage Cook, Dakota Popp, or ALPS.

Come out and learn more about world renown authors, lecturers and developers on the art of fly-fishing. Dave and Emily Whitlock will be doing two ACES events next week. On Tuesday, March 15th at 4 pm they will be talking about "The Essence of Fly-fishing" while on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 pm they will be discussing "Stream Conservation: Saving the Earth one stream at a time." Both events will take place in room 126 in the Science Center.

Night 1 Pictures - Night 2 Pictures

Six BVU ALPS students got the opportunity to take part in the2016 Midwest Outdoor Leadership Conference hosted byUNO Outdoor Venture Center andOmaha Outward Bound School February, 19-21, 2016! Pictures of the Weekend

March 6th Ski Trip to Mount Kato: Mount Kato Website -Pictures
Co-Sponsored by The BVU Weekend Programming Committee
Sunday, March 6
Leave at 7:30 am and return at 7 pm
Cost: $15 - if you have skis or snowboard your cost will be $10
First 22 to sign up at the business office

Winterfest! Sunday, February 21 - 12:30 - 5 pm - Cancelled due to warm weather

Dog Sledding and Fishing Trip - February 11-14th
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Points-Unknownand Pine Mountain Lake

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

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!

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

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

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 (emailalps@bvu.edu) 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

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

Best Face
Vampire Bacteria: Erin Morley

Best Overall
Owl: Olivia Tuel

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Hockey Tournament Winners
Austin Hayes,Mathew Lyonal Goth, Charlie Webster, Katie Rae Shearer and Jordan Balster

Broomball Tournament
1st Place: Scotty Locati, Kyle Shade and Doug Bohaty
2nd Place:William Connelly, Taylor Rose Staab, Kayla Corso, Demetrius Heard, Katelyn Bohaty and Tanner Wood
3rd Place:Charlie Webster, Jordan Balster, Mathew Lyonal Goth and Austin Hayes
4th Place:Hailey Dollen, Shania Wunschel and Emma Konkler

Snow Sculpture Contest:
1st Place: Kyle Shade, Scotty 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

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