Adams State Adventure Program

Adams State Adventure Program


Over Labor Day weekend come with ASAP up to Blanca Peaks 14,345 ft. summit and enjoy the most spectacular view of the San Luis Valley, make new friends and gain new experiences hiking and camping in the back-country. The trip requires little to no previous backpacking and outdoor experience and only a moderately active fitness level.

First Year's( Freshman/Transfers/Grad students): 35
AS&F: $40
Comm Member: $65

Come into the Rex Fitness and Wellness Center (12pm-7pm M-F) ask one of our ASAP Staff for registration forms. For more information:
Call: 719-587-7813
Email: [email protected]

Pretrip meeting wednesday 8/30/16 upstairs at 6:00 pm upstairs in the Rex.

Campus life opportunities at Adams State are moving to one shared social media! Effective December 7, 2018 this page will be deleted permanently and content will be available only @adamsstatecore.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the late ASAP is about getting outdoors, having fun, and challenging ourselves and others through adventure experiences. We believe that activities like hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, and many other adventure sports challenge us to improve our skills, help us stay healthy, and provide unique opportunities for building meaningful relationships. We also believe that we are stewards of the incredible natural resources available to us in and near the San Luis Valley. As special permit holders for our local public lands it is important to us to give of our time and resources through service. Finally, from its humble beginnings in 1925, the Adventure Program has evolved into a highly capable leadership development program with significant potential to become a leader within university adventure education and recreation. The Adventure Leadership and Programming (ALP) Apprenticeship was created as a co-curricular program to supplement academic coursework with practical experience, mentoring, and continuing education. The ALP Apprenticeship is built on a two year training, continuing education, and advancement model for student employees of ASAP. The term “apprenticeship” was selected due to the ongoing education, mentorship, and feedback inherent in the nature of adventure education and typical of such intensive leadership development programs. A student will typically enter the program as a sophomore and begin working toward the goal of becoming a Trip Leader in one or more outdoor disciplines. This process most often takes a minimum of one and a half years and advancement is based on completion of trainings, experience, and demonstrated competency in specific human, outdoor, and educational skills. Students who remain in the apprenticeship beyond two years have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and are often at a level of development where they are performing at high levels of competency, contributing to the development of newer apprentices, and take part in the continual critical and creative evaluation of the entire program.

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[08/17/18]   Campus life opportunities at Adams State are moving to one shared social media! Effective December 7, 2018 this page will be deleted permanently and content will be available only @adamsstatecore. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the latest happenings on campus!

[08/31/17]   Hey everyone,

Unfortunately the climbing wall and ASAP shop is closed this Sunday(9/3/17) & Monday(9/4/17). Sorry for the inconvenience, we hope you can enjoy the beautiful day outside in nature. Come by and rent gear before the Labor Day weekend starts for any of your weekend trips.

Questions and concerns?

Phone : 719-587-7813
Email : [email protected]

[03/09/17]   We're gaining an extra hour this weekend with daylight savings time. With the nice weather, it's your perfect chance to get outside and go on an adventure! Spring forward an hour and get your free rental with ASAP. Stop by on Friday and get your favorite gear for FREE!!! Rentals must be rented out Friday 3/10/17 and returned Monday 3/13/17 from 12-7pm.

[02/10/17]   Tomorrow!!!

Saturday, February 11th, the Adventure Programs will be hosting the 3rd annual Piedra Pump climbing competition. All ages and skill levels are invited to test themselves against 30 new routes and 2 new boulder problems and the Adams State climbing wall inside the Rex Recreation and Wellness Center.

Registration opens at 8am, with 2 rounds of climbing at 9am, and 1pm. Winners announced at 4:30pm.

Make sure to stick around after the climbing competition for the Backcountry Film Festival produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance. The doors open at 6:30pm, and the film starts at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. 12/09/2016

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Learn scaled rocks, ice and academics on road to graduation

Check out this article about our senior staff, Eric Learn! Keep an eye out for him at graduation this semester. He'll be the student giving the graduation speech. Expecting to graduate at the end of this semester, fall 2016 with a major in accounting, Eric Learn from Berkeley Heights New Jersey is a member of the Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP). Learn’s journey to Adams State was partly inspired by his sister. “I took a year and a half off and I was work... 10/31/2016

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[10/21/16]   Our Penitente day climbing trip is only two weeks away! Sign up over the phone or in person at the Rex!

[10/07/16]   Remember, remember the 5th of November... because that's when our rock climbing trip to Penitente Canyon is! $10 for community and free for members!

[09/09/16]   Only two more weeks until our overnight backpacking trip to Phantom Terrace! Sign up over the phone or in person at the Rex (if you're brave enough)!

[08/26/16]   Join us on our overnight backpacking trip to Phantom Terrace (spooky!) on Sept. 24-25! $25 for community and $15 for members!

[08/19/16]   Only two more weeks before our Mt. Blanca mountaineering trip on Sept. 3-5! You can register over the phone or in person at the Rex!

[08/05/16]   Join us on our Mt. Blanca mountaineering trip over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-5)! $45 for members and $65 for community.

[08/04/16]   Hi fellow adventurers! ASAP will be closed August 9th- August 12th for staff training. Sorry for any inconvenience! We will open again August 15th. 08/03/2016

Higher Education: Meet the Winners of our Outdoor College Contest - Elevation Outdoors Magazine

Adams State University - WINNER of the Elevation Outdoors Magazine Best Outdoor School in the West! A huge thank you to everyone who voted. We are proud of our students, instructors, alumni, and friends who've contributed throughout the years to making Adventure Programs, Adventure Sports, and the ALP awesome. We look forward to continuing to learn, grow, and adventure! We Asked Our Readers To Vote For The Best Outdoor Schools In a The West. Here Are The Winners. Get Ready To Enroll.

[07/13/16]   Heads up! ASAP will be closed July 14th - July 31st. See you in August! 06/27/2016

Top Adventure School - Elevation Outdoors Magazine

Final hours to vote folks!! We can win this thing..

Why is Adams State the top adventure school?

There are many great reasons, as we have covered over the last few days. Whether its the Adventure Program, the Adventure Sports teams, or the Adventure Leadership & Programming minor, Adams State University is dedicated to getting people outside and living a healthy lifestyle. The San Luis Valley provides an incredible amount of opportunities for recreation, and without the crowds of being near a big city.

We know this is just a social media contest, but we are honored to be considered in the top 2 Adventure Schools in Elevations Outdoor's contest. We hope this sheds some light on how incredible our town and our school is. We would be happy to go to school and adventure anywhere on this list, but we choose ASU! What’s the best outdoor school in the Rockies and the Southwest? Rally students, alumni, and supporters around your college or university. VOTING FOR ROUND 4 IS LIVE. You can vote once every 24 hours. So come back everyday to vote and push your school towards victory! Proudly presented by Click the…




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