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ISU Outdoor Adventure Center Sets Summer Workshops

May 20, 2011

The Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center invites all student, faculty, and community members to participate in the summer workshops running May 21-June 12. Workshops include Beginning Rock Climbing, River Rescue, and Beginning Kayaking.

 All of the above workshops are also available for ISU academic credit. Registration for classes for credit should be done with the ISU Registrar. All workshops have limited enrollments; ISU students have first priority and other participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  

            A deposit equal to 50 percent of the workshop fee must accompany your application to reserve a place on the workshop.  One half of the deposit will be refunded if you cancel two weeks before the workshop begins. After two weeks, the deposit will be forfeited. If you have signed up for credit through the registrar, a deposit is not required.


·      Tuesday, May 31 and Friday-Sunday, June 3-5 — Beginning Rock Climbing workshop

            On Tuesday, May 31 from 6-10 p.m, class will be held in Reed Gym Indoor Climbing Wall. The basics will be covered and plans will be made for the upcoming weekend. On Friday afternoon around 5 pm, the group will depart and drive to the City of Rocks for a           weekend camp-out and two days of rock climbing. The workshop will conclude in Pocatello late Sunday afternoon. For more information contact Peter Joyce, (208) 282-3912 or


            ISU Students                           $130

            ISU Faculty/Staff                    $156

            Community                             $182


·      Friday-Sunday, June 3-5 — River Rescue workshop

The River Rescue workshop will help individuals develop their river rescue skills.  Friday night will be spent discussing accident prevention, hypothermia, rescue organization and liability as well as learning the knots, anchors and self-equalizing systems needed to do rescues. 

Saturday and Sunday will be spent at the Aberdeen Canal working on self-rescue techniques as well as different rescue techniques from the simplest techniques to more complicated techniques. For more information contact Justin Dayley, (208) 282-3912 or


            ISU Students                           $120

            ISU Faculty/Staff                    $144

            Community                             $168


·      Wednesday-Sunday, June 8-12 — Beginning Kayak workshop


The kayak workshop is a concentrated course to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills necessary to run easy whitewater rivers in a kayak.  It is a solid introductory course for the beginner and a good refresher for the individual who already has some kayaking experience. The workshop will take place at Reeds Gym, Jensen Grove, Aberdeen Canal, and an overnight stay at the Blackfoot River. For more information contact Dana Olson, (208) 282-3912 or  



            ISU Students                           $185

            ISU Faculty/Staff                    $222

            Community                             $259

            **If you have your own kayaking equipment: $30 discount


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