Find Adventure Here

The Regis Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) is an outdoor recreation and experiential learning program offering workshops, personal skill training, professional development, spiritual growth, and experiential activities. The program provides participants with outdoor learning experiences that are processed allowing time for reflection.

OAP serves as an outlet for the Regis community to participate in outdoor activities guided by the Ignatius tradition of "Finding God in all things," to develop a deeper understanding of the wilderness through experiential, adventure, and environmental education and to participate in intentionally designed activities that create opportunities for spiritual reflection and leadership development. 

OAP Gear Rental Schedule

OAP Rental Shop hours

Monday           9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm, closed for an event from 6pm-7pm

Tuesday          9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

Wednesday     9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

Thursday        9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

Friday            9am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

Saturday & Sunday    CLOSED

FAQ’s

Where Are You Located?

Coors Life Directions Center, Room 118D

Who Can Rent?

Current students with valid student IDs.

What Can I Rent?

You can find an array of items suitable for your outdoor needs. 

What we Rent

Sleeping bag

Backpack

Backpack

Avalanche Probes

Avalanche Beacon

Tents

Stoves

Jugs

Tarp

Gators

pack Covers

Split Board

Dining Fly

Trekking Poles

Shovels

Sleeping Pads

Wash bins

Lanterns

Duck backs

SUPs
PFDs

How Much Does It Cost?

Rental is free; however, fees will be assessed for improper returns (i.e. leaving your gear in our hallway), late return without attempting to contact us, or damage to your gear, as stated in the rental contract.

How long can I rent OAP gear for?

Available OAP equipment may be rented for up to 2 business days. It is due back the 2nd business day after it is rented (i.e. if it is rented on Monday, it will be due back on Wednesday by the end of the day).  This means that in order to rent gear for the weekend, you must come in on Thursday or Friday.  This gear would then be due on Monday or Tuesday, respectivly.

Any Fitness Center or OAP staff can check in gear when the Fitness Center is open.

A late fee of 5% of the equipment’s replacement cost will be assessed for Each Day that a piece of gear is late.

What are the fees if I lose, damage or return gear late?

If gear is lost, damaged, or late and you do not remit payment at the OAP office within 20 days of when the equipment was due back your student account will be invoiced for these charges. Student Accounts will uphold their unpaid account policy of restricting future registration and withholding release of transcripts and/or diplomas.

Lost, Damaged, Late OAP Gear Rental Fees

At the bottom of this page is The Outdoor Adventure Program's Gear Rental Contract that all students initial/sign online at our ActiveNet Software site before renting any gear from the program. It is also posted on the door of the OAP office as a reminder to all students who rent gear.

Can I submit an appeal for the lost, damage or late fees?

Yes, you can submit an appeal using the form below. This appeal form must be submitted to the Coordinator of Wellness and Recreation within 20 days of the date your equipment was due back. After 20 days, if you have not appealed the charges or submitted payment to Wellness and Recreation, your student account will be charged and no appeals will be accepted.

*Please Note*
You must bring your student ID to rent gear. No ID no gear. If you have an upcoming trip planned and would like to reserve gear, please inform OAP no later than seven days prior to your trip. Otherwise, gear is on a first come first served basis once OAP trip needs have been met.

For more details on please contact Brian Anderson at banderson003@regis.edu or 303-458-4202

Outdoor Adventure Program Activities

September       

2-3   Stand-Up paddleboard trip Nottingham Lake and the Colorado River

Description: Learn stand-up paddleboarding or log some time on the water if you have been before. Saturday is practice on a lake. Then we camp. On Sunday we hit the river. 

Cost: $30

Depart time: 6 a.m. Saturday

Return: 5 p.m. Sunday

8-10  Inspire Regis: A social justice retreat for student leaders in Keystone Colorado

Description: This two-day retreat explores identity, self-reflection and personal growth regarding perceptions of diversity and social justice. In individual team strategy sessions students will create a plan to advance their diversity and social justice efforts on the Regis campus and in the greater community. 

Cost: $25

Depart time: 6 p.m. Friday

Return: 3 p.m.

13      Women's Bouldering

Description: Enjoy the bouldering clinic where women have the opportunity to gain more knowledge about bouldering from people with similar interests. On the Fitness Center bouldering wall.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

16      14er

Description: Come hike Grays Peak. Labeled as one of the easier 14ers in Colorado, it is a great introductory peak to those new to Colorado. *Note: Climbing an easy 14er is still strenuous and difficult. Please be prepared to walk a long distance with a large gain in altitude.

Cost: $10

Time: 3 a.m. – 2 p.m.

19      Spring Break Interest Meeting

Description: Let’s talk about Costa Rica. Come out to a meeting to see what OAP has to offer for spring break. We want to know what you think and gauge your interest. Come make your spring break incredible.

Cost: Free

Time: 6 p.m.

23      14er

Description: Come hike Quandary Peak with OAP! It is a tougher hike than Gray's Peak and still be prepared to walk a long distance with a large gain inaltitude.*Note: Climbing an easy 14er is still strenuous and difficult. Please be prepared to walk a long distance with a large gain in altitude.

Cost: $10

Time: 3 a.m. – 2 p.m.

23      Backpacking in White Ranch Park

Description: Carry the world on your back! Well, at least your little part of it. Follow us, as we lead you into the backcountry for this overnight backpacking trip!

Cost: $10

Depart Time: 7 a.m. Saturday

Return Time: 2 p.m. Sunday

27      Climbing Technique

Description: Want to become a better climber? Then this event is for you! Come out to the Regis bouldering wall to learn skills that will help you become a better all-around climber. 

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

30      Family Weekend Hike

Description: Bring your family on this kid friendly hike to Evergreen. We will be taking a bus for a morning hike, then treating everyone to a delicious lunch at Beau Jo’s Pizza!

Cost: $15 per person

Time: 8 a.m.

October

5        Hammock in Movie

Description: Ever wanted to with a movie outside under the stars?  Come enjoy this Thursday Thrills complete with a rock wall, zip line, food trucks, hammocks and a movie all on the Beach!

Cost: Free

Time: 7 p.m.

7        Horse Trip

Description: There’s nothing more calming yet exciting then trotting around the Colorado countryside atop a majestic steed. Join OAP as we venture into Estes Park for this day horseback ride.

Cost: $20

Time: 7 a.m.

8        Rock Climbing

Description: Join OAP for a day of rock climbing in beautiful Estes Park. This trip is for people of all skill levels, so whether you’ve never climbed before, or just finished your free solo of El Capitan – this is for you!

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

13-17 Fall Break Trip: Moab!

Description: Come check out beautiful Moab with OAP. We will have climbing adventures, bouldering opportunities and the opportunity to explore Arches National Park.

Cost: $250

Departure Time: 7 a.m. on Friday

Return time: Noon on Tuesday

19      Climbing Technique

Description: Want to become a better climber? Then this event is for you! Come out to the Regis bouldering wall to learn skills that will help you become a better all-around climber.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

21      Volunteers of Colorado

Description: Come serve the outdoors and the outdoor community! Volunteers of Colorado is an outdoor-based service opportunity. Come help with trail maintenance and other outdoor-based service activities.

Cost: Free

Time: 7 a.m.

26      Climbing Competition

Description: Come show off your skills in the first climbing competition of the year! Open to climbers of all level, we have some great prizes for winners at every skill level.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

November

4        Day Hike

Description: Come for a mid-semester relaxing, easy day hike. We will be heading to Mt. Falcon to check out the old castle ruins and some incredible views of Denver and the surrounding mountains.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 a.m.

8        Women's Bouldering

Description: Enjoy the bouldering clinic where women have the opportunity to gain more knowledge about bouldering from people with similar interests. On the Fitness Center bouldering wall.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

11-12 Hut Trip

Description: Snowshoe — or hike, depending on weather — to a remote hut in the Colorado wilderness! Originally used by the 10th Mountain Division for training,  now these huts provide an opportunity to see some beautiful country in winter, plus a warm bed to sleep in at night!

Cost: $10

Depart Time: 7 a.m.

Return Time: 3 p.m.

January

26-28 Snowfest

Description: Venture into the mountains near Keystone for a weekend of skiing and snowshoeing with the Keystone Science School. This adventure will teach you about snow science and provide unlimited amounts of adventure. We provide a shuttle to the resort, but the ski pass is NOT included. If you choose not to downhill ski, cross country skiing is included in the cost of the trip.

Cost: $30

Depart Time: 5 p.m. Friday

Return time: 4 p.m. Sunday

February

3        Evergreen Ice Skate and Broomball Tournament

Description: Ever wanted to ice skate on a natural frozen lake? This trip gives the opportunity to skate in the beautiful outdoors on Evergreen Lake. Don’t like skating?  Come play broomball, a fun sport on ice that involves no skating. Hosted by OAP and Intramural Sports. Sign up as a team or free agent.

Cost: $10

Time: 9 a.m.

3        Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

10      Ice Fishing

Description: Try your hand at catching dinner through the ice! We will have a warming hut set up and expert instruction on the ice. Grab some friends and hit the ice!

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

11      Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

17      Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

21      Climbing Competition

Description: Come show off your skills in our climbing competition! Open to climbers of all levels, we have some great prizes for winners at every skill level.

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

24      Snowshoe

Description: Ever wanted to float on the snow? Come try out snowshoeing in the beautiful snow covered Rocky Mountains. We provide the gear, you provide you.

Cost: $10

Time: 8 a.m.

25      Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

March

3-11   Spring Break Costa Rica

Description: Let’s go International! Come with OAP as we partner with Outward Bound Costa Rica to bring a blend of adventure and education in a very unique and pristine coastal environment.

Cost: $900, including Airfare

20      St. Pats Climbing Competition

Description: Come show off your skills in our annual St. Patrick’s day Climbing Competition!  Open to climbers of all level, we have some great prizes for winners at every skill level. 

Cost: Free

Time: 8 p.m.

24      Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

29      Easter Egg Hunt Hike

Description: Find eggs with prizes like camping stoves, hammocks and backpacks. That’s how you do an Easter egg hunt hike OAP Style.

Cost: $10

Time: 8 p.m.

April

7        Ski Shuttle

Description: Need a ride to the mountains? Let OAP do the driving! We will shuttle to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Copper Mountain.

Cost: $10

Time: 7 a.m.

14      Day Hike Genesee

Description: What better way to combat end of semester stress than a hike in the great outdoors of Colorado? Come hike with us on this easy day hike in the mountains just outside of Denver.

Cost: $10

Time: 8 a.m.

Registration for Outdoor Adventure Program trips is completed through our online ActiveNet site. All current Regis University students have accounts with ActiveNet.  If you have never used our ActiveNet site, simply click on “Forgotten?” under the sign in box. Your assigned log in and password will be emailed to your Regis email. Your spot on a trip is not guaranteed until you have paid your trip fee. Follow instructions on the website for paying. If you have trouble registering for any trip, please contact Brian Anderson by email, by phone at 303.458.4202 or stop by his office in the Coors Life Directions Center, Room 118C.





Important Links

CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center 
Colorado Department of Transportation-Trip Planner 
Colorado State Parks 
14ners.com 
Colorado Ski Report- By resort 

Professional Organizations

American Canoe Association 
Access Fund 
Association for Experiential Education 
Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education 
National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association
Wilderness Education Association 

Organizations

American Alpine Club 
Big City Mountaineers 
Colorado Mountain Club 
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative 
Outdoor Recreation- Denver Parks and Recreation 
Trips For Kids 
Volunteers Outdoor Colorado 

Outdoor Program Trainees

This is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen who want to work for the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) but don’t think they have the skills for it.  The Outdoor Program Trainees (OPTs Team) is like an internship with OAP. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

-          Weekly meetings with OAP staff

-          Work 2 office hours a week with an OAP leader

-          Monthly training trips/meetings

-          Help market trips and the program as a whole

-          Be consistent dependable and organized

-          Learn how to budget, build and run outdoor trips

 

Space is limited to 10 trainees. 

If you are interested in applying for OPTs Team please email Brian at banderson003@regis.edu for an application.

Leader Bios



Brian (The Boss, aka Brain): I’ve traveled the world on the back of a Norwegian platypus, guided rafts through the headwaters of the Amazon, and raised a pack of wolves single-handedly. I’ve honestly done it all, so come to me for any outdoor questions or if you just need a good dad joke in your life!

Ryan (Rye Guy): I’m the ultimate stoke man: always an 11 out of 10 on the stoke meter!! You can probably catch me on the mountain in a blizzard wearing nothing but American flag shorts, star stickers, and a snowboard.

Rowan: After being raised on the plains by a pack of peaceful coyotes, I developed an uncanny sense of smell. Sometimes the police call me in to help track people down. Don’t ask me to hang out if there’s a full moon, I’ve got plans with the pack!

Molly: My spirit animal is probably a horse, or any small, furry creature! I’m the kind of girl who stops to helps elderly geese cross the road in traffic. I often ride my horse to school, so don’t panic if you see him tied to the bike rack outside!

Zach: I only own one pair of shoes: my flip flops. That’s all I need to survive in the wild. I’ve lived on remote islands for years with nothing but those babies. Don’t touch the flops…

Mary Frances: I recently discovered my hair changes color with my mood! I’m a pretty calm person, so usually it stays the same shade, but if you see it going towards maroon you should bring me some coffee or a cute puppy to calm me down.

Helen: When I was 13, I tried out for American Idol and they told me I was much louder than what they were looking for… Simon Cowell doesn’t know what he’s missing! You’ll usually hear my laugh across the quad, or across the plains from my house in Omaha, it’s my trademark mating call. My favorite thing to do is to share my headphones with everyone, so don’t be afraid to ask for them!

Korey: Hey everyone, you should know that I’m a big spice guy, big sausage guy, big group guy, and a big guy-guy. Join in on my big OAP fun! Also, my high school nominated me as the most likely to reach 7 feet tall. I’m still hopeful…

Dan: Namaste ya’ll! I started working for OAP after a brief stint with the Kentucky Rodeo Clown circuit. I had to leave because of a conflict of interest (I’m now a vegetarian), but I still go on road trips with them all in the clown car sometimes.

Grace (Glynch): I’d say I’m one of the most talented members on staff: I once ate an entire tennis ball over the course of a year and can fit over 20 mini chocolates in my mouth. I can get pretty knotty when it comes to sailing, and I often guide small crafts through storms using only my feet to steer. PSA: My dad is not a gopher!!!!!

Ship: There are good ships, there are bad ships, and there are ships that sail the sea. But the best ship is my ship, and the friendships you’ll make with me! Catch me landlocked in Colorado…

Masha: Last year, I discovered I have X-Ray vision! I grew up eating a lot of carrots (Bugs Bunny was my inspiration), so that’s probably where it came from. It can be really handy at times, but usually I keep my glasses on to control the power. My goal is to work for a hospital one day to reduce the use of radiation from X-ray machines!

Students who wish to submit an appeal for lost, damaged or late fees may do so by completing the form below.

The form must be submitted to the Coordinator of Wellness and Recreation within 20 days of the date your equipment was due back. After 20 days, if you have not appealed the charges or submitted payment to Wellness and Recreation, your student account will be charged and no appeals will be accepted.