CSI Outdoor Program/Challenge Course

The CSI Outdoor Program serves to provide students, faculty & staff, and community members with adventure-based learning through outdoor and wilderness experiences. Fostering an environment of self-efficacy and interpersonal growth, each adventure seeks to create awareness for environmental stewardship, develop leaders, and promote lifetime active living. In an effort to tap into a diverse range of interests of the CSI student population and community, the CSI Outdoor Program offers a variety of activities for the first-timers to the seasoned outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor adventures include: kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, hotspringing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, white water rafting and open events. Soon the Outdoor Program will be opening paddle boarding, mountain biking and caving. As the program grows, more will be offered.

Trips range from a few hours to weekend ventures, often sponsored co-jointly with CSI Program Board in order to make trips affordable for students.

Outdoor Challenge CourseOutdoor Program

The CSI Challenge Program was initially developed as a joint venture between the College of Southern Idaho and Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in 1990, and is now solely operated by the College of Southern Idaho. The course is accredited by Project Adventure, Inc., an international non-profit organization founded in 1971, and adheres to the standards and guidelines of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), the governing body of the Challenge Course industry, specifically in the areas of course construction, facilitation, training of staff, and industry standards.