Just read about this new program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado …

This fall, the Durango college began offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in adventure education for students who wish to become professional instructors in outdoor activities.

Bob Stremba, director of the adventure education program, said the program’s purpose isn’t to “turn kids into ski bums.” The goal is to provide in-depth academic and field experience aligned with a liberal arts education, he said.

To read the complete article, see Fort Lewis offers ‘adventure education’

Guides=ski bums. Definitely not. The professional guides and outdoor educators here in Jackson Hole, climbers, skiers … whatever their specialty, are extremely focused, dedicated and some of the hardest working people that I know.

Excellent news for those of you interested in getting a degree in adventure education, and what a great place to go to school… Durango, Colorado!