Introducing Outdoor Adventures

Fridays just got a whole lot better.

Climbing. Hiking. Survival skills. Outdoor games. All with experienced outdoor mentors. We’re bringing a piece of Elevation to you.

Beginning this fall, Leadership Academy of Utah is partnering with Williamsburg Adventures to offer Outdoor Adventures, an all-new in-person course for students in grades 6-12. Students in this course will earn PE credit for participating in activities including rock climbing, hiking, skiing, survival skills, first-aid, archery, outdoor games, and more. For the first time, this course will give students the chance to experience Elevation-style activities and peer connections on a weekly basis.

Read below for full details on this exciting new option for LAU students!

Can students in both middle school and high school participate in Outdoor Adventures?

Yes! All LAU students (grades 6-12) can participate in this course. The course will be split into two age groups: middle school and high school. Students who do not enroll in the full course can also attend up to five adventures each semester. Some adventures will require additional fees (more details below).

Where will Outdoor Adventures be held?

Adventures for this course will be held in three regions throughout the state:

  1. Southern Utah Region, serving Washington and Iron Counties
  2. Southern Wasatch Region, serving Salt Lake and Utah Counties
  3. Northern Utah Region, serving Davis, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties

Adventures will be held at various parks and locations within each region, depending on the type of activity.

When will Outdoor Adventures be held?

Adventures for this course will be held on ten Fridays throughout the semester. Most adventures will begin at 9:00 AM and run for two to four hours.

Parents are welcome to stay and observe most adventures (whenever the facility can accommodate them).

Can students earn credit for participating in Outdoor Adventures?

Yes! Students who register for this course will earn 0.5 PE credits per semester. To earn credit, students must attend at least seven of the ten adventures offered during the semester.

How can students enroll in Outdoor Adventures?

Parents will enroll students in this course in SIS, as with all other courses. Once signed into SIS, parents can select the course with their student’s age group (middle or high school) and regional area (Southern Utah, Southern Wasatch, Northern Utah) from the list of Outdoor Adventure sections.

Do students have to enroll in the Outdoor Adventures course to participate in these activities?

No. Students who are not enrolled in the course may participate in up to five Friday adventures each semester (additional fees are required; see next section).  

Are additional fees required?

Students who are enrolled in the course will not be required to pay fees for any adventure required to pass the course. Students who are not enrolled in the course will need to pay fees to participate in many of the adventures. A small number of optional adventures will require all participants (including enrolled students) to pay additional fees. We will add a full list of adventures and any associated fees to this page soon!

What happens if not enough students enroll in Outdoor Adventures in a given region?

We need a minimum number of enrolled students in each area to make this course viable. If we do not achieve minimum enrollment in a given region, we will not be able to offer this course in that area.