Outdoor Adventures

Fun outdoor activities with trusted mentors and supportive peers.

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 such as 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.

If your student is currently enrolled in Outdoor Adventures, check out this page for a list of fall 2019 dates and adventure descriptions for each region >>


Where will Outdoor Adventures be held?

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

  1. Logan
  2. Ogden
  3. Bountiful
  4. Salt Lake City
  5. Pleasant Grove

What types of activities will be included in Outdoor Adventures?

For the 2019 fall semester, this course will include the following types of activities in each region:

  • Hiking
  • Climbing & rappeling
  • Kayak & stand-up paddleboarding
  • Outdoor games
  • First aid training
  • Self-defense
  • Ice skating

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. Some adventures may include fees for participation (more details below).

How will students confirm their attendance for each adventure?

Students who enroll in this course will have access to a detailed schedule with exact times and locations for their region in Canvas, our online learning management system. Students will also be able to RSVP for each adventure from Canvas (or opt out of any they cannot attend).

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.

Are any fees required to participate in Outdoor Adventures?

Students will not need to pay fees for any adventure required to pass the course. A small number of optional adventures (for example, a ski trip) may require fees for participation.

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 region (Logan, Ogden, or Salt Lake & Utah Counties) from the list of Outdoor Adventure sections.

Can families participate in any of the adventures for this course?

Yes. Two of the adventures in each area, each semester will be Family Adventures. Family Adventures are open to all LAU students and their families (not just students enrolled in Outdoor Adventures). Family Adventures are co-hosted by Williamsburg Adventures and Leadership Academy of Utah. Families will be emailed information about Family Adventures in their area. Students enrolled in Outdoor Adventures may count Family Adventures towards their required seven activities to receive credit for this course.
*Family Adventure costs for Non-Outdoor Adventure students and family members will be the responsibility of the family.