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Monday, July 28, 2008

Utah Colleges Provide Exceptional Opportunities for Outdoor Activities

This interesting new article from focuses on the advantages of attending college in an area where you can enjoy quality outdoor recreation. It describes some of the programs offered by Utah colleges. Below are excerpts:

One often overlooked way to deal with the pressures of a stressful environment is to head outdoors. As one of the outdoor adventure capitals of the country, Utah has both public and private colleges and universities that provide a plethora of opportunities for outdoor stress relief. With most schools located within hours (often minutes) of world-class ski resorts and water bodies, as well as national parks like Moab, Zion and Bryce Canyon, Utah is positioned to offer far more stress-busting outdoor recreation activities than most U.S. schools.

At Westminster College in Salt Lake City, a brand new outdoor recreation program was created in 2007 to capitalize on all of the outside activities. This fall, the college will host backpacking trips to the Uintas, peak ascents in the Wasatch, fly fishing in the Provo River, and mountain biking and kayaking trips, to name a few. In the winter season, the college will also host their fifth annual “Winter at Westminster” program, a study-abroad alternative where students from all over the U.S. will spend a semester there to ski and snowboard, study full-time, and take advantage of the proximity to world-class ski resorts, visit Olympic training centers, learn avalanche training, and have opportunities to meet with outdoor recreation industry leaders.

Read the entire article.


  • At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Melbourne Hotels said…

    This is a great news to parents who have a kid who loves outdoor activities. This is the best place for those children out there who loves outdoor thing. I hope I can visit the place and check it out myself how great the place is.


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