Associate of General Studies in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Outdoor Recreation Leadership: Earn a Hands-on Outdoor Recreation Degree in the Colorado Mountains

Follow your passion — live and learn at the highest elevation campus in the U.S.

For 23 years, CMC's outdoor adventure degree program has been transforming students into leaders. Students interested in an outdoor recreation degree can get the skills and knowledge to develop and lead people in the outdoors with our two-year outdoor education program.

As you earn your Outdoor Recreation Leadership degree you will learn wilderness skills and gain confidence in leadership situations. We stress low-impact techniques for responsible environmental stewardship. This two-year outdoor education school teaches:

  • Wilderness studies
  • Business and management principles
  • Group development
  • Leadership theory
  • Communication & Conflict resolution
  • Safe and efficient travel
  • Leave no trace

Mountain learning, mountain living in Leadville, Colorado

Leadville, Colorado is the place if you love the outdoors. Our campus in Leadville specializes in outdoor and environmental programs in a spectacular mountain setting. With over 250 acres, the campus has miles of cross country ski trails that are maintained by students in the Ski Area Operations program.

Our residence halls offer spectacular views of the two highest mountains in Colorado. Classrooms feature state-of-the art technology and computer labs. There's also a cybercafe/bookstore.

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