Outdoor Leadership Program

The Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) is sponsored by the Ahlberg Family. The goal of the trip is for Brothers to come together and have an outstanding adventure in the outdoors. A facilitator will lead some conversation around mental health, the value of offering substance-free activities, the shock and awe of being outdoors, and general leadership. Past OLP's have included an Appalachian Trail backpacking trip, whitewater rafting adventure on the Chattahoochee River, and bushwhacking in the remote Joyce-Kilner Slick Rock Wilderness.  

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In 2024, a select group of Chi Psi men will join staff and alumni facilitators for hiking and and intro to mountaineering in Eastern Nevada! The date for the trip is scheduled for June 20-23, 2024.


Anticipated Itinerary (subject to change based on conditions) -

Thursday, June 20th, 2024 - Participants will fly into Las Vegas International Airport, and drive to the campsite near Ely, NV.

Friday, June 21st, 2024 - Participants will shuttle over to Great Basin National Park to do a long-day hike and acclimate to the elevation.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 - After an early start, participants will attempt to summit North Schell Peak (11,883') before returning to camp.

Sunday, June 23rd - 2025 - Participants will return home, flying out of Las Vegas International Airport.


Items Necessary to Participate -

- Appropriate clothing (synthetic/wool base layer, insulating layer, wind/rain jacket, extra socks, etc.)

- Hiking boots (sneakers are not sufficient, trail runners are acceptable)

- Water Bottle

- Day Pack

- All other necessary gear will be provided or rented, at no charge to the participant


NOTE: The Educational Trust will cover all  meal and trip expenses (except for those meals purchased while traveling), with the exeption of personal travel to Las Vegas Airport. In certain cases, the Educational Trust may be able to cover travel costs to Las Vegas.

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