Guide Application

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For the Fall 2020 semester, there is not a fee for the guide development program.  Everyone is welcome to be part of the guide community and as we begin to offer in person training and development we will revisit associated training fees.  


We are now accepting applications for new guides- No experience is necessary. Please download and complete this New Guide Application and return to the Outdoor Adventures office at UC 136. There is a $50 Guide Training fee to cover materials, transportation, food & an OA T-shirt. Once you pay the training fee, you are eligible for discounts on all OA trips!

Is Financial Aid Available?

If you are receiving need-based financial aid from USD, please contact Mark Ceder at While OA does strive to reduce the cost of guide training as much as possible, we realize this can impact student's decisions to participate. We are very interested in supporting students who wish to become OA guides.

Guide meetings take place Tuesday, 7-9pm in UC 129.

Download the Guide Program Overview