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Student Facilitation Team

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About the Team 
At the core of Ramble Outdoors are the student facilitators.  This dedicated team of students is trained and equipped to deliver the program’s experiences (clinics, workshops, challenge course experiences, 1st year orientation trips, etc).  

How to Get Involved 
No experience is necessary!  All that is required is the willingness to take a risk.  Most students come with little to no outdoor experience.  You can participate in our SF Outdoor Leadership Workshop or, if you have a significant amount of previous experience, email Rachel Murray at rmurray3@luc.edu to request an application.

Ramble Outdoors Volunteers (ROVers)
Another way to be involved is to join the Ramble Outdoor Volunteer Team. Unlike the Student Facilitation Team, this team has a minimal commitment but with some of the same benefits. Download the Volunteer Core Team Manual for more information.

The Outdoor Leadership Facilitation Workshop 
The workshop is an excellent way to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities required to be hired as a student facilitator.  For more information and to apply, download the ‌‌2017 Outdoor Leadership Work Shop Application (PDF).

You might be interested in the workshop if you . . . 
• want to develop transferable leadership skills
• want to learn how to take care of yourself in the great outdoors and facilitate groups
• have the time and ability to manage a significant commitment
• are responsible, energetic, and committed to service
• are open to learning about themselves, others, and the nature of groups

 Student Facilitation Team

 James Hruska Facilitator Profile Picture  James Hruska 
 Psychology Major 
Home Town: Naperville, Illinois
Program Areas: Rock Wall and the Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory: "My first trip with Ramble Outdoors was during my freshmen year, we went kayaking in Florida over Spring Break.  It was a great way for me to reconnect with nature after being stuck in the city for so long.  The trip helped me find my home in Ramble Outdoors.  I want to give others an opportunity to have meaningful experiences similar to the one I had." - James Hruska 
Amy Shike Facilitator Profile Picture  Amy Shike
Psychology Major 
Home Town: Rockton, Illinois
Program Areas: Rock Wall and the Outdoor Experiences
Favorite LUC Memory: "Some of my best memories at Loyola have been made while cooking a meal with friends.  Either in the backcountry or at a friend's apartment, there's something awesome about the community that is formed, the good smells, the laughs, and of course, eating food together." - Amy Shike
Facilitator Profile Picture    Adrianna Diviero 
Major: Accounting
Home Town: Lamont, Illinois
Program Areas: Challenge Course and the Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory: "Beating my friends at Mario Kart almost every night freshmen year." Adrianna Diviero

 Questions?  outdoors@luc.edu