Loyola University Chicago

Outdoor Experiential Education

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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

Hannah Helminiak

Hannah Helminiak is an Environmental Studies and Anthropology major.  She is from Arlington Heights, IL, and will graduate in 2016.  Hannah works at the Challenge Course 'to bring people closer together as one unit, to provide a safe space to discuss and work out differences, and to get people more in tune with nature in the meantime.'  Her bucket list travel experience is to backpack across Europe.  Her favorite Chicago event is learning cultural dances in Grant Park in the summer.  

Her favorite quote?  'Short term pain for long term gain.'

Rogelio Realzola  

Rogelio Realzola will graduate in 2016 with a Biology major and an Exercise Science minor.  Rogelio is from Dundee, IL, and works at the Challenge Course because he enjoys 'helping people push through mental and physical barriers that they have.  Facilitating allows me to help grow a person in many ways.'  His bucket list travel experiences it to go to Alaska and explore the icy frontier.  In Chicago, Rogelio's favorite landmark is the Sears Tower - 'Yes, the SEARS Tower.' 

His favorite quote: 'The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right.'

 Questions?  outdoors@luc.edu