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Student Facilitation Team

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).  During their first year with the program, students must select either the Challenge Course or Outdoor Experiences track.  After the first year, students can serve on both teams. 

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 Paul Miller at pmiller2@luc.edu to request an application.

Info Meeting:

Learn more about the opportunity to serve on the Student Facilitation Team: Monday, October 27, 7 - 9 p.m., Damen Den.  Application deadline is Friday, October 31.

The 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 ‌‌SF Outdoor Leadership Workshop 2015 (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 Facilitator 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 packpack 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.'

Hannah Krumbhaar

Hannah Krumbhaar is working on a Master of Social Work, and will graduate in 2016.  She is from Paoli, PA, and is excited about working at the Challenge Course.  She says, 'I am passionate about giving people the tools to grow self-awareness and foster confidence within a safe space.  The outdoors as a learning tool is unlike any other context to be a leader.'  Her bucket list travel experience is to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Lake Shore path is her favorite part of Chicago.  

Her favorite quote?  'We only learn who we are by knowing others.' 

Rogelio Realzola 

Rogelio Realzola will gradutate 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.'

Nicky van Almelo

Nicky van Almelo comes to Loyola from Los Angeles, CA, and is majoring in Physics and Engineering.  Nicky sees his role in Outoor Experiences as 'an opportunity to  enjoy the outdoors world, share it with others, and progress as a leader personally.'  He tells us that 'my bucket list is too large to fill infinitely - let's just say travelling is just one large aspect of my goals in life.' 

His favorite quote: 'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in' - General Iroh

 Questions?  outdoors@luc.edu 


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