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The Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference is steeped in tradition. The host team is excited to continue these traditions with a touch of West Texas flare. 

  • Tent City

    Tent city provides a place to call home during the three-day conference. The closeness keeps people networking and conversing long after the educational sessions are over. Plus, this affordable lodging option helps keeps the conference travel costs minimal; therefore, enabling more people to attend.

  • Meals

    This year’s meals will be provided by each program / individual conference attendee. This is being done in an effort to dramatically reduce the fiscal strain of attending a regional conference. A cooking area will be staged with picnic tables and lighting with a backdrop of the beautiful Lake Nasworthy. We’ll also have a map for all attendees with some local fare.

  • Friday Night Welcome

    Kick-off TOLC 2013 in style as we unwind to a great local artist providing tones to mellow the mood for mixing and mingling. This will be a great time to meet fellow outdoor trip leaders, climbing wall instructors, facilitators, graduate assistants, and professionals.

  • Student & Professional Development

    Have you been preparing your resume? Bring it to TOLC and use it as a business card, or have it reviewed again.

  • Dutch Oven Competition

    Do you think your program has what it takes to win the dutch oven competition? Many trips are made, or broken, by the food that fuels the participants. Show off your cooking skills with this crucial dutch oven competition.

    Competition Breakdown:

    • Each program must bring at least one entree and one dessert.
    • Some coals will be provided as a backup, but each program is encouraged to bring their own coals.
      • All dutch ovens must be cooked within the designated area. Coal pans will be available, but schools are encouraged to bring their own as well.
    • There will be approximately 2 hours to cook both dishes.
    • Each team will appoint a presenter to announce their dishes to the judges.
      • Teams will receive points for taste and presentation.
      • A selection of 5-10 professional staff will be chosen to judge the event.
    • Each dish must have its own serving utensil.

    The food generated from the dutch oven competition will be served to the attendees after each dish has been judged. The Saturday night dinner will also be complimented with catered food.

  • Adventure Race

    Run, paddle, swim, mountain bike, carry a cactus, tell a joke - who knows what this year’s adventure race has in store? Get together a team of three, or more people and register Friday evening / Saturday morning.

  • Saturday Night Keynote

    After a long day of educational sessions and learning, it is great to kickback and relax with some different perspective. Check back often for updated information on the keynote speaker.

  • Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

    All of our programs strongly support initiatives which help reduce our individual and programmatic impact on the environment, and TOLC 2013 is no different. The host team is asking each attendee to bring their own utensils, plates, bowls, and cups to reduce the impact of disposables. Additionally, to reduce paper consumption, presentations will be available for download after the conference.

  • Schedule Overview

    The detailed schedule is on its way. In the meantime, check out the general schedule for a rundown of the entire conference.

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    1 - 6 p.m. Check – in / registration Lake House Facility Sit-on-top kayaks, outdoor volleyball, basketball, and a few other equipment pieces will be available. Check out theLake House page for additional information about the property.
    4 p.m. Facility & campus tour ASU Campus Campus tour will begin at theCenter for Human Performance. The TOADs will conduct their tour separately.
    6:30 p.m. Dinner Lake House Facility On your own.
    8:15 p.m. Welcome speech Lake House Facility  
    8:30 p.m. Evening entertainment Lake House Facility Live, local, and relaxing.
    10:30 p.m. Movie presentation and student social Lake House Facility  
      TOADs meeting TBD   
    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    7 a.m. Wake up  Lake House Facility Locker rooms will be open on campus for showers.
    7 - 9 a.m. Late check-in Lake House Facility  
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Educational sessions University Center & designated outdoor spaces  
    12 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch University Center- C.J. Davidson On your own.
    1:30 - 4:30p.m. Educational sessions University Center & designated outdoor spaces  
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Adventure Race Middle Concho Park  
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dutch oven and dinner preparation Lake House Facility  
    7:45 p.m. Dutch oven competition presentation  Lake House Facility  
    8 p.m. Keynote presentation  Lake House Facility Keynote speaker bio.      
    9:30 p.m. D.O. and adventure race winners announced Lake House Facility                     
    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    7 a.m. Wake up Lake House Facility Locker rooms will be open on campus for showers.
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clinic / skills sessions Lake House Facility  

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