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William G. Gilroy | Mar. 7, 2014 | Notre Dame News

Triple C Climbing program

A novel University of Notre Dame program is using rock climbing as means of connecting South Bend area young people to the outdoors while teaching them important life lessons.

Founded by Victoria Lam, a Notre Dame doctoral student in biology, the program is titled “Triple C.” The “C’s” stand for camping, climbing and cameras.

Lam was inspired to create the program by an organization that teaches rock climbing to youth in her native northern California. Her initiative unites graduate and undergraduate students in utilizing their skills and experience to benefit young people, with a primary goal of helping them foster an appreciation and respect for natural resources and develop a passion for the outdoors.

Triple C’s activities focus on education in ecology and wilderness preservation, sports and nature photography, and participation in outdoor recreation. The program also offers an online photo journal where participants share their experiences.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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