SUU is home to many who wish to connect with the outdoors. Kamri Cordero, a sophomore studying strategic communications with a minor in outdoor recreation, is a T-Bird who is constantly working to make that connection happen.
Cordero grew up in South Jordan and has always loved hiking. However, she never knew of everything the outdoors had to offer until coming to SUU. During her first year at college, she visited Utah’s “Mighty Five”: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks.
“Being at SUU has helped me realize how much there really is in the outdoors,” Cordero said. “There is so much more to it than just hike.”
SUU Outdoors was a large contributor to Cordero’s experience with other activities. After attending several of their many adventure trips, along with taking several SUU outdoor classes, she discovered a love for kayaking, rock climbing and canyoneering. This winter, she plans on learning how to ski and parasail.
But who likes to adventure alone? Cordero was busy exploring California during SUU’s club fair and didn’t get a chance to sign up for any clubs. Instead, she decided to create her own.
“I love hiking so I wanted to create a hiking club,” she said. “My mom [told me], ‘It has to have more meaning than just hiking,’ and I said, ‘you know what? You’re right.’”
Cordero considers her club, “Frēkwency”, an off-campus high adventure humanitarian club. With 35 members and four ambassadors, groups meet each month to do various activities together. These activities range from outdoor excursions to volunteering at food drives.
“It’s a place for people to come together, to serve and make friends,” Cordero explained. “People [don’t] just go to have a good time but they go to feel good by helping others feel good too.”
Earlier this semester, Frēkwency members and friends went night hiking around Cedar Breaks National Monument. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the club joined SUU’s Community Engagement Center in preparing Angel Trees.
It is Cordero’s hope to eventually grow the club into a non profit humanitarian project. Frēkwency can be found on Instagram @Frekwency and those interested in joining the club can email Frekwency@gmail.com.
Story By: Ansleigh Mikesell
Photos Provided By: Kamri Cordero