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Alumni Seminars

We offer one- to five-day seminars for grads, friends, and families.

Seminars focus on specific technical skill instruction—such as sailing, climbing or paddling—and re-connect alumni with the school. Seminars also emphasize safety, judgment, wilderness ethics, leadership and fun. Class size varies from eight to twenty persons. Often we conduct seminars in conjunction with area reunions. If you are interested in having a seminar in your area, contact the alumni office.

NOLS Alumni Seminar Waiver - please download (pdf) and complete.


NOLS Chicago Area Kayak Seminar

July 18th and July 19th, 2015

Beat the heat and get out on the water. Spend the day with area NOLS grads learning kayak paddling skills. These one-day seminars will give you the skills and confidence you need to get out on the water and start paddling on your own or improve the skills you already have. Safety, paddling, and rescue skills will all be covered.

This seminar is for all skill levels, so invite your friends to join you.

Time: 10:00 am - 4 pm each day
Cost: $90.00, includes instruction, gear and lunch
Location: Gilson Park, Wilmette, Il












Sail the Imagine—a  76-foot wooden schooner on scenic Chesapeake bay.

Photo: Mike Bagley

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