Feel the accomplishment of traveling and working as a team through exciting and beautiful terrain. Northville-Placid Trail, Silver Lake Wilderness Area, Adirondack Park
Photo: David Durant
Designed for young teens with a sense of adventure, this course takes you to the Adirondack Mountains where you will hike, learn, and explore with your peers for two weeks. The Adirondacks are the premier wilderness destination of the northeastern United States with mountain summits, conifer and hardwood forests, wetlands, lakes, ponds, and rivers—in a nutshell, a mosaic of ecosystem discovery.
Under the mentorship of the same experienced NOLS instructors who teach for the school worldwide, you will experience the time-tested NOLS core curriculum: leadership, backpacking, environmental ethics, camping, navigation, map reading, and much more. With one of the smallest course sizes at NOLS, a 1:3 instructor to student ratio, on the Adirondack Adventure you will receive lots of personalized attention and coaching. You will challenge yourself, gain trust and support from your coursemates, and develop new leadership skills that transfer to your everyday life.
In short, you will work hard, have fun, and bring home unforgettable stories and memories for a lifetime.
Adirondack Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
14 and 15 only
June 23-July 6, 2014
July 11-July 24, 2014
July 30-August 12, 2014