Washington’s wilderness areas are ideal training grounds for learning how to lead backpacking trips.
Here you’ll join a diverse group of trip leaders for an overview of the NOLS curriculum in a setting designed for leaders and educators who don’t have a lot of time or a huge budget.
You’ll learn common leadership strategies through dynamic, on-the-trail teaching methods including scenarios, real-time problem solving, and experiential learning. You’ll learn the intricacies of trip planning and how to organize expeditions of your own.
Our students leave the Pacific Northwest with a higher level of competence and an inspiration to lead.
Northwest Trip Leader
18 and Over (Average age: 31)
Practicing trip leaders
June 12-June 20, 2013
July 24-August 1, 2013
August 7-August 15, 2013