NOLS specializes in teaching teachers. In fact, we have been inspiring and teaching outdoor educators for over 45 years.
Students (l-r) Wilson Everhart, Nadine Wolff, and Caitlin Buttor-Foederi orient their map with help from instructor Scott Christy (center).
Photo: Caitlin Buttor-Foederi
On this course, whether you’re an aspiring or current outdoor leader, you’ll learn the latest skills and techniques from some of the best-trained outdoor educators in the world in order to support you in your outdoor profession.
This course offers either a 23-day backpacking expedition that includes four days of rock climbing at a base camp or a 30-day backpacking expedition that includes a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. Both formats are packed with how-tos on living, traveling, and leading groups in the backcountry.
Granite peaks that reach 13,000 feet, rugged terrain, and high mountain lakes and rivers will teach you what it takes to lead and educate others in the West’s rugged ranges and beyond.
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator Backpacking with Rock Climbing