Independence, responsibility, achievement, and fun—these qualities are the essence of this course. In a word: adventure. Whether you travel in the Wyoming Range, the Palisades, the Beaverheads, the Beartooths, the Lemhis, or the Absarokas, the mountains will be unlike any classroom you’ve ever experienced with their fresh air and fresh opportunities.
You’ll learn skills—backpacking, cooking, camping, and navigation with a map—and you’ll also learn things like how to turn challenging situations into opportunities, how to get along with your group, and how to be a leader even when you’re following. This isn’t a kid’s version of other NOLS courses.
You’ll get the famous NOLS curriculum taught by the same experienced instructors who teach for NOLS worldwide. And, as with every NOLS course, these are entirely field-based experiences where you’ll travel the country on foot and sleep under a blanket of stars.
Idaho Backpacking Adventure
14 & 15 Only
June 17-June 30, 2014
June 28-July 11, 2014 (Female Only)
July 7-July 20, 2014
July 17-July 30, 2014
July 27-August 9, 2014
"I love teaching wilderness courses
because of the age group and because the students can take
personal responsibility. What we impart to the students
in those terms can really be applied to their lives, how
to take responsibility for one's actions and how those actions
affect others. We show them how they can transfer skills
to the front country. During the course, they just get totally
jazzed about the skills that they are learning."
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