Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator: Backpacking with WFR

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator: Backpacking with WFR


  • Intensive curriculum targeted toward teachers, outdoor leaders, and those studying outdoor education
  • Great opportunity for wildlife viewing and natural history study
  • Observe and discuss teaching styles and techniques
  • During the backcountry section, you'll experience a mix of wilderness curriculum and medical scenarios that will put your new WFR skills to the test
  • Certifications: NOLS Wilderness First Responder & CPR
  • Begins with seven-day classroom section, covering essential wilderness medicine curriculum.
NOLS specializes in teaching teachers. In fact, we have been inspiring and teaching outdoor educators for over 45 years.

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 includes an 80-hour, classroom-based Wilderness First Responder certification (WFR) and a 21-day backpacking expedition, where you'll learn how to live, travel, and lead 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.


Location NOLS Rocky Mountain
Tuition $5,415 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $350
Minimum Age 18
Duration 30 Days
Type Career
Start/End Lander, Wyoming
Fly in/out Casper, Wyoming
College Credit
  • 7 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Hours Risk Assessment
  • 3 Hours WFR
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“I thought taking a NOLS course could help me out with my career goals with leading and helping others and I think I've learned a lot that I can apply to my goals.”

-Tara H.