NOLS: National Outdoor Leadership School Home
   

Camp Dudley Leadership Expedition

 

Photo: Pascal Beauvais; photos courtesy of Camp Dudley

 

The NOLS Camp Dudley Leadership Expedition is a 21-day field-based backpacking and rock-climbing course, which will take place in the Wind River Range of the Northern Rockies near Lander, Wyoming. On the 14-day backpacking section of this expedition you’ll work hard traveling over rocky, steep terrain with all of your gear on your back, crossing rivers, and keeping yourself and others warm and well fed; but you will play hard as well. You may have opportunities to learn to fly-fish, identify wildflowers and wildlife, climb a peak, and take in the spectacular vistas of this mountain wilderness with your friends. You'll learn the skills you need to travel in the mountains long after your course ends.

For the rock-climbing portion of your course, you will remain in the Wind River Mountains and set up a base camp near the rock you will be climbing. During this time you will receive an introduction to top-rope belay techniques, rappelling, movement on rock, communication, and basic safety techniques. You will encourage your group members as they work through the challenges of reaching the top of a climb and stretch beyond your own personal limits as well.

This NOLS expedition will also have a focus on leadership training throughout—learning and practicing your own travel and camping skills, introducing you to leading an expedition, and taking on increasing levels of personal and team responsibilities for the technical and interpersonal aspects of the course. You will learn to travel competently in mountain terrain using map and compass skills, hazard evaluation, and route-finding techniques while working with and supporting your group members in achieving the goals of the course.

NOLS courses are challenging both physically and emotionally. Our best students are those who set out to have fun, are excited about learning, and are willing to be flexible with the inevitable surprises and challenges of an expedition. It is amazing how fast you get to know your expedition mates and how tightly these bonds hold through the days and weeks.

After your course, you might not remember those hard days of hiking, but you will remember your friends and how much fun you had learning outdoor skills, fly fishing, exploring and achieving—your summer adventure with NOLS is about to begin!

 

Camp Dudley Leadership Expedition
Course 1 - Kiniya:

June 26 - July 16, 2014

Course 2 - Dudley: June 26 - July 16, 2014
Course 3 - Dudley: June 26 - July 16, 2014
   
Course 4 - Dudley: July 24 - August 13, 2014
Course start/end: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY
Activity: Backpacking and Rock Climbing
Application Procedures:
Courses 1, 2, 3: Application Packet (pdf) Due May 1, 2014
   
Course 4: Application packet (pdf) Due May 26, 2014


Return Application Packets to:
Camp Dudley
c/o Scott Steen
126 Dudley Rd
Westport, NY 12993
Fax: (518) 962-4320 (ATTN: Scott Steen) Email: scott@campdudley.org


 
Supplemental Information: Course Description (pdf)

Equipment List (pdf)

  Fitness Recomendations (pdf)
  Women's Health (pdf)

For more information contact:

Scott Steen: Camp Dudley Outdoor Program Director
scott@campdudley.org

Dudley and Kiniya NOLS Leadership Trips

NOLS Professional Training
Phone: 800-710-6657 ext. 2720

 



A behind-the-scenes look at what a NOLS wilderness expedition is all about:



 

Photo courtesy of Camp Dudley

Chat:
Chat with a real person.
Share:

Sign up for the NOLSie News
NOLS Top of Page
NOLS Home About Us Courses Apply Wilderness Medicine Institute NOLS Professional Training Alumni Store Donate NOLS Home Parents Press Room School Resources Photos NOLS.TV Events WRMC The NOLS Blog Introduction About Leadership History Mission & Values Profiles Partnerships Frequent Questions Find a Course School Locations Skills Leave No Trace Financial Aid Academic Credit NOLS Pro Home 1-3 Day Courses 7-30 Day Courses Risk Management Staff Clients Design Your Course Contact NOLS Pro NOLS Pro 1-3 Days 7-30 Days Risk Management Clients Contact Us NOLS Pro Design Your Course NOLS Pro Staff Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Case Studies Overview Administrative Training Staff Training Consulting Conference: WRMC How to Apply Apply Online Download an Application Admission Policies WMI Home About WMI Courses Schedule FAQ Photos & Movies Curriculum Updates Employment Sponsors WMI Home About WMI Admissions Courses Schedule Host a Course Resources Gallery Alumni Home Trips and Events The Leader Alumni Chapters Employment Staying in Touch Volunteer Photos & Videos Home NOLS Photos NOLS.TV The NOLS Podcast NOLS on Flickr Leave No Trace Overview Leave No Trace Principles Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Host a Course Contact Enroll Map of Events Dream Expedition Leadership Week Press Room Images for the Press Archives