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Entrepreneurs' Organization River Expedition


Immerse yourself in the natural environment and learn from experts.
Photos: Brad Christensen


The Entrepreneurs' Organization River Expedition (EORE) will develop leadership and teamwork skills through a comprehensive theoretical component enhanced by actual leadership experiences in a non-traditional setting. This expedition provides invaluable opportunities to see yourself in a dynamic wilderness setting, and to enhance not only your outdoor skills, but also your approach to leadership in new and challenging circumstances.

Your expedition will raft down the Main Salmon River, which is famous for being one of the longest free flowing rivers (425 miles) in the Lower 48. It flows through the heart of the largest wilderness area (2.3 million acres), the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. As you travel, you will learn how to recognize river hazards and obstacles, identify good lines through the rapids, and negotiate the rafts successfully down the river.

Successful expeditions require the same essential skills found in the professional world—effective communication, problem-solving, positive influence, and strategically delivering results. Return to your organization holding practical and transferable strategies with greater leadership effectiveness.

Anticipated Schedule

June 23: Arrive in Idaho Falls, ID or Jackson, WY. On your own for lodging and meal that evening. Confirm morning shuttle to NOLS Teton Valley.
June 24: Travel to NOLS Teton Valley and meet NOLS instructors for morning orientation. Review gear, get outfitted and travel to the put-in.
June 25: Launch on the Salmon River. Instructors model river expedition leadership, teach basic raft skills, and highlight risk management and environmental teachable moments while traveling downstream.
June 26:
Participant leadership teams begin. Help make critical decisions to achieve expedition goals, facilitate logistics, communication, group travel, decision-making, and shore-based activities (camping and cooking).
June 27-29: Participant leadership teams continue.
June 30: Final river travel day. Pre-arranged shuttle takes participants to Boise, ID. The group may decide to join each other for a final dinner together in Boise that evening. On your own for the final meal and lodging.
July 1: Take hotel shuttle to Boise airport.

Entrepreneurs' Organization River Expedition

June 24-30, 2013
7 days
Salmon, ID
Whitewater Rafting - Salmon River
Fly in:
Idaho Falls, ID or Jackson, WY
Fly out:
Boise, ID
$600, along with application, due by March 11, 2013
Tuition Balance:
$2,400, along with health form, student agreement, insurance form, and equipment deposit, due by April 24, 2013
Equipment Deposit:
$150 due by April 24, 2013
Required Paperwork:

Application (pdf)
Registration Paperwork (pdf)

Additional Information:

Course Description (pdf)
Equipment List (pdf)
Travel and Logistics (pdf)

Tuition Protection Plan:

NOLS offers a Tuition Protection Plan, provided by BerkelyCare, for citizens of the USA and Canada who meet certain legal residence requirements at a cost of six percent of the total tuition. The plan helps to protect against tuition loss should you be unable to participate or complete your course due to an injury or illness to yourself or your immediate family. Additionally, this plan may help to pay for evacuation costs from the course location. The Tuition Protection Plan payment is non-refundable and not transferable.

NOLS strongly recommends the Tuition Protection Plan to safeguard your investment in tuition.
For more information contact:

Mark Hamlin
800-710-6657 ext 2215



We’ve found that successful expeditions require many of the same skills that are essential in the professional world—effective communication, problem-solving, influencing others and strategically delivering results.

Photo: Brad Christensen

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