Madison Country Day School

Credit: Catherine Rocchi

MCDS Leadership Expedition

Beyond cellphones, computers, and classrooms lies a wild world in wait. Push the edges of your capabilities and explore a vast and beautiful landscape on the Madison Country Day Leadership Expedition. 

Lessons in the backcountry are relevant and lasting. You will experience a wilderness few people get to explore, conquer challenging terrain, and dig deep within yourself to rise to the various challenges the Alaskan wilderness presents. 

Over 12 days backpacking in the wilderness you will redefine comfort by testing your physical, social, and emotional limits while learning new skills in an unfamiliar environment alongside your peers. Throughout your journey you'll grow closer to old friends and discover new ones as you converse, play, and learn together in camp and on trail. You'll laugh in raucous camp games and savor backcountry treats like homemade cinnamon rolls, creating memories along the way that will make you smile for years to come. 

When you emerge from the wilderness, you'll be emboldened, confident, and challenge ready. You will not only become a skilled outdoor adventurer, but a passionate and capable leader equipped for future challenges in school, college, and life. 

Students backpacking with one of their instructors through the rugged Alaskan landscape.


2018 Dates

Course dates June 12 - 23, 2018
Course location NOLS Alaska
Activity Backpacking
Course mileage 30-40 miles
Fly in/out Anchorage, AK
Documents Travel and Logistics
  Course Description 
  Equipment List 

For more information contact:
Brittany Judkins
Room 130, ext. 6130