The Phillips Exeter Academy

Credit: Brian Hensien

Phillips Exeter Leadership Expedition

The Leadership and Wilderness Expeditions for students of the Phillips Exeter Academy are five- and nine-day backpacking adventures with NOLS for 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade students. On these expedition, students will learn to travel the wilderness using Leave No Trace camping and travel skills. Students will have opportunity to further develop their leadership and teamwork skills while traveling through the backcountry with their peers, a school teacher, and NOLS instructors.

The students will learn the outdoor and leadership skills necessary to lead their peers as they take turns being leaders of the day and taking part in the decision-making processes on trail and in camp.  As students' knowledge, expertise, and abilities increase, the students will take on increasing levels of personal and team responsibility for the technical and interpersonal aspects of the course. Back home, this situational experience will challenge students to be stronger leaders and better role models for their peers.

None

The Phillips Exeter Leadership Expedition (PELE)

11th and 12th Grade Canyon Backpack Expedition


Course Dates: March 3-11, 2019
Course Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Travel information:

  • Coordinated by the Phillips Exeter Academy and families

  • March 2, 2019 students travel to Salt Lake City, UT

  • March 11/12, 2019 students travel from Salt Lake City, UT on red-eye flights that evening or the following morning

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education
800-710-6657 ext. 2720

None

The Phillips Exeter Wilderness Expedition (PEWE)

9th and 10th Grade Backpack Expedition


Course Dates: November 27 - December 1, 2018
Course Location: Tuscon, Arizona

Travel information:

  • Coordinated by the Phillips Exeter Academy and families

  • November 26, 2018 students travel to Tuscon, AZ

  • December 1, 2018 students travel from Tuscon, AZ on red-eye flights that evening

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education
800-710-6657 ext. 2720

None