USNA Alumni Association

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USNA Alumni Association Expeditions

Disconnect from your front country life and reconnect with your personal philosophies as a leader and team member.

On a Naval Academy Alumni Association expedition, you will immerse yourself in a course environment inspired by a formative leadership experience many Midshipmen take on. You will explore vast wilderness areas, navigating the technical and environmental challenges of field-based learning. You will hone skills that are as essential on a field expedition as they are in the office or home setting—effective communication, problem solving, positive influence, and strategically delivering results.

These courses have been designed specifically for working adults and adults with families. You will enjoy a wilderness adventure that fits your schedule and needs, and leave feeling recharged for your personal and professional lives.

Please contact Lindsay Priefert at NOLS with questions. 

Northeast Backpacking

Explore the sublime, rugged beauty of the High Peaks wilderness of Adirondack State Park, one of America’s oldest wildernesses. As you learn to camp and travel comfortably in the mountains you’ll ignite your passion for the outdoors and uncover new skills. You’ll climb high, rocky peaks, navigate steep terrain, cook delicious backcountry meals, and camp in ancient hardwood forests. Whether you are an experienced backpacker, or a first-timer, you are welcome to come learn and have fun on this experience of a lifetime.

Students backpacking up exposed rock in the Northeast.

2017 Dates

Dates: TBD
Tuition: TBD
Equipment Deposit: $200
Location: NOLS Northeast
Fly in/out: Saranac Lake, NY

Pacific Northwest Sea Kayaking

The waterways surrounding the San Juan Islands teem with life, beauty, and history. This stunning setting will be your classroom as you learn to paddle through this magnificent environment. As you navigate this region of approximately 172 islands, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the area on foot from various campsites. No matter your experience with paddling, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practices skills such as paddle strokes, chart reading, and wet exits.

Sea kayaking students paddle along the densely tree-lined Vancouver coast.

2017 Dates

Dates: TBD
Tuition: TBD
Equipment Deposit $200
Location: NOLS Pacific Northwest
Fly in/out: Seattle, WA