NOLS Affinity Expeditions
It’s time for a real adventure. A girls-only NOLS expedition is an opportunity to get outside and do something different.
Build your self-confidence while exploring the wilderness with a group of teens ages 14 and 15. Grow your leadership skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Head home ready to lead in the outdoors, at school, and beyond.
Build the foundation for a lifetime of fun and adventure in the outdoors. Learn to live and travel comfortably in the wilderness while forming new friendships and lasting memories.
Girls-only expeditions are an opportunity for teens to build positive self-image in a supportive community. Stretch your comfort zone and embrace new challenges under the mentorship of experienced instructors.
Practice effective communication, decision making, and problem solving in real-life situations, like crossing a river or summiting a peak. Return prepared to lead at home and at school as well as in the outdoors.
Before I went on this trip I was more of a follower. Instead of voicing my ideas or opinions I went along with the crowd…NOLS made me realize I can do anything. I can climb to a mountain’s peak, I can hike 9 miles in one day, I can go without my phone for two weeks, and I can be a leader.Isabella Willard Girls Idaho Backpacking Adventure Grad