NOLS Affinity Expeditions
Explore, learn, and connect in a wilderness environment. Join a group of LGBTQ+ people to find adventure and build community.
Grow your outdoor skills in a queer-positive environment. Gain confidence as you take on new challenges, whether that means camping for the first time or expanding your existing technical skillset.
Deepen your leadership skills in a dynamic environment. As you progress through our time-tested curriculum, gain the confidence to lead in uncertainty—in the outdoors and beyond.
Work toward your goals with coaching from experienced instructors and support from your peers. Take on new challenges, whether that means camping for the first time, leading your hiking group for the day, or developing technical skills like rock climbing.
Help build a community in the outdoors that reflects shared experiences and connection. Work together to create a space that addresses exclusion, barriers to access, and historical erasure. Learn and explore in a supportive environment.