Lead Your Adventure

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.

Find Your Place in the Wilderness

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.

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Find Your Community

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Women (Ages 23+)

Grow your wilderness skills and confidence in a community of self-identified women. Return empowered to lead in the outdoors and beyond.

People of Color

Explore, learn, and build community in the wilderness with peers who self-identify as People of Color.


Use your AmeriCorps education award to explore the world on a NOLS course.
Students pause while mountaineering at to watch the sunrise.


You’ve dedicated your life to service. A NOLS course can honor your experience and create opportunities to take your skills to new heights.
Four girls pose on a mountain slope in the Pacific Northwest while backpacking.

Girls (Ages 14 & 15)

You’re looking for adventure. Join a group of motivated teens to build your self-confidence and learn to lead in the outdoors.