Alumni Trips

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Get back into the wilderness—on your schedule

Enroll on a NOLS Alumni Trip

Usually one week in length, Alumni Trips are specifically designed for NOLS graduates and their friends and families. These trips allow busy grads to reconnect with the school and other alumni, enjoy an outdoor adventure, and introduce those you love to the NOLS experience.


What to Expect

Instruction on Alumni Trips is informal and relaxed. You’ll review and practice Leave No Trace skills, learn technical skills, and touch on other NOLS curriculum, all depending on interest. If you’re looking for an experience that we don’t offer, we’ll work with you to create a custom trip. Non-grad family and friends are welcome to join you on most alumni trips!


Find Your Next Trip

Alumni Trips are designed for your interests, learning style, and calendar. This is your chance to return to the wild with NOLS and bring a friend!


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Custom Trips

Design your own adventure for your friends, family, or colleagues. Past custom trips have sailed in Baja, hiked in Wyoming's Wind River Range, explored Utah's canyons, paddled Arctic rivers, and much more. Group sizes range from 4 to 12 and ages 8 to 80, so we can be creative.

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Meet our Alumni staff

Meet some of our team. Some of these folks work at our headquarters in Lander Wyoming helping you pre and post course and some may be with you on your next Alumni trip.