Adirondack Backpacking and Canoeing Adventure

Credit: Meriwether Hardie

Adirondack Backpacking and Canoeing Adventure

Summit peaks and canoe through secret lakes, learning the skills to thrive in the outdoors as you explore the Adirondack Mountains. You'll start with the basics of backpacking and canoeing, then build up to more challenging terrain and water. If you’re looking to spend your summer challenging yourself and learning to live in the wild, this is the course for you.



2018 Dates

June 26 – July 16, 2018

Tuition: $4,995
4 spaces remain Apply now

July 18 – Aug. 7, 2018

Tuition: $4,995
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July 26 – Aug. 15, 2018

Tuition: $4,995
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Equipment Deposit
21 days
Minimum Age
14 yrs.
Maximum Age
15 yrs.
Academic Credit

1 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Paul Smiths, New York
Fly in/out
Saranac Lake Airport
Skills learned



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What Our Grads Say

“I will never forget being leader of the day, for it was difficult, but as a team we succeeded that day. That experience will always stay with me and serve me when I face obstacles, big and small.” 

— Nicholas N., NOLS Adirondack Backpack and Canoeing Adventure grad

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