Girls Idaho Backpacking Adventure

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Girls Idaho Backpacking Adventure

The difference with this course is it's all girls! There are many benefits of learning alongside other girls. Over the years we have seen that girls develop deep and meaningful relationships with both their peers and the instructors, thus allowing them to grow and learn in a very supportive environment. The girls are given all the same leadership opportunities as on other courses and leave the course feeling self-assured, accomplished and stronger. Independence, responsibility, achievement, and fun. These qualities are the essence of this course. In a word: adventure. Whether you travel in the Wyoming Range, the Palisades, the Beaverheads, the Beartooths, the Lemhis, or the Absarokas, the mountains will be unlike any classroom you've ever experienced with their fresh air and fresh opportunities. You'll learn skills-backpacking, cooking, camping, and navigation with a map-and you'll also learn things like how to turn challenging situations into opportunities, how to get along with your group, and how to be a leader even when you're following. This isn't a kids version of other NOLS courses. You'll get the famous NOLS curriculum taught by the same experienced instructors who teach for NOLS worldwide. And, as with every NOLS course, these are entirely field-based experiences where you'll travel the country on foot and sleep under a blanket of stars.



2020 Dates

June 17 – June 30, 2020

Tuition: $3,825

July 25 – Aug. 7, 2020

Tuition: $3,825


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14 days

Minimum Age

14 yrs.

Maximum Age

15 yrs.

Academic Credit

0.50 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Driggs, Idaho

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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What Our Grads Say

“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. With NOLS I learned be a delegated leader, an active follower, and consensus member. This new ability of being a leader has helped me in my school, social life, and family life. NOLS not only helped me regulate my diabetes but made me realize I can do anything. I can climb to a mountains 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 W., NOLS Idaho Girls Backpacking Adventure grad

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