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.