Students stop for a break while canoeing down a river in the Adirondacks.
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Peak Scholars Program


30 days


14+ yrs



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Over the years, NOLS has partnered with a variety of extraordinary organizations across the country, through the Peak Scholar's Program to engage exceptional youth in NOLS expeditions. As a student within the Peak Scholar's Program, you will have the opportunity to develop deep and meaningful relationships with your peers and instructors, thus creating a welcoming and supportive environment for you to learn and grow in. You will become a seasoned wilderness traveler, learning how to read maps, navigate off trail, cook backcountry meals, and step into various leadership roles.These expeditions provide invaluable opportunities to refresh and recharge in awe-inspiring wilderness settings, sleep under the stars, and enhance your outdoor skills while challenging you to grow as a leader and problem solver.

NOLS Peak Scholar's graduates are now leading others in industries from conservation to software development. Where will you take your NOLS experience?

Course Dates

1 course

Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2024


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