The primary purpose of this course is to train and evaluate potential NOLS instructors who already have extensive experience teaching in the outdoors. Each participant’s skills and abilities will be assessed and evaluated by the course instructors with the intent of determining their potential as an instructor. On this course, you will develop and refine the teaching and leadership skills needed to prepare you for professional positions at NOLS.
This course is conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Because the environment and terrain are representative of many NOLS programming areas, the Winds are ideal for introducing you to our field practices. The course includes three components: a three day leadership module taught in town, an eight-day backpacking expedition, and a three-day section of top rope rock climbing training.
Learn more about instructor courses with NOLS here.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018 INSTRUCTOR COURSES
- The application deadline for 2018 instructor courses is November 15, 2017
- You will be notified of your application status by February 1, 2018
- We will begin taking applications for 2019 instructor courses on August 15, 2018