Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator

Credit: David Anderson

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator

This course takes place in the northern Rockies: rugged, glacier-carved ranges renowned for their sheer granite walls and famous for their fishing and climbing. On your course, you’ll backpack in a wilderness surrounded by towering peaks, glistening alpine lakes, and perennial snow as you learn about facilitating learning in the outdoors.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation of skills and experience living in the outdoors and facilitating group learning to pursue a career in outdoor education.



2019 Dates

July 8 – July 30, 2019

Tuition: $3,895
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Aug. 25 – Sept. 16, 2019

Tuition: $3,895


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23 days

Minimum Age

21 yrs.

Academic Credit

4 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Management
  • 2 Outdoor Educator

1 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Lander, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Casper, Wyoming

Skills learned


Rock Climbing

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Designed for those currently working in, studying or planning to enter the field of outdoor education.

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What Our Grads Say

“The word leadership has always been hazy in my eyes. I've heard a great deal of talk about leadership in my life. I just didn't feel like most people who spoke of leadership knew what that word really meant. Neither did I. NOLS and the instructors changed that for me.”

— Robbie B., NOLS Outdoor Educator grad

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