Thickly forested mountains in New York's Adirondack Park with puffy clouds overhead and a glassy lake in a valley below.
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Northeast Trip Leader


Aug 4 - 12, 2024


9 days


18+ yrs



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Gain skills to teach in the outdoors

Combine your passion for wilderness with your passion for education in this short, intensive opportunity for professional development in the wilderness. On this course, you'll join a diverse group of trip leaders for an overview of the NOLS curriculum in a setting designed for leaders and educators who don't have a lot of time or a huge budget.

You'll learn common leadership strategies through dynamic, on-the-trail teaching methods including scenarios, real-time problem solving, and experiential learning. You'll learn the intricacies of trip planning and how to organize expeditions of your own. If you’re seeking to join a group of motivated peers to grow as a leader in the wilderness, this is the course for you.

Additional Details

Prerequisite: Practicing backcountry trip leader.

Recommended: Basic first aid certification.

Essential Eligibility Criteria