Brearley School Adirondack Leadership Expedition

Credit: Alex Costanza

Find new challenges in the Adirondacks

Join a group of your peers and start exploring the wilderness. On this course, you’ll dive into learning leadership and outdoor skills as you backpack through the hills and lakes of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, one of the oldest protected lands in the country. Climb high rocky peaks and cross chilly creeks. Learn about local ecology as you wander through ancient hardwood forests. Cook your dinner on a camp stove with a group of new friends, and fall asleep in your tent ready to take on the next day. Even if you’ve never been camping before, this course is a great way to learn more about the outdoors and yourself.

Leadership skills will be a key part of this course. You and your group will learn how to be leaders as you meet fresh challenges, and you’ll use your new skills every day. Making a decision about where to camp teaches you about good judgment, while resolving an argument teaches you about communication. These experiences will help you figure out what your leadership style is and how you support your group. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with real experiences that will help you be a leader at school, at home, and for the rest of your life.



Duration: 8 days
Location: NOLS Northeast
Activity: Backpacking
Mileage: 25-35 miles
Registration deadline: February 17, 2024
Equipment deposit: $200

For information about applying contact:
Maria Duckett
Director of Special Projects and Research Initiatives
The Brearley School
610 E. 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education

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