Independent School Leadership Expedition

Credit: Jared Steinman

About the Expedition

Characterized by rugged, glacier-carved mountains and phenomenal fly fishing, the Wind River Range is the perfect setting to reflect and recharge. In this high-altitude country you will travel through valleys surrounded by towering granite peaks, patches of perennial snow, and glistening alpine lakes. Amid this natural majesty you will encounter new and challenging circumstances and as you build your competence and confidence in outdoor skills, you will explore new approaches to leadership.

This 5-day expedition is designed for Independent School Leaders to collaborate with peers in a challenging and adventurous learning model. On this expedition you will encounter challenges that mirror those in your secondary school leadership teams -- communicating with your team effectively, collaborating to problem solve, impacting positive influence, and thinking strategically. Without the distractions of modern conveniences, you and your peers will share perspectives, leadership best practices, and teamwork tactics as you explore the vast wilderness of the Wind River range.

Following this expedition, you will return to your school equipped with a broader perspective of transferable skills and stories for greater leadership effectiveness.

Four students on a NOLS Custom Education course smile together for a picture with mountains in the background.


2017 Dates

Course dates June 19-23, 2017
Course duration 5 days
Course location Lander, WY
Course mileage 15-20 miles
Activity Backpacking - Wind River Mountain Range
Cost $2,600 (optional Tuition Protection Plan offered for $156)
  $500 non-refundable deposit and application due March 21, 2017
  Tuition balance and required paperwork due April 17, 2017
Documents Course Description
  Equipment List
  Travel and Logistics

For more information contact:
Dave Farace
Head of School at The Bolles School

Group of backpackers hike across a grassy meadow with pines and rocky peaks in the background.