Mount Aloysius College

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Mount Aloysius Wilderness Expedition

The Wilderness Expedition for students Mount Aloysius College is a seven-day backpacking adventure with NOLS. On this expedition, students will learn to travel in the wilderness canyons of southeastern Utah using Leave No Trace camping and travel skills. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their leadership and teamwork skills while traveling through the backcountry with their peers, faculty, and NOLS instructors.

The students will learn the outdoor and leadership skills necessary to lead their peers as they take turns being designated leaders and taking part in the decision-making processes on trail and in camp.  As students' knowledge, expertise, and abilities increase, the students will take on increasing levels of personal and team responsibility for the technical and interpersonal aspects of the course. Back home, this outdoor experience will challenge students to be stronger leaders and better role models for their peers.


Mount Aloysius Wilderness Expedition (MAWE)

Backpack Expedition

Course Dates: March 15 - 21, 2020
Course Location: Southeastern Utah canyons

Travel information:

  • March 14, 2020 students travel to Salt Lake City, Utah and overnight at
       the Comfort Suites

  • March 15, 2020 students depart for the canyons

  • March 21, 2020 students return to Salt Lake City to deissue gear. Students can depart from Salt Lake City, Utah on red-eye flights that evening

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education
800-710-6657 ext. 2720