NOLS courses teach wilderness and leadership skills on expeditions and in classrooms. You will apply these skills to challenges in a supportive learning culture with high expectations. You’ll have the opportunity for a positive, transformational experience and leave your course inspired and empowered to act.
We craft NOLS courses so graduates will be able to:
NOLS teaches leadership as, “situationally appropriate action that directs or guides your group to set and achieve goals.” Students will be able to:
NOLS teaches the expedition skills necessary to live and travel in the wilderness. Students will be able to:
NOLS teaches risk management by applying leadership and wilderness skills and facilitating experiences to develop judgment. Students will be able to:
NOLS connects students to wild places. Students will be able to:
Your course will use experiential learning, a process that engages you in a direct experience and focused reflection to maximize your learning. You will practice skills in real time and actively reflect on them. Educational tools we use to help maximize your learning include: