The Archer School for Girls

Credit: Audrey Kruse

The Archer School for Girls

The Arrow Week Expedition for the Archer School for Girls is a six-day backpacking adventure with NOLS. This program has an educational progression for the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade girls. On this expedition, students will learn to travel the wilderness with everything they need on their backs. Students will develop leadership and teamwork skills through real situational leadership experiences while traveling through the backcountry with their peers and instructors.

As students' knowledge, expertise, and abilities increase, the Archer girls will take on increasing levels of personal and team responsibility for the technical and interpersonal aspects of the course. These responsibilities will build with each expedition as participants gain experience and explore different locations.

The girls will learn the outdoor and leadership skills necessary to lead their peers as they take turns being leaders of the day and taking part in the decision-making processes on trail and in camp. Back home, this situational experience will challenge students to be stronger leaders and better role models for their peers.

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Specifics

Archer Middle School Wilderness Expedition (AMWE)

Arrow Week Expedition 7th Grade


Course dates: April 21 - 26, 2018
Course location: Green River, Utah

Travel information:

  • Coordinated by the Archer School for Girls
  • April 20, 2018 students travel from Los Angeles, CA to Green River, UT
  • April 27, 2018 students travel from Green River, UT to Los Angeles, CA

Student paperwork deadline: December 15, 2017

Additional information and student paperwork available on student dashboard.

 Apply

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Archer Freshman Wilderness Expedition (AFWE)

Arrow Week Expedition 9th Grade


Dates: March 17 - 22, 2018
Course location: Tucson, Arizona

Travel information:

  • Coordinated by the Archer School for Girls
  • March 16, 2018 students travel from Los Angeles, CA to Tucson, AZ
  • March 23, 2018 students travel from Tucson, AZ to Los Angeles, CA

Student paperwork deadline: December 15, 2017

Additional information and student paperwork available on student dashboard.

 Apply

 

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Archer Junior Wilderness Expedition (AJWE)

Arrow Week Expedition 11th Grade


Dates: September 1 - 8, 2018
Course location: Conway, Washington

Travel information:

  • Coordinated by the Archer School for Girls
  • September 1, 2018 students travel from Los Angeles, CA to Conway, WA
  • September 8, 2018 students travel from Conway, WA to Los Angeles, CA

Student paperwork deadline: May 18, 2018

Additional information and student paperwork available on student dashboard.

 Apply

 

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education
Teresa Boever
800-710-6657 ext. 2720
archer@nols.edu

 

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The Stories

"I've learned how to cope with difficult situations, how to stay positive, how to be gritty, how to learn to love something, and how to stay in the present. I've changed a lot because of Arrow Week and I am so grateful that I have. I believe in the NOLS mission. I believe that I have become a better person because of NOLS."

Ana Berman, 2016 Archer Freshman Leadership Expedition