Join an outdoor expedition designed for you.
NOLS affinity courses bring together people who seek wilderness experiences and share community or kinship.
Creating an affinity space in the wilderness means building community as well as outdoor skills. It means learning and exploring with a group of people who relate to your lived experience.
Grow your wilderness skills in a community where you feel a sense of kinship and belonging. Take on new challenges with the support of experienced and compassionate instructors.
Build community and a sense of place with peers who share similar lived experiences. Connect with both your coursemates and the wilderness landscapes you travel through.
Affinity expeditions leverage our time-tested leadership and outdoor curriculum to empower you with the tools to effect change. Learn to embrace challenge and uncertainty in a dynamic environment.
For nine days, we had the space and privilege of building our own little POC world together, in this little slice of earth we walked on. For once, we controlled what was talked about and what was prioritized. We made the culture and we made all the rules.Amanda Machado 2019 Southwest Leaders of Color Expedition Grad