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NOLS for Life

Completing your NOLS course is just the beginning. Stay connected through our Alumni Office to the hundreds of thousands of graduates, staff, and families who make up the NOLS community. Access special benefits and discounts and continue your education via courses, trips, and trainings. Explore networking opportunities with fellow grads in your region and community.

Alumni Trips

Relive or share your NOLS experience with a group of like-minded outdoorspeople

Experience the wild on a NOLS alumni trip or course. Hiking, kayaking, sailing, climbing—you can do it all again! Alumni trips and courses are a great way to reconnect with wilderness, the school, and your favorite (or new) outdoor skill. Many alumni trips are suitable for non-grad guests and family members of all ages.


Alumni Trips

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Alumni Benefits

Check out the growing list of sponsors that offer discounts and special deals for NOLS alumni like you.



Stay Connected

Keep your memories alive! You can go to a reunion, share your photos and stories, or simply update your address to make sure you stay up to date on what’s happening at NOLS. 

Your NOLS experience can be life-changing and belonging to the community is lifelong. Stay connected!



Help make the NOLS experience possible

You can help make a NOLS experience available to others—and help us continue be the leader in outdoor education and leadership. Your gift to the NOLS Fund or Endowment supports scholarships, staff training, curriculum development, facilities, research, and outreach. Please join us.



“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”

Kathleen Opeka, NOLS Southwest Assistant Director