Spring Semester in the Rockies

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Spring Semester in the Rockies

Find new challenges on rivers, rock, and snow

Explore the outdoors through the spectrum of landscapes you’ll find in the Western United States on the Semester in the Rockies. Fill your days with some of the American West’s most treasured places. You’ll paddle down rapids on Utah rivers, break trail through snowy mountains, observe ancient rock art in winding canyons, and push yourself to learn new climbing skills. Each course has a combination of sections that focus on a different outdoor skill, and they all offer a wilderness medicine certification. The skills you might learn include horsepacking, rock climbing, whitewater paddling, canyoneering, backpacking, and winter camping and backcountry skiing.

On this semester, you will develop your personal leadership style as you and your peers learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and experience unique and memorable adventures. Every course is different, but no matter what, you’ll have real opportunities to communicate well, take care of yourself and others, manage risks, face adversity, and push your limits. These challenges will prepare you to be a leader in school, at home, and beyond.

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

Feb. 27 – May 24, 2019

Tuition: $13,450
Details: Winter, Wilderness First Aid, Canyoneering, Rock Climbing, Rafting/Kayaking

March 2 – May 27, 2019

Tuition: $13,450
Details: Wilderness First Aid, Canyoneering, Rafting/Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Horsepacking

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$13,450
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Equipment Deposit

$700

Duration

87 days

Minimum Age

17 yrs.

Academic Credit

16 College Credits
  • 3 Risk Assessment
  • 6 Skills Practicum
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 3 Environmental Studies

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Certifications

CPR

Leave No Trace - Trainer

Recreational Level 1 Avalanche

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Responder

Downloads

Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Lander, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Casper, Wyoming

Skills learned

Canoeing

Canyoneering

Horsepacking

Rafting/kayaking

Rock Climbing

Skiing

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Semester Scholarship Form

 

 

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What Our Grads Say

“NOLS presented a unique combination of new challenges and activities that peaked my interest, and gave me something to work towards in a phase of transition in my life.” 

— Kestrel M., NOLS Spring Semester in the Rockies grad

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