A NOLS expedition can take you from the Himalaya to Kilimanjaro, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the waterways of the Adirondacks.
Our locations are your home base. Every expedition starts at one of our 16 worldwide campuses, where you will meet your instructors, pack up, and head into the wilderness. Each location has its own story to tell and for you to discover. On course, your sense of place and sense of home become one.
Wilderness is core to our values, as is working to protect it. We strive to embody the wilderness values and ethics taught in our curriculum through our environmental sustainability and stewardship work around the world. Initiatives include supporting the efforts of local land managers, being leading providers of Leave No Trace education, advocating for the preservation of and equitable access to wild lands, and practicing sustainability at our worldwide locations.