National Outdoor Leadership School | Summer Programs

National Outdoor Leadership School


NOLS provides extended wilderness, water and mountaineering expeditions, along with semester-long courses. Each course emphasizes a core curriculum of risk management and judgment, leadership and teamwork, outdoor skills and environmental studies. International programs serve students age 18 and up. Participants may earn college credit through certain programs.

General Info

Name National Outdoor Leadership School
Location Lander, WY
Year-round Contacts 800-710-6657
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Canoeing, Caving, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Fishing, Geology, Hiking, Kayaking, Leadership, Leadership, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Outdoor Education, Pack Train, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Ranch, Rock Climbing, Sailing, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing
Grade Range (rising grades) 8-Col
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14 and up
Application Deadline Rolling
Director John Gans, Executive Director
Residential Fee $1255-15,200, 2-11 weeks.
Year Established 1965
Dates & Sessions 2-11 weeks


John Gans, Executive Director