You will develop leadership and facilitation skills in wilderness environments. Building a connection with the natural environment and becoming comfortable in outdoor settings will assist your growth as an outdoor educator and wilderness leader.
Through a series of experiential education course work and specific skills-based courses, you will develop and build your educational and leadership abilities through backpacking, climbing, skiing, ropes courses, and more. You will enjoy many opportunities to explore your skill sets in a safe and supportive learning environment while developing a stronger, more self-reliant approach to leading groups and teaching in a variety of atmospheres including the wilderness.
Experiential education, civic engagement, and a strong connection to nature are embedded intuitively in this program. We are passionate about preserving the natural environment through outdoor education opportunities. New England College is committed to these principles, and in the Outdoor Education program, you will lead by example.