College & University Outdoor Leadership Programs Programs
Outdoor Experiential Education Delivers Lifetime Lessons to College and Continuing Education StudentsOur custom college programs are one of the most rewarding services we get to offer to young adults at Northern Outdoors. Students learn a wealth of skills and industry expert insights in outdoor recreation sports, recreation leadership, risk management, sustainable tourism, group dynamics, team-building, and much more. We can create the ideal program to meet your group's needs, with flexible itineraries, diverse activities, and varied course durations. Email or call us at 800-765-7238 for a custom program proposal.
Programs can range from a one-day college sports team trip to more complex curriculum based programs. Both Keene State College and Johnson & Wales University offer Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism courses at Northern Outdoors.
Keene State College Leadership Program: Winter & Summer Courses
These hands-on seven day courses deliver 4 undergraduate credits as participants explore the trails and landscape of Western Maine. The course is available in the winter and summer. You will be staying in comfortable lodge accommodations every night in each course.
- The winter course explores Team Building, Leadership Skills, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Map & Compass, Snowshoeing, and Snowboarding.
- The summer course features Team Building, Leadership Skills, Rafting, Climbing Hiking and other activities.
Additional focus on experiential learning and examinations of selected program activities/guidelines; developing, leading, and evaluating activities based on varying participant requirements; you will additionally earn a Leave No Trace certification. Required texts and materials.
Winter Course: January 12-19, 2015
Summer Courses: 2014 -Dates, TBA
Course Name: Outdoor Recreational Leadership, IIPE 311
Course Fees: call
Course Registration: Keene State College Office of Continuing Education, call direct: 603-358-2290
Course fee covers all meals, lodging, activities, equipment & certification costs, in addition to tuition. The course will start and finish in The Forks, Maine.
Keene State College's Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 Term
- Immersion-based program at Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort located in The Forks, Maine
- Lodging, meals, equipment, activities, certification costs included in course fee
- Work with professional outdoor educators and Registered Maine Guides
- Experiential learning/leadership skills in outdoor recreation
- Leave No Trace certification
June 2012 Keene State College Summer Program Highlight VideoHow about a week long college outdoor leadership course with whitewater rafting on the Dead River, rappelling & rock climbing, hiking, and so much more at Northern Outdoors. That's the Keene State College Outdoor Leadership program, summer session. Watch the program highlights in this short video.
March 2013 Johnson & Wales University Winter Program HighlightsThe Johnson & Wales students explored a variety of winter sports in their winter Hospitality Management Course at Northern Outdoors this March. Their activities included snowmobiling, cross-country skiing to Maine Huts & Trails, snowboarding at Sugarloaf, and in depth learning about hospitality management at winter resorts. Watch this short video about their experience here.
Johnson and Wales Hospitality College:
Maine and Canada Adventure Tourism Course
Program OverviewAdventure Hospitality Experiential Education Program: 13.5 College Credits
28 Day Trips in Summer and Winter covering three educational areas:
- Adventure Sport and Nature-Based Tourism
- Leadership in the Recreational Setting
Daily activities integrate hard skills training (outdoor sports), soft skills (teambuilding, group dynamics), business theory and practice (risk management, eco-tourism principles), journaling, and guest lectures by industry professionals. This extended trip arms students with an in-depth understanding of the sensitivities of the outdoor adventure travel industry and eco-tourism principles, with the practical integration of business management techniques.