At Northern Outdoors, our custom outdoor leadership programs are one of the most rewarding services we get to offer to young adults. Using experiential education, 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 experiential education program to meet your students’ needs with flexible itineraries, diverse activities, and varied course durations.
Custom programs can range from a one-day college sports team trip and student orientation to more complex, multi-day curriculum-based programs. long-running custom college programs designed for Keene State College and Johnson & Wales University, for example, run from 7 to 28 days in length.
These hands-on, seven-day outdoor leadership courses deliver 4 undergraduate credits as participants explore the trails and landscape of western Maine. The course is available in the winter and summer. Students are housed in comfortable lodge accommodations throughout the program.
Winter Courses: Team Building, Leadership Skills, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Map and Compass, Snowshoeing, and Snowboarding. See photos and story from the 2017 winter course.
Summer Courses: Team Building, Leadership Skills, Rafting, Climbing, Hiking and Map and Compass..
Led by long-time Northern Outdoors guides and experienced educators Sandra Howard, PhD, and Brent Arsenault, MS Education, these week-long interdisciplinary courses are open to matriculated and non-matriculated continuing education students who want to explore outdoor recreational leadership qualities, styles, and group dynamics from multiple perspectives (physical education, environmental science, sociology, communication).
All programs and packages are customized to your group’s specific needs. Please contact us and we’ll gladly help you meet – and surpass- your organization’s goals!
Keene State College Summer Course
Spent a week up at Northern Outdoors. First impressions were fantastic. A city kid going up north with no ideas as to what the place has to offer, I was blown away by the accommodations and staff. In that week, we were given the best hospitality by Russell, Brent, Sandy and Greg.
Errol F. Providence, RI