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It’s never too early to start making spring break plans! This year, find challenge and fun on a weeklong wilderness trip for students ages 16–18 or 18–22. Get psyched to travel, explore, and learn skills like rock climbing or backcountry skiing.

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NEW! LGBTQ+ Wilderness Horsepacking

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Photo by Hadley Warner

Explore the striking landscape of Wyoming’s Red Desert with a group of peers who self-identify as LGBTQ+. Build community in a queer-positive space and learn the fundamentals of camping and horsepacking.

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Happy Halloween from NOLS!

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Photo by Jordan Cranch

Add some wild to the holiday with our first-ever NOLS pumpkin-carving stencils! Check out these NOLSie pumpkins and get inspired to create your own Halloween masterpiece.

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Upcoming Events

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Photo by Eryn Pierce

NOLS is on the road! Find an event in your area and join us for fall reunions, scholarship presentations, and more.

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Spring Break Hiking in the Southwest

seven smiling NOLS students leap into the air while exploring the Southwest
Photo by Kyle Duba

Get ready for an epic spring break adventure: exploring the ponderosa pine forests, high ridges, and sweeping desert scenery of the U.S. Southwest. Course options include trips for ages 16–18 and 18–22 with multiple dates to accommodate different school schedules.

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Last Call! Wilderness Risk Management Conference

smiling speaker presents at the 2018 WRMC
Photo by Kirk Rasmussen

Attend the WRMC to share strategies for risk management in the outdoors and learn from industry leaders. Sign up today for the 26th annual conference, hosted by NOLS, in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 30–November 1, 2019.

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Tips on How to Camp in the Rain

NOLS instructor sits on rocky beach in Patagonia holding umbrella
Photo by Oscar Manguy

Outside Magazine recently consulted one of our senior field instructors, Marco Johnson, on how to camp in the rain—without being miserable! Hint: preparedness and a good attitude go a long way...

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