Wilderness Orientation Expedition for Outdoor Leaders


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Provides an introduction to leadership styles, skills, theories, and adventure education concepts and foundations. Topics include intrapersonal, interpersonal and group relations models; core competencies for effective leadership and group dynamics; values and ethics in outdoor leadership. Students participate in a 10-day model wilderness expedition.

Special Requirements: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for 10 days and nights in a remote, forested environment. Requires permission of OLP Program Coordinator.

Minimum age requirement 18 years for courses involving overnight stays.

Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.

Additional 10 day overnight wilderness camping expedition Aug. 20 - 29. Course meets on campus Aug. 15, 16, 19.