Outdoor Leadership Semester

NOLS & Paul Smith’s College



August 22: Students living on campus are able to move into dorm. Please contact Kendra Ormerod two weeks prior to ensure room keys are available.
August 23 10:00 am: Students arrive at the NOLS Northeast Headquarters (not PSC campus). PSC Faculty will give a reminder and overview of the semester, and immediately following NOLS staff will begin orientation.
August 23 – September 24: NOLS Adirondack Hiking, Backpacking, and Paddling Expedition
September 24: Students return to campus
September 25 – 28: American Canoe Association Level 2 Instructor Course
October 2 – November 16: Courses at Paul Smith’s College
-REC 299: Wilderness Recreation Therapy
-REC 299: Guide Culture in the World
-REC 399: Certified Interpretive Guide Course
-OPTIONAL NYS Licensed Guide Preparation and Exam
November 27 – 30: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Exam – students must meet required experience as set by AMGA
November 18 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
December 1 – December 15: Practicum Trip (REC 421) preparation and program
December 16: Program Debrief and Wrap-up
December 20: End of semester work due