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For those who have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! Through adventure elements like backpacking, rock climbing, and rappelling students will be pushed outside of their comfort zones and learn about leadership in an outdoor setting. This expedition is open to anyone ages 16-24, regardless of your experience or background in the outdoors.
The course will take place in the Bandipur Initiative outdoor Thumpka camp. Students will experience the beauty and the challenge that the mountains provide. Surrounded by limestone walls, caves, and rugged mountains. instructors will lead students through a variety of wilderness experiences.
This course puts an equal emphasis on the student’s outdoor leadership skill development.
Upon completion of this course, the student will gain confidence in a group of his or her peers. Each student will be provided with the opportunity to lead the group. Students will also demonstrate their comprehension of the curriculum as they practice backpacking, camping, cooking, climbing, and rappelling skills.
Adventure with ConfidencE, Go into your next hike, camping trip, or outing with the skills you need to survive in the wilderness. SOLO Southeast is here to teach you the necessary skills should your next adventure not go as planned. With our Wilderness Survival courses, you will always be prepared.
The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.
Outdoor education helps develop life skills that cannot be gained in the classroom and contributes significantly to personal all-round development. In fact, these ‘out of classroom’ experiences can actually help increase the capacity for academic learning by encouraging different approaches for thinking about and solving problems. Outdoor programs instill in students a sense of responsibility, assist them in building trust, self confidence and a strong sense of team spirit. An additional benefit of outdoor education is that students learn to enjoy, respect and care for the natural environment.