For the safety of all participants involved, students and faculty alike, all off-campus programs require that participants be current on all vaccinations, and supply documentation of these with their health record. There are no exceptions granted, and no waivers allowed for August Wilderness. If you have not had vaccinations, please arrange these as soon as possible.
All of our student instructors have been hired based on previous leadership experience, judgment, character, and completion of skills trainings. Instructors must have completed Outdoor Trip Leadership, an Advanced Field Practicum, Earlham passenger van certification, and a full Wilderness First Responder course (facilitated by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School, a leader in wilderness medicine education) to qualify for consideration as an August Wilderness leader.
While accompanying adult staff are not required to have specific outdoor leadership training, they bring life experience and group management skills that contribute to judgment and decision-making in safety-related situations. Additionally, all instructor teams carry emergency communication devices that allow them to reach out-of-field emergency contacts and emergency services in the area.