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Earlham College
Outdoor Education Office:
Dennis 212
wilderness@earlham.edu
765-983-1790

Outdoor Education

Developing Leaders for Outdoor and Environmental Fields

Since 1971, Earlham has been at the forefront of training and developing outdoor leaders and educators with a unique, liberal arts approach to outdoor and experiential education. The Outdoor Education designation is designed to prepare students for a leadership role in the professional field of outdoor education.

Upcoming Events

January 13 - Mar 31

Outdoor Trip Leadership Course  
Outdoor Trip Leadership is the foundational training course for students seeking employment with Earlham's Outdoor Education program and for those interested in expedition planning and leadership in a broader context. This 1 credit course begins with a Pre-Course meeting on Jan 13th, followed by 7 class sessions (Fridays 2:30 - 4:00pm, Dennis 209), culminating in a Spring Break 7 day Backpacking Expedition (18-25 Mar 2017), and a reflection/evaluation session on Mar 31. Course fee is $350.

May 8-16

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Training
Earlham is offering a great value opportunity to gain industry standard wilderness medical training through SOLO. Both a 2 day WFA (Wilderness First Aid, can be taken as a WFR recertification) and full 9 day WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course are available and will be hosted on campus 8-16 May 2017. Students can enroll for 2 credits through Spring Registration (EDUC 311-2) or can sign up independently for 0 credit. The fee for Earlham affiliates is $550 for the WFR and $175 for the WFA. The course is also open to the General Public (call 765-983-1790 for more details).

July 29-Aug 17

August Wilderness 2017
Earlham's long-standing pre-orientation program is the ideal way to start the Earlham College experience. Incoming First Year students have the opportunity for 12 days of backpacking in the Uinta Mountains of Utah or canoeing in the water wilderness of Wabakimi Provincial Park, Ontario. Forming lifelong friendships, gaining leadership training, and receiving an introduction to Earlham's integrated curriculum opportunities (3 academic credits are awarded) are just some of the benefits of this unique experience. For many students August Wilderness is just the start of a rewarding relationship with Outdoor Education program.

Learn more about August Wilderness here!

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