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 Applied Minor is designed to prepare students for a leadership role in the professional field of outdoor education.
The Midwest Outdoor Leadership Conference (MWOLC) is a student-run outdoor leadership conference that occurs each year, hosted by various colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. The weekend consists of workshops, networking opportunities, a Q&A panel, and a keynote address, as well as many fun activities. This conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in the field of outdoor recreation and education to unite and learn from each other, developing their leadership and technical skills, while making connections with others that may influence their future careers or hobbies.
Earlham hosts Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training the first week of June. The course is taught by Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO), a globally recognized wilderness medicine school. New participants can receive their WFR certification and past participants can re-certify during the 2 day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. Dates TBD.
Summer Wilderness 2021
Earlham's long-standing pre-orientation program is the ideal way to start the Earlham College experience. Incoming First Year students have the opportunity to go road-tripping "out west" to go backpacking in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Forming lifelong friendships, gaining leadership training, and receiving an introduction to Earlham's integrated curriculum opportunities (3 academic credits awarded) are just some of the benefits of this unique experience. For many students, Summer Wilderness starts off a rewarding relationship with Outdoor Education program.
August Wilderness Program
New Zealand Semester Abroad
Center for Career & Community Engagement
Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Environmental Leadership Program