Outdoor Leadership

The outdoor leadership field school is a for-credit course held over the May minimester. It is an expeditionary adventure based experience in which students develop and practice leadership skills through immersion in the wilderness.

Focus and engagement in wilderness travel over multiple days is an opportunity for fun, escape, interaction with the natural environment, self-reflection, a shared experience, and a transformative academic investment.

In 2021, we will head back to the southern Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains to backpack and rock climb in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area in the Pisgah National Forest. We will find our way to the highest point in North Carolina – Mt. Mitchell and conclude the trip with a multi-day paddle on one of the many premier rivers in the Southeast.