In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month this June, The New York Times recognized NOLS and other organizations offering outdoor expeditions for the LGBTQ community. In November 2019, NOLS will offer its first LGBTQ+ affinity expedition: a nine-day backpacking course in Utah’s Canyonlands.
Photo by Lydia Daniels.
O, the Oprah Magazine voted NOLS all-women’s expeditions one of the top 15 “best adult summer camps to relive your childhood.” Ranging from sea kayaking in Scandinavia to rock climbing in the Southwest, our all-female courses offer a unique opportunity to grow your outdoor and leadership skills in a supportive group of peers.
This summer, two rising seniors at Branksome Hall school received scholarships to fund month-long NOLS expeditions of their choice. One student learned to mountaineer and whitewater canoe in the Yukon, while the other backpacked and sea kayaked her way across Alaska. Both returned home with newfound confidence in their leadership abilities.