Youth Leadership Corps (YLC)

HOW TO APPLY Complete the Application, Personal Essay, and Letters of Recommendation forms. Those selected for the course will pay a $400 fee for the program ($100 with qualifying financial aid application) Open to residents of Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. Looking for our Get Out And Lead course for 12-14  year olds? Head… READ MORE >

Get Out And Lead (GOAL)

Get Out And Lead (GOAL) is an Outward Bound scholarship program that has been developed to cultivate budding leaders through the unique challenge of a 10-day wilderness expedition. Students learn the skills that are critical to success and often not learned in the classroom- leadership styles, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and decision making. The ideal… READ MORE >

Appalachian Trail Backpacking & Rock Climbing

BACKPACKING While exploring one of the world’s most famous footpaths you can expect to practice basic backcountry skills including on and off-trail navigation, weather forecasting and preparation, campfire cooking and tarp setup. ROCK CLIMBING At the midpoint of your expedition you will spend most of a day rock climbing and rappelling. In addition to your… READ MORE >

West Virginia Dolly Sods Backpacking & Canoeing

COURSE AREA Wild wonderful West Virginia invites you to explore the remote regions of “The Mountain State.” West Virginia is approximately 75% forest land and contains 2,029 miles of named trails. The backpacking component of your course will be in Monongahela National Forest which contains over 700 miles of these trails. This course area is… READ MORE >

Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Appalachian Trail Backpacking

This expedition is built for the eco-minded and adventurous. A group of individuals will become a tightly woven team as they travel in harmony through one of the world’s largest and most rare estuaries and the east’s most rugged trail.   COURSE OVERVIEW The Chesapeake Bay: the largest estuary in the nation, is the meeting… READ MORE >

Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Environmental Leadership

COURSE OVERVIEW The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the nation, is the meeting point where 400 rivers, creeks and streams spanning from NY to VA all travel to the Atlantic Ocean.  It boasts 4,600 miles of tidal shoreline perfect for kayaking. Settled by the Powhatan Indians and first explored by Captain John Smith in… READ MORE >

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