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The 2019 AORE Campus Challenge Registration is open from January 22 – April 5, 2019 for Schools to Register! Choose a faculty member to help spread the word on your campus! For more information about the Campus Challenge and it's new home with AORE, go to http://aorecampuschallenge.org/registration

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1/22/2019
-4/5/2019
 


International Certification Outdoor Leader Semester is a course based in Costa Rica and Panama. This Outward Bound Costa Rica course combines seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica's experiential educational model. Participants can enroll to the whole semester course (65 days) and earn all seven certifications or, alternatively, enroll to just a portion of the course and earn one or more specific certifications.  

Ages: 17 and up

Certifications include:
Wilderness First Responder (A.S.H.I.)
CPR for Professional Rescuer (A.S.H.I.)
River Guide Level III (I.R.F.)
White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3)
SCUBA (or Advanced) Diver (N.A.U.I.)
Recreational Rappel Operator (Rescue 3)
Waterfront Life-Guarding (American Red Cross)

Academic Credits:
Participants to the full 65-course are eligible for 10 academic credits, an an Independent Study program or as a transfer from our partner Western Colorado University.
Download our Academic Credit Packet for more information.

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2/8/2019
-4/14/2019
All day and night as much of course is field basedJim Rowe Phd. or Ryan Gibson


A lot of work goes into planning and executing a great outdoor adventure. As you go further afield, you need to rely on more than luck to get back home. In this 2-day, classroom-based course, you'll learn what it takes to venture responsibly into the outdoors (hint: it's more than first aid skills!). A NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. This course is appropriate for all experience levels, and is especially relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, or trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

  • Learn to identify and manage wilderness risks from the leader in wilderness education
  • Learn trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening outdoor hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning and self assessment tools included

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3/30/2019
-3/31/2019
9am - 5pm each dayREI Outdoor Programs - Colorado


The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is the single most important certification to have to work in the outdoor industry. Nearly every employer ranging from river rafting companies to outdoor education organizations require their staff to be certified WFR’s. The skills you learn as a WFR are very practical can be applied anywhere at anytime.

Hosted in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica - we deliver this course in a 7-day intensive format and pack a lot of information in a short amount of time. Be prepared to spend 10 hours a day in the classroom, and then have 2-3 hours of reading and homework assigned to you each night. Be ready to get muddy and sweaty as you learn to carry a patient on a litter up and down the steep footpaths of our rainforest base. You can sign up to this as part of our Outdoor Leader Semester program.

For more information on this course, visit www.OutwardBoundCostaRica.org/Course/Outdoor-Leader-Semester/


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4/11/2019
-4/18/2019
All DayRyan Gibson


The Arkansas Regional Adventure Programming (ARAP) Conference is a student-oriented programming weekend for individuals that want to connect with other outdoor educational enthusiasts. The conference takes place at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. This year's conference is brought to you in part by College Outside!

Not to miss this year!
  • No Man's Land Film Festival
  • Keynote address by Alex McKiernan about his return to big wall climbing after a debilitating spinal cord injury
  • Presentation by Sarah Lockwood, founder of College Outside
The conference continues to be a success with growing attendance and sponsorships each year, with last years’ conference seeing over 120 participants from over a dozen different universities. The educational experience for conference attendees from the state of Arkansas and neighboring states is an invaluable experience for these students. It allows Arkansas attendees to share ideas and practices while attendees from neighboring states can learn about what Arkansas has to offer. 

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4/12/2019
-4/14/2019
All Day EventBeckie Irvin


OOPS is dedicated to bringing program directors, school administrators, student leaders, researchers, and land managers together to discuss strategies for supporting students in wilderness pre-orientation programs.

Every Symposium provides context for program development and growth, best practices, new program techniques, and nuts and bolts information that help established and aspiring outdoor orientation programs.

Additionally, our spring programs tend to be more student leader focused (e.g., training other leaders, discussing curricular features, participant team building). 

PROGRAM COST
Professional Staff, $110
Student Staff, $55
Discounts available (15% off) for student groups of 5 or more from the same school.


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4/12/20199:00 AMAORE National Office


Course led by SOLO instructor. Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols. Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips. Useful to guides, scout leaders and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. For more information visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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4/13/2019
-4/14/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti


A lot of work goes into planning and executing a great outdoor adventure. As you go further afield, you need to rely on more than luck to get back home. In this 2-day, classroom-based course, you'll learn what it takes to venture responsibly into the outdoors (hint: it's more than first aid skills!). A NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. This course is appropriate for all experience levels, and is especially relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, or trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

  • Learn to identify and manage wilderness risks from the leader in wilderness education
  • Learn trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening outdoor hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning and self assessment tools included

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4/13/2019
-4/14/2019
9am - 5pm each dayREI Outdoor Programs - Seattle


A lot of work goes into planning and executing a great outdoor adventure. As you go further afield, you need to rely on more than luck to get back home. In this 2-day, classroom-based course, you'll learn what it takes to venture responsibly into the outdoors (hint: it's more than first aid skills!). A NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. This course is appropriate for all experience levels, and is especially relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, or trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

  • Learn to identify and manage wilderness risks from the leader in wilderness education
  • Learn trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening outdoor hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning and self assessment tools included

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4/13/2019
-4/14/2019
9am - 5pm each dayREI Outdoor Programs - Greater Los Angeles


A lot of work goes into planning and executing a great outdoor adventure. As you go further afield, you need to rely on more than luck to get back home. In this 2-day, classroom-based course, you'll learn what it takes to venture responsibly into the outdoors (hint: it's more than first aid skills!). A NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. This course is appropriate for all experience levels, and is especially relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, or trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

  • Learn to identify and manage wilderness risks from the leader in wilderness education
  • Learn trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening outdoor hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning and self assessment tools included

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4/13/2019
-4/14/2019
9am - 5pm each dayREI Outdoor Programs - Greater San Francisco




KICK YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES INTO TIP-TOP SHAPE!

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

TOOLS YOU'LL RECEIVE
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.
SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL

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4/16/2019
-4/17/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

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4/23/2019
-4/24/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


Course led by SOLO instructor. Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols. Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips. Useful to guides, scout leaders and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. For more information visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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5/4/2019
-5/5/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

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5/7/2019
-5/8/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


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5/23/20191:00 PMNational Office


Course led by SOLO instructor. Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols. Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips. Useful to guides, scout leaders and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. For more information visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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6/1/2019
-6/2/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti


Course led by SOLO instructor. Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols. Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips. Useful to guides, scout leaders and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. For more information visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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6/10/2019
-6/11/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti


Sign up for the 2019 AORE Campus Challenge for your chance to win an Osprey backpack! Learn more at aorecampuschallenge.org!

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9/3/2019
-9/15/2019
 


Sign up any time, download the app, and post your outdoor activities for a chance to rack up points and win prizes from our awesome sponsors! Learn more about the AORE Campus Challenge at aorecampuschallenge.org!

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9/16/2019
-10/13/2019
 




Mark your calendar for the 26th annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 30-November 1, 2019.

The core objective of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is to offer an outstanding educational experience to help you mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places.

Attend the WRMC to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the outdoor adventure and education industries.


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10/30/2019
-11/1/2019
Starts at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 30; ends at 9:00 p.m on Nov. 1WRMC


AORE partners with AEE for the 2019 Annual Conference! This collaboration includes broadening collaboration within the fields of experiential education and outdoor recreation, creating higher-quality educational opportunities, building professional skills and knowledge, strengthening professionalism within their memberships, broadening networking opportunities, leveraging both communities in advocacy and public policy efforts, and raising awareness of the value and impact of experiential education and outdoor education.

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11/13/2019
-11/15/2019
 AORE National Office


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