Outdoor Leadership

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Grades 11 -12

  • Learn a variety of outdoor skills
  • Earn multiple industry credentials
  • Develop leadership capabilities

The 2-year Outdoor Leadership program will provide the basic training and skills necessary to students that are interested in pursuing post-secondary education and/or employment in the many professions that relate to the outdoors.  Additionally, graduates will gain the skills and confidence they need to pursue leadership positions in any industry.  Students will be challenged physically, mentally, and academically while developing their potential for leadership, teamwork, and service using the outdoor world as their classroom.

Year 1 course topics will likely include: Basic Outdoor Skills, Canoe and SUP, Winter Camping, Snowshoeing/ X-Country Skiing, Trail Building, Basic Survival, Leave No Trace Ethics, Fly Fishing, Team Building and Leadership, Map and Compass, Boater’s Safety, Outdoor Cooking, and Naturalist Studies.

Year 2 course topics will likely include Sea Kayak, Ocean Navigation, Advanced Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Search and Rescue, Mapping/Surveying/GIS, Teaching and Service, Conflict Resolution, Expedition Planning, Sailing, and Lifeguarding

Possible Certifications

Registered Maine Guide

Wilderness First Aid

Leave No Trace Trainer

Basic Search and Rescue


MidCoast Nature Steward

Maine Boating Safety

Examples of Career Possibilities – Adventure Educator, Recreational Guide, Field Scientist, Park Ranger, Forester, Marine Patrol, Game Warden, Military, Search & Rescue, AmeriCorps Member, Teacher, and Camp Counselor, among others.



Seth Walton

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