Our Top Stories on Getting Others Outdoors


Aug 1, 2020

Kid in a forest looks amazed at a tree branch
Photo courtesy of Matador.

If you're excited to get outdoors with others but don't have a lot of direction, finding a place to start can be tricky

Enjoy going through our resource, which has stories from those who use their NOLS experiences to lead others in the outdoors—including advice for going camping with your kids or spouse!

Top Stories On Getting Others Outdoors

Alumni in Action: Taking the Classroom Outside

Andrew Bobilya teaches a rock climbing class
Photo courtesy of Andrew Bobilya

Western Carolina Professor Andrew Bobilya incorporates the outdoors into his college classroom as an associate professor and the program director of Parks and Recreation.

5 Things I Learned From Going On A Paddling Expedition With My Spouse

Ashley and Kyle Drake smile while wearing hooded outdoor jackets

NOLS Instructor and Custom Education Account Manager Ashley Drake shares how, with intentional planning and plenty of good humor, adventuring with your spouse can be some of your best time spent outdoors.

How To Camp with Kids

Marcio and his family smile with desert rocks in the background
Photo courtesy of Marcio Paes Barreto

Longtime NOLSie Marcio Paes Barreto shares tips and techniques to help kids have a (reasonably!) good time while overnight camping

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