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A NOLS Thanksgiving!

By Nate Robbins on Dec 5, 2012

This Thanksgiving I was able to
visit the Indian Creek climbing area in Utah. This was my first time spending Thanksgiving
away from my family. Instead of my
immediate family, this year I spent Thanksgiving with the NOLS family. I drove down with fellow NOLS intern
Mike Nerby and a mutual friend, Braden Herbst, to meet up with some other
NOLSies in Indian Creek. We met
with Training Manager Evan Horn, Research Projects Manager Mandy Pohja, and
Curriculum Publications Manager Adam Swisher our first days there. We shared gear, belays, and advice
about crack climbing. It was cool
to bring interns, instructors and people not affiliated with NOLS in our big
campsite. Upon his departure, Evan
generously lent Mike, Braden, and I his 36-piece rack of protection! Now we
could climb anything in the Creek!

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Topics: NOLS, Crack Climbing, Indian Creek, Intern, Family, community, Live the Dream, Thanksgiving

Lights On Interns - Leadership Week Update

By NOLS on Feb 25, 2011

Leadership week saw NOLS working with a program called Lights On in Lander, an afterschool program to promote academic excellence and positive youth development. On Tuesday, we talked about backcountry nutrition and on Thursday we taught the group how to best get ready for a day excursion into the Wind Rivers! But don’t fret, it wasn’t all talk- we played some games in the gym and then munched on some yummy trail mix from the rations room at NOLS Rocky Mountain. They were Happy Campers to say the least!

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, leadership week, Behind the Scenes, Senior Citizen's Center, Intern, Lander, lights on, #NOLSLW, students, community, volunteer, Rocky Mountain

"Hi. My Name Is..."

By Hope Wilson on Sep 2, 2010

Lots of introductions have been happening at NOLS Rocky Mountain. My fellow intern, Aaron, and I have just started.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Intern, Rocky Mountain