Summer Adventure Camps

We are excited to have several outdoor adventure camp options for the summer of 2018. View the options for:
AOA Mountain Biking Adventure
NOLS Wasatch Academy Leadership Expedition


The Southwest U.S. is the place to be for your next mountain biking adventure.  On this one-of-a-kind trip, we ride the best trails and explore the unique beauty of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon North Rim.

Our first rides take us to the world-famous Zion National Park and ride the Hurricane Rim JEM trail and Gooseberry Mesa.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the park and Virgin River while riding this classic single-track. Continuing north, just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Thunder Mountain combines technical riding with amazing views. We then reach Grand Canyon North Rim, only open to visitors for half of the year.  The views are breathtaking while riding the Rainbow Rim Trail where it weaves in and out of forests alongside the rim of the canyon.

These lands are rugged and primitive, appealing to those looking for an adventure. Remoteness, limited travel corridors, and low visitation have all helped to preserve this rare opportunity for mountain biking enthusiasts.

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If you are interested in this exclusive mountain biking adventure for ages 14-19, email Chris Nester at


Explore and expand your capabilities as a leader on a 9-day adventure in the rugged backcountry of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

On this expedition, you’ll have fun while learning about the outdoors, achieving goals you never thought possible, and developing relationships with your coursemates. You’ll learn to turn challenging situations into opportunities, to get along with your group, and to be a leader even when you’re following.

When you emerge from the wilderness, you’ll be emboldened, confident and challenge ready. You will not only have increased your outdoor skills, but become a capable leader equipped for future challenges in school, college, and life.

Sunset en route to the top of the Sheepshead in Arizona's Coronado National Forest.

2018 Dates & Information

Course Dates: June 14-22, 2018 – Students should plan to arrive on campus June 13th and depart June 23rd.
Course duration: 9 days
Course location: Uinta- Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Activity: Backpacking
Course milage: 20-30 miles
Tuition: $2,400 ($500 deposit due with application, balance due by April 15, 2018)
Optional Tuition Protection Plan available for $129
$250 equipment deposit due with tuition
View Documents:
Course Description

Travel and Logistics

Equipment List

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education
800-710-6657 ext. 2720

This adventure camp is for students age 14 – 19.
Space is limited to the first 10 deposit paid registrants


How to Enroll:
  • You will need to create a username and password for NOLS, and click on that same link again and you’ll see “Wasatch Academy Leadership Expedition” as a course option and you’ll be able to complete the application with your personal information.
  • Once we receive your application we will enroll you in the course and you’ll receive an email from NOLS with a link to your student dashboard.  The dashboard is where you will find all necessary paperwork and course information.  You can submit paperwork through the dashboard or directly to your NOLS admissions officer via email.  Your admissions officer’s contact info is on the dashboard as well.
  • The enrollment process is done manually in our office, so if an application is submitted over the weekend the student may not see their dashboard until Monday.

If you have any questions about NOLS or the Wasatch Academy Leadership Expedition, please feel free to reach out to Laura Bagbey at 307-335-2202.  Once you have enrolled in the course, please reach out to your admissions officer for support.