OLER Expedition Courses

The Outdoor Leadership, Education, and Recreation Program offers a variety of Expedition Courses each year. Expedition Courses vary in length from 7 days to 21 days and are offered in different types of adventure travel like sea kayaking, rafting, backpacking, mountaineering, and skiing. See below for the Expeditions being offered this year.


        Expedition Backpacking

If you enjoy backpacking then this class is a must. Backpack one of the exceptional trails in the Four Corner states while learning all that is required to plan and initiate a long distance backpacking expedition. Class will plan and prep on the first day of the class, May 13 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and then leave for the expedition on May 14 through May 19. Class will be in remote areas at high elevation for most of the field class. Lab fee of $310.00 covers transportation, food while on expedition, permit fees, equipment and Leave No Trace Master Educator training. Students must be in good physical condition and be able to carry up to 60lbs for extended amounts of time.  Click HERE for course listing.


       Expedition Sea Kayaking

The Sea Kayak Expedition course is focused on helping the student learn to travel safely and efficiently by sea kayak. The course includes introductory navigation, boat lean and edging, rolling, kayak maneuvers, equipment, loading, expedition planning and behavior and open water rescues. Entire class will be held during a long distance sea kayak expedition on one of the larger lakes of the Southwest. Graduates of this course should be capable of planning and paddling a multi-day sea kayak trip. This is an ACA Skills class and successful participant will earn an ACA Card of Completion.  Click HERE for course listing.

Send us an email at outdoor@sanjuancollege.edu.