Values-Based Adventure & Education

The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is the values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. By teaching a core curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, environmental stewardship and the acquisition of technical skills, we help people improve their self-confidence and interpersonal relationships.

Outdoor Educator • Semester & Gap Year • Women's Wilderness

Our Courses

Education without Walls

Explore life-changing outdoor education experiences for youth

Medical Training

EMT • W+EMT • WFR • WFA

The Latest From Our Blog

2019 Outdoor Industry Conferences and Summits

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There’s a paradox in this outdoor education industry of ours, and that seeming contradiction is this: Sometimes you have to go indoors in order to continue to enjoy the outdoors. Think back to the last time you opened your eyes…

Meet the Student: Gordon Harrison III

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If Gordon Harrison’s name sounds familiar to you, that likely means one of two things: You either know him personally or you’re a fan of the water sport known as wakeboarding. David “Gordon” Harrison (the third)…