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

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Education without Walls

Explore life-changing outdoor education experiences for youth

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The Latest From Our Blog

Elizabeth Shirley

5 New Staff and Instructors Join the NCOAE Family

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Here at The National Center for Outdoor Education & Adventure Education (NCOAE), we recently welcomed three new field instructors, a climbing instructor and a program coordinator to our outstanding team of staff members. Earlier this year, these five candidates…

NCOAE Seeks Funds to Send 10 Students to Alaska

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Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS), 10 students enrolled in our Education Without Walls program will participate in a 21-day summer 2017 backcountry adventure in southeast Alaska. The funding for the trip, which is designated…