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

Gratitude is an Action Word for NCOAE Staff

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Gratitude is most often used as a noun, describing as it does, the feeling of being thankful. This warm and comforting word is often bandied about during the holidays, when we reflect upon all of the things for which we…
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Now Hiring Part-time EMT Course Instructors

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The economy is booming and we here at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) find ourselves in the position of seeking a few part-time instructors. Specifically, we're looking for instructors to supplement our expanding team of EMT professionals…
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Get to Know Us: Ricardo Flores, NCOAE Field Instructor

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The thing that makes Ricardo Flores exceedingly well qualified to serve as a National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education field instructor is his love of the outdoors and experience in group dynamics through his corporate  management experience.