The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) stands as a beacon for teens and adults seeking values-based outdoor and adventure education. With expeditions spanning from North Carolina to the Pacific Northwest and even Alaska, NCOAE offers an array of Teen Leadership Expeditions that are more than just summer camps. These programs are meticulously designed to engage teens in thrilling outdoor activities like backpacking, camping, hiking, and paddling. The 7 or 12-day adventures are not only about exploring the wilderness but also about acquiring vital outdoor and leadership skills. As participants navigate through these experiences, they gain a deeper understanding of teamwork, resilience, and environmental stewardship.
Founded in 2009, NCOAE's mission goes beyond adventure; it's about crafting experiences that foster personal growth and professional development. Their vision for a world where people are driven to serve each other and protect the natural environment is embodied in each of their programs. They are committed to creating empowering experiences that inspire participants to become responsible stewards of both their communities and the natural world. At NCOAE, every expedition is an opportunity for individuals to discover their potential, connect with nature, and develop a profound sense of responsibility towards preserving the environment. This commitment to excellence and empowerment makes NCOAE a leader in outdoor and adventure education.
Blog posts by Abby Barber, Noah Naftulin, Josh Naftulin, and Kiana Kim