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OLDS – Winter Expedition Recap

March 22, 2017   •   By:

The Winter Expedition was a success! Students returned from Colorado with huge smiles and lots of stories. Over the 10 days we spent with Expedition Backcountry Adventures, our students learned a … Continue reading

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OLDS16 Recap – Refugee Outreach Edition

December 15, 2016   •   By:

To end the semester, our students had the opportunity to spend time working with a state side mission organization that works closely with refugees. This section was very educational about the basics of … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Sea Kayaking Edition

November 28, 2016   •   By:

An update from Erin Fleming! There’s no better escape from the hazy North Carolina mountains than a trip spent on the salt water! The crew of 20, including all three … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Mountain Biking

November 16, 2016   •   By:

Short and sweet. That describes the Mountain Biking section. The shortest and arguably the most exciting of all the sections that make up an OLD School semester. Two days of … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Asheville Outreach

November 14, 2016   •   By:

Asheville, North Carolina. An iconic city known for its vibrant art scene, historic architecture, deeply rooted musical culture, and remarkably distinctive mountain vibes. Bustling with quirky museums, farm-fresh eateries, independent … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Caving + Primitive Skills

November 8, 2016   •   By:

This past week, I had the privilege of going out on section with our students. It was such a joy to spend some quality time with each student as we … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Climbing Edition

October 24, 2016   •   By:

Our students have returned back to basecamp from climbing!  Rachel Gearhart has been gracious to take the time to share about this section in her own words.  Enjoy! What could … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Backpacking Edition

October 10, 2016   •   By:

After backpacking we asked Curtis Batten to give us a little recap of how the section went.  Enjoy the update and the photos of this beautiful backpacking expedition! The concept … Continue reading

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OLDS Recap – Wilderness First Responder Edition

September 28, 2016   •   By:

The Wilderness First Responder certification is internationally recognized industry standard for any outdoor professional, and the first section of OLD School! All fifteen students learned skills ranging from assessing scene … Continue reading

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10 Year Anniversary of OLD School

September 21, 2016   •   By:

It’s been TEN YEARS! 108 Students 8,880 miles backpacked 2,820 meals shared (with over 49,068 people) 324 certifications held 888 trips on the river 1,184 pitches climbed (multi-pitch) 7,400 miles paddled … Continue reading