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Dudley and Kiniya NOLS Leadership Trips

We are excited to again be offering  the Dudley and Kiniya NOLS Leadership Trip for the upcoming summer of 2014. Find a full trip description of our trip on the NOLS website.

Trip dates coincide with the regular camp session dates. The cost of the NOLS program is the same as a single session at camp ($4950) and includes airfare. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates. If you are interested in applying for a 2014 trip, see below for details or email Dudley Outdoor Program Director Scott Steen or Kiniya Outdoor Education Director Mollie Farnham at

Dates and application guidelines are current for the upcoming 2014 summer trips. 

Congratulations on being a part of this program. Please familiarize yourself with the information below and mark the due dates on your calendar. Checks and forms get mailed or scanned/emailed to Camp Dudley.

Dudley or Kiniya Trip name  and Session-

We are running a total of 4 trips this summer, 3 during the first session and one during the second session.

NOLS 1 :  All girls, first session

NOLS 2 : All boys, first session

NOLS 3 : All boys , first session

NOLS 4 : All boys, second session

Important Dates and Required Forms:

By April 1:

  • 1st tuition payment or a completed Installment Agreement
  • $100 NOLS equipment deposit, which is payable with a separate check made out to Camp Dudley.

By May 1:

  • 2nd tuition payment

By May 1 for NOLS1, NOLS2 and NOLS3, OR by May 26 for NOLS4:

*Please note that for those of you participating in NOLS one session and Dudley or Kiniya for the other session the NOLS Health Form covers the health form requirement for both programs.

Packing for the Trip:

Gathering all of the necessary gear for this adventure takes some time. Step 1 is to check out the 2014 packing guidance tool. This outlines which items from the NOLS packing list can be borrow from Dudley, has information on the Marmot Stride, and on the $100 deposit. Step 2 is to check out the NOLS Equipment List, and begin to see which items you already have, which items you’ll need, and how you might acquire those items (buy, borrow from a friend, rent/buy from NOLS, borrow from Dudley). Learn more about NOLS and find a detailed  trip description and NOLS Equipment List on the NOLS Pro website.

Getting to and from the Trip: 2014 NOLS Program Dates. NOLS 1 is our co-ed group going during the 1st Session, NOLS 2 is the all boys trip going during the 1st Session, and NOLS 3 and 4 are all boys groups going during the 2nd Session.

June 24, 2014:        NOLS 1 arrives at Kiniya, NOLS  2 and 3 arrive at Dudley between 8:00AM and 1:00PM, Opening Day

July 19, 2014:         NOLS  1 pick up at Kiniya campus

July 19, 2014:        1st Session Dudley Parents’ Day (includes NOLS Parents), from 2:00 PM until 9:00PM

July 20, 2014:         NOLS 2 and 3  Pick Up after Chapel on Dudley campus

July 22, 2014:        NOLS  4 arrives at Camp Dudley  between 8:00AM and 1:00PM, Opening Day

August 16, 2014:   2nd Session and Full Season Dudley Parents’ Day (includes NOLS Parents, from 2:00PM until 9:00PM)

August 17, 2014:    NOLS  4 pick up after Chapel on Dudley campus



See more trip photos and a slideshow combining all three trips, and get excited for next summer’s adventures out west.

Dudley has offered leadership-based, extended wilderness trips for the last 5 years. These trips are designed for our leaders in training, and take place in both summer and winter.  In 2008, this branch of the Camp program was dubbed the Boys’ Camping Society after Camp Dudley’s original name. As Dudley and the BCS continued to evolve over time, we’ve found ourselves ready to take the adventure to the next level. In the past, our trips have ventured into the Adirondacks, White Mountains, The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Maine Coast and even to northeastern Ontario.

In 2012, we partnered with NOLS, one of the oldest and most prestigious outdoor leadership schools in the country, to create an even bigger and better wilderness trips for our young leaders.



BCS photo Temagami


 These trips have all have few things in common. The focus is on leadership development, in small groups, in a wilderness setting. In addition, trips maintain a firm grasp on Camp Dudley roots, staff and leadership, and traditions. “The Other Fellow First”, our Camp Motto, remains part of an ongoing conversations. While on the trail, we do Vespers and Sunday Talks, and relate much of what we learn back to leadership at Camp. On the BCS, we maintain Camp continuity by balancing our 4 Dudley pillars in our daily activities,
Arts, Athletics, Spiritual and the Outdoors.



In 2011, we had a very successful BCS ‘Maine and Canada Exploration’ trip. The group of 8 boys spent 10 days canoeing in northern Ontario, a week road biking on the coast of Maine, and several days doing community service projects in the local Westport ar

Camp Dudley also offers a winter trip, the BCS Winter Leadership Trip. This week-long trip is for our 16 and 17 year-old boys who hope someday to be a leader at Dudley. The trip is based out of the Westport campus and concentrates on leadership, outdoor skills, and community service. This year’s trip was amazing and we are very excited to offer this adventure again. Trip dates are Dec 26th- Jan 31st.

“Everybody on the trip got the chance to go knee deep in snow to make it easier for those behind. We all worked together knowing we were all going through the same hardships. The day came to an end with a beautiful sunset, a great dinner, and a moving vesper in front of the fire in our yurt. We all slept well that night.” Peter Rogers


To apply, please contact Leadership Director Mark Davenport or Outdoor Program Director, Scott Steen.

Click here for a slide show of the last four years of the BCS or  click here for some great photos from last year’s trip.


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