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. 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 Outdoor Program Director Scott Steen.
Dates and application guidlines 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.
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:
- Completed NOLS Application Packet (NOLS Application, Student Agreement, Insurance Form, *Health Form).
- Signed Dudley Kiniya Waiver
- 2nd tuition payment
- $75 for the Dudley/Kiniya NOLS “Marmot Stride” jacket. The purchase of this item is optional but encouraged. This jacket suffices for two required packing items. Purchase can be made with a separate check made out to Camp Dudley. See above photo as well.
*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 it is possible to 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 what you have, what you need, and how you might acquire those items (buy, borrow from a friend, rent from NOLS, borrow from Dudley). Learn more about NOLS and find a detailed trip description and NOLS Equipment List 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 Groups 1 and 2 Arrive at Camp Dudley campus in Wesptort, NY (including Kiniya girls) between 8:00AM and 1:00PM
July 19, 2014: NOLS Group 1 girls pick up at Kiniya campus
July 19, 2014: 1st Half Dudley Parents’ Day (includes NOLS Parents), from 2:00 PM until 9:00PM
July 20, 2014: NOLS Groups 1 and 2 Dudley boys Pick Up after Chapel on Dudley campus
July 22, 2014: NOLS Groups 3 and 4 Arrive between 8:00AM and 1:00PM
August 16, 2014: 2nd Half and Full Season Dudley Parents’ Day (includes NOLS Parents, from 2:00PM until 9:00PM
August 17, 2014: NOLS Groups 3 and 4 Pick Up after Chapel on Dudley campus
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.
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