Dudley & Kiniya

Dudley & Kiniya

NOLS Leadership Trips

Overview & History

Dudley has offered leadership-based, extended wilderness trips for over 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.

About the Trips

The focus for these trips is on leadership development, in small groups, in a wilderness setting. In addition, trips maintain a firm grasp on Dudley & Kiniya’s 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. We maintain Camp continuity by balancing our 4 Dudley pillars in our daily activities, Athletics, the Arts, the Outdoors, and Spirituality.

See more trip photos and get excited for next summer’s adventures out west.

We are excited to again be offering the Dudley and Kiniya NOLS Leadership Trip for the upcoming summer of 2015. 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 ($5100) and includes airfare. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates. If you have questions regarding  the 2015 trip, see below for details or email Dudley Outdoor Program Director Colin Loher [email protected] or Kiniya Outdoor Education Director Mollie Farnham at [email protected].

Dates and application guidelines are current for the upcoming 2015 summer trips.

Trip Names & Sessions

We are sending a total of 4 trips this summer, 3 during the first session and 1 during the second session.

  • NOLS 1 : All girls, first session
  • NOLS 2 : All boys, first session
  • NOLS 3 : TBD, first session
  • NOLS 4 : All boys, second session

Important Dates and Required Forms

For NOLS1, NOLS2 and NOLS3

by April 1

  • 1st tuition payment or a completed Installment Agreement
  • $100 NOLS equipment rental deposit, payable with a separate check made out to Camp Dudley (please note “NOLS Equipment Deposit” on check).

by May 1

  • 2nd tuition payment
  • The “Course Code” is CDLE 6/25/15
  • Completed NOLS ONLINE Application (NOLS Application-submit online, Student Agreement, Insurance Form, NOLS Health Form*-MUST BE SENT to Camp Dudley)
  • Signed Dudley-Kiniya Waiver
  • $75 for the Dudley/ NOLS “Marmot Stride”  jacket for girls, and Marmot “DriClime”  for boys. The purchase of this item is optional but encouraged as it suffices for two required packing items. Purchase can be made with a separate check made out to Camp Dudley (Note “NOLS jacket” on check).

*This requires a physical by a doctor. It may require you to get one before the annual date of coverage by insurance. Unfortunately it is a strict requirement of NOLS. Please plan for the appointment well in advance as NOLS must have these health forms ASAP.*

by May 26 for NOLS4:

  • Completed NOLS ONLINE Application (NOLS Application, Student Agreement, Insurance Form, NOLS Health Form-MUST BE SENT to Camp Dudley).
    • Leave the “Application ID” blank
    • The “Course Code” is CDLE 7/23/15 for NOLS4
  • Signed Dudley-Kiniya Waiver
  • $75 for the Dudley/ NOLS “Marmot Stride”  jacket for girls, and Marmot “DriClime”  for boys. The purchase of this item is optional but encouraged as it suffices for two required packing items. Purchase can be made with a separate check made out to Camp Dudley (Note “NOLS jacket” on check).

* 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.

First Session Dates

  • June 23, 2015: NOLS 1 and NOLS 3 Girls arrive at Kiniya Opening Day between 9:00AM and 1:00pm; NOLS  2 and NOLS 3 Boys arrive at Dudley Opening Day between 9:00AM and 1:00PM
  • July 17, 2015: NOLS 1 & NOLS 3 GIRLS Kiniya Parents Day
  • July 18, 2015: NOLS 1 & NOLS 3 GIRLS pick up at Kiniya campus 9-10:30
  • July 18, 2015: NOLS 2 and NOLS 3 BOYS Dudley Parents’ Day from 2:00 PM until 9:00PM
  • July 19, 2015: NOLS 2 and NOLS 3 BOYS Pick Up after Chapel on Dudley campus

Second Session

  • July 21, 2015: NOLS 4 arrives at Camp Dudley Opening Day  between 8:00AM and 1:00PM
  • August 15, 2015: NOLS 4 2nd Session and Full Season Dudley Parents’ Day from 2:00PM until 9:00PM
  • August 16, 2015: NOLS  4 Pick Up after Chapel on Dudley campus

Packing for the Trip

Gathering all of the necessary gear for this adventure takes some time!

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 or buy from NOLS).

Please feel free to email or call Colin (518) 962-4720 [email protected] and Mollie (802) 893-7850 [email protected] for further information and questions on gear.

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