NOLS Leadership Trips
Overview & History
Dudley has offered leadership-based, extended wilderness trips for over 7 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. Find a full trip description of our trip on the NOLS website.
The cost of the NOLS program is the same as a single session at camp (see our Dates & Rates) and includes airfare. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.
Important Dates & Info
The Dudley & Kiniya application must be submitted by January 1st for any person interested in participating. Those accepted by Camp will then need to complete the NOLS application process.
*NOLS reserves the right to deny admission to anyone that NOLS, in its sole discretion, believes is unable to meet the physical, psychological, cognitive, social, or safety demands of the Camp Dudley Leadership Expedition.
Monday, June 29th – Drop off at respective Camp
Saturday, July 18th – Family Day & option to depart
Sunday, July 19th – Chapel & Pick up from respective Camp
Sunday, August 16th – Pick up from respective Camp