Outdoor Education

Combining education and the environment

The Outdoor Education Office at Earlham College helps promote the adventuresome spirit through safe, high quality experiential and outdoor education programs. By fostering the development of technical and interpersonal skills, students gain confidence through increasing competence. Our programs aim ultimately to develop strong leaders who can flexibly apply their skills and knowledge to a variety of situations.

A unique aspect of the program is the expeditionary-based learning programs and courses. Leadership positions on month-long courses in Utah and Canada (August Wilderness and May Terms), and shorter field courses provide students with opportunities for in-depth, intensive study combined with real, hands-on teaching and learning.

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August Wilderness is an orientation program designed for first and second-years. One of the oldest and longest wilderness programs of its kind in the country, 17-day expeditions take place in the Uinta Mountains of Northeast Utah and Wabikimi Provincial Park in Canada. Read more...

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions