The crews will meet for a 2 week session during the summer. During the first 4 days, crews will meet from 9:00am-3:30pm at Blue Sky Headquarters to get acquainted with other crew members, receive training, and to prepare for their wilderness trip. Then the crews will go on a 5-day backpacking trip, during which they will summit Mt. Rogers – the highest peak in Virginia! Once the crews return, they will have three more days at Blue Sky Headquarters to debrief and process the challenges and lessons of the trip – ending with a celebration for participants and their families, celebrating all that they have accomplished. The dates of the 2017-18 program are:
Boys’ Crew: July 11 - 22 (Wilderness July 15-19) Girls’ Crew: August 1 - 12 (Wilderness August 5-9)
Please fill out this form to nominate a student for the Outdoor Leadership Institute program! We are looking for rising 9th,10th, 11th, and 12th graders for the Summer of 2017. After we receive your nomination, we will contact both you and the nominee about the next steps. Please email the program director, Ryan Hamlet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.