College Excel Teams Up With NOLS to Offer an End of Summer River Expedition
For 10 adventurous days in early September 2020, Naational Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) guides, College Excel Coaches, and a team of students guide kayaks, paddle rafts and oar rigs down the Green River in southern Utah. The College Excel students will run rapids after learning to anticipate how the water moves late in the bends and to leverage the currents within the river. This course is obviously about more than whitewater paddling. They will also focus on building the skills to be a leader. Every day will offer opportunities to be in a different leadership role. From there they will learn about decision making as they assess rapids, communication as they work on conflict resolution, and tolerance for adversity when the weather (and group dynamics) gets challenging.
This opportunity with NOLS is just one of the many ways that College Excel is looking towards the future. College Excel students, like everyone globally, are adjusting to the demands of a nation under isolation. Despite the intensity of responding to the current challenges, it is been important to not lose sight of future opportunities and adventures awaiting the students. College Excel has adjusted well and continues to serve a wonderful community of students.
This will be a trip to remember and a wonderful chance to earn additional college credits. With the anxiety associated with the current events, it’s nice to have an adventure like this to look forward to. Take a look at the College Excel website for more details.
About College Excel
Founded in 2003, College Excel is the nation’s leading residential college support program located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. At College Excel, post-secondary adults (18+) with diverse learning needs requiring extra support are provided the structure they need to move forward, both academically and personally. Using a proprietary, blended coaching model rooted in Harvard research-based neurocoaching and behavioral coaching techniques, College Excel students receive daily support from a team of credentialed and experienced Academic and Student Life Coaches while earning transferable college credits.