Carolina Adventures

Exploring UNC’s Carolina Adventures options includes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive challenge course complete with high and low course elements and a 1,200-foot zip line as well as various sport facilities, including indoor climbing walls to prepare you for outdoor climbing. The Carolina Outdoor Education Center includes an Expeditions program which takes students on backpacking, kayaking and climbing trips year-round to allow students to learn while doing.

2019 Outdoor Leadership Series (Basecamp Experience) 

  • REQUIRED for all seeking employment with the COEC
  • REGISTER: Online or in the Campus Rec Main Office (SRC 101) beginning Friday, September 28th, 2018
  • FEE: $75
  • Outdoor Leadership Series will take place: January 18-21, 2019

Carolina Adventures’ Outdoor Leadership Series (OLS) Basecamp will give you a glimpse of what it is like to work for our programs.  This weekend will give you a working knowledge of the practical and conceptual components of Experiential Education.  OLS is also the main way in which we recruit new staff for our Challenge Course and Expedition programs. 

The program will run from 1/18 after classes on Friday evening through 1/21.  The weekend will be packed with experiential seminars, leadership discovery opportunities, an overnight campout with outdoor living skills sessions, challenge course participant day and more! 

Upon completing OLS, you will have an opportunity to submit a letter of interest to the Challenge Course and/or the Expedition program to become staff.  For both programs, there are on-going trainings to teach the skills necessary to facilitate and manage risks for everything that we do. As a new hire, you will also go through “on the job training” as an apprentice while learning more about facilitation and risk management for our programs.  Once Apprentices are comfortable and have demonstrated a minimum level of competency, they become paid Assistant Facilitators. 

We look for a mixture of experience, passion, teach-ability, leadership, team spirit, and grit for our new hires and are glad that you are considering joining us for OLS! CPR, first aid, and AED certification is part of this course. 

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