Outdoor Leadership

  • Learn a variety of technical outdoor skills
  • Earn multiple industry credentials
  • Develop leadership capabilities


The 2-year Outdoor Leadership program will provide the basic training and skills necessary to students that are interested in pursuing post-secondary education and/or employment in the many professions that relate to the outdoors. Additionally, graduates will gain the skills and confidence they need to pursue leadership positions in any industry. Students will be challenged physically, mentally, and academically while developing their potential for leadership, teamwork, and service using the outdoor world as their classroom. Students are required to be physically fit and able to participate fully. A sports physical is highly recommended. Fit tests include the wildland firefighter medium duty test: a timed 30 minute 2 mile hike with a 25lb pack and various components from the Maine Game Warden fitness qualifications.


  • Registered Maine Guide
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Basic Search and Rescue
  • Incident Command System
  • Lifeguard
  • MidCoast Nature Steward
  • Maine Boating Safety

Concurrent Enrollments

  • Washington County Community College (9.5 Credits)
    • ADV 110 – Intro to Adventure Recreation
    • ADV 130 – Map and Compass
    • ADV 131 – Nautical Navigation
    • ADV 170 – Maine Guide Recreational Preparation
    • EMS 114 – Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Cocurricular Opportunities

  • Outdoor Club

Business Connections

Potential Careers

  • Adventure Educator
  • Recreational or Wilderness Guide
  • Field Scientist
  • Park Ranger
  • Forester
  • Marine Patrol
  • Game Warden
  • Bush Pilot
  • Mariner
  • Military
  • Search & Rescue
  • Flight Medic
  • Trail Manager
  • Wilderness Guide
  • AmeriCorps Member
  • Teacher
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreational Therapy