Outdoor Leadership

  • Learn a variety of technical outdoor skills
  • Earn multiple industry credentials
  • Develop leadership capabilities
  • Access employment opportunities with program partners
  • Join the Coastal Mountains Search and Rescue team


The 2-year Outdoor Leadership Program provides the training and technical
skills necessary to students interested in pursuing post-secondary education and/or
employment in the many professions that relate to the outdoors.  Additionally, graduates
gain the skills and confidence they need to pursue leadership positions in any industry. 
Students are challenged physically, mentally, and academically while developing their
potential for leadership, teamwork, and service using the outdoor world as their
classroom. Applicants are evaluated for attitude, responsibility, maturity, work
ethic, and ability to work as part of a team. Students are required to be physically
fit, attend every class, and participate fully.


  • Registered Maine Guide
  • Wilderness First Aid/AED/CPR
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Basic Search and Rescue
  • Boaters’ Safety
  • Paddlesports Safety
  • Lifeguard
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • FEMA Intro to Incident

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
  • Sea Kayak/Recreational/Hunting/Fishing Guide
  • Field Scientist
  • Park Ranger
  • Forester
  • Marine Patrol
  • Game Warden
  • Sail Instructor
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Ski Patrol
  • Military Enlisted or Officer
  • Search & Rescue
  • SERE Specialist
  • Survival Instructor
  • AmeriCorps Member
  • Teacher
  • Camp Counselor
  • Merchant Mariner
  • Ship Captain
  • Outdoor Retail Businessperson