WA Leadership Institute

You are a budding outdoor leader. You have hiked a variety of trails, experienced an abundance of amazing ecosystems, and now you want to add to your resume…

Welcome to the WA Leadership Institute (WALI)!

WALI was designed to expand upon an already solid foundation of outdoor knowledge and provide opportunities to test your skills. During your time with WALI, you and your cohort will earn your Wilderness First Responder certifications, which are considered standard in the industry. In addition, you will be educated in Swift Water Rescue techniques for river and water awareness. You will receive impactful leadership instruction as you build towards your capstone experience of working with youth in the field. With an outdoor classroom unlike any other, this is the adventure of a lifetime and also a must for any future outdoor educator who is looking to make the transition from student to leader.

Wilderness Adventures will be offering one section of WALI during the 2021 summer. Click below for the program itinerary.

Utah Cohort: June 7 – July 18, 2021

Application Process

WALI is a special program at Wilderness Adventures, so the application process is a bit different from any other trip.

  • Complete the WALI Application.
  • Upon submission of the WALI Application, a member of the WA Leadership Team will be in touch with you to discuss the program.
  • After your conversation with the WA Leadership Team, you will be instructed to complete the online WA Enrollment.