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Raquette River Expedition Complete

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

This years Raquette River canoe expedition was a huge success!  Despite concerns that river waters might be high from hurricane flooding, the group found the water levels to be perfect for the class 1 and 2 rapids on the last several days of the trip.  The students were focused and serious when they were working, but…

Students complete WFR

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Congratulations to the OLP 2011 students for completing the Wilderness First Responder Course.  They weathered a hurricane (literally) during the course and had to condense the content from a 8 day to a 7 day format.  Despite this, the students achieved the highest mean total score during testing day that either WMA instructor has previously experienced.  Now…

Hurricane on the Way

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

While the 2011 OLP students are hard at work on completing their Wilderness First Responder Course, hurricane Irene is barreling up the east coast.  The students are racing to get ahead of their course work because it is likely that the storm will close the college for a day.  At this point it looks like they…

Work Day at OLP

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

We had a successful work day at OLP on Friday. 11 of our students showed up to an optional day of organizing for the new academic year. We were able to organize the canoes and kayaks and clean out the boat shed. Many thanks to those students for their help. We look forward to the…

Gear Swap and OLP Service Day

Monday, August 15th, 2011

OLP is hosting a gear swap to benefit the incoming 2011 students.  If you have gear to donate, trade or sell please give us a call or visit us starting at 10am on August 19th.  Former students, staff, and OLP enthusiasts are encouraged to bring gear and clothing.  We will be meeting in N103 of the main…

New Student Orientation

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

ON June 21st OLP held its new student orientation for the 2011-2012 academic year. It is hard to believe that we are getting started again already after a demanding and successful last season. We had a large number of our accepted students attend the orientation and they look like a great group. At this time…

End of OLP 201-2011 Year

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

OLP had a very productive close to the academic year. The students were awarded 96 nationally recognized certifications for an average of 5 certifications per student. Certifications and advanced training earned by students were Rock Climbing Instructor, Canoe Instructor, Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor, Challenge Course Instructor, Nordic Ski Instructor, Leave No Trace Trainer, Wilderness First…

Semester’s end already

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It’s hard to believe that the semester has ended already.  After a grueling three days of practical and conceptual assessments, the students concluded the semester with an overview of what is to come when they start again in January.  The students are looking forward to moving into the instructor training/certification courses coming up.  Having already…


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Moving forward!

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Welcome to the blog for the Outdoor Leadership Program at Greenfield Community College.  This blog is dedicated to updating the friends, supporters, and family members of OLP students on the ins and outs of the program.  To date the OLP has had a very busy Fall semester and the students have worked hard.  Next week they will…

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