I just posted our schedule for 2023. There are a few changes compared to recent years.
First, we won’t be offering a Wilderness Guide Training Semester. Instead, we’ll be offering the Wilderness Bushcraft Semester (WBS) twice. They have been the same course all along, but we’re going to eliminate any confusion by changing the name back to what it once was.
Second, we are going back a decade in scheduling the 4-week Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester during the high waters of May. In recent years we’ve run this in the summer, but with summer droughts our options were limited. So we’re going back to running it in May when we have lots of options, the bugs are not yet out, and the fishing is better.
Third, our 9-week spring semester is moving to summer. We will be offering session 1 of the WBS from June 4 to August 5. We will still be running session 2 of the WBS from August 21 to October 21.
Fourth, we’re changing the Expedition Instructor immersion program to 6 months. It will start with the Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester, followed by the summer WBS and Journeyman certification, and finishing with the fall WBS as a teaching assistant where students learn the backend of the outdoor business as well as how to become a competent instructor using processes we’ve developed over the past 23 years.
I have given these changes a lot of thought, and am excited to bring them about. More soon.