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Professional Leadership Development

The Outdoor Adventures by Boojum’s Leadership Expeditions offer unequaled opportunities for personal growth and leadership. For over 30 years, our participants have broadened their horizons through their explorations in the finest wilderness and outdoor settings imaginable. It is within these remarkable and unique environments that our students discover how to be adaptable, resourceful and creative while engaging in a variety of challenging and fun activities.

Our leadership curriculum not only emphasizes the development and perfection of “hard” outdoor skills but also teaches you how to lead others in your group which will translate into real life situations, in school, at work, or in sports. Our emphasis on the “how’s” of leading and the importance of the group experience clearly defines us from the rest. Our leaders do not teach daily courses then remove themselves from your group for dinner and to sleep in another campsite. Instead, they live with your group on a twenty-four hour basis.

Because we believe strongly that leadership involves much more than just acquiring “hard” outdoor skills, our leaders are always present to act as role models and to facilitate your group. This leadership role is significant in the development and success of your group in building a close knit community, where each individual will be accepted and valued.

Leadership Adventures

Students become the leaders as the course progresses through 10 to 20 hours of service learning opportunities, rock climbing, peak ascents, Primitive living skills, and backcountry orienteering. Our Leadership Adventures course takes place in and around Yosemite National Park with a focus on building self-esteem, self-reliance and leadership skills, while instilling a respect for the natural world. Students experience California’s magnificent outdoors while participating in courses ranging from 5 to 14 days. Our small groups of 6-12 participants with 2 leaders develop into close-knit teams, while engaging in rewarding and challenging service projects, Leadership opportunities amidst some of the most breathtaking natural environments of California’s Yosemite National Park.

Back Country Leadership Expedition

Students become the leaders as the course progresses through 10 to 20 hours of service learning opportunities, rock climbing, peak ascents, Primitive living skills, and backcountry orienteering. Our Back Country Leadership Expedition course takes place in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains of California with a focus on building self-esteem, self-reliance and leadership skills, while instilling a respect for the natural world. Students experience California’s magnificent outdoors while participating in courses ranging from 7 to 16 days. Our small groups of 6-12 students with 2 leaders develop into close-knit teams, while engaging in rewarding and challenging service projects, Leadership opportunities amidst some of the most breathtaking natural environments of California’s High Sierra Mountains.

Leadership Base Camp

Our Leadership Base Camp course takes place in the pine forest Idyllwild, California with a focus on building self-esteem, self-reliance and leadership skills, while instilling a respect for the natural world. Students experience Southern California’s magnificent outdoors while participating in courses ranging from 3 to 5 days. Our small groups of 6-12 students with 2 leaders develop into close-knit teams, while engaging in rewarding and challenging service projects, Leadership opportunities amidst some of the most breathtaking natural environments of California’s San Jacinto Mountains.

Sample Summer Leadership activity options:

  • 5-10 hours of service learning opportunities
  • Rock climbing
  • Peak ascents
  • High and low ropes challenge course
  • Primitive living skills
  • Backcountry orienteering
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