Student Experience Adventure Leadership Semester (SEALs)

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The Student Experience Adventure Leadership semester, or SEALs, was created for students to pursue outdoor leadership and learn the skills needed to teach outdoor adventures to others.

Taught by the full-time staff of Outdoor Adventures, this semester-long course is a mixture of classroom, on-campus, and field-based leadership training to help students learn the methodology for managing groups and teaching them the technical skills required for outdoor recreation.

The Student Experience Adventure Leadership semester is an in-depth, long-term and exciting leadership development program.  SEALs is unlike any other course or training program you ever had. You’ll learn how to handle real situations, learn how to paddle, kayak, surf, navigate at sea or on land, backpack, and be ready for life in college and after graduation.

Application window for the Fall 2022 SEALs course has closed.

The SEALs Experience

SEALs is a paid educational program including 160+ hours of training and development all taught by professionals with over 20 years of outdoor recreation experience.

Cost: $220

This cost covers:

  • Skills training in surfing, stand up paddleboard, skin diving, camping, meal planning, cooking, navigation, and search & rescue
  • Transportation, camping equipment rental, and food for all excursions
  • Equipment rental for all sport activities

Classroom Periods

Weekly in the evening beginning the week of Aug 29 through the week of Sept 26

Date and time TBD based on participant schedules

Outdoor Excursions
  • Fri., Sep. 30 - Sun., Oct. 2 - Surfing in Melbourne Beach, FL
  • Fri., Oct. 28 - Sun., Oct. 30 - Skin diving in Key Largo, FL
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - Sun., Nov. 13 - Stand up paddleboarding in Dickinson State Park, FL
  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Sun., Dec. 4 - Self support paddling & camping to Elliot Key, FL
  • Sat., Dec. 17 - Thurs., Dec. 22 - Expedition to Everglades & Ten Thousand Islands planned and led by course participants

Trips that start on Friday will leave Fri afternoon/evening