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Outdoor Programs

We’re building leaders through wilderness experience. Our students aren’t just hiking—they’re busy facilitating workshops, fostering group development, and inviting personal transformation. All in the great outdoors.


Learning From Experience

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MYLES of Science

MYLES of Science is an environmental training and research program for 9th– 12th grade students (age 14-18) who have an interest in nature and science. We offer multi-day, science-intensive, adventure trips in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During the 6-day trip, students will explore a variety of ecosystems (while backpacking and hiking) and collect important scientific data along the way. Students will also interact with Ph.D. and professional scientists to learn more about field-based science. MYLES of Science is a non-profit outreach program operated by the Outdoor Education Department at Montreat College and funded through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (www.bwfund.org).

For more information email myles@montreat.edu or call 1-828-669-8012 x 3419.

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On the ropes, communication is a must.

The Team and Leadership Center

Montreat students have the unique opportunity to serve at the Team and Leadership Center (TLC). At the TLC, it’s all about group development. The facility centers on a ropes course, but not just any ropes course. It’s designed to challenge participants and groups physically, cognitively, emotionally, and cohesively. These challenges aid in overcoming obstacles to trust and communication, they foster leadership transformation, and they facilitate dynamic, team-oriented relationships. 

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Design your outdoor experience.


Montreat College’s premier outdoor program offers a unique and affordable opportunity for school and church groups to plan a tailor-made outdoor experience. Our expeditions often incorporate natural history, outdoor education, backpacking, camping, whitewater paddling, and/or climbing experiences, with a focus on encouraging team work and developing a spirit of servanthood.  Backcountry has been impacting lives for over 35 years.  

Montreat Outdoor Education students will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience necessary to plan and lead Backcountry expeditions.

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Educate outside.

You have an inspired vision and lots of enthusiasm. Combine all that with a love for God’s creation, and you might just be a perfect fit for our Outdoor Education program.

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Share your faith.

So you’re interested in leading groups in the outdoors. Maybe you’d like to make that your ministry. Our Outdoor Ministry program can show you the way.

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