Wilderness Skills Institute has changed its name to better reflect the growth in services we provide . We are now Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute. Through generous donations, the help of the fine people at WorthWild, and your help, we will be moving our operation onto approximately 200 acre horse, cattle and timber operation in the beautiful Cascades. Read More .
Our K-12 day and resident students earn their diploma following their passions in a series of total immersion camps. Our school is a proving ground for the best practices in education.Visit Our School Page
There are leadership opportunities within our camps for ages 16, 17, 18 year olds and up through adults.Visit Our Leadership Page
Our Wilderness Camps and Special Events are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make youth confident and self-reliant.Visit our camp page
Our veterans learn to train horses and mules, work cattle, and work a production ranch.Veteran Ranch
Caregiveres of veterans learn the best practices of healing those with un-grieved loss and unforgiven shameSoul Injury
Our therapy dogs and equine work with our students in our school, workshops, and camps. Dolly and Taft have had extensive training and experience working in hospice, palliative, Alzheimer's, and veteran care. They are popular at the Roseburg Oregon VA.Contact us for more information
“This is great, it is like watching a bunch of post grad students collaborating but they are 10 - 15."
(The summary of a teacher shadowing one of our mentors.)