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Intro to Adventure
The Intro to Adventure Course is for any young adult who wishes to have a unique summer experience that’s not your typical “summer camp”. Whether you have never spent a night in a tent, or want to take your outdoor skills to another level, this 10 day adventure will give you the opportunity to experience things first hand, getting dirty, trying things out and seeing what works to solve problems on your own and with your team.
Short Courses offer bite-size experiences focused on a specific range of skills or activities. Designed for teens to learn to appreciate the outdoors, develop skills, make new friends and have some fun.
You do not have to be an athlete or in peak physical condition to attend an MOI course, but they all of our experiences are active and at times challenging.
You do have to be ready both physically and mentally to take on the challenges you will experience while on course. You will need to be able to rely on your body, but you must also understand that you can accomplish more if you come to the course with an open mind, a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, and the desire to work as a team with your other course members.
The Short Courses are open to a wide range of abilities and fitness levels.
The Intro to Adventure Course has more stringent requirements. Learn more about our physical requirements at Eligibility Requirements.
We strive to build teams with members from a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels. But everyone on the team should have a drive to:
Have some fun
Our courses are for people that want to be there. That want to be part of an inspiring team that faces the challenges and enjoys the adventures.
Become a Leader
Leadership can be expressed in many different ways, from community driven commitments to individual accomplishments, in business, personal, or educational platforms. You will explore your Emotional Intelligence (EQ), your strengths, and your weaknesses.
For us, resilience is having and developing the emotional strength, mental fortitude and physical presence to face hardships and come back stronger. Sometimes referred to as “grit” and often characterized as an individual’s passionate willingness to persevere and overcome.
We understand that resilience and grit can be practiced, honed and developed. It is an aspect of character that thrives through life’s hardships.
Learn New Skills
Our program is centered around the student-led learning model, where each person has control over their journey.
You will have the opportunity to learn technical outdoor skills such as navigation, backcountry travel, and swift water awareness as well as soft skills like group management, trip planning, and dynamic problem solving. No matter what your journey, our staff is there to support you and help you learn.
Connect with Nature
We believe that nature is the ultimate teacher. It provides the perfect classroom filled with natural challenges and natural rewards. At MOI you will learn from the mountains, rivers, and glaciers that surround our campus to build a deeper connection with the outdoors.
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Is MOI a good fit for you?
In order to get the most out of this experience, students must meet our eligibility criteria and requirements.
An average to above average level of fitness.
Able to hike 2-3 miles a day on uneven terrain often without trails. 6-8 hours of activity per day.
The ability to work in a group setting.
We are putting together a team. Students will eat together, learn together, and play together. While you will have time on your own, you will be with this group for the majority of your time.
An open mind that’s ready to learn.
We are all on an educational journey, a mind that is open to learning will always find a home at MOI.