Rock Climbing, Kayaking and More
Rock climbing, kayaking, caving, and instructor certification programs
offered in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont of Virginia. The
Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School, OWLS, was founded in 1996
in Wyoming. The school then re-located it's headquarters to Central
In 2002 The Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School opened an Office
in Bozeman, Montana to serve it's clients with Winter based educational
programs. In 2006 OWLS launched is nationally acclaimed Guide Training
Today OWLS operates in all 50 states, Patagonia South America,
and Kenya Africa. The Eastern United States is run out of the Charlottesville
location with a national staff of over 45 lead and assistant instructors.
At OWLS, adventurers will be taught proper land ethics in order
to insure protection of the federal lands. The idea of utilizing
nature’s resources without impacting the environment will
be the basis of all excursions, thereby maintaining the land for
the benefit of all. OWLS will teach practical methods of reducing
human impact on the environment while mountain biking, backpacking,
camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. We are members of "Leave
No Trace' and "Tread Lightly" and adhere to a strict environmental
code. Our courses are conducted under AMGA, ACA, and ACCT Standards.
The school also runs a "Community Give Back Program" that
allows underprivileged youth to participate in OWLS programs at
a low cost.