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Lewis & Clark Leadership Course


The Lewis & Clark Leadership Course is an eight-day overnight camp for students entering grades 9-12. Students arrive on August 6 and leave on August 13. They are involved in activities designed around the historic Lewis & Clark Expedition.


2019 Camp Dates & Details:

August 6-13 2019

Eight-day overnight camp

For students entering grades 9-12

Camping out on the Missouri


Students take a canoe expedition through the Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River, participate in Outdoor Discovery Training on Canyon Ferry Lake and in the Big Belt Mountains and experience the actual sites and scenes of Lewis & Clark’s journey of discovery. There will be a Native American Talking Circle featuring acclaimed Montana State University professor Shane Doyle.

The course fee is $1,499 and includes transportation within the state of Montana, program tuition, meals, housing, gear rentals, speaker and museum fees.


​​Program Founders

Dave Nulf and Chris Parisi hold graduate credits from the University of Montana for Teach Lewis and Clark, a professional development workshop for educators. They have run four adventure courses in Montana in conjunction with the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, including an epic 23-day expedition from the Blackfeet reservation, through the Upper Missouri River Breaks and across the continental divide at Lemhi Pass. This dynamic duo team-teaches Advanced Placement American Studies at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, CT.

​“Thank you immensely for taking Elle on this lifetime trip. I really mean lifetime given the location, history and devotion of you talented, kind teachers. She came home beaming with pride of her new adventures and friends. I am still hearing tales from your trails and hope to for a long time. You went above and beyond to make her feel comfortable and she loved spending every minute with you.

You both are amazing in every way! We are so lucky to have you give your time, knowledge and camaraderie to our teens. If only every student had one dedicated teacher, the world would be a better and easier place. You understand the role of a teacher and it’s potentially positive role – you continually invest in your students for their and our future. For this I am eternally grateful.”

- Lowell

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