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The Kennedy Outdoor Leadership Program: Building leadership qualities and confidence that stay with students for the rest of their lives.

The Kennedy Outdoor Program takes students on wilderness experiences, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental science in some of the Oregon’s wildest areas. What Kenendy students learn in the outdoors often times cannot be learned in a traditional classroom. It takes time, practice, and dedication to learn outdoor skills and to develop the core leadership qualities we expect in our graduates. The Oregon wilderness provides the ideal setting for this unique education.  Every excursion comes with it a tremendous amount of growth academically, emotionally, and physically….and of course fun!  At the core of each trip is a writing seminar.  Students are expected to observe, think, and write critically.