Specialties

OLA students choosing the Mountain and Rock specialty take advantage of unparalleled rock climbing opportunities in the area. Those who love to be “on belay” make at least half of their required OLA trips climbing-based and by graduation, will master at least 5.6 traditional and 5.8 bolts ...more

Students choosing Winter Backcountry Travel as his or her specialty will spend quality time learning in the splendid winter wilderness that surrounds Community School. Participants commit to making at least half of their required mentored OLA trips to winter backcountry destinations ...more

Community School is located in a state filled with countless wilderness areas and pristine mountain ranges allowing OLA Wilderness specialists the opportunity to spend time in both field and stream ...more

Idaho is famous for its whitewater and OLA students choosing the River specialty learn to navigate the area's rapids and placid stretches with confidence ...more