Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education

  • The MHCC Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE) program is designed for those individuals who are interested in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, and adventure education. Students in this program aspire to be outdoor leaders, guides, outdoor teachers, park rangers, and environmental stewards.

    The WLEE program provides students with opportunities to learn technical skills in rock climbing, mountaineering, high-angle rescue, whitewater kayaking, rafting, skiing, backpacking, and more. In addition to the technical skills, students are given opportunities to practice leadership skills, as well as the concepts and theory behind adventure education.

    The program curriculum provides opportunities for individual to earn nationally recognized certifications in Leave No Trace, Swiftwater Rescue, Rock Climbing, Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, Avalanche Training, Challenge Course Operations, Rafting, Technical Rope Rescue, and Whitewater Kayaking.

    Intro to WLEE Video

  • Program Mission

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    The mission of the MHCC Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE) program is to foster the education of individuals to become outdoor leaders, guides and teachers competent in providing an outdoor experience in various activities and environments.

    Josh Stratman
    Program Coordinator/Faculty Adviser
    Phone: 503-491-7201
    Fax: 503-491-7397
    Office: PE155

    Mailing Address:
    Mt. Hood Community College
    Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education
    26000 SE Stark St.
    Gresham, OR 97030