Nature Mentorship

2021-2022 School Year


Ages 13-18
Wednesdays or Thursdays 9:30-2:30
+ Fridays once per month

Is your teen looking for some adventure? Rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, zip lining, archery. Wilderness survival skills- shelter-building, fishing, wood carving, fire-building, animal tracking, identifying wild edibles. Leadership- First Aid and CPR certification, mentoring younger students, leading games, hikes, and guiding younger students to connect with the natural world.


All of these adventures, skills, and growth opportunities are combined in our Nature Mentorship Course. Mentors will grow in their own personal nature connection while bonding with fellow teen mentors and guiding younger students in our outdoor classrooms. Mentors will grow in physical and emotional endurance through a variety of teambuilding adventures throughout the year. Outdoor skills will be put to the test on an overnight survival trip.


The nature mentor class includes summer and winter training in leadership and wilderness skills, and Friday adventure outings once per month throughout the school year. During these student growth opportunities, teens will learn from one another and develop a community of leaders. They will apply these leadership skills in the outdoor classroom by attending class as a mentor for students in one of our younger grades either on Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the year. Teens will lead small groups of students in games, on adventures, and act as role models for younger students. 


Course Schedule:

  • Fall Mentor Training- 5 days

  • Overnight Survival Skills Camp

  • Winter Mentor Training- 3 days

  • Friday Adventure Outings once per month

  • Commitment to one of the younger classes on Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the school year to lead and mentor younger students.



Apply Today!

Interested in becoming a teen mentor with Discovery Wilderness School? We want to hear from you! Teens should be comfortable outside, have experience working with children, and a desire to learn, grow, and contribute to a team of teen leaders.


1. Send an email to with the following information:

  • Teen name and age.

  • Why is nature important to you?

  • What experience do you have working with children?

  • Why do you want to be a nature mentor?

  • List of two references with name/email/phone.


2. Wait to hear back about being accepted into the mentorship program. You should hear back within one week of submitting an application.


3. Once accepted into the Mentorship Program, please register here.