Montreat College Outdoor Education

Montreat College Outdoor Education The purpose of the Outdoor Education Department is to develop Christ-centered Outdoor Educators. By combining discussion-oriented classes with real-world experience, students learn to teach in, through, and about the outdoors.
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The Outdoor Education major combines the disciplines of Adventure Education and Environmental Education from a Christian worldview. The Outdoor Ministry major combines the disciplines of Christian Education and Outdoor Education.

Mission: At Montreat, you find focus. And in this program, we’re focused on developing leaders. Strong, Christ-centered outdoor educators who are equipped with historical and philosophical foundations, technical skills, and teaching expertise.

Today is typically the day we gather to pray for and send off a new group of Discovery students into the wilderness to ‘...
05/10/2020

Today is typically the day we gather to pray for and send off a new group of Discovery students into the wilderness to ‘discover’ new truths about God and themselves. Unfortunately, this year’s trip had to be canceled, but we know that God is still working. Share a memory from Discovery in the comments below! @ Montreat College

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to @ariagonnafollowme !!!Aria has been a vital member of our OE family! She is an encourager, motivator,...
05/06/2020

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to @ariagonnafollowme !!!
Aria has been a vital member of our OE family! She is an encourager, motivator, and fighter for justice. Way to go! Congratulate her on here or in person!

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to @kristiegarren !!! She has worked sooooo hard to get her diploma and has impacted so many of us in a ...
05/06/2020

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to @kristiegarren !!! She has worked sooooo hard to get her diploma and has impacted so many of us in a beautiful way. Kristie has absolutely crushed it on the soccer field and in the classroom and is truly going to do many great things. Kristie has contributed a ton to our OE department and will be missed!

Give her a big congratulations when you see her in person or on here!! Way to go Kristie!!! @ Montreat College

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to Hunter Campbell!!!! @_hunner congratz!! You did it!! We are so blessed to have you in our OE family a...
05/05/2020

SENIOR SHOUTOUT to Hunter Campbell!!!! @_hunner congratz!! You did it!! We are so blessed to have you in our OE family as an alumni!! You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to where you are now! You deserve this degree! Good luck in everything that you do and know that we are all supporting you and praying for you!!

Please congratulate Hunter on here or in person!!! 🎉 @ Montreat College

SENIOR SHOUTOUT TIME!! @mtnbrowncoat aka Jonathan Brown is graduating!! He is a gentle yet powerful presence and will fi...
05/05/2020

SENIOR SHOUTOUT TIME!! @mtnbrowncoat aka Jonathan Brown is graduating!! He is a gentle yet powerful presence and will find success wherever he goes! He is a valuable member of our OE family and he will be missed! Jonathan has persevered through the past couple years and has overcome many obstacles to get this diploma!!! Congratulate him on here and when you see him!! You go JB!!! @ Montreat College

Our second SENIOR SHOUTOUT goes to @alicia.dehlia !! Alicia is an amazing and beautiful young woman and is going to do s...
05/04/2020

Our second SENIOR SHOUTOUT goes to @alicia.dehlia !! Alicia is an amazing and beautiful young woman and is going to do such amazing things!!!! We are so blessed to have her as part of our alumni ♥️. We love you Alicia! Congratulate Alicia on here and when you see her!!!!!! @ Montreat College

First up for our 2020 graduate spotlights is GRIFFIN PERSONS!! We absolutely love @gdpersons and are super excited to se...
05/02/2020

First up for our 2020 graduate spotlights is GRIFFIN PERSONS!! We absolutely love @gdpersons and are super excited to see where God leads him next! He is such a valuable part of our OE family and we are sad to see him leave but stoked to see where he goes!!

Send us your favorite camping spots for another chance to win an OE sticker!!! Giveaway ends tomorrow at noon!!Send to a...
04/30/2020

Send us your favorite camping spots for another chance to win an OE sticker!!!

Giveaway ends tomorrow at noon!!
Send to [email protected]du!!

STICKER GIVEAWAY PHOTO CONTEST!!! Send us photos of your favorite campsite! This isn’t just for tent campers, send us yo...
04/27/2020

STICKER GIVEAWAY PHOTO CONTEST!!!

Send us photos of your favorite campsite! This isn’t just for tent campers, send us your rigs, RVs, backyard, or quarantine home campsites!! Wherever you set up - send us a pic and description of the location!!

Winner will be chosen on Friday at noon!! :).

Send them to [email protected] or DM/message us on FB or insta!

Join the world’s largest environmental film festival- hosted virtually this year! So many films! Check it out!!Let’s kee...
04/23/2020

Join the world’s largest environmental film festival- hosted virtually this year! So many films! Check it out!!
Let’s keep celebrating this rad planet! 🌎
https://dceff.org/

Here are some international sunsets from @the_woody_woodward and Lindi Barrett!!! Thank you all!!
04/14/2020

Here are some international sunsets from @the_woody_woodward and Lindi Barrett!!! Thank you all!!

More sunsets from @ericthardin ‘s family!! Thanks Scott!!! picture 1 is Cathedral Peak Yosemite NPpicture 2 & 3 East Chi...
04/14/2020

More sunsets from @ericthardin ‘s family!! Thanks Scott!!!

picture 1 is Cathedral Peak Yosemite NP
picture 2 & 3 East China Sea in Okinawa Japan
picture 4 Titusville Fl
picture 5 is Eric Hardin at Glacier Point Yosemite NP

picture 6 Hickam Field Pearl Harbor
picture 7 tope of Half Dome Yosemite
picture 8 Sequoia NP
picture 9 Death Valley NP

Keep on sending them in!!

04/14/2020
1) 📸: @ben_rader2 (table rock)2) 📸: @savannah_albright 3) 📸: Griffin Persons
04/12/2020

1) 📸: @ben_rader2 (table rock)
2) 📸: @savannah_albright
3) 📸: Griffin Persons

1) 📸: @wheelerdrew94 and @setzer012 (Kitsuma)2) 📸: @wheelerdrew94  and @setzer012 (Kitsuma)3-5) 📸: @stratocatster , @wil...
04/12/2020

1) 📸: @wheelerdrew94 and @setzer012 (Kitsuma)
2) 📸: @wheelerdrew94 and @setzer012 (Kitsuma)
3-5) 📸: @stratocatster , @williambuie , @kew4210 , and @ariagonnafollowme (max patch)

More sunsets!! 1) 📸: @gdpersons and @ariagonnafollowme (max patch) 2) 📸: @liamamunholand (Africa)3) 📸: @abbymrumph
04/12/2020

More sunsets!!
1) 📸: @gdpersons and @ariagonnafollowme (max patch)
2) 📸: @liamamunholand (Africa)
3) 📸: @abbymrumph

More sunsets to remind us of the goodness of God and the beauty of nature! 1) 📸: Margaret Hobson (Edisto Island, SC) 2) ...
04/12/2020

More sunsets to remind us of the goodness of God and the beauty of nature!
1) 📸: Margaret Hobson (Edisto Island, SC)
2) 📸: @annamariea2 (black balsam)
3) 📸: @abbymrumph and @ben_rader2

First three #oesunsetchallenge photos!First pic reminds us of the goodness of God in His Creation and specifically Jesus...
04/12/2020

First three #oesunsetchallenge photos!
First pic reminds us of the goodness of God in His Creation and specifically Jesus’s sacrifice on the Cross. Perfect for this Easter Sunday!

1) 📸: @cailinwarner (seabrook island,sc)
2) 📸: @karstendelap and @annamariea2 (black balsam)
3) 📸: @abbymrumph

Keep sending your sunset pics in so we can post them and so you can be entered into the sticker giveaway!

Dr. Daniel's Field & Natural History Class Spring 2019
04/12/2020

Dr. Daniel's Field & Natural History Class Spring 2019

Dr. Daniel's Field & Natural History Class Spring 2019

OE Sunset Challenge!! Send Aria your sunset pics and we will post them!!! ———————————————All photo senders will be enter...
04/11/2020

OE Sunset Challenge!! Send Aria your sunset pics and we will post them!!!
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All photo senders will be entered in an OE sticker giveaway!!

Back at it with some student appreciations and spotlights!!! Today’s alumni spotlight is @ladylonglegg !!! Sarah Legg gr...
04/08/2020

Back at it with some student appreciations and spotlights!!!
Today’s alumni spotlight is @ladylonglegg !!!

Sarah Legg graduated in 2018 and has a special place in our OE family!! She lives in Black Mountain with her husband Joel and she has a super sweet job!! She works on the farm at @biltmoreestate taking care of all the animals and educating the people that come to visit! How cool is that????
We love Sarah and are cheering for her from the sidelines!!
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Alumni - We want to hear from you! Please send your stories to [email protected]!! We’d love to shine a light on what you’re doing!!

Until tomorrow...
03/27/2020

Until tomorrow...

Photos from Montreat College Outdoor Education's post
03/26/2020

Photos from Montreat College Outdoor Education's post

Day 4/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge!! Lots of folks sent some today!!! Hope these posts encourage you and bring you jo...
03/25/2020

Day 4/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge!! Lots of folks sent some today!!! Hope these posts encourage you and bring you joy!

Check out our FB album for all the fun!!! :) @ Montreat College

Adding some more pictures to the #oepositivitychallenge photo album on the Montreat Outdoor Education page!!! C...
03/25/2020

Adding some more pictures to the #oepositivitychallenge photo album on the Montreat Outdoor Education page!!! Check it out and give us a follow - also share it with your friends and family!!

Photos from Montreat College Outdoor Education's post
03/25/2020

Photos from Montreat College Outdoor Education's post

Day 3/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge !! Thanks to @savannah_jackson1 @ariagonnafollowme , and @mcgruver for some fun ph...
03/25/2020

Day 3/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge !!
Thanks to @savannah_jackson1 @ariagonnafollowme , and @mcgruver for some fun photos!!

We love seeing everyone’s smiling faces! Keep sending them in to [email protected] or posting them yourselves!!
@montreatcollegeoe @ Montreat College

Day 2/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge Featuring some of our awesome students, alumni, and staff and their fun adventures...
03/23/2020

Day 2/5 of the #oepositivitychallenge

Featuring some of our awesome students, alumni, and staff and their fun adventures!!

It’s not too late to post your photos along with tagging @montreatcollegeoe and #oepositivitychallenge !!
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Send your photos our way to [email protected] or 717-468-5177. We’d love to feature them in our “Positivity Challenge” album!!

Day 1/5 of the #OEpositivitychallenge Send Aria your photos or post them on your pages using the hashtag!!! Some of our ...
03/22/2020

Day 1/5 of the #OEpositivitychallenge
Send Aria your photos or post them on your pages using the hashtag!!!

Some of our students, staff, and alumni that bring light to our program are featured in today’s post!!

Join our challenge today!!

OE POSITIVITY CHALLENGE: For the next five days, we want to encourage you all to spread positivity throughout social med...
03/21/2020

OE POSITIVITY CHALLENGE:
For the next five days, we want to encourage you all to spread positivity throughout social media!!!
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How to participate:
Send your photos to 717-468-5177 or [email protected]! AND/OR post them on your own page(s) and make sure to tag us @montreatcollegeoe and use #OEpositivitychallenge! ———
We want to be sensitive to the seriousness of the events going on and be supportive of those who are dealing with loss, illness, or other hardships. We don’t take this situation lightly and we also want to do our part to spread joy and happiness to all of those around us :).

Send us photos of your adventures, dinners, families, pets, awesome views, sunsets, or anything else that makes you smile!

Montreat OE challenges all of our students, faculty, alumni, and friends/family to this challenge!

BIG SHOUTOUT TO @anna_michna_ FOR WINNING OUR GIVEAWAY! She correctly identified all the OE historical figures!! @anna_m...
03/21/2020

BIG SHOUTOUT TO @anna_michna_ FOR WINNING OUR GIVEAWAY! She correctly identified all the OE historical figures!!

@anna_michna_ please DM @montreatcollegeoe to get your OE t-shirt!

Stay tuned for more OE news, giveaways and updates on the Montreat OE Instagram and pages.

Photo credit: @grace_noonan

HEY MONTREAT FAM - I’m coming atcha from PA - land of the Hershey’s chocolate bar and corn... lots of corn...————I’m wri...
03/17/2020

HEY MONTREAT FAM -

I’m coming atcha from PA - land of the Hershey’s chocolate bar and corn... lots of corn...
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I’m writing this post with mixed emotions - grieving the loss of community, yet hopeful that God is always working and never absent.
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For the foreseeable future, MAC events have been cancelled and the Rock Wall will be closed.
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BUT - there is hope.
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@williambuie and I (@ariagonnafollowme) would like to offer all Montreat students an adventure opportunity.
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Starting on March 23, Will and I will be available to all Montreat students to answer any and all questions pertaining to outdoor adventure activities in NC and surrounding states. We can help you:
- learn outdoor or survival skills
- plan a trip
- show you the “hidden gems”
- help you get gear
- find the best sunsets
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If y’all have extra free time because of lost employment, seasons ending, or classroom changes, we would highly recommend taking some of that time to get outside!!
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Certainly prioritize your academics, jobs, family and other important things, but don’t forget about yourself - and your self-care!!
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We aren’t encouraging people going out in large groups at this time, but I (Aria) , am offering myself to take individuals out on mini-adventures to those who might not want to go alone or who don’t have enough info about the outdoors!
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO ANY @montreatcollege STUDENT!!
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Aria’s contact - 717-468-5177 and [email protected]
Will’s contact - [email protected]
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We understand this is a crazy time for all, but we hope to bring fun, peace of mind and hope to Montreat students. @ Montreat College

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Hey Montreat fam. Due to the Coronavirus all MAC trips have been cancelled as well as the rock climbing wall will be clo...
03/16/2020

Hey Montreat fam. Due to the Coronavirus all MAC trips have been cancelled as well as the rock climbing wall will be closed until further notice.

Keep calm, practice self-care and do your best to stop the spread.

Montreat College

ATTENTION ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS at @montreatcollege ! please join us for a fun backpacking trip in a NATIONAL PARK next ...
03/12/2020

ATTENTION ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS at @montreatcollege ! please join us for a fun backpacking trip in a NATIONAL PARK next weekend!

No experience necessary!

Join us for a three day two night adventure. All gear provided - just bring your own clothes and snacks! :).

Message @ariagonnafollowme or @williambuie for more info!

P.S. the trip will be designed according to what the students want! So don’t be nervous- give backpacking a try!!!

Registration is now OPEN and will close next Wednesday. 8 spots available!!

Address

310 Gaither Cir
Montreat, NC
28757

General information

You’ll learn to teach adventure activities, team building, and environmental awareness in the context of an outdoor setting and from a biblical worldview. Our curriculum is designed to give you the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to both facilitate personal growth and interpret the natural environment. And then we take it further. As a student, you’ll design, implement, and administer outdoor education programs that are safe, challenging, and enjoyable. Our professors assist with enthusiasm—they’re passionate about building relationships and will challenge you to be a reflective, well-rounded educator.

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I am looking for staff for the Durham Academy Senior Challenge Backpacking trip with Black Mountain Expeditions. The trip is Aug 17-21. Training is Aug 15-16, but I would consider doing a training for Montreat students to work around Montreat Course schedule. Please Message me if you are interested. We need all skill levels from apprentice instructor to lead instructor. I am also looking for Rock Site instructoors and assistant rock site instructors. These are all paid positions in relation to experience. Apply here:
We are looking for Life Guards that can work for Black Mountain Expeditions on 8/22 from 9-6 PM. $100.00 for a days work! DM me if you are free!
Black Mountain Expeditions Needs one more instructor for Durham Academy 2018. Aug 18-22!!! Message me if you are interested! We currently have two Montreat students instructing. This will provide field experience and it also pays! I also need staff for two retreats Aug 22-24. If you have experience working with youth I can use you. Also need life guards, climbing instructors, canoe instructors, group leaders, and more. You can come and work one day or two days or all three!
Welcome Home Discovery 2018
Looking for a climbing instructor or life guard tommorow? Friday 9-2 PM
I am looking for staff to support doing a food pack out tomorrow from 10 until three. For black mountain expeditions. I will pay $10 an hour. I am also looking for lifeguards for several programs that I will also pay $10 an hour if you have a lifeguard certificate let me know if you have any interest. We have a number of retreats for miscellaneous positions as well over the next few weeks. I am still looking for two-three lead backpacking instructors that currently have their WFR and trip leading experience. There may also be a couple assistant instructors available.