Colleges & Affilliates

College & University Affiliates

The Universities & Colleges that IWLS works with are quality institutions, together we provide the highest level of wilderness leadership education available. This a partial list of the schools that IWLS works with:

CSU Pueblo
Ferris State University
Georgia Southern University
Green Mountain College
Johnson State College
Minnesota State University Mankato
Northern Arizona University
Ohio University
Radford University
Southern Utah University
SUNY – Plattsburgh
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Georgia
Western State College
Western Washington University
Westminster College

Professional Affiliates
These Professional Affiliates work closely with IWLS to ensure an unforgettable learning experience, gained through years of development.

Association for Experiential Education
We are proud to be accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.


American Canoe Association
Many of our sea kayaking courses incorporate ACA technical training. Cerification is available for these ACA courses.


Wilderness Medical Society
Our Wilderness First Responder courses are taught according to the guidelines of the Wilderness Medical Society.

Leave No Trace
All of our course practice Leave No Trace ethics and policies.


Wilderness Education Association
Educating outdoor leaders for 25 years, IWLS is proud to be an affiliate member of the Wilderness Education Association.

Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education
IWLS is proud to be a Vendor member of the AORE.


Association for Challenge Course Technology
IWLS is proud to be Institutional Members of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.


Climbing Wall Association
IWLS is an active member of the Climbing Wall Association.