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Experiential Learning for Outdoor Professionals
NOC’s commitment to high quality education is top in the industry. Our certified instructors have years of experience and take our courses beyond the requirements to best prepare students for professional careers. Situated at the intersection of the Nantahala River and the Appalachian Trail, NOC is the perfect location to offer specialized training and industry-recognized certification opportunities for outdoor trip leaders, disaster relief workers, military teams, physicians and other medical professionals seeking an exceptional experience.
From professional instructor training and certifications to swiftwater rescue, NOC’s renowned Paddling School prepares students to become instructors, guides, and skilled in swiftwater situations.
Raft Guide School teaches you the skills needed to work as a professional raft guide for commercial outfitters, summer camps, clubs, and outdoor schools.
Emergency Medicine and Rescue
If you’re looking to customize a course for yourself or a group, our private instruction allows us to tailor a class to your individual needs and schedule. We can accommodate a group of friends or family members interested in half-day, one-day, or multi-day survival or outdoor skills class.
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Leaders in Outdoor Adventure Since 1972
Legacy in Adventure & Instruction
Leading and innovating in adventure, instruction and education since 1972.
Memorable Outdoor Experiences
Specializing in quality experiences, gear and guidance for all ability levels.
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Connecting people and places through fun, engaging and authentic interactions.