NOLS Cuts 60 Jobs, Closes Campuses Amid ‘Financial Challenges’

March 18, 2024

One of the country’s most important institutions for outdoor education will lose three locations and several staff. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) announced dozens of layoffs and the closure of three campuses last week after a prolonged budget shortfall.

The cuts mean that 60 positions, including 42 staff and 18 vacant jobs, will be eliminated or remain unfilled. But the school will also close three of its campuses in fall 2024, including NOLS Pacific Northwest, NOLS Northeast, and NOLS Southwest. Gear Junkie