Guide Semester Dates and Rates
Fall Semester: August - November, 2017
Spring Semester: January - May, 2018
Program Tuition: $8,000
- Payments plans are available.
- We work hard to have a few scholarship dollars available each semester. Donate to our Scholarship Fund.
- We can help you find ways to raise funds and apply for grants. Financial Aid
Download the comprehensive program outline for complete information about trainings and certifications included, education resources used in the course, instructor qualifications and student teaching opportunities.
Other Costs Not Included in Tuition
Tuition includes housing, food, training costs, certification courses and exams, major group gear and all travel during the course. Tuition does not include travel to and from the program, required personal gear, pocket money or activities on off days.
Outdoor Gear: $50 - $600
Spending on personal items is not included. Examples include spending money on trips, personal recreation, personal health insurance, toiletries, bedding, laundry, etc.
Wilderness Professional Semester Staff
Guide Semester Coordinator
Glorieta sits in the Rocky Mountains and many of our trips are at altitude, in the mountains and across the American Southwest. You can expect varied weather and swinging temperatures but generally a lot of sunshine.
Guide Semester students live in a house in the Glorieta neighborhood when they are not in the backcountry or on a trip. During backcountry and trip time, which makes up about 60% of the semester, students camp in tents. When students are not in the field we include them in Glorieta community events. We want them to observe the organization and ministry as well as benefit from relationships with the staff. Most weeks students are invited for dinner at one of the full-time staff homes.