Guide Semester Dates and Rates

Fall Semester: August - November, 2018

Program Tuition: $9,000

Spring Semester: January - May, 2018

Program Tuition: $8,000

Program Outline

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.

Download Program Outline

tuition infographic


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.

Download the packing list

Wilderness Professional Semester Staff

scott chapman

Wilderness Director

hunter parrot

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.

Areas we will likely visit are Santa Fe National Forest, Carson National Forest, Local Peaks, North Wash Canyoneering, Joshua Tree National Park, Moab Climbing Areas, New Mexico Climbing Destinations

Check out more Glorieta Wilderness Videos

rock climbing
utah wilderness

coffee shop picture


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.