Special Programs

The Alzar School is the ultimate outdoor classroom. In addition, students are presented with opportunities to participate in special programs every year.

Camp Cup Challenge 2013 729Camp Cup & PLUS

The Camp Cup is an event for young paddlers attending summer camps in Western North Carolina.  It is a two-day, noncompetitive event designed to help teens network with other paddlers.  Read more… 

Additionally, coaches from the Alzar School bring the activities and excitement of the Camp Cup directly to camps with the "PLUS" program.  Read more...

Students practicing wilderness first aid skills.Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Each semester, the Alzar School offers its students the opportunity to learn and practice wilderness first aid skills. Outside participants are invited to join this special program. The Wilderness Advanced First Aid course is designed to provide participants with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Wilderness guides, expedition leaders, outdoor instructors and avid backcountry travelers benefit from this training.  This 5-day course focuses on stabilization, treatment and evacuation guidelines for patients in backcountry environments. Emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation.  Read more…

Roam Summer Course

The Roam Summer Course is a 21-day program for 14- to 15-year-old students.  During this summer adventure, students backpack in the Central Idaho mountains and raft/inflatable kayak on the Salmon River.  This course also includes a visit to the Nez Perce Native American tribe.  They also earn academic credit for completing this course. Read more...