One of the most important factors for a student enrolled in a Coldwater Wilderness Course is their instructor. It’s true that the leaders we have will shape how we think about our circumstances, both the challenges and the opportunities. We are very proud of our Coldwater Instructors. They come to Coldwater and jump into their own training and it is rigorous and involved, demanding much from them. Training for a Coldwater leader is 6 weeks long and includes a 16-day Wilderness Leadership Expedition. They also complete Wilderness First Responder (WFR) taught by a nationally recognized Wilderness Medical School. Coldwater leaders care about their students and take time to learn about them. They work hard to facilitate great learning experiences for each student.