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Photo courtesy Jacqueline Garcia Jacqueline Garcia recently returned from her National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) trip to Sweden. As GECKO’s (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) first overseas National Outdoor Leadership School participant, Garcia spent two weeks sea kayaking and two weeks backpacking and mountaineering during her trip abroad.
Photo courtesy Jacqueline Garcia
Jacqueline Garcia recently returned from her National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) trip to Sweden. As GECKO’s (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) first overseas National Outdoor Leadership School participant, Garcia spent two weeks sea kayaking and two weeks backpacking and mountaineering during her trip abroad.

By Stewart Bellina
Special to The SUN

National Outdoor Leadership School participant returns from Sweden

GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) recently saw one of its scholarship recipients, Jacqueline Garcia, return from her National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) trip to Sweden.

As the first overseas NOLS participant, Garcia spent two weeks sea kayaking and two weeks backpacking and mountaineering during her trip abroad. She was also able to experience some of the local culture — a treat rarely afforded to students on NOLS trips, which is usually focused on wilderness survival in the backcountry.

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