AEE Accredited Programs

Why Should I Choose an Accredited Program?

Browse the current roster of Accredited Programs by category. Programs are listed alphabetically within each category, with the date of initial accreditation provided. Attaining accredited status through the AEE Accreditation Program is solid evidence of an organization’s commitment to quality and safety, belief in professional standards, and allocation of resources toward continued excellence and improvement.

Programs that achieve AEE Accredited status can be confident that they meet or exceed recognized industry standards. 

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Wilderness / Adventure Programs 

Boojum Institute For Experiential Education: Accredited Since 2006   

Deer Hill Expeditions: Accredited Since 2001

The Hanifl Centre: Accredited Since 2020  

International Wilderness Leadership School: Accredited Since 2008 

Kroka Expeditions: Accredited Since 2013

National Outdoor Leadership School: Accredited Since 1995 

Nature's Classroom: Accredited Since 2006 

National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education: Accredited Since 2015

Onward and Upward: Accredited Since 2017   

Outward Bound Hong Kong: Accredited Since 2011

The Outdoor Education Group: Accredited Since 2019

Pali Institute: Accredited Since 2007   

Pathfinder Outdoor Education Inc.: Accredited Since 1998 

Philadelphia Outward Bound School: Accredited Since 2017

Princeton-Blairstown Center: Accredited Since 2019   

The Mountain Center: Accredited Since 2000    

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries: Accredited Since 2006


University & College Programs

Brown University - Outdoor Leadership Training: Accredited Since 1998 

California State University, NorthRidge-  Recreation and Tourism Management: Accredited Since 2018 

Greenfield Community College - Outdoor Leadership Program: Accredited Since 1998    

Harvard University - First-year Outdoor Program: Accredited Since 2000

New England College - Outdoor Program: Accredited Since 2019

Outdoor Recreation and Education Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Accredited Since 2010

Prescott College: Accredited Since 1997   

Sterling College: Accredited Since 2007   

University of New Hampshire - Outdoor Education, Brown Center for Innovative Leadership,
and Outdoor Adventures:  Accredited Since 1996

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - The Carolina Outdoor Education Center: Accredited Since 2002    

Utah Valley University - Outdoor Recreation Management Degree Program:  Accredited Since 2012


K-12 Programs

Chadwick School - Outdoor Education: Accredited Since 1996 

Chadwick International - Outdoor Education: Accredited Since 2019   

Colorado Rocky Mountain School: Accredited Since 2003 

Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center: Accredited Since 2005   

French Broad River Academy: Accredited Since 2013   

Santa Barbara Middle School : Accredited Since 2003

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School: Accredited Since 2012   

The Link School: Accredited Since 2010


Therapeutic Programs

Adventure Works: Accredited Since 2017

ANASAZI Foundation:  Accredited Since 2015

Aspiro: Accredited since 2015

Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness: Accredited Since 2005

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center: Accredited Since 1996

Elements Wilderness Program:  Accredited Since 2015 

Evoke at Entrada: Accredited Since 2015   

Inner Harbor Hospitals Ltd. (Youth Villages):  Accredited Since 1999

Legacy Outdoor Adventures: Accredited Since 2016

New Directions Youth and Family Services: Accredited Since 2004

New Summit Academy: Accredited Since 2019 

Deschutes Wilderness Therapy: Accredited Since 2016

New Vision Wilderness Wisconsin: Accredited Since 2019

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy: Accredited Since 2014

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions: Accredited Since 2016

Pure Life Adventures: Accredited Since 2019

RedCliff Ascent: Accredited Since 2015

Red Top Meadows Teton Youth & Family Services: Accredited Since 1999

Second Nature Uintas: Accredited Since 2019

Summit Achievement: Accredited Since 2015

SUWS of the Carolinas: Accredited Since 2016

Trails Carolina: Accredited Since 2017

Wendigo Lake Expeditions Inc./Project D.A.R.E.: Accredited Since 2003

Wingate Wilderness Therapy: Accredited Since 2018


Corporate Team Building & Training

Project Adventure:  Accredited Since 1995