Mission Statement

The mission of the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS) is to foster a learning environment dedicated to creating opportunities to enhance personal growth, healthy living, and environmental stewardship within individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The GOLS staff are committed to providing excellent programming through outdoor education, recreation, and leadership training. 


GOLS provides education and skills training to help people stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors.   Located in Glendale, SC near the Pacolet River, GOLS provides hands-on, experiential training for “kids” of all ages in individual sports, including mountain biking, indoor rock climbing and kayaking. Courses also include wilderness medicine for first responders, wilderness first aid, outdoor leadership and team building. Class sessions range from short seminars to multi-day retreats. Adventure camps and expeditions availabe for children.

Climbing, Biking and Paddling

Rent, learn, excel

Facility Rentals

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Team Building and Leadership

Collaborative growth through challenges, shared ideas and teamwork.

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GOLS is a 501(C)(3), your support and contributions will enable us to continue and improve programming for the community. Your donation will fund our mission and is tax deductible. 

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