Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO )

SOLO Wilderness

Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) is the longest continually operational Wilderness Medicine Provider in the United States.  Both our Wilderness Frist Aid (WFA) and Wilderness Frist Responder (WFR) courses are taught by SOLO instructors on staff.

Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA)


The PCIA was formed in 2008 to help meet the need for professional climbing instruction in the United States.  Because of their strong focus on educational techniques and proficiency the ALI has chosen to be a partner organization from the beginning.  In addition to training our climbing staff to PCIA standards, the ALI is also a regional training hub for PCIA course providers.

American Canoe Association (ACA)

American Canoe Association

The American Canoe Association is the largest paddling organization in the United States.  With course offerings in a variety of disciplines and a focus on high quality instruction the ACA is a great partner organization for the ALI.  Not only does the ACA certify instructors in the teaching of paddle sports they also are an active voice for paddler access and rights in regional and national government.

Leave No Trace (LNT)

leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of outdoor recreationalists and educators.  With two LNT Master Educators on staff the ALI has partnered with LNT to help provide a well-rounded outdoor experience for our students and to help them realize the impact that our recreational activities may have.

Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)



The Association for Challenge Course Technology is the standard setting body for the challenge course industry.  At the ALI our challenge course staff are trained to the ACCT standards and our facility was designed and is maintained by ACCT sanctioned builders.  In addition to providing standards for the ALI challenge course operations the ACCT provides a voice for the challenge course industry and is active in the research side of experiential education.