What is Outdoor Skills School?


Outdoor skills school believes that spending time outside is an essential component to a balanced, intentional life. research has shown that individuals who spend time outside are less stressed, more creative, introspective & generally happier.

there are a lot of unique ways to enjoy the natural world, just are there are also a lot of common barriers that prevent individuals from pursuing those experiences. These obstacles may Be access to equipment, access to a mentor or other partners, a genuine fear of the inherent risks etc etc.

the purpose of outdoor skills school is to help people mitigate those barriers, to empower the curious to take their next, or quite possibly, first step towards spending time confidently outside & in turn making that essential experience more accessible...



"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread"

Edward Abbey



Outdoor Skills School is committed to implementing the four following principles into every course:

  1. Safety

  2. Fun

  3. Learning Environment

  4. Stewardship



Outdoor Skills School offers a progressive class structure that will allow a beginner to be introduced to a skill in an approachable manner and then continue taking classes that build upon that skill. more experienced individuals area able to choose which level of class is appropriate for their experience. The OSS class structure is set up like this:


101-Classroom Introduction

Excursion- Half to full day outing

Expedition- Weekend trip



OSS Staff


Jeremiah Moore, Outdoor Skills School LLC owner, has extensive guiding experience in a variety of outdoor activities. As a former Outward Bound instructor Jeremiah led backpacking, sailing, sea kayaking and canoeing wilderness expeditions in Boston Harbor, the White Mountains, the Everglades and more. He began his career as a student trip leader for The Ohio State University's Outdoor Adventure Center, obtaining the American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor certification. After graduating it was on to the REI Outdoor School as a full time instructor in Boston. Jeremiah utilized his rock climbing acumen as gym manager for Rock Spot Climbing in Boston and was also an instructor for Cincinnati Parks youth summer camps.

Chris Wallbrech has joined the OSS team, bringing his expertise in lightweight backpacking, adventure motorcycling and videography. We’re super excited to have him working with us. Check out his website to learn more about his video skills! 



Certifications that Jeremiah has earned include:

  • American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor

  • American Mountain Guide Association Climbing Wall Instructor Provider

  • American Canoe Association Level II Sea Kayak Instructor

  • Wilderness Medical Association Wilderness First Responder

  • PADI Open Water Diver

  • Swift Water Rescue