Eliza Kate Wicks-Arshack helps run our Outdoor Education department. She is responsible for instructing and course directing the wilderness course each trimester; managing the outdoor equipment and food of the program; and helping develop curriculum to improve outdoor education at Eagle Rock and beyond. Eliza, originally from New York City, developed a passion for wilderness travel as a little girl exploring with her family and canoe tripping in Northern Ontario. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Colorado College where she studied Sociology and ran their outdoor leader training program. Eliza first joined the ER team in January of 2012 as a wilderness instructor and subsequently served as the Public Allies Fellow in Outdoor Education at ER in 2012-2013. She has worked for several wilderness therapy programs leading up to 48-day wilderness courses. Eliza is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) and an avid outdoors-woman, cook, and crafter.
My favorite thing about Eagle Rock is that I learn and grow as much as our students are challenged to.