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Fought, Jayne

Adjunct Faculty- Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education

Jayne has 30 years of experiences in the outdoors. She loves sharing her passion for nature and education with the people she instructs and guides.

Backpacking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming in the late 1980s solidified a passion for the outdoors and a desire to share that passion with others. Jayne has backpacked all over the United States and feels incredibly lucky to call Pisgah National Forest her "backyard".

Jayne is also an avid paddler, with thousands of miles of experience, from the swamps of the Everglades, to the remote wild rivers of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, including the entire 220 miles of the French Broad River. Jayne not only teaches backpacking and paddling, but leads backpacking and paddling trips, and facilitates workshops on a variety of outdoor topics.

For the last several years, Jayne has spent her summers working as an adventure specialist at Rockbrook Camp for Girls; raft guiding on the Nantahala River, ziplining, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing. Jayne combines her love of the outdoors with a passion for education, sense of humor, and flexibility to bring the groups she guides and teaches a unique and unforgettable experience.


M.A. in Secondary Education- Indiana University

B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology- Goshen College

North Carolina Teaching Certificate in social studies


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