Outdoor Leadership Training - Backpacking
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 8:00am - Sunday, September 23, 2012, 3:00pm
Scolarship are available. See application form.
Fulfills New York State School Age Child Care SACC Training Requirement(s):
Youth Professionals Core Competencies Covered:
Designed specifically for urban youth workers, the Outdoor Leadership Training teaches the skills you will need to lead outdoor trips with youth. No previous outdoor experience is required! Graduates become YOP members and benefit from all of YOP’s services (check our website for more details) such as free equipment use. The training consists of a pre-trip Conference-call and four days of hiking and camping. Through experiential learning, this exciting and intensive training allows you to gain leadership experience, practice outdoor skills, and learn valuable information about leading youth on outdoor adventures.
- Leadership styles
- Group management
- Time management
- Environmental awareness
- Proper clothing
- Equipment use
- Nutrition and menu planning
The Outdoor Leadership Training is highly subsidized by the AMC in order to make it more affordable for youth workers to participate. Scholarships are also available. Equipment, meals, lodging, AMC guidebook and/or maps, YOP Outdoor Leadership Manual, instruction, and AMC membership are all included.
- New York/New Jersey OLT: $110
Download an OLT application packet or contact us for more information. Early registration is strongly recommended. The PDF packets contain a cover letter, in-depth information, equipment list, application, medical and release forms.