CORP and OCLB - Outdoors Experience - Hike and Trip Leader Training

  • Sat, February 26, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom online & In Person


  • This is for both sections
  • This is for morning session 8am to 12pm
  • This is for afternoon session 1pm to 5 pm
  • This is for hike/trip leaders to attend as a refresher.


Let's Get Trained!

A message from Lance GO OCLB Chapter President

As you may be aware, GO Corporate is holding training sessions on Saturday February 26 to be  Hike Leaders & Trip Leaders!  These are being held as a Zoom on-line session so you can attend these sessions in the comfort of your own home; however if you are interested, a few of us are gathering at my house to participate in the training sessions.

Once you (OCLB members only) sign up, I will be sending you additional information such as my address, etc.  There will be an hour break between the two sessions, and we could order food (who doesn't like Pizza, right?) for lunch.  Besides educational, let's have some fun!

I figured it would be more fun to attend these sessions as a group instead of setting at home in front of your computer.

Just like the other chapters, OCLB is looking for additional hike and trip leaders, so I am requesting you to step up and take the lead!  The expectation is for you to eventually lead hikes and/or trip leader events!  Some of you are avid hikers/campers prior to joining GO; so let's take advantage of your knowledge and share the information.

Since we are attending as a group (if you choose), there is a requirement that you be fully vaccinated and boosted in order for you to join the in-person classes.

If you have any questions, please contact me!

Thank you & let's get trained!

Lance Whitmier

GO OCLB Chapter President

Click on the below link to register:



Hike Leader - Morning 
Trip LeaderAfternoon 

    You may attend either one or both.


    Sat., February 26, 2022 8am - 12 pm

    Be a Hike Leader!  Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, and local knowledge to make a successful outing. In addition to the course outline we will discuss any issues with past hikes and plan for future hikes. We will review basic hike leader procedures and techniques and latest technology and information.  Completing this course will provide participants with Day Hike Leader Certification. Also a good refresher for hike leaders.

    Hike Leader Syllabus

    Prerequisites: Great Outdoors member (click here to join). The course is  for anyone interested in becoming a hiker leader, learning more about leading effective hikes, or becoming a more confident and capable hiker.

    This Hike Leader Certification course is for hikers who are interested in learning new skills as well as experienced hike leaders  who are looking to update or refresh their outdoor leadership skills. It is suitable for all ranges of hiker abilities, from novice up to very experienced hikers.

    Objectives: Introduce participants to the skills, knowledge and attitudes of a trained hike leader, including appropriate risk management for day hikes. Present skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike.

    Content/Topics Covered:  Hike planning, description, screening participants, trail group management, emergency management, medical issues on the trail, map reading and navigation, outdoor techniques, environmental protection, and problem solving techniques and scenarios.

    Course Format: The training includes online instruction with group discussion and problem solving  applications and trail-based scenarios.

    Pre-Course Assignment:  Review training manuals and video.

    Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

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    Saturday February 26, 2022 1pm - 5 pm

    One of the premier features of Great Outdoors is overnight trips. As a leader you will propose, research and design overnight trips. You will manage and administer the trip using leadership and group management skills. Completing this course will provide participants with Trip Leadership Certification.

    Course Outline:

    • Create a new trip or update a former trip.

    • Planning, scouting, securing reservations.

    • Finances and budget.

    • Create a trip description and promotion.

    • Secure all logistics including any permits, and support staff as necessary.

    • Communicate with participants to provide information and answer questions.

    • Conducting your trip, safety issues, group management issues - preventing and solving.

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    Location: Zoom online 

    Course Preparation: We will send you a link to the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals. You are encouraged to review the material ahead of time. 

    Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.


    Suggested Reading:

    1. Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS. Bob Burns, Mike Burns
    2. The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide Mark Harvey
    3. How to Lead a Hike by the Sierra Club  15 min. video click here

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