CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike Leader - Trip Leader - Event Mgmt. Training

  • Fri, February 23, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sun, February 25, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • O'Neill Regional Park 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA


  • 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.
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    Hike Leader - Morning 4 hrs
    Trip Leader - Afternoon 4 hrs

    Event Management WA evening 2 hr.

    You may attend one, two or all three of the training sessions.

    Option to camp for the weekend or just come in for the day.

    Friday Feb 23

    2 pm Check-in campground: Group Site C

    4 pm - Fun hike nearby. We will adjust the time if needed to accommodate those arriving on Friday and camping for the training. This is a welcome hike for attendees at the hike/trip leader training being held over the weekend. We will discuss and demonstrate the Ten Essentials and safety on the trail.  

    6 pm - Meet and Greet at campground C; dinner on your own or group selects a restaurant.

    Saturday Feb 24 - Training class at the Administrative Building Conference Room next to campground. 

    • 8 am - 12 pm  Hike Leader Training    
    • 1 pm - 5 pm Trip Leader Training
    • 6:30 pm - 8 pm Event Manager

    Sunday Feb 25  8:30 am -10:30 - Training hike nearby where participants will be confronted with a variety of situations that one may encounter on the trail.


    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 hike 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 qualifications of a hike leader. 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 in-person instruction with group discussion and problem solving applications and trail-based scenarios.

    Pre-Course Assignment: Review training manuals and video:

    Link to Training Resources: Click Here

    Printed manuals available at the training location at no cost to participants. Option to have manual(s) mailed to you upon registration.

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    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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    Course Length/Hours: 4 hours.

    What to bring:  Lunch, water bottle, mug for hot drinks. If you are taking the Hike Leader course bring a day pack with your ten essentials. If you are tent camping, bring food, camp gear, warm clothing.

    Weather: Average: February 65° / 46° O'Neill Regional Park: current: click here

    Facilities:  We will be in the campground conference room with tables, chairs, projector, TV monitor and restrooms. Trailheads located onsite.

    Overnight accommodations:

    Camping at O'Neill Regional park group site C

    Motels located nearby: Rancho Santa Margarita

    More information:

    Course Preparation: You are encouraged to review the Outdoor Experience Training Manuals ahead of time. 

    Link to Training Resources: Click Here

    Suggested Additional Reading and Video:

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