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Outdoor Leadership Training Courses

This year's local leader training is over, but if you or anyone you know would be good potential AMC leaders, and were unable to attend this past weekend's event, the NY-No. Jersey Chapter's Outdoor Leadership Training course will take place at the Harriman Outdoor Center on the weekend of May 18-20, and that they may become DV Chapter leaders by attending that course and doing their two required co-leads with the DV Chapter. Click here for more information.

There will be another opportunity available in the fall in Connecticut. Watch this apace.

Delaware Valley Chapter Leadership Workshop

April 6-8, 2018

The Delaware Valley Chapter will host an AMC Outdoor Leadership Training Workshop on the weekend of April 6-8. To make this event easily accessible for DV Chapter members, this session will take place at Nockamixon State Park and the Weisel Hostel near Quakertown. PA.

Everyone is welcome to attend – leader wannabes, new leaders, new members, experienced leaders, members who just want to learn what leadership is all about.

Topics to be covered are the elements of outdoor leadership common to all AMC outdoor activities:

Activity planning

Leading safe and enjoyable activities

Leadership styles

Group dynamics

Liability issues

Decision making model

Accident scene management

Conservation and minimum impact issues

AMC leadership requirements and guidelines

How to become a DV Chapter activity leader

Map and compass skills

Instructors: Experienced AMC volunteers and staff

Why attend? If you want to step up to leading outdoor activities, the workshop will give you the confidence and skills that you need. If you are already an experienced leader, this workshop will make you a better one.

What’s the cost? The cost for the course is $35 for AMC members, $50 for non-members, $20 for AMC members who complete one co-lead by April 1, 2018. If you’d like to stay overnight at Weisel Hostel (where the Friday evening session will take place), the cost is $15 for one night or $24 for two nights. The Saturday night dinner cost is $15.

Age 18 to 29? Attend the course for free, and get a year's AMC membership, if not currently an AMC member. Click here for details.

How to register: Contact DV Leadership Chair Lennie Steinmetz, or by phone at 610-694-8677 for additional information and registration.

For detailed information on becoming a leader, including leadership requirements, click here.



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