Leave No Trace Trainer: Winter
Thank you for your interest in an Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) workshop.
Health insurance is required to participate in this program.
The Winter Leave No Trace Trainer Course is hosted at ADK’s Education Yurt Village, located at 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. This two-day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low-impact skills. Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends, and family.
Participants learn the framework of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings - such as schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop topics include Wildland Ethics, the Authority of the Resource technique, and the seven principles of Leave No Trace. This course will be a cooperative group camping experience with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking, and decision making while practicing Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The trip will be led by two of ADK’s Education Department staff, who are Leave No Trace Master Educators, NYS Licensed Guides, and professional outdoor educators.
During the weekend, each student participant will teach a 15-minute lesson on one of the assigned Leave No Trace principles. Topics will be assigned well in advance of the course so student participants will have adequate time to prepare their lessons. The instructors will lead activities and discussions on Leave No Trace-related topics including Wildland and the Authority of the Resource technique. Bunks are reserved for participants in our co-ed, communal lodging yurts. While the yurts are heated (55 degrees Fahrenheit), the wash house and restrooms are a two-minute walk from the Yurt Village, so cold-weather clothing and a headlamp are required. Come prepared to stay in wintery conditions. On Day #2, after we complete all lessons and agenda, we will de-issue group gear, debrief, and wrap-up the course by mid-afternoon.
Group equipment (such as stoves, fuel bottles, cook sets, water filters, first aid kits, etc.) will be provided. Participants are to provide all of their own personal clothing, insulated boots, and eating utensils. Please let us know well in advance if you require any equipment.
Participants should bring a lunch and snacks for Day 1. All other meals will be provided.
Prior hiking experience is recommended, but not required. Good physical condition, proper clothing, and proper equipment are a must.
ADK members receive a 10% discount on programs and lodging. To reserve lodging at the Adirondak Loj, please call the Adirondack Mountain Club at (518) 523-3441 or book online.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Tyler Socash, ADK's Education Programs Coordinator, at (518) 523-3480 x 120 or by email at email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you. Come prepared to learn and to have fun!
Minimum age: 16