The course tuition includes a $20 non-refundable application fee. In the event that you cancel your participation 14 or more days prior to the course you may choose to transfer your enrollment to a future course or to receive a refund, less the $20 application fee, postage costs if course materials were mailed to you, and the cost of any advance course materials that you choose to keep. Any course materials that you choose to return must be in the same, new condition as when you received them in order to be refunded.
No refunds will be offered for cancellation within 14 days of the course however, you may choose to transfer your enrollment to a future course. The option to transfer to a future course is offered to each student one time only.
If you have transferred your enrollment to a future course and you cancel your participation 14 or more days prior to that future course and you were eligible for a refund when you chose to transfer your enrollment, then you will be offered a refund, less the $20 application fee, postage costs if course materials were mailed to you, and the cost of any advance course materials that you choose to keep. No refunds will be offered for cancellations within 14 days of a course you have transferred to.
Sometimes we have to cancel a course due to low enrollment, dangerous weather or an unforeseen circumstance. We normally require a minimum of six students to enroll before we will conduct a Leave No Trace Trainer Course.
However, individual instructors may choose to hold the course even when we do not meet minimum enrollment. In the event that we should cancel the course, you will receive a full reimbursement, including the $20 application fee, less the cost of advance course materials that you choose to keep, or you may transfer your enrollment to a future course.
For More Information
To learn more about Leave No Trace or how you can join Trail Patrol’s efforts to spread the word on the safe and responsible enjoyment of our backcountry resources, contact Trail Patrol’s Leave No Trace Committee Chair.
2020 Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
(NOLS hosted by PATC)
The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course expands on the skills and ethics covered in the Leave No Trace Trainer Course (prior attendance in a Trainer Course is not required). In addition the Master Educator Course teaches you how and qualifies you to conduct Leave No Trace Trainer Courses.
Instructors from both NOLS and PATC will conduct this backpacking format course. The first day of the course is a classroom session taking place at a park cabin where you will also spend your first night in a bunk. The second through fifth days are spent backpacking in beautiful Shenandoah National Park.
August 30 - September 3 – Shenandoah National Park – 1 classroom day, 4 days backpacking
PATC Trail Patrol is hosting the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to teach this course.
Pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Class size is limited to eight students.
Tuition: $865, includes all course materials, meals, and use of NOLS group backpacking equipment (discounts available for government employees and NOLS alumni).
Registration is directly with NOLS at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/leave-no-trace-master-educator-LNT/
For more information on any of the Leave No Trace courses contact Cindy Kelly