EDUCATION & YOUTH
Classes & Workshops
We have 2 basic categories of classes & workshops……
Teaching our volunteers the skills necessary to safely do trail building & maintenance
Every year, hundreds of PATC volunteers cut or reroute miles of trails. Fallen trees are removed with chainsaws, crosscut saws and axes. Stone staircases and boulder stream crossings are built using winches, highlines and rigging gear. PATC classes and workshops teach the skills necessary to safely conduct these activities.
Teaching outdoor skills for the public
Our Trail Patrol is the education and outreach section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Throughout the year, Trail Patrol offers a number of outdoor skills classes for the public. These classes include backpacking, hike leadership, Leave No Trace and outdoor ethics, and CPR and backcountry first aid. Additionally, our volunteers teach classes at your local REI.
Visit Our Calendar for scheduled classes & workshops.
Scout & Youth Experiences
PATC has a long-standing tradition of participation in Eagle Scout projects and other volunteerism opportunities for youths. For more info, contact our PATC Scout Liaison Rush Williamson at (301) 424-7132 or by email.