Hike Leader Classes

Open to all PATC members


PATC offers a hike leader class for hikers who want to learn new skills as well as to become formal hike leaders for PATC. This course will help in updating their leadership skills. The course provides essential skills for leading safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hikes.

Training is required to lead PATC hikes. PATC hike leader training is open to experienced hikers in the Mid-Atlantic who are current PATC members.

Hike Leader Education courses are offered periodically online and in person. The goal is to provide PATC standards for hike leaders to support safe hiking. Attaining certification is a 4 step process:
  1. Take American Red Cross Basic First Aid online or in person.
  2. Read the PATC Hike Leaders Handbook 
  3. Complete the Hike Leader Education course online or in person
  4. Lead 2 hikes to include planning route, advertising hike, vetting hikers, and leading the hike with under the guidance and assessment of a certified hike leader.

Fee: 20.00 for PATC members. For non-members, one must become a PATC member before registering for course. PATC membership for an individual is 40.00, annually. Pre-registration is required and limited to 10 students.

Upcoming Class

November 17, 2022: This course will be held virtually on Zoom from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 
Click here to register for the November 17 course
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If you have additional questions about the course content, contact our Hikes Chair.

Courses are open to PATC members only. Not a member? Click here to join