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Hike Leader Classes



Open to all PATC members

Overview


Trail Patrol 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 two-day course provides essential skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hikes. It includes having one co-led hike with an experienced PATC hike leader in order to receive certificate.

We cover how to handle basic first aid, leadership development, trip planning, standard procedures, emergency procedures, gear and clothing (ten essentials), basic map reading and navigation and Lave No Trace ethics. The training includes lectures with hands on applications and trail-based scenarios. The course is open to PATC members only.

Fee: 50.00 for PATC members. For non-members one must become a PATC member before registering for course. PATC membership for individual is 40.00 Pre-registration is required and limited to 12 students

Dates: May 16-17 at Blackburn Trail center. Registration ends on May 6. Course starts 9:00 am-May 16, finishes 4:00 pm-May 17. Dinner is provided Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. Lunches you must provide yourself. Blackburn Trail center has bunks in upstairs loft area. Must bring sleeping apparel. Once registered directions and agenda for the two days will be sent out to the registrants. Class cancelled

November 14-15 at Blackburn Trail center. Registration ends on November 1. Course starts 9:00 am-November 14, finishes 4:00 pm-November 15 Dinner is provided Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. Lunches you must provide yourself. Blackburn Trail center has bunks in upstairs loft area. Must bring sleeping apparel. Once registered directions and agenda for the two days will be sent out to the registrants. Click here to register

If you have additional questions about the course content, contact our Hike Leader Training chair at bncfirme@innernet.net.

This course is open to PATC members only. Not a member? Click here to join


Special Class: March 28, 2020 at Crozet Library - This class is exclusively for members of the Charlottesville Chapter and Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter
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