Hike Leader Training - December 2023

This course will be held IN PERSON at PATC's Old Rag Cabin.

Do you love to hike? Would you like to share that love with others? If so, we invite you to our Hike Leader Training! Our HLT is a 2-hour training for experienced hikers that provides leadership and facilitation skills for planning, organizing, and leading fun and responsible hikes.

PATC offers a hike leader class for hikers who want to gain knowledge of PATC standards for hike leaders to support safe hiking. You will learn essential skills for leading 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.

If you have additional questions about the course content, contact our Hikes Chair.

A Hike will be offered after completion of the training. If you are interested in staying the night, contact the course leader Michael Martin .
12/9/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Rag Cabin 2875 Nethers Rd Sperryville, VA

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