Outdoor Recreation Leadership

You Can Make A Difference!

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Outdoor Recreation Leadership is an exciting training that focuses on the role of outdoor recreation in developing leadership skills.  The training combines outdoor recreation leadership, youth development principles, and community building tools.  Participants will experience outdoor challenge activities as well as plan, implement and evaluate an overnight camping trip. Participants will be prepared with skills to, not only to lead overnight camping experiences with more confidence, but develop strategies and techniques to enhance all of their community programming. Upon completion of the training, participants will have access to the California State Parks' FamCamp® program! The FamCamp® program provides a trailer full of camping equipment and a campsite reserved at a State Park. The campground is usually located relatively close to an urban area and is available during the prime camping season. 10 of these FamCamp® trailers are located throughout California and each one accommodates up to 30 campers.                    

 Training Topics:

  • Role of recreaton in community building
  • Youth Development principles and community improvement Strategies with implementation tools and tips
  • Leadership development and networking opportunities
  • Outdoor recreation skill development and program planning
  • Group facilitation with diverse communities
  • Team building activities and opportunities to enhance programming
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The Training Session:

There will be three-days and two nights of tent camping, starting at 1:00 p.m. the first day, a full 2nd day and ending at 12:00 p.m. on the last day. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a two year certification that provides access to take others camping using the FamCamp® program! 

The registration cost is $200 per participant, payable to California State Parks- Office of Community Involvement at time of registration. The registration cost includes training resources and materials, all camping equipment, and all meals. 

Please contact our office to register!