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Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Outdoor Recreation Leadership Training

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, 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, gear, parks and network of other community organizations who share the pursuit of introducing community groups to camping and the benefits of outdoor experiences.

Training Topics include:

  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

The training session consists of three-days & two nights of 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. 
Training times are subject to change

Registration Cost: $200 per participant, payable to California State Parks Foundation at time of registration.  The registration cost includes training and materials, camping equipment, and all meals.
A 10% discount applies for enrollment of three or more participants per agency.