Outdoor Leadership Program

Fall 2022

Outdoor Leadership Program

Are you interested in working in the outdoors or at Maine Bound Adventure Center? This program is perfect for those who are interested in education, teaching, environmental education, parks and tourism, and anyone who may find themselves leading outdoor programming.

This experience is designed to provide participants a foundational understanding of outdoor leadership. To complete the program candidates must attend six 1.5 hour classes, participate in two Maine Bound Adventure Center trips/clinics, and attend an overnight expedition with class members. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate in Outdoor Leadership. This program does not earn academic credit.

Instruction Topics Include:

  • History of Outdoor Education
  • Facilitation & Debriefing Skills
  • Teaching & Lesson Planning
  • Leadership Styles
  • Group Dynamics
  • Decision Making
  • Risk Management
  • Communication & Feedback
  • Outdoor Skills

Important Class Dates:

  • Classes will meet weekly at the Maine Bound Adventure Center on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm.
  • Classes begin 9/20 and continue through 11/01. Class will not meet on 10/11.
  • The overnight expedition will be 10/22-10/13. There is a $20 class fee for the overnight expedition.

Applications are submitted online via a google form. Access the application here: Application Form

Program Cost:

$20 plus the registration fee for one MB trip and one clinic of your choice.

Applications Due:
Wednesday 9/14/2022

Invitations to join the class will be sent: Friday, 9/16/2022

Questions? Contact Beth Jackson, 207-581-1710 beth.jackson@maine.edu

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