Outdoor Leadership Program

Fall 2023

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 with a foundational understanding of outdoor leadership. To complete the program candidates must attend seven 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 meet on Tuesday evenings at Maine Bound Adventure Center from 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Meeting Dates: 9/12-10/3, 10/17, 10/24. Class does not meet over Fall Break. 

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

Program Cost:

$45 plus the registration fee for one MB trip and one clinic of your choice.

Campus Recreation has a scholarship fund! 

Applications Due:
Wednesday 9/6/2023

Invitations to join the class will be sent: Friday 9/8/2023

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

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