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Adventure Leadership Opportunities

Adventure Leadership Opportunities

HESI 318T: Foundations & Applications of Adventure Leadership Instruction

Course Description: This course is designed to help students develop the necessary outdoor leadership skills for leading participants and groups in various outdoor adventure activities. The course will focus on developing technical skills, leadership abilities, and overall knowledge of best practices for recreating in the natural environment.

Mission:  
The goal of this course is to prepare students to be knowledgeable, prepared and responsible when leading adventure activities in the natural environment.  Course instructors are committed to teaching technical competence, environmental ethics, and outdoor leadership so students can be visible leaders and stewards for the environment when in the field.

Course Objectives:
Through active participation in this course, students will:
  • Demonstrate technical competence in backpacking, camping, coastal kayaking, and rock climbing
  • Demonstrate and practice responsible decision making and leadership when participating in outdoor activities
  • Demonstrate proper risk management in assessing environmental conditions, group and participant abilities and comfort levels
  • Demonstrate and practice the Leave No Trace philosophy
  • Demonstrate how to properly pack and prepare for  day trips and multi-day trips in any weather condition
  • Demonstrate an ability to use general outdoor gear such as stoves, tents, maps, compass

E-mail Amanda Even with questions regarding this course.

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Wilderness First Responder

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NEW CERTIFICATION
Dates

: May 28th - June 3th, 2016 from  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Eppley Recreation Center
Course Fee: $675

This program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. Hosted by Wilderness Medical Associates and the University of Maryland-College Park 

Register Online:  https://go.umd.edu/WFR2017

 

2017 Winter and Spring Interview Sessions

Click here to access the RecWell student employee screening interview sign up.  Only individuals who attended the informational sessions on 11/14 or 11/15 will be able to interview.  

For all questions contact Earl Cabellon at ecabell@umd.edu.