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Outdoor Leadership Training Workshops

Washington Trails Association’s Outdoor Leadership Training workshops are intended for teachers and organizations that work with youth and families who have had limited access to outdoor experiences.

Do you dream about taking your youth group or students on an outing?

Make it happen! WTA will help you plan it, lend your group outdoor gear and provide trip funding. Get started by signing up for one of the Outdoor Leadership Training workshops below.

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Outdoor Leadership Training Workshops focus on:

  • Thoughtful trip planning, area selection and preparedness
  • Appropriate gear
  • Critical group and risk management practices
  • Memorable outdoor games and activities
  • Leave No Trace™ outdoor ethics
  • Simple food and nutrition planning
  • Engaging information on natural and cultural history
  • Promoting leadership, stewardship and conservation

    July 2022


    Hiking Workshop

    Sat. July 16
    9 am - 3 pm
    Point Defiance, Tacoma

    An entry-level course focused on leading a successful outing with a group of youth or families. A 6-hour in-person event with required Coronavirus safety protocols.
    ($40, scholarships available)


      GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

      Thurs. July 28
      2 pm - 3 pm
      Online Webinar

      Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
      (Free)

      August 2022


      Camping Workshop

      Sat. Aug 27
      9 am - 4 pm
      Dash Point State Park, Federal Way

      An entry-level course focused on leading a successful outing with a group of youth or families. A 7-hour in-person event with required Coronavirus safety protocols.
      ($40, scholarships available)

      September 2022


      GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

      Thurs. Sept 22
      2 pm - 3 pm
      Online Webinar

      Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
      (Free)

      October 2022


      Hiking Workshop

      Sat. Oct 1
      9 am - 3 pm
      Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

      An entry-level course focused on leading a successful outing with a group of youth or families. A 6-hour in-person event with required Coronavirus safety protocols.
      ($40, scholarships available)


        GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

        Thurs. Oct 27
        2 pm - 3 pm
        Online Webinar

        Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
        (Free)

        January 2023


        GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

        Wed. Jan 25
        2 pm - 3 pm
        Online Webinar

        Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
        (Free)

        February 2023


        GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

        Wed. Feb 22
        2 pm - 3 pm
        Online Webinar

        Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
        (Free)

        March 2023


        GEAR LIBRARY ORIENTATION

        Wed. Mar 22
        2 pm - 3 pm
        Online Webinar

        Get the required info on the process and policies for borrowing outdoor gear from WTA's gear libraries for youth groups.
        (Free)