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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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Hiking and Camping 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

October 2021

Sat, Oct 2

9:00am - 2:30pm Tradition Plateau, Issaquah

Hiking Workshop

An entry-level course focused on leading a successful outing with a group of youth or families. A 5-hour in-person event with required Coronavirus safety protocols.
($40, scholarships available)


Thu, Oct 28

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Webinar

Online Gear Library Orientation

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