Thinking of becoming an outdoor trip manager?
If you have a passion for all things outdoor and are interested in sharing it with others, then becoming a trip manager may be for you. Please read below for more information on this unique opportunity.
Outdoor trip managers are volunteers who develop trip plans and iteneraries. Plans are carried out while leading other students in outdoor evironments. Trip managers are not paid for their time in the field and all activities operate on a cost sharing basis. Some examples of trips are backpacking, hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Additionally, managers may also lead skills clinics such as moccasin making. Most managers spend 5-10 hours a week leading and planning trips.
While no experience is necessary to apply, all managers must be trained before leading any adventures. At a bare minimum all managers must have First Aid or CPR certifications plus a campus driving permit. Additionally all candidates will complete training in soft skills and hard skills offered by Outdoor Activities. These trainings are free for committed candidates.
- Fun social atmosphere.
- Real life leadership that can be added to a resume.
- Hard and soft skills training at a minimal expense.
- It's cool!
Students may receive 1 credit per semester (up to three semesters)if they register for RM220 while selecting classes. Coursework will apply if this option is selected.