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Field Leader Course (Hiking) Longview, Alberta

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - May 26 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Prerequisites: You must be 16 years of age or older to take this course and it is expected that you will be able to hike up to five km while carrying an eight-kilogram pack over the period of a few hours. Participants should also have a love of the outdoors and a passion to share that enthusiasm with others. 

Certification: Those 18 years and older, who successfully complete the course, are designated as having an ‘OCC Field Leader Hiking’ certification. Minors are designated as having an ‘OCC Apprentice Field Leader Hiking’ certification. (The word Apprentice is automatically dropped on the day the graduate reaches the age of majority.) This is one of the foundational prerequisite courses for the OCC Winter and Overnight courses.

Pre-Course Preparation: Participants are required to read the FL Hiking Manual and answer the quizzes at the end of each chapter. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the manual and quizzes.

Course Duration: 16 hours over two days (May 24-26, 2024)

Course Location: Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp (90 Minutes southwest of Calgary)

Course Format: The course is usually split between in-class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning. 

Course Content: Topics covered include: the role/responsibilities of an outdoor leader, leadership styles, how to create an activity plan using the OCC’s Event Cycle, identifying hazards and mitigation strategies, group management, situational awareness, emergency response and post trip debriefing and facilitation.

To Register or for More Information Contact by email –  brent@bluebronna.org

Course Instructor: Graham Campbell

Graham Campbell is a professional teacher with 20+ years of experience guiding children and adults in the outdoors. He spends most of his professional time leading children outdoors at the Nature Based Learning School that he helped create three years ago. His personal time is spent adventuring in the hills with his friends and family on foot, skis, or on a mountain bike.

Outdoor learning/leading certifications held by Graham:

  • 80 hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid course.
  • Association of Canadian Mountain Guides: Apprentice Hiking Guide
  • Association of Canadian Mountain Guides: Winter Travel Accreditation
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Instructor

COURSE FEE : 185.00 (For those who would lodging and food there is an additional 25.oo fee) 

The course fee includes; instruction, student manual (as a pdf), and one year’s membership fee to the Outdoor Council of Canada.


May 24 @ 4:00 pm MDT
May 26 @ 5:00 pm MDT


Graham Campbell
403 679 8642


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Blue Brona Wilderness Camp
Longview, Alberta Canada + Google Map