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Field Leader Course – Outdoor Council of Canada (Comox Valley, BC)

August 28 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 3:00 pm MDT


Course Description
This is a nationally recognized Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) course that will provide you with Field Leader (Hiking) training and give you the skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity-based experience in low-risk terrain that takes place in 3-seasons (spring, summer, or fall.)  This course is recognized by Parks Canada as meeting the permitting requirement for a 2-day group management course.

The 2 day course will run from 9:00 – 3:00 daily and and all registrants will be expected to have read the course manual prior to the start date. The first day of the course will be in a classroom setting and the second day will be in the field on a local hike. Specific locations to be confirmed closer to start date.

Lead Instructor: Ryan Barfoot (M.Ed) ( p: 604-414-4734  e:BC@outdoorcouncil.ca )
Cost: The cost for SD71 employees is $195 and $245 for the general public
Registration is complete once you have completed this form AND made an e-transfer to leapup@gmail.com (Ryan Barfoot). An official receipt will be provided at the training. You will receive a copy of the course manual shortly after registration.
Through completion you will receive: 
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader (Hiking) designation
  • The foundation for sound judgment and decision-making skills to lead safe and enjoyable experiences outside
  • The ability to:
    • Bring a group to an outdoor environment
    • Provide a meaningful experience for your group, whether the purpose is educational, pleasure, health, well-being, and/or connecting with nature
    • Design a safe experience within the limits of your ability
    • Identify the limit of your abilities and adjust accordingly
    • Feel reassured knowing you are using industry-accepted practices providing proper care to participants and ensuring due diligence
    • A one-year membership with the Outdoor Council of Canada, including access to some awesome pro deals!
To learn more about the OCC and the Field Leader training please see the web site. https://outdoorcouncil.ca/
Cancellation policy:
More than seven days prior to the course: full refund less $50
Seven days or less: no refund


August 28 @ 9:00 am MDT
August 29 @ 3:00 pm MDT
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Outdoor Council of Canada
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Comox Valley, BC
Willemar Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 3L3 Canada
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