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Field Leader Educator Course (Hiking) Application Required

May 9 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 5:30 pm MDT


Prerequisites: 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. 

Those registering for the Outdoor Learning Conference Educator Course must apply before registering. Link to the Application Form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdho1JcWCAGrjsUY5-70sqIZso6qtRJfP-j-zucPX4C6LHW4A/viewform?usp=share_link

Certification: Those who successfully complete the course, are designated as having an ‘OCC Field Leader Hiking’ certification. 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. Those in the Educator Course must also complete several other pre-course assignments. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the course resources and assignments. 

Course Duration: Thursday, May 9 from9:00 to 11:30am and Saturday, May 11 from 2:00 – 5:30pm

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.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no cancellation fee for COVID-19 related cancellation or postponement. Otherwise, there is a $25 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior. However, if registration numbers are too low we reserve the right to cancel the course two weeks before the course start. In such an event you will be refunded the entire course fee. 

For More Information:  program.coordinator@outdoorcouncil.ca 

COURSE FEE – 50.00 

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


May 9 @ 9:00 am MDT
May 11 @ 5:30 pm MDT


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