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Outdoor Education Student Staff Training

If you are looking for adventure and an outlet for your leadership abilities, join us on the Outdoor Education Staff.

About the Training Process

The full training experience is nine months of experiential lessons, weekly classes and seminars that bring you together with other highly engaged and diverse first-years and sophomores. Students who complete the training program are generally hired to our staff to teach physical education classes, lead Wilderness Adventure trips, and provide group development opportunities for the Colgate community.

You will participate in hands-on trips to the Adirondacks and other destinations to strengthen technical skills, to instill a sense of risk assessment and management, to promote a passion for the natural world, and to develop teaching and leadership skills — regardless of experience level.

See this informational sheet for more details on the structure and costs associated with the program: 

Staff Training informational sheet 2015-2016

Important Dates, Deadlines and Calendars

Please review carefully this is a new format as of Spring 2015!

Review This Calendar for all Mandatory dates and classes for the training program: 
Staff Training 2015-2016 CALENDER

Members of the class of 2018 must apply Spring 2015. 

The application deadline is March 23rd

Group interviews will be held on Monday, March 30th at 8pm in the Hall of Presidents

Applicants will then be invited to 1 on 1 interviews April 7-10

Notification of acceptance will happen the week of April 11th


How to Apply

Submit this Application as a PDF to amrowe@colgate.edu by March 23

Staff Training Application 2015-2016


Abby Rowe

Phone: 315-228-7323