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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. Our staff training is one of the most successful and competitive leadership opportunities on campus.

About the Training Process

The full training experience is eight months of experiential lessons and 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.

Informational Meeting for Staff Training

Monday, September 2,  5:30 p.m. at Base Camp (campus map)
Enter the center front doors of Huntington Gym and follow signs to Base Camp.

Open to first-years and sophomores interested in teaching and leading for the Outdoor Education Program.

How to Apply

Our staff training is open to first-years and sophomores. If you're interested, plan to attend the information session held each fall at Base Camp.

Contact us for more information

Questions? 

Abby Rowe
Director

Phone: 315-228-7323