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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

We are now accepting Applications for rising Sophomores

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.

2016–17 INFORMATION SHEETSee this informational sheet for more details on the structure and costs associated with the program:

Important Dates, Deadlines and Calendars

2016–17 CALENDARReview the calendar for all mandatory training program dates and dates and classes:

Thursday, March 31

Applications are due. Applications must be submitted as a PDF to amrowe@colgate.edu.

Monday, March 28 | 6–6:30 p.m.

Optional information session at Base Camp

Friday, April 1 | 5–7:00 p.m.

Mandatory group interview at the HOP (2nd floor)

Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5 | 5–7:00 p.m.

Small group interviews take place at Base Camp

Wednesday, April 6, Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8

Individual interviews take place at Base Camp

Wednesday, April 13

Accepted applicants will be notified via campus mail (CU mailbox)

How to Apply

If you are a first-time applicant for the staff training program, please use the new rising sophomore application.

If you already applied during fall 2015, please use the repeat application 16–17.

All Applications must be submitted as a PDF and emailed to amrowe@colgate.edu on March 31.


Abby Rowe
Phone: 315-228-7323