This certified training course introduces participants to the standards of a trained wilderness hike leader for day hikes where the hike is more than 2 km from road access.
Much of the emphasis is instructional but, as a certification program, a significant portion of the agenda is assessment and skills evaluation. Dress for outdoor activities. The certification issued to the successful candidate is a sanctioned standard and will assist the candidates in leading wilderness hikes for clubs and youth groups, and finding work in the hiking and adventure travel industry.
Each trainee receives a 50+ page Student Manual, which contains useful information. In addition, the Wilderness Day Hike Leader course also provides successful participants with a Wallet Card and a high quality, iron-on embroidered badge.
Please note a caution regarding the location: GPS units usually will not direct the user to this address. It is on the corner of Airport Rd and County Rd 5 north of Hwy 9, east of Orangeville.
Regular Price: $60.00
NOTE: Enter via Simcoe Street and not Ritson Road North.
Important Information (READ CAREFULLY)
► To be eligible to take this course and, thereby become a Wilderness Day Hike Leader, students must have completed the Certified Hike Leader course, have lead a minimum of five day hikes, and present a letter of reference and/or recommendation from a recognized authority, (i.e. a certified Hike Leader, a teacher, a hiking club, etc.), and have current Standard First Aid and CPR certificates (Wilderness First Aid Recommended). Prerequistes are to be sent to the course instructor for approval prior to acceptance into the course.
Required Text ► The Backpacker's Field Manual, by Rick Curtis (LINK)
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
► 18 years of age and older
What can/can't I bring to the event?
► Snacks, lunch and beverages for the day. Layered clothing appropriate for the anticipated weather and sturdy footwear. We will be outside for throughout the day.Bring a backpack packed with the supplies you think you would require if you were leading a group hike.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
E-mail: email@example.com (Lewis)
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When & Where
* Hike Ontario, Chair Program Certification Cttee
* Scouts Canada, National Advisor/Outdoors
* Owner, Wood Smoke and Paddle Song Inc- trainers of outdoor skills