Training & Program Dates


For New Leaders

Basecamp

Required

  • Leadership Retreat April 18-19
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR* May 16-17
  • Paddle Training June 9 or 10
  • Basecamp Leader Overnight** June 12-13

Optional

  • Spring Leader Training March 18-28 (Spring Break)
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR June 15-24, Class meets June 15-19 & 22-24

* If you cannot attend this Wilderness First Aid course, you will need to acquire the training elsewhere (with a $100 reimbursement)
**Alternatively, you can attend a Kalamazoo Outing Club overnight backpacking trip during spring term with prior approval from Directors

Expedition-Eligible

Required

  • Spring Leader Training March 18-28 (Spring Break)
  • Leadership Retreat April 18-19
  • Paddle Training June 9 or 10
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR June 15-24, Class meets June 15-19 & 22-24

Optional

  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR May 16-17
  • Basecamp Leader Overnight June 12-13

For Returning Leaders

Basecamp & Expedition Eligible
  • Leadership Retreat April 18-19
  • Paddle Training June 9 or 10
  • Wilderness Medicine Refresher  May 16

For Logistics-Eligible Leaders

Important Dates
  • Leadership Retreat April 18-19
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR May 16-17
  • Paddle Training  June 9 or 10
  • Logistics Leader Training August 3-5

Additional Trainings For Re-Certifying Logistics Leaders

  • Spring Leader Training March 18-28 (Spring Break)
  • Wilderness Medicine Refresher May 16
  • Basecamp Leader Overnight (optional) June 12-13
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR June 15-24, Class meets June 15-19 & 22-24

Required Program Dates

  • Trip Leader Training August 7-20
  • LandSea Program August 21-September 6
  • Drive back to K / Gear Cleaning Day September 7-8


Religious observance during training and LandSea 

We recognize there are times when the dates of LandSea or trip leader training may occur during major religious, spiritual, or cultural holidays and events. If you have any questions about how your religious or spiritual practice might be accommodated within the confines of the trip or training, please contact the Outdoor Programs office.