AMC Outdoor Activity Leadership Training

Date and Time

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:30AM - 6:00PM


Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park, 10200 Sligo Creek Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20902,
Maryland, Capital Area (DC),


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


Have you been enjoying an outdoor activity with a group led by an experienced leader, and wondering how you could become a leader of a hiking, paddling, biking, or other outdoor activity? If your concern about knowing what it takes to lead an outdoor activity is holding you back from pursuing this goal, then this leadership training sponsored by the AMC Potomac Chapter is what you need. Leadership is an association between an individual (the leader) and a group of people sharing a common interest or goal, with the leader guiding the group's behavior. When you address the issue of outdoor leadership, you must consider the characteristics of a leader and group members; the outdoor environment in which an activity takes place; and a group's objectives for an activity. In the AMC Potomac Chapter's 1-day leadership training, we have the following goals: •To provide information for leaders to assist them in minimizing risk while leading enjoyable AMC trips; •To raise each potential leader's level of outdoor leadership awareness; •To build confidence and enthusiasm about leading AMC trips; and •To teach leaders how to plan, organize, and lead AMC trips. Pursue your dream to lead outdoor activities and join us at the Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park on October 7, 2017 from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. There is plenty of parking on site, but if needed, shuttle service from the Forest Glen Metrorail Station (on the RED line) can be provided with a prior request. There is no cost for this training and lunch is included. Training Location: Activity Building, Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park, 10200 Sligo Creek Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20902

AMC Trip Policy



Be an outdoor activity leader for the AMC Potomac Chapter !


Leadership Training

Offered By





Adults (18+)


I am currently the Chair for the AMC Potomac Chapter, have been a hike leader for many years, and enjoy exposing other hikers to new and interesting trails in local, state, and national parks.