AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Educators Outdoors: May Camping Outdoor Leadership Training (NY)

Date and Time

Friday, May 21, 2021 9:00AM - Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:00PM


Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn,
New York, New York City,


Registration is required for this activity.


Our trainings are designed specifically for educators and youth development professionals. The Outdoor Leadership Training (OLT) teaches the skills you need to facilitate outdoor experiences with youth. To create more equity for communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in outdoor recreation, we prioritize our trainings and resources for groups working with youth in low-income communities and communities of color. The registration link will lead you to our application process. No experience is required! With successful completion of the training, participants benefit from all of AMC's support services such as free equipment use and trip planning support. Through experiential learning, this exciting and intensive training allows participants to gain leadership experience, practice outdoor skills, and learn valuable information about leading youth on outdoor adventures. Training Components Include: -Introductory one-on-one phone call with AMC staff to answer questions about program and training -Readings and training videos to be completed prior to start of training -May 12: Online Pre-Trip Meeting with participants and instructors -May 21-23: Three days, two nights of camping at Gateway National Recreation Area, Floyd Bennet Field at the Ecology Village Campsite in Brooklyn, with a focus on skills practice, leadership development, and fun ways to engage youth in the outdoors. AMC follows strict protocols according to public health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 that vary by state and continue to evolve. This includes: -Wearing a properly fitted mask at all time -Keeping safe distances -Group activities will all take place outdoors -Group size limitations -Individual tenting arrangements Download the information packet about the training for more information about each OLT and how to choose the best OLT for you, or contact Sebastien at When you are ready to apply, follow the registration link and select your first, second and third preference of training date and location and click NEXT to start the application process.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $110 member / $110 non-member
**Instruction, materials, gear, and food for duration of program, as well as access to program benefits like free gear loans. Scholarships are available.

Related Link(s):

OLT Information Packet

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OLT Participants


Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training

Offered By

AMC Staff




Adults (18+)