Leave No Trace Master Educator

Date and Time

Monday, September 12, 2022 9:00AM - Friday, September 16, 2022 2:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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Leave No Trace is an international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski, or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations. Nine out of ten people who visit the outdoors are uniformed about minimizing their impacts. Leave No Trace training is helping to instill an outdoor ethic in all those how enjoy spending time outside. This five-day LNT Master Educator course is designed for individuals who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public. Through classroom discussions, lectures, and a four-day backpacking trip, this course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss wildland ethics, as well as give the participants the tools and techniques for disseminating these low-impact skills to other users of the backcountry. Participants could include a mixture of federal agency partners, educators, outdoor retailers, youth group and outing club leaders, and other individuals. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to teach Leave No Trace Trainer courses. The Leave No Trace Master Educator qualification is recognized and valued throughout the outdoor industry. This course does not teach backpacking skills, participants should be comfortable hiking in the White Mountains and spending 3 nights in the backcountry in all weather conditions. All group backpacking gear is provided. COVID-19 Response AMC's COVID response priorities are safety, transparency, and mission. We continue to follow the science and recommendations from CDC. This includes a vaccination requirement for all participants in this training. Exemptions: AMC understands that medical or religious exemptions must be considered. Those to whom medical or religious exemptions apply must receive a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the start of this training.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $775 member / $825 non-member
*2nd Adult Mem (shared lodging)$680.00 2nd Adult Non- Mem (shared lodging)$700.00 •Lodging at AMC's Highland Center on first night •Tent site fee at AMC Backcountry shelter/ tent site for 2 nights •All meals from lunch on first day - lunch on final day •All group gear for backpacking (Free use of some personal backpacking equipment possible if you indicate you'll need to borrow things ahead of time) •Transportation to the trailhead and back to the Highland Center

Related Link(s):

Leave No Trace

Click map for driving directions
A self-led hut to hut trip in the White Mountains.


Leadership Training

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Camp Dodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)