Backpacking Outdoor Leadership Training for Educators

Date and Time

Thursday, September 29, 2022 8:00AM - Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:00PM


AMC Mohican Outdoor Center,
New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap,


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, training videos, and gear appointment to be completed prior to start of training -September 21: Online Pre-Trip Meeting with participants and instructors -September 29-October 2: Four days, three nights of backpacking at the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center in NJ with a focus on skills practice, leadership development, and fun ways to engage youth in the outdoors. Download the information packet about the training for more information about each OLT and how to choose the best OLT for you, or contact Eva at When you are ready to sign up, please select your first, second and third preference of training date and location and click NEXT to start the application process. To provide an environment that allows AMC Outdoor Programs to continue to operate during the pandemic while mitigating risk for all group members and staff, we have modified our operations based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC}, input from AMC's medical advisor, and in response to specific guidance in the states we operate. Based on specific program attributes, AMC will require program participants be fully vaccinated, or share the results of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your program start.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $170 member / $170 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

Click map for driving directions
OLT Participants


Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge


Adults (18+)