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Student Staff Training

If you are looking for adventure and an outlet for your leadership abilities, join us on the Outdoor Education staff.

About the Training Process

The 2016-2017 Staff Training application process will begin with a mandatory info session for members of the class of 2020 on Friday August, 26th at 4:00 PM at Basecamp.

The full training experience is nine months of experiential lessons, weekly classes and seminars that bring you together with other highly engaged and diverse first-years and sophomores. Students who complete the training program are generally hired to our staff to teach physical education classes, lead Wilderness Adventure trips, and provide group development opportunities for the Colgate community.

You will participate in hands-on trips to the Adirondacks and other destinations to strengthen technical skills, to instill a sense of risk assessment and management, to promote a passion for the natural world, and to develop teaching and leadership skills — regardless of experience level.

2016–17 INFORMATION SHEETSee this informational sheet for more details on the structure and costs associated with the program:

Important Dates, Deadlines and Calendars

2016–17 CALENDARReview the calendar for all mandatory training program dates and dates and classes:

Friday, August 26 4:00-5:00 PM

Required information session at Base Camp (If you have class until 4:00, please come on down and join us as soon as you can)

Monday, August 29 by 5:00 pm

Applications are due. Applications must be submitted as a PDF to boliver@colgate.edu

Monday, August 29 -- 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Mandatory group interview at HOP second floor

Wednesday, August 31; Thursday, September 1;
Monday September 5  ---  5:00–7:00 p.m.

Small group interviews will be scheduled to take place at Base Camp

Tuesday, August 6 - Friday, August 8

Individual interviews will be scheduled to take place at Base Camp

Monday, August 12

Accepted applicants will be notified via campus mail (CU mailbox)

How to Apply


 All Applications must be submitted as a PDF and emailed to boliver@colgate.edu by 4:00 PM on Monday August 29th.


Ben Oliver
Phone: 315-228-6015