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Outdoor Education 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 full training experience is eight months of experiential lessons and 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.

How to Apply

Our staff training is open to first-years and sophomores. If you're interested, plan to attend the information session held each fall at Base Camp. This year's meeting is Sunday, August 31st at 5 pm at Base Camp.


Abby Rowe

Phone: 315-228-7323