Hike Leader Certification Course Learn to Lead Hikes Safely
Saturday April 6, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club Southshore Centre, Barrie
Course Content: Leadership Styles and Responsibilities, Risk Management, Describing Hikes, Introducing Hikes, Responding to Incidents, Car Shuttles, Special Hikes, Environmental Appreciation.
This course is designed to train leaders to appropriately advertise and safely lead day hikes within 2 kilometers of EMS support. Candidates will practice introducing a hike and responding effectively to simulated scenarios to achieve the best outcome for their hikers.
Issues such as insurance, waiver forms, incident reports, etc will be covered. Principles of Risk Management will be covered through discussion and in simulated situations.
Course pre-requisite: hiking experience (minimum of 5 days), and willingness to lead 4 day hikes, following certification.
Course fee: $50 (regular fee $75, but subsidized by Huronia Trails and Greenways).
Participants receive a manual, wallet card, certificate of completion and hike leader badge. As an additional incentive, we also offer a 1 year free membership in the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association ($25 value) following course completion.
This certification course is offered by Hike Ontario, in partnership with the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association, the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club and Huronia Trails and Greenways.
For more information, contact Frieda Baldwin 705-245-1005 or firstname.lastname@example.org