LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre Leave No Trace LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre Leave No Trace Leave No Trace

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The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is intended for individuals who have an opportunity to offer Leave No Trace Trainer Courses and Awareness Workshops.  Leave No Trace principles provide guidance to recreational users so they can minimize their impact on the natural environment.

Levels of Training:

There are 3 levels of training recognized by Leave No Trace Canada.  This course is the highest of the three and, after successful completion, enables students to teach both Awareness Workshops and Trainer Courses. In addition to in-depth instruction on the seven principles of Leave No Trace, this course will teach participants how to teach other trainers.  It is ideal for people in leadership positions with youth and adults in the outdoors.  This includes scouting leaders, park rangers, youth group leaders, camp educational directors, or others involved in environmental education.

Seven Principles:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Camp Fire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Those completing the course are able to:

  • Conduct Leave Not Trace Trainer Courses
  • Understand, demonstrate and teach minimum impact techniques to groups involved in outdoor recreation
  • Describe and explain the seven principles of Leave No Trace
  • Help others explore their personal outdoor ethics
  • Explain the use of Leave No Trace in any setting–not just the backcountry
  • Describe the purpose and mission of Leave No Trace Canada
  • Understand current research on recreation ecology and how to encourage minimum impact techniques

Course Prerequisites:

  • 16 hours of First Aid and CPR
  • Backpacking experience

In order to receive a Master Educator certificate participants must:

  • Attend the 5-day backcountry course in full
  • Complete teaching assignments and demonstrate an understanding of the 7 principles
  • Complete registration with Leave No Trace Canada

Application

If you are interested in the Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, complete the APPLICATION and return to Connie Davis, LNT Master Educator Trainer – info@hopemountain.org.

COST

$625 per person
Before registering, please complete the COURSE APPLICATION and return to Connie Davis, LNT Master Educator Trainer at info@hopemountain.org. If you have questions or need to check on registration details, call 604-869-1274.

The course fee includes instruction, curriculum and teaching materials, one-year LNTC hiker-level membership and Master Educator certification (certificate provided by LNTC national office).

Cancellation
If a registration is cancelled 14 days or more before the course starts, HMCOL will refund the fee minus an administrative cost of $20 per person.  The course fee will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days before the start of the course.

A minimum number of students is required in order to run the course.  The course may be cancelled at the discretion of Hope Mountain Centre.  If the course has to be cancelled, participants will receive a full refund.

PHYSICAL DEMAND

All participants must be in good health and have at least average physical fitness.  Previous backpacking experience is required with two or more nights.  This should not be your first outing this year!

ITINERARY

MONDAY, OCT 3rd

12:00 PM – meet in Hope, BC (class instructor will provide meeting location details), go over final details and begin instruction.

2:30 PM – Leave for front country camp.

5:00 PM – Arrive at camp, set up and instruction

TUESDAY, OCT 4th – THURSDAY, OCT 6th

Backpack to various camps, instruction and individual assignments.

FRIDAY, OCT 7th

10:00 AM – Break camp and hike out

12:00 PM – Return to trailhead

3:00 PM – Arrive back at Hope

MEETING PLACE

Instructor will provide details of the meeting place in Hope, BC closer to the event.

TRANSPORTATION

Participants must provide their own transportation to the meeting place in Hope, BC. Car pool arrangements will be made to the trailhead from Hope.

WHAT TO BRING

TRIP CHECKLIST

Bring teaching materials for assignments.  Instructor will provide details.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Liability Waiver Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.

CANCELLATION

If a registration is cancelled 14 days or more before the course starts, HMCOL will refund the fee minus an administrative cost of $20 per person.  The course fee will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days before the start of the course.

A minimum number of students is required in order to run the course.  The course may be cancelled at the discretion of Hope Mountain Centre.  If the course has to be cancelled, participants will receive a full refund.

A NOTE ABOUT LIABILITY

Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants. While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave Fido at home.

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