Leave No Trace Courses
Call 518-523-3441 to register.
Leave No Trace Master EducatorMay 18-22 (Frontcountry)
July 20-24 (Backpacking)
August 10-14 (Canoeing)
September 1-5 (Backpacking)
This five-day course is designed for individuals who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public. Through classroom discussions, lectures, and a four-day canoe or backpacking trip, this course will incorporate the seven Leave No Trace principles with the tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to other users of the backcountry. The frontcountry course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace techniques through practical application specific to frontcountry settings including camps, nature centers, small parks and other day use recreation areas. The frontcountry course will be based in ADK's Wilderness Campground, requiring a minimal amount of hiking. This course is ideal for federal agency partners, educators, outdoor retailers, youth group and outing club leaders, and other individuals actively teaching outdoor skills. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to teach Leave No Trace Trainer courses. The Leave No Trace Master Educator qualification is recognized and valued throughout the outdoor industry.Cost
: $699 (members receive 10% discount)
Course fee includes instruction, curriculum and teaching materials, a subscription to the Leave No Trace newsletter "The Resource” and a one-year Leave No Trace Individual Membership. One night's lodging in the loft of the Adirondak Loj, meals, group equipment, and transportation during the course are also included.
If you are interested in a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course fill out this application
and return it to Ryan Doyle
.Leave No Trace Trainer
The Trainer Course is a vital component of the nationwide Leave No Trace program. Participants receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics in a condensed two-day format. The Trainer Course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.Cost
: $125 (Members receive 10% discount) ; includes instruction, meals, use of group gear.Register NowCustom Leave No Trace Courses
If you have a group of at least 6 people who cannot attend a currently scheduled course, contact ADK about setting up a custom Master course. You pick the dates, location, and help set up logistics, and we’ll offer the course at a discounted rate to your group.
All courses consist of one classroom day and four days in the backcountry (not overly strenuous but requiring some experience and good health).
Successful completion of the Master Educator course qualifies you to offer and teach two-day Leave No Trace Trainer courses and Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops.
Course fee typically includes instruction, teaching materials, lifetime subscription to the Leave No Trace Tracker, one-year Leave No Trace individual membership, first night’s lodging, all meals, and group camping equipment. Pricing may be adjusted based on what’s provided by ADK and by the host organization.