OCC Field Leader Courses

I am  certified Instructor for the OCC (Outdoor Council of Cananda) Field leader course. 

This course is designed to train you to have exceptional leadership skills for outdoor events.

This course will teach you the foundation of outdoor leadership for day-long hiking trips in 3 seasons. Our systematic approach enables you to learn industry-accepted practices and implement them in your context.

Course Info: The course length is 16 hours.
To be hiking leaders, participants should have some hiking experience and be able to participate in a low risk natural environment hike on a designated trail while carrying what they will need for the day outside. Participants must have the physical ability to hike on a footpath with rocks and roots, etc. Participants are required to read a manual beforehand. Participants who successfully meet the course outcomes will earn Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader – Hiking certification along with the necessary skills to be a confident hiking leader in 3 seasons. Most of the instruction will be in the classroom with some experiential lessons on the trail. There is some travel, usually by car, from the classroom space to local outdoor areas and participants are responsible for their own transportation to the course and between the classroom and the outdoor area. Participants must attend the full 2 day -day course in order to receive certification. 

Please note: You are required to read the manual and answer the quizzes in it before you come the the course. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the manual and quizzes.

Registration includes a course manual and a one-year membership with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC members have access to many benefits). All participants must sign a waiver. Further course information will be provided upon registration. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transportation.

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation fee for COVID-19 related cancellation or postponement. Otherwise, there is a $50 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

Upcoming Courses 2023