Training Calendar

Local Trainings

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Sponsor: Florida Chapter
Here is the promo code for the Sierra Club Members throughout the state. Promo Code: SC2015 This promo code will drop the rate from $149 to $129. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Our Wilderness First Aid course acts as a base introduction to responding to, and treating, medical and environmental emergencies, as well as introducing preventative strategies. The WFA is the perfect course for the...
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Sponsor: Baltimore ICO
Want to join Sierra Club's program to get kids outdoors? OLT 101 is the course volunteers must attend to become certified leaders. Every BICO trip must have 2 certified leaders. Even if you are already certified stop by for a refresher or to teach a session. Learn about: What is BICO? - What Constitutes an Outing? - Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention - Leave No Trace - Leadership Styles - Conflict Management - Integrating Environmental Education into Outings, Trip Planning, Group...
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Chapter
After you've been hiking for a while and have become familiar with some of the trails, you may feel eager to share your enjoyment of the outdoors with others as a Sierra Club Outings Leader. We can give you the preparation you need for certification to lead as a qualified leader of safe, enjoyable outings. Join us for this half day training and begin your new journey with the Sierra Club.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Sponsor: Eastern Missouri Group
Mar 12, Sat: Outings Leader Certification. This will take place at the Eastern Missouri Sierra Club Office located at 2818 Sutton Blvd in Maplewood, MO. This will allow new leaders to be certified by using our own leaders as teachers. The Leader Certification lasts for 4 years. Contact Doug Melville, (636) 288-1055 or douglas.k.melville@gmail.com for further information. Contact Doug for starting time. (Note. If you were certified by the Sierra Club in 2014, you are certified until 2018.)
Monday, March 21, 2016
Sponsor: Baltimore ICO
Want to join Sierra Club's program to get kids outdoors? OLT 101 is the course volunteers must attend to become certified leaders. Every BICO trip must have 2 certified leaders. Take this First Aid / CPR - Saturday February 20th 8:00am - 4:00pm at Southwest Baltimore Charter School 1300 Herkimer Street This will be the only BICO First Aid / CPR session for 2016 Must be renewed every 2 years You may RSVP for just First Aid (monrning) or CPR (afternoon) Light Breakfast and lunch provided....
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E R: Snow: Sierra Snow Checkoff/Practice: For M & E candidates wanting to check off leadership ratings. We welcome others who wish to practice new techniques. Restricted to SC members with some prior basic training with the ice axe. Send SC#, climbing resume, email, H&W phones to Leader: Nile Sorenson. Co-Leader: Doug Mantle, Neal Robbins.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP13): Basic Safety System: First of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today's indoor evening workshop of four hours reviewing ropes, harnesses, helmets and basic climbing gear will take place in Pasadena. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Sponsor: Florida Chapter
Here is the promo code for the Sierra Club Members throughout the state. Promo Code: SC2015 This promo code will drop the rate from $149 to $129. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Our Wilderness First Aid course acts as a base introduction to responding to, and treating, medical and environmental emergencies, as well as introducing preventative strategies. The WFA is the perfect course for the...
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP13): Belaying: Second of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on belaying and principles of anchor building. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Want to lead the trips in Sierra magazine? Then this training is for you! Grow your leadership and desert backpacking skills by leading your peers in the Galiuro Mountains above the giant saguaro cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert and among the huge Arizona cypress trees and towering Douglas firs. Spend your days honing your route finding and desert backpacking skills and your evenings discussing the joys and challenges of trip leading. Prior to the field section, develop your trip planning...
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP13): Rappelling: Third of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on rappelling. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sponsor: Sierra Club
This is a 24-hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification course for current Wilderness First Responders (WFR) who need to recertify and refresh their skills. This class will provide three full days of review and scenarios and will be taught by Bobbie Foster, of Foster Calm -First Aid and Leadership Trainings (contracted by the Sierra Club). While prior CPR certification is preferred, it is not required. Any current WFR students (WFR or WFR recertification class within the last 4 years) may...
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP13): Rock climbing techniques and anchors: Fourth of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. This weekend completes the series of AMP workshops at Joshua Tree National Park and focuses on climbing and anchors. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass in our local mountains. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome and practice is available at all skill levels. Not a checkout, but it will help you prepare. Many expert leaders will attend; many I-rated leaders started here in the past. 4 mi, 500' gain. Send sase, phones, rideshare info, $25 deposit, refunded at trailhead (Sierra Club) to Leader: Diane Dunbar. Co-Ldr:...
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Mt. Pinos Navigation Noodle: Navigation Noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Saturday is a practice day; Sunday is for checkoff or additional practice. Send email with contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Mt. Pinos Navigation Noodle: Navigation Noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Saturday is a practice day; Sunday is for checkoff or additional practice. Send email with contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Want to lead the trips in Sierra magazine? Then this training is for you! Grow your leadership skills by leading your peers on the Superior Hiking Trail, hugging the ridgeline high above Lake Superior along Minnesota's North Shore - the Midwest's premier hiking trail. Our challenging day hikes are highlighted by panoramic lake views, pristine inland lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. At our comfortable lodge, we'll enjoy good food, nightly naturalist-led programs and activities and...
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Mt. Pinos Navigation Noodle: Navigation Noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP14): Basic Safety System: First of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today's indoor evening workshop of four hours reviewing ropes, harnesses, helmets and basic climbing gear will take place in Pasadena. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP14): Belaying: Second of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on belaying and principles of anchor building. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass in our local mountains. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome and practice is available at all skill levels. Not a checkout, but it will help you prepare. Many expert leaders will attend; many I-rated leaders started here in the past. 4 mi, 500' gain. Send sase, phones, rideshare info, $25 deposit, refunded at trailhead (Sierra Club) to Leader: Diane Dunbar. Co-Ldr:...
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP14): Rappelling: Third of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on rappelling. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP14): Rock climbing techniques and anchors: Fourth of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. This weekend completes the series of AMP workshops at Joshua Tree National Park and focuses on climbing and anchors. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Indian Cove Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email with contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M-R: Navigation: Workshop on 3rd Class Terrain: This navigation workshop is limited to individuals participating in the Indian Cove Navigation Noodle and is intended to explore special navigation issues that arise on 3rd class terrain. Class 3 rock travel experience required. Restricted to Sierra Club members. Helmets and medical forms required/group size limited. Send email/sase, SC#, class 3 experience, conditioning, contact info to Leader: Robert Myers. Co-Leader: Jack Kieffer.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Indian Cove Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email with contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park for either checkoff or practice to satisfy the basic (I/M) level or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. To participate, send email with contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Ann Shields.