This experience-based class teaches you the skills you’ll need to take kids out in the snow through the easy and inexpensive activity of snowshoeing.
The course starts in a classroom with information about clothing and equipment and then goes into the now SNOW FILLED mountains of Tahoe National Forest! Upon your return, you’ll be qualified to rent or borrow snowshoes, snow clothing layers, and winter boots from our Oakland, South Bay, and San Francisco gear libraries.
Topics covered will include snow safety, proper equipment, kids and snowshoeing and practical logistics. All gear included. We generally meet at the trailhead by 9am, so plan to leave the Bay Area by 6am, to return around 6pm. Carpooling and transportation will be arranged at the pre-trip meeting.
Course: Snowshoe Training
♦ Mission Registration ♦
This fee and registration type is for leaders taking youth outdoors from schools and organizations that serve a population of youth that meet either of the following criteria. Please check with your school administrator or nonprofit director to determine if your school or organization meet at least one of the criteria below.
- 80% or more of the youth attending the school or served by the organization identify as youth of color
- 40% or more of the youth attending the school or served by the organization qualify for free or reduced lunch programs
If you don’t know if your school meets these criteria you can run a report on the California Department of Education site here.
♦ General Registration ♦
This fee and registration type is for leaders taking youth outdoors from schools and organizations that serve populations of youth that do not meet the above criteria.
If you have questions about which registration type you qualify for please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-452-2298 x301
Partial scholarships are available for qualified applicants for both registration types.