HLT is a 1-day course for novice and experienced hikers that provides leadership and facilitation skills for planning, organizing and leading fun, safe hikes with youth.
Course materials, outdoor equipment, food, and transportation are all included in course price.
learn fun games for the trail, leave no trace, the natural history of open spaces, risk management, and navigation.
No previous experience necessary. Learn by doing in a safe, friendly, entry-level setting with your peers.
Experiences in nature can be educational, healing, community building, empowering.
Alumni may borrow backpacking gear, tents, boots, outdoorwear and more for cheap or free
from the gear libraries.
Alumni are eligible to apply for $250 mini grants to support their first trip.
Ask us about low-cost rentals of camping gear: free camping/backpacking gear loans not available for HLT alumni. To gain full access, take the FLT or WLT courses.
Develop your personal outdoor leadership skills andlearn how to make outdoor experiences an integral part of your work.
one-day experiential course based in Tahoe National Forest teaches you the skills you’ll need to take kids out in the snow through the accessible and inexpensive activity of snowshoeing.
WFA is a highly experiential 2-day class for everyone who wants to learn how to handle medical situations in the backcountry. You’ll gain the confidence and the skills to handle a first aid emergency.
WLT is a 5-day immersive backpacking course and comprehensive outdoor leadership experience that gives teachers and youth workers the confidence and skills needed to take their groups on multi-day backpacking adventures.
More than 80% of the youth attending the school or served by the organization identify as youth of color
More than 40% of the youth attending the school or served by the organization qualify for free or reduced lunch programs
Less than 80% of the youth attending the school or served by the organization identify as youth of color
Less than 40% of the youth attending the school or served by the organization qualify for free or reduced lunch programs
1-day course for novice and experienced hikers provides leadership and facilitation skills for planning, organizing and leading fun and safe hikes with youth.
Our FLT is an entry-level “car camping” course that covers all the basic skills and resources needed to take youth safely and successfully on overnight trips.