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Nov 27th & 28th, Field Leader (Hiking) PEI

  • 27 Nov 2021
  • (AST)
  • 28 Nov 2021
  • (AST)
  • 2 sessions
  • 27 Nov 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (AST)
  • 28 Nov 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (AST)
  • Northshore Community Centre (Meadowland Room), North Shore, PEI
  • 3


Field Leader (Hiking) Course 

This course is held in collaboration with Recreation PEI. Only people selected by Recreation PEI can register.

Successful graduates will be certified as OCC 'Outdoor Field Leaders' with a 'Hiking' specialization.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting the FL (Hiking) certification, or planning to become an instructor of this course.

Course fee includes; instruction, student manual (as a pdf), and one year's membership fee to the Outdoor Council of Canada.

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.

Course Content:

The course will be split between in-class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the role of the leader and leadership style
  • Integrating ‘activity’ ‘participant’ and ‘venue’ characteristics so as to promote event quality and safety
  • Constructing an activity plan
  • Identifying hazards and mitigation strategies
  • Communication and team building between participants, co-leaders and other stakeholders
  • Group management in the field
  • Enhancing situational awareness for quality and safety management
  • Emergency response
  • Post trip debriefing and facilitation
Prerequisites: The only prerequisite for this course is a love of the outdoors and a passion to share that experience with others.

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation fee for COVID-19 related cancellation or postponement. Otherwise, there is a $15 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

For any questions regarding this course, please contact Dawn at

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