The Leadership Program provides opportunities for young adults ages 16 - 20 to explore the world around them, challenge themselves, gain work experience, and develop leadership skills.
This spring and summer, you can join our training programs. You'll have the opportunity to be involved in multiple outdoor activities, while gaining valuable work and leadership experience. Participants are eligible for up to a $1,000 job training stipend, and for potential job opportunities at Outdoor Outreach after completing the program.
*Please review all dates for your session below to be sure they align with your schedule. If your availability no longer aligns with our program at any time, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your space to waiting applicants.
Spring: February 3, 2020
Summer: May 1, 2020
Program Start Date
Spring: March 10, 2020
Program End Date
Spring: May 30, 2020
Leadership Program application opensJanuary 6, 2020
Application DeadlineFebruary 3, 2020
Application review periodFebruary 17 - February 21, 2020
Leadership Program Start DateMarch 10, 2020
Backpacking tripApril 1 - 5, 2020
Overnight CampoutsMarch 14 - 15 and May 23 - 25
Graduation dayMay 30, 2020
What is the Leadership Program?
The purpose is to give young adults job training through an indoor and outdoor based introductory internship on civic engagement experiences and leadership skills. Past graduates have used this experience to secure jobs in the outdoor industry and other employers, as well as to strengthen their candidacy for academic and work opportunities.
What does it mean to be a Leadership Participant?
It means that you are actively working towards learning and performing at a proficient level in our summer activities. Demonstrating sound Risk Management decisions while being held to the expectations of a professional in the outdoor education industry. This includes arriving to work on time, communicating in a timely and effective manner, respecting students and staff, modeling professionalism in the outdoors, attending trainings and meetings, and furthering the vision and mission of Outdoor Outreach.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 238-5790 ext. 109