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 summer, you can join our 8-week training program. 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.
Program Start Date
Program End Date
Leadership Program application opensFebruary 1st
Application closesMarch 14th
Phone interviews beginMarch 18th
Personal interviews beginApril 1st
Interviews closeApril 12th
Application review periodApril 15-19
Candidates are notified of
acceptance into the programApril 22-26
Program schedule shared with participantsMay 2nd
Leadership Program startsJune 17th
Backpacking tripSierra Nevada Mountain RangeJuly 29-2
Graduation dayLocation TBDAugust 10th
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 Luis at email@example.com or (619) 238-5790 ext. 109