ERIC Number: ED209040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Wilderness Leader Basic Training Program.
Smith, Paul; Baker, C. Woodson
Focusing on the Outdoor Leader Basic Training Program, a major component of the Wilderness Encounter Training and Certification Project developed in Virginia to serve adjudicated youth, this document outlines the Leadership Certification process for Wilderness Encounter Programs. First is an overview of wilderness programing and the need for a Wilderness Encounter Training Project. The next section identifies and defines three levels of outdoor leadership (assistant leader, leader, and instructor) and lists requirements of each position. There is a list of the training programs offered and a description of the establishment of the Virginia Council for Outdoor Adventure/Education. Next is a listing of program goals, training objectives, and instructor training criteria. Following a discussion of the Wilderness Programs Board and the function of Certification Teams, there is an outline of leadership requirements and certification procedures. The next section sets forth the minimum requirements of training and experience applicable to all instructors and minimum standards for instructors in specific activities. The final sections consist of a list of additions to Standards and Guidelines for Wilderness Encounter Programs requested by the Governor's Advisory Council and a list of goals and purposes of the Virginia Council for Outdoor Adventure/Education. (CM)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Certification, Course Objectives, Delinquency Prevention, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Leadership Training, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Program Administration, Risk, Safety, Staff Development, Standards, Training Objectives, Youth
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Div. of Justice and Crime Prevention, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Corrections, Richmond.
Identifiers: Adjudicated Youth; Survival Skills; Virginia; Wilderness Education Programs