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Student Cost: $65.00 (cost includes - required foundation workshops, 4 day winter field training - food, equipment, transportation, permits). Required certificaitons to become a trip leader are a condition of employment and are obtained prior to working as a trip leader and at the students expense.

Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, October 31st at midnight

Schedule of Workshops and Training
Risk in the Wilderness | 10/3/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Group Dynamics and Leadership |10/22/2019 | 6:30-8pm | CRC Meeting Room
History and Philosphy of Outdoor Education | 10/30/2019 | 6-7:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Group Dynamics and Leadership | 11/11/2019 | 6-7:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Risk in the Wilderness | 11/5/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
History and Philosphy of Outdoor Education | 11/19/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
OGDP Field Training | 12/14-12/17/2019 *Required pre-trip: 12/5/19 8-9:30pm | 8:00am | CRC Adventure Shop

What is the process: 1.) Register for OGDP and select your Foundation Workshops (it is required to attend 1 of each of the workshops - History, Group Dynamics, Risk n the Wilderness) 2.) Attend your Foundation Workshops 3.) Participate in a Base Camp Cullowhee experience 4.) Attend required Field Training pre-trip meetings 5.) Attend OGDP 4 day Winter Field Training 6.) Meet with Professional Staff 7.) Work to obtain outdoor medical certifications

For more information about OGDP, please visit Base Camp's webpage at the link below and select the Programs tab.
Base Camp Cullowhee

What is OGDP? The Outdoor Guide Development Program (OGDP) is an outdoor leadership training program open to all WCU students, offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. OGDP is an immersive program that provides a smooth transition and educational process to become a Base Camp Cullowhee Trip Leader. Certificates of completion will be given to those students participating in a formal assessment of their skills and qualifications as pursuant to best industry practice and established Base Camp Cullowhee Trip Guide and Instructor competencies.

OGDP focuses on giving students the necessary skills, knowledge, and awareness to become competent outdoor instructors and guides. OGDP Foundations and Outdoor Essential Clinics are at the core of becoming a trip leader and are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

OGDP is also Base Camp's professional development for current staff working as trip leaders and focuses on improvement in technical skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Becoming an outdoor leader and educator is a lifelong journey that starts with developing a core set of skills and knowledge. It is more than just being a climber, paddler or backpacker. OGDP gives you the confidence and tools necessary to pursue a life full of human powered adventure. Whether you want to become a trip leader with Base Camp Cullowhee, work for an outdoor guide service, or just looking to refine your outdoor leader toolbox; OGDP has something to offer everyone.

OGDP Foundations: All outdoor leaders need a foundation and a basis of knowledge, skill and attitude that informs their practice and Foundations serves as the bricks and mortar. Emphasis is placed on the history and key philosophies of outdoor education, exploring how people learn and how to foster positive group experiences, understanding the role or risk and responding to emergencies, and experiencing firsthand in field training with BCC trained and certified outdoor professionals. The skills you learn and ideas you explore will be something that are bound to impact someone during your time with WCU’s Base Camp Cullowhee program.

Foundations are an introduction to what we at Base Camp believe are essential theoretical, historical, and practical concepts related to Outdoor Leadership. The focus of Foundation classes will be on the awareness of appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills as it relates to Outdoor Leadership with particular emphasis on the relationship between people, the environment and equipment. Our hope through these Workshops is that you will begin to better understand the role of Outdoor Leaders and that you will start to develop an Outdoor Leader lens that will inform your practice as you progress through OGDP and beyond. Finally, we hope you come to these workshops excited to learn and interact with others.

Three workshops have been developed to provide insight to the rich history and key philosophies important to understanding your role as an outdoor leader, about how groups work together (or not) and how people learn, and to understand the role of risk in our programs and how we address adverse situations in adverse settings. Each of the three workshops will be offered several times during the semester, all you need to do is find the one for each topic that best works with your schedule, sign up online or in person with one of our friendly BCC Adventure Shop staff and show up!

Foundations I: History and Philosophy of Outdoor Education and College Outdoor Programs (Exemption: PRM 250 and/or 254) An introduction into the history and philosophy of outdoor and experiential education. Students will delve into learning more about the founding fathers and mothers of experiential and adventure education through small group activities. Students will also learn more about the structure of outdoor programming within colleges and universities. Finally, students will learn more about how BCC runs our program and why we do what we do.

Foundations II: Group Dynamics and Leadership in the Outdoors (Exemption: PRM 270) An introduction into group development and how leaders go about creating a cohesive group through establishing group norms and expectations. Students will also learn about specific leadership traits/styles to help you present your lesson and feel confident while sharing your passion! Base Camp pro staff will also share activities and lots of tricks and games for keeping your participants engaged.

Foundations III: Risk in the Wilderness (Exemption: PRM 254) An introduction and look into risk. Students will gain a greater understanding of what risk is and how ways to mitigate while trip leading. Students will learn about types of risk, types of hazards and models by which to help avoid. Students will put their skills to use by utilizing risk scenarios. We will also introduce the BCC EAP and forms used for trip leading. An emphasis on BCC policy and procedure will be incorporated.

For more information about OGDP, please visit Base Camp's webpage at the link below and select the Programs tab.
Base Camp Cullowhee

NOTICE:
You are responsible for keeping up with your own equipment and any equipment assigned to you by Base Camp Cullowhee staff. Base Camp will assume no responsibility for lost or damaged personal or rental equipment. You must immediately report injuries/medical problems to a Base Camp guide. As with most outdoor activities serious injuries can occur such as dislocations, fractures, and head injuries, however the most common injuries are bumps and bruises. Please remember that you are accepting responsibility for these risks by participating in this activity. We take all precautions and with your help we can minimize these risks.
Student Cost: $65.00 (cost includes - required foundation workshops, 4 day winter field training - food, equipment, transportation, permits). Required certificaitons to become a trip leader are a condition of employment and are obtained prior to working as a trip leader and at the students expense.

Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, October 31st at midnight

Schedule of Workshops and Training
Risk in the Wilderness | 10/3/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Group Dynamics and Leadership |10/22/2019 | 6:30-8pm | CRC Meeting Room
History and Philosphy of Outdoor Education | 10/30/2019 | 6-7:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Group Dynamics and Leadership | 11/11/2019 | 6-7:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
Risk in the Wilderness | 11/5/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
History and Philosphy of Outdoor Education | 11/19/2019 | 7-8:30pm | CRC Meeting Room
OGDP Field Training | 12/14-12/17/2019 *Required pre-trip: 12/5/19 8-9:30pm | 8:00am | CRC Adventure Shop

What is the process: 1.) Register for OGDP and select your Foundation Workshops (it is required to attend 1 of each of the workshops - History, Group Dynamics, Risk n the Wilderness) 2.) Attend your Foundation Workshops 3.) Participate in a Base Camp Cullowhee experience 4.) Attend required Field Training pre-trip meetings 5.) Attend OGDP 4 day Winter Field Training 6.) Meet with Professional Staff 7.) Work to obtain outdoor medical certifications

For more information about OGDP, please visit Base Camp's webpage at the link below and select the Programs tab.
Base Camp Cullowhee

What is OGDP? The Outdoor Guide Development Program (OGDP) is an outdoor leadership training program open to all WCU students, offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. OGDP is an immersive program that provides a smooth transition and educational process to become a Base Camp Cullowhee Trip Leader. Certificates of completion will be given to those students participating in a formal assessment of their skills and qualifications as pursuant to best industry practice and established Base Camp Cullowhee Trip Guide and Instructor competencies.

OGDP focuses on giving students the necessary skills, knowledge, and awareness to become competent outdoor instructors and guides. OGDP Foundations and Outdoor Essential Clinics are at the core of becoming a trip leader and are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

OGDP is also Base Camp's professional development for current staff working as trip leaders and focuses on improvement in technical skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Becoming an outdoor leader and educator is a lifelong journey that starts with developing a core set of skills and knowledge. It is more than just being a climber, paddler or backpacker. OGDP gives you the confidence and tools necessary to pursue a life full of human powered adventure. Whether you want to become a trip leader with Base Camp Cullowhee, work for an outdoor guide service, or just looking to refine your outdoor leader toolbox; OGDP has something to offer everyone.

OGDP Foundations: All outdoor leaders need a foundation and a basis of knowledge, skill and attitude that informs their practice and Foundations serves as the bricks and mortar. Emphasis is placed on the history and key philosophies of outdoor education, exploring how people learn and how to foster positive group experiences, understanding the role or risk and responding to emergencies, and experiencing firsthand in field training with BCC trained and certified outdoor professionals. The skills you learn and ideas you explore will be something that are bound to impact someone during your time with WCU’s Base Camp Cullowhee program.

Foundations are an introduction to what we at Base Camp believe are essential theoretical, historical, and practical concepts related to Outdoor Leadership. The focus of Foundation classes will be on the awareness of appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills as it relates to Outdoor Leadership with particular emphasis on the relationship between people, the environment and equipment. Our hope through these Workshops is that you will begin to better understand the role of Outdoor Leaders and that you will start to develop an Outdoor Leader lens that will inform your practice as you progress through OGDP and beyond. Finally, we hope you come to these workshops excited to learn and interact with others.

Three workshops have been developed to provide insight to the rich history and key philosophies important to understanding your role as an outdoor leader, about how groups work together (or not) and how people learn, and to understand the role of risk in our programs and how we address adverse situations in adverse settings. Each of the three workshops will be offered several times during the semester, all you need to do is find the one for each topic that best works with your schedule, sign up online or in person with one of our friendly BCC Adventure Shop staff and show up!

Foundations I: History and Philosophy of Outdoor Education and College Outdoor Programs (Exemption: PRM 250 and/or 254) An introduction into the history and philosophy of outdoor and experiential education. Students will delve into learning more about the founding fathers and mothers of experiential and adventure education through small group activities. Students will also learn more about the structure of outdoor programming within colleges and universities. Finally, students will learn more about how BCC runs our program and why we do what we do.

Foundations II: Group Dynamics and Leadership in the Outdoors (Exemption: PRM 270) An introduction into group development and how leaders go about creating a cohesive group through establishing group norms and expectations. Students will also learn about specific leadership traits/styles to help you present your lesson and feel confident while sharing your passion! Base Camp pro staff will also share activities and lots of tricks and games for keeping your participants engaged.

Foundations III: Risk in the Wilderness (Exemption: PRM 254) An introduction and look into risk. Students will gain a greater understanding of what risk is and how ways to mitigate while trip leading. Students will learn about types of risk, types of hazards and models by which to help avoid. Students will put their skills to use by utilizing risk scenarios. We will also introduce the BCC EAP and forms used for trip leading. An emphasis on BCC policy and procedure will be incorporated.

For more information about OGDP, please visit Base Camp's webpage at the link below and select the Programs tab.
Base Camp Cullowhee

NOTICE:
You are responsible for keeping up with your own equipment and any equipment assigned to you by Base Camp Cullowhee staff. Base Camp will assume no responsibility for lost or damaged personal or rental equipment. You must immediately report injuries/medical problems to a Base Camp guide. As with most outdoor activities serious injuries can occur such as dislocations, fractures, and head injuries, however the most common injuries are bumps and bruises. Please remember that you are accepting responsibility for these risks by participating in this activity. We take all precautions and with your help we can minimize these risks.

Program Offerings

Outdoor Guide Development Program 2019
Fall 2019

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