Upcoming Leave No Trace Training in Upstate NY

WinterCampers.com has been an advocate of Leave No Trace (LNT) since learning of the program in the late 1990s. We have individuals who attended LNT Trainer and Master Educator training and look to apply that training to our winter camping experiences.

There are two upcoming opportunities for LNT Trainer training: one in May as part of a larger adventure course and the 2nd in June in the normal Trainer class format.

Northern Basin Kayak Expedition/Leave No Trace Trainer Course |Adirondack Community College Adventure Sports | When: May 16 – 19, 2008 | Where: Lake George, NY

Cost: $500. Course fee includes LNT materials, meals (lunch first day – lunch last day), transportation to put-in and from take-out, camping permits and group equipment. Course fees do not include Touring Kayak, Paddle and personal equipment.

Description: A unique opportunity to experience the Northern Basin of Lake George by engaging in a dynamic interdisciplinary course combining a kayak expedition, outdoor leadership skills, expert interpretation of the natural, human and conservation history of Lake George, and a Leave No Trace Trainer training. Participants will receive in depth background on the Leave No Trace principles, guidance and practice in effective ways to present Leave No Trace to clients, ecological concerns and minimum impact skills. Successful completion of this course leads to a Leave No Trace Trainer Certificate. This is an expeditionary-based course that includes a kayak expedition 4 day 3 night kayak expedition on Lake George from Ft. Ticonderoga to Bolton Landing. Course content will also include paddling instruction and guest lecturers from local conservation agencies and

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