A: Click on any alumni trip listed on snowcamping.org to go the SFBay
Chapter Activities Calendar
, where you will be able to register your interest
in the trip. The leader will then
contact you to confirm suitability and request payment. You can also look for trips directly on the
Activities Calendar on the Chapter
A: New alumni trips are posted snowcamping.org and the SF Bay
Chapter Activities Calendar. Periodic announcements are also sent via email to
the Snowcamping-Alumni-News email list. If you are interested in subscribing to
that list, submit the request form on the "Contact Us" page.
A: Snowcamping-Alumni-News is a moderated
list, so you will not receive spam as a result of subscribing. Only the Alumni
Trip Coordinators are able to authorize messages to the list.
A: Contact the leader listed on the Trip Posting by email.
A: We are always looking for qualified leaders to lead Alumni
trips during the upcoming season.
Leading an alumni trip is a great opportunity to take a group out snowcamping
to a place you want to go, with the activity level you prefer. For those interested in moving into a
leadership role, this is a chance to develop your wilderness leadership skills.
All Alumni trips require at least one qualified trip leader.
Qualified to lead means:
Leaders must have current 16-hour Wilderness First Aid
certificate. New leaders are welcome and encouraged, but must partner with an experienced
A: The more information you can provide, the better, but the
alumni trip coordinators are happy to help you put together your trip. An
initial proposal might include only a trip name, brief description, and leader
contact information. A final trip proposal will typically include:
A: Trips possibilities can include fun themes and specialized
training components, as well as trips that offer greater physical challenges
and require a higher level of fitness and possibly prerequisites to make the
roster. Basic trips where the art of relaxation is key are also encouraged.
We have put together a list of ideas that might whet your
appetite - feel free to use these ideas outright or use them to help kick-start
your own creativity:
A: Even if you aren't yet qualified to lead an alumni trip, you
can team up with a qualified leader to assist in leading an Alumni trip. If you are interested, look out for messages
from Snowcamping-Alumni-News about pre-season trip planning or contact one of
the Alumni Trip Coordinators.