What could be more fun than going on a snowcamping trip?
Introducing others to the joy of winter camping by helping
to lead a snowcamping trip!
The leadership pages are available to existing snowcamping
leaders and assistant leaders, and include contact
information, an expanded calendar including:
- leadership events,
- trailhead information, and
- an archive of leadership and training materials.
For existing leaders seeking to update their contact
information, please enter your updated information here.
Becoming a Leader
We are always looking for qualified assistant leaders to
help with the Snowcamping Training Series! Assistant
leaders are often training series alumni who became
interested in sharing their knowledge and helping out. A
first step in becoming an assistant leader is talking with
your training series group leaders.
Note that assistant leaders need to be Sierra Club members in
good standing, and typically should have a minimum of
experience that includes:
If you'd like more information, please contact your training group leaders.
- Successful completion of the Sierra Club Snowcamping
Training Series course
- Current (within the past three years) 20 hr. Wilderness
First Aid certification. Note that the snowcamping group typically
offers such training annually prior to the Snowcamping Training Series
(e.g., in December)
- An adequate level of fitness, competency with
snow-shoes, and active snowcamping within the last 5 years
- Competent winter route-finding skills (e.g., using map
and compass navigation skills in winter conditions)
- Basic snow structure skills
- Sierra Club Outdoor Leadership Training (OLT)
certification within the past 4 years (more
information here - note the login information in the top
left of the target page). Note also that the snowcamping group
typically offers such training annually.
- Enthusiasm and ability to teach others new skills!