"How To Start an Outing Club" GUIDE
Thank you for your interest in starting an Outing Club at your high school!
Teens To Trails believes that providing opportunities for outdoor experiences will help students thrive. Outing Clubs are an effective, efficient and positive way to introduce outdoor adventures into your school program. Let us help you take your first steps ... it just might be the most important thing you do all year!
There's a bunch of great reasons to start an Outing Club!
When students become engaged in the outdoors, they are healthier, happier and rooted to the world around them. They feel better about themselves and more connected to others. There is an increasing body of research that directly links exposure to the nature with becoming better students, better thinkers, and better citizens. So ... let's get started!
What’s included in our How-To GUIDE?
Though schools differ in demographics, budgets, policies & protocols, we have compiled some basic concepts and samples from experienced Outing Club Advisors meant to encourage and support your efforts. The suggestions outlined here are simply a Guide to get you started as you begin to build your own Outing Club:
- Beginning “Steps for Success”
- Sample Mission Statement
- Sample Participation Agreement Form
- Suggested Packing Lists
- Sample Hike Plan
- Available Safety Training & Certifications for Leaders
- Risk Management Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Eight Easy Outings
ALSO: Use this Pamphlet & Poster to help you get started!