Zao offers industry certified training courses for individuals who work with participants or students outside. The two-day course is designed for leaders who take participants on field trips or day hikes, or for camp staff who lead trips at residential camps.
After a couple hours of pre-reading, course material is delivered with experiential learning methods (mostly outside!) and by using case studies and discussion. In addition to risk management training and skills development, course participants also learn tips and tricks for a foundation of guiding and practical outdoor leadership skills.
Successful participants will be certified with the Outdoor Council of Canada, and are offered various benefits upon becoming a member. Many administrative authorities are now requiring proof of training and certification; this two-day course is a good fit for many teachers and other workers who are already leading field trips and day trips.
If you or your organization is interested in this excellent training and professional development, all you will need is two days to work with us. The cost is dependent upon the number of participants, but it is usually around $100 with a group of 8. If you have any more questions, contact us at 1-250-204-7373.