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Outdoor Certifications and Trainings

  • NO BAG POLICY RETURNS TO REC in Jan. 2018

    All bags and items must be secured in lockers while in the Rec Center beginning 2018. Your safety is our #1 priority!
  • Activity Classes Begin Jan. 22

    Check out the Spring Schedule for the hippest dance and coolest martial arts classes around.
  • Free Trial Membership in January for UA Faculty/Staff

    New Year, Better You! Not a Rec Member? Take advantage of one of our FREE offers in January. Offer ends Jan. 31, 2018.
  • UA Fit 30-Day Challenge: Free Online Wellness Program

    The Road to Wellness starts January 22. UA Faculty/Staff/Students are invited to track their daily habits and fitness/wellness.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

The two-day Trainer Course is a vital component of the national Leave No Trace (LNT) program. It is a condensed version of the Master Educator Course and is designed for educators, guides, agency employees, other outdoor professionals or anyone interested in learning more about minimum impact skills and ethics. This course covers the Seven Principals of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. 

Wilderness First Aid

Will you be hiking, camping or participating in scouting activities this summer? Does your job keep you outdoors? If so, the American Red Cross can teach you how to respond to an emergency if you are in an area where help may be delayed in reaching you. The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course taught by our University of Arizona Instructors, includes a backpacking trip through Saguaro National Park. Guaranteed to not only be great training but also great memories.

Outdoor Leadership Training: Backcountry Basics

Designed for those interested in becoming trip instructors for Outdoor Rec, as well as anyone else interested in becoming a better outdoor leader. These classes will provide a solid foundation in the skills and topics needed to be a safe, effective, and prepared wilderness instructor. Topics will include: Risk Management, History and Philosophy, Outdoor Teaching Skills, and Orienteering along with LNT Trainer and Wilderness First Aid certification. ​

1/17/18 Outdoor Leadership Training: Backcountry Basics

This course meets 7:00pm to 8:30pm every Wednesday, from January 17th to February 21st, 2018. In addition to Wednesday nights, there are two weekend trips (February 2-4, & March 23-25).

Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
250
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
8
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 02/16/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Feb 17 2018

Repeats every week every Wednesday 6 times . Also includes Fri Feb 02 2018, Fri Feb 23 2018.
7:00pm

2/02/18 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Join Outdoor Rec as we backpack though Saguaro National Park on this LNT Trainer Course. We'll leave Friday afternoon as we hike into the backcountry where we'll practice teaching the Seven Principals, and expanding our repertoire of educational techniques. As we exit the backcountry on Sunday, we'll have gained new knowledge, friends and great memories! All group gear, transportation, instruction and food included. Personal gear such as footwear and clothing is not included. 

Pre-requisites: 

Mandatory pre-trip meeting January 31, 2018 at 7:00pm inside Outdoor Rec

Member Fee: 
125
Non-Member Fee: 
125
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
2
Maximum Enrollment: 
4
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 01/28/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Feb 02 2018

02/02/2018 - 4:00pm

2/23/18 Wilderness First Aid

This fast paced, hands on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. Outdoor Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. This course will be field based. All transportation, equipment, instruction and food in the field included. Personal gear such as clothing and footwear not included. 

Pre-requisites: 

Must attend pre-trip meeting on February 21, 2018 inside outdoor Rec.

Current adult CPR/AED certification is a prerequisite for participation in the Wilderness and Remote First Aid course. Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

 

Member Fee: 
125
Non-Member Fee: 
150
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
2
Maximum Enrollment: 
4
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 02/18/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Feb 23 2018

02/23/2018 - 4:00pm

3/21/18 Outdoor Leadership Training: Backcountry Basics

This course meets 7:00pm to 8:30pm every Wednesday, from March 21st to April 25th, 2018. In addition to Wednesday nights, there are two weekend trips (April 6-8, & April 27-29).

Member Fee: 
125
Non-Member Fee: 
250
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
4
Maximum Enrollment: 
6
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 04/05/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Apr 06 2018

Repeats every week every Wednesday 6 times . Also includes Fri Apr 06 2018, Fri Apr 27 2018.
7:00pm

4/06/18 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Join Outdoor Rec as we backpack though Saguaro National Park on this LNT Trainer Course. We'll leave Friday afternoon as we hike into the backcountry where we'll practice teaching the Seven Principals, and expanding our repertoire of educational techniques. As we exit the backcountry on Sunday, we'll have gain new knowledge, friends and great memories! All group gear, transportation, instruction and food included. Personal gear such as footwear and clothing is not included. 

Pre-requisites: 

Mandatory pre-trip meeting April 4, 2018 at 7:00pm inside Outdoor Rec

Member Fee: 
125
Non-Member Fee: 
125
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
2
Maximum Enrollment: 
4
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 04/21/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Apr 06 2018

04/06/2018 - 4:00pm

4/27/18 Wilderness First Aid

This fast paced, hands on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. Outdoor Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. This course will be field based. All transportation, equipment, instruction and food in the field included. Personal gear such as clothing and footwear not included. 

Pre-requisites: 

Must attend pre-trip meeting on April 25, 2018 inside outdoor Rec.

Current adult CPR/AED certification is a prerequisite for participation in the Wilderness and Remote First Aid course. Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

Member Fee: 
125
Non-Member Fee: 
150
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
2
Maximum Enrollment: 
4
Registration Dates: 
11/21/2017 to 04/27/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Apr 27 2018

04/27/2018 - 4:00pm