University of Vermont

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

If you are interested in applying for an identity based scholarship for any of these programs please contact Sam Pham at Sam.Pham@uvm.edu.
Wilderness Instructor Leadership Development (W.I.L.D)

WILD is the UVM Outing Club's leadership training program, dedicated to cultivating wilderness leadership skills and is a mandatory requirement for all Outing Club trip leaders. Each semester, 15 student trainees work alongside upper class WILD coordinators focusing specifically on hard skill instruction, situational leadership development, understanding leadership & learning styles, risk management, wilderness medical instruction & LNT ethics. Most importantly, 'WILDees' develop a skilled & motivated leader community! WILD meets weekly for 2 1/2 class hours supplemented by 3 weekend field practical trips.
WILD APPLICATION FALL 2014
WILD: $165

Your Fall 2014 WILD Leaders!!!
Anna Finkenauer
Anna often finds herself daydreaming of how awesome it would be to live with sea turtles while frolicking through the woods in her Environmental Education classes.
Ben Blumberg
Ben often finds himself daydreaming of discovering a new gene during Cooking Kale 253.
Johnny Sudekum
Johnny often finds himself daydreaming of Ren Stevens during Philosophy of Even Stevens.
Ethan Fletcher
Ethan often finds himself daydreaming of Hiking in the Fjords during Detention in the Forbidden Forest w/ Professor Rubeus Hagrid.
Charlie Mckenna
Charlie often finds himself daydreaming about his next cup of coffee during his Mindful Eating Class.
ALANA Gaining Experience & Adventure Recreation (G.E.A.R ) Program
The ALANA G.E.A.R. program is a collaborative effort supported by the ALANA Student Center and the UVMOC. The goal of GEAR is to create a fundamental wilderness skill development, community building opportunity and bridge to the UVMOC for ALANA students. In the fall semester, GEAR student trainees work alongside upper class OC and ASC leaders focusing wilderness skill instruction (clothing, cooking, expedition behavior etc.) leadership development and LNT awareness. Most importantly G.E.A.R. participants develop skills & receive support necessary to become active outdoor travelers. GEAR students meet for 2 weekend field practical trips, followed by an OC trip of their choice.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Site Management and Anchor Construction (SMAC) Rock & Ice
SMAC is an instructional rock & ice climbing skill development program for students interested in acquiring safe, comprehensive, top roped climbing, anchor construction and teaching skills. Rock SMAC runs for 6 weeks in both fall and late spring, Ice SMAC early in the spring semester only. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of equipment, climbing technique, belaying & rapelling technique and safe management of climbing instruction areas in an institutional setting. Completion of SMAC is mandatory for UVM student climbers interested in leading climbing trips for the UVMOC.
SMAC Application.
Ice and Rock SMAC - $175

Your Fall 2014 SMAC Leaders!!!
Sara Meotti
Sara often finds herself daydreaming about that pony she always wanted during Effects of Childhood Neglect 110.
Russell Frisch
Russell often finds himself daydreaming of of a simpler time when there was only one continent and one big beautiful blue ocean during Social Processes and the Environment 104.
Blair Hutchinson
Blair often finds himself daydreaming of shreding in the World of Oz, ALaska during Log Cabin Construction taught by Dick Proenneke
Paddle for Development (PFD)
Paddling for Development is a dynamic canoe and sea kayak leadership course offered by the UVM Outing Club. As part of this flat and moving water UVMOC canoe and kayak leader training program, participants will demonstrate proficiency in the areas of: paddling strokes, boat control, rescues, portaging techniques, and trailing skills. PFD curriculum will be based on ACA canoeing and coastal kayaking material. Both beginners and intermediate paddlers are encouraged to apply.

Canoe PFD


The Canoe PFD program is designed as a semester long teaching program, with three weekend practicums, emphasizing entry-level paddling skills for individuals desiring to both further their personal canoeing skill as well as become a capable canoe instructor for the UVM Outing club. The three weekends include: one in the Adirondack's where we will camp lakeside getting to know one-another as well as working on both hard and soft skills, one weekend woking on white water canoeing skills on one of Vermont's many beautiful rivers, and the final weekend is a two day class, certifying the students as Level 1 American Canoe Association instructors. Canoe PFD meets once a week in addition, for a classroom session.

PFD Canoe Application, PFD Kayak Application.

Canoe and Kayak PFD- $175
Your Fall 2014 Canoe PFD Leaders!!!
Kevin Molfetta
Kevin often finds himself daydreaming of Canoe Tripping in the Badlands, South Dakota during Phish 101.
Kyle Isherwood
Kyle often finds himself daydreaming of what his 6 cats are doing while he's not home during Economics of Live Action Role Playing.
Molly Kaye
Molly often finds herself daydreaming of the better days during Dreidel Spinning for Graduates.
Your Fall 2014 Kayak PFD Leaders!!!
Mary Wilk
Mary often finds herself daydreaming about 'Nam during Sociology of Toy Story.
Rosie Jenkel
Rosie often finds herself daydreaming about what it would be like to have pineapples for hands.
Tom Gehling
Tom often finds himself day dreaming of monster boofs while in Parks & Rec classes.
Backcountry Skiing/Boarding and Avalanche Awareness Program (BSAAP)

This six-week program focuses on traveling safely and having fun in the winter backcountry on skis (telemark, alpine or AT) or snowboard while exploring prime backcountry areas of Vermont and the Presidential Range in NH. Traveling in terrain where avalanche danger exists requires disciplined personal preparation, group expedition planning, diverse skiing and riding skills, and sound avalanche and terrain assessment ability. This program will cover basic safety skills to prepare you to travel in the winter backcountry in all of its rugged beauty. The program will consist of 6 class sessions & amp; three weekend practical trips-the first weekend (two day trips), the second (AIARE Level 1 Avalanche certification, optional for those currently certified) and the third an overnight to the Presidential Range of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
BSAAP-$175

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