Outdoor Teacher Training
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Offers experience in an outdoor learning environment. Includes training to lead a cabin group of students through a three to five day camp session. Covers leading outdoor education sessions, campfire programming, and team-building activities. Requires a criminal history check, recording observations, and completing reflection assignments.
1. Identify effective teaching strategies through observations, active learning, and evaluations by mentor teachers.
2. Analyze effective strategies for creating a positive learning community that is inclusive, respectful, and engaging for all students.
3. Consider education as a potential career field through personal reflection.
I. Submit outdoor counselor application to Camp Tamarack and course application/registration to COCC
II. Complete online course preparation through Blackboard: Intro to the Camp Experience
III. Outdoor teacher training through hands-on experience at Camp Tamarack
IV. Active learning experience as camp counselor for three to five day experience at Camp Tamarack
V. Complete course reflection assignments after reviewing course content
VI. Submit mentor evaluations from camp
All materials are provided in Blackboard and through Camp Tamarack.
Grading will be based on successful completion of online course prep and assignments, counselor training at Camp Tamarack, and a three to five day field placement experience; mentor evaluation forms must also be submitted.