Camp leader training & gear library

camping.jpgThree Rivers has kicked off a training and gear lending program to make camping experiences more accessible by equipping educators, youth workers, and community leaders to lead their own overnight trips. In partnership with Wilderness Inquiry, our first hands-on training was held at Baker Park Reserve, and covered trip preparation, camp set up and takedown, kitchen set up and outdoor cooking, fire building, and risk management and safety. Once leaders go through the training, they can reserve a group campsite and camping gear (tents and cooking gear) for groups of up to 50 people. Our first training was attended be leaders from Success Academy, a school within Dar Al-Farooq Community Center in East Bloomington, KWESTRONG Indigenous Women’s Wellness, and Special Olympics. We're planning an additional training with MobileHope Dayton and Outdoor Latino Minnesota.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair