Wilderness Instructor Training (W.I.T)
The Coldwater Wilderness Instructor Training (WIT) is a ten-week intensive training program in wilderness leadership and experiential discipleship available to students who have completed the Wilderness Learning Expedition (WLE). WIT students will receive comprehensive instruction in all facets of wilderness ministry, including wilderness medicine, risk
management, minimum impact wilderness ethic, technical skill training, program design, route planning, mentoring, small group development, translating and processing experiences, spiritual formation and community engagement. WIT will allow students to develop the important "hats" an instructor must wear, not only equipping new instructors to lead in the wilderness, but to live into a life-style of engaged leadership in their home communities. Instructor training will include both classroom and field instruction. New instructors will complete this experience with field assignments, working to facilitate wilderness experiences for middle school or high school students. Upon completion of the WIT program, new instructors will undergo a review and evaluation process, potentially leading to future paid opportunities with Coldwater Foundation as a returning instructor.
2015 Program Dates:
May 10-29: Wilderness Leadership Expedition (Prerequisite course for WIT; Please see WLE course schedule)
June 1: WIT Begins. Arrive at the Coldwater Foundation basecamp by 5pm.
June 2-7: WIT Introduction and training
June 8-17 Wilderness First Responder training with SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities)
June 18-August 2: Intensive wilderness leadership training, WIT training module, and field experiences
August 3: Debrief, celebration and closure
Cost: $450, plus SOLO course fees
REGISTER ONLINE: http://coldwaterfoundation.org/#/college-adult-programs/wit