Welcome to the leader’s area. Here you will find useful information about all of the leader training opportunities offered by GreenMAP. In addition, this page includes leader news and links to PDF versions of all current Course Area Guides. These resources should allow for very detailed trip plans.
Why be a GreenMAP Leader?
Confidence, fun, respect, experience, community, and identity are some good reasons. There are also free trips, training, and gear rentals, prodeals, GreenMAP clothes, and driving 11 passenger vans. Students from all majors — just not adventure education — are encouraged to become GreenMAP leaders. Having a variety of majors brings a diversity of experience that makes the program such a fun and excellent learning community. You don’t have to be a student either; we welcome faculty and staff to become leaders as well.
Do I need to be a hardcore outdoors person? No! Having outdoor experience is a plus, but the GreenMAP training and mentoring program can give you most of the experience you need. The most important attributes for aspiring leaders are an open mind and a willingness to learn.
What is the commitment?
- Signed leader contract
- Lead three trips equaling five field days per year in any capacity
- Attend one trip leader meeting each semester
- Attend at least one GreenMAPIT annually
- Complete/maintain a current wilderness medical certification
- Complete/maintain activity specific training
- Maintain a Personal Experience Log
- Serve as a Trip Leader for the Wilderness Challenge
Applying to be a GreenMAP leader has changed and now it is easier than ever to get involved. Students can become a GreenMAP leader in one of two ways:
Adventure Leadership Program for Students & Staff (ALPSS)
Apply and be accepted for an activity specific GreenMAP Institutional Training (GMAPIT) in one of the following disciplines:
- Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding
- Nordic Skiing
- Ice Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Kayaking
- Mountain Biking
– OR –
Apply and be accepted as a leader for the Wilderness Challenge. This will serve as the Backpacking GMAPIT. Please review GreenMAP Leader expectations and Leader Manual prior to application.