How to become a TRiP Leader

How to become a TRiP Leader

Have a passion for the outdoors? Eager to learn the skills to guide others in the wilderness? Want to develop your leadership in a unique way?

...then you might be interested in applying to enroll in the Spring Outdoor Leadership Course (OLC) to be eligible to work for CORE's Travel and Recreation Program (TRiP)!

When To Apply

OLC applications open every Fall and the course is taught every Spring.

Fall 2018 recruitment is complete. 

Feel free to reach out to Amber Larkin with any questions about how to apply for Spring 2020.

Course Information

You will gain competence in adaptive leadership, group management, risk management and technical outdoor skills through interactive experiences in the classroom and in the field. Upon successful course completion, you will be eligible to hold a TRiP Leader position for the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE).

This course will fully prepare you with the skills to lead multi-day outdoor adventures! 

This course will meet every week.
There is an option for the course to be 3 credits.

COST: $425

Course Cost Includes:

  • Weekly training classes: Wednesday 3-6PM (subject to change)
  • Florida Outdoor Recreation Association (FLORA) Conference Registration Fee January 25-27, 2019
  • Training Trips:
    • Canoe Training
    • iMMERSiON Training
    • Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Training
    • Surfing Training
    • Shadowing Opportunity on a CORE TRiP

Course Cost Does NOT Include:

A Wilderness First Responder certifications must be obtained outside of class by the beginning of the following Fall semester in order to apply for a TRiP Leader position with CORE.

Application Information

Who Can Apply?

We are primarily seeking UF students in their first and second year.  

No prior outdoor experience is necessary. You just need a willingness to learn! 

Your Letter of Interest should answer the following questions:

  • How can the outdoors impact an individual?
  • What motivates you to become a TRiP Leader?
  • How can your qualities & strengths benefit TRiP?

      *Please include a recent photo and your expected graduation date.*

Group Interview

Upon review of your resume and letter of interest, you may be asked to attend the Group Interview at Lake Wauburg.

Special Notes

  • You must be available for all of Spring Break
  • You must obtain a WFR certification by Fall in order to qualify to lead TRiPs.
  • Once enrolled in the class you are expected to attend the weekly TRiP meetings every Wednesday at 8pm at CORE.

Any Questions?

Call us: (352) 294-1044

Visit us: 1441 Bledsoe Drive

Email: Amber Larkin