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Date Saturday  10/19/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Denver Group Trip Leader School
Start Time 8:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Kevin Schaal
Co-Leader Jeff Stevens
Group Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


The Denver Trip Leader School will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00AM - 11:30AM - Class session, Conference Rooms A & B, at the CMC Building, 710 10th Street, Golden
12:00 AM - 4:00PM - Leader-In-Training, (LIT) hike. Location will be in one of the nearby Open Space Parks such as White Ranch

The Prerequisites for Attending Trip Leader School are:

  1. Be a CMC Denver Group member.
  2. Complete 5 CMC Denver Group trips of which no more than 2 may be school field trips.
  3. Take the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class, have a valid WFA certificate, or if you qualify for a waiver based on equivalent certification, contact Jeff Flax to be granted a waiver.  ( It is preferable to complete WFA before Trip Leader School, but concurrent enrollment in TLS and WFA is acceptable. 

To Enroll in Trip Leader School:

  1. Complete a Trip Leader School application which can be found at
  2. The Trip Leader School Director reviews the applicant’s records, emails approval and sends the Pass Code for enrolling.
  3. Applicant logs onto the CMC website ( and enrolls in Trip Leader School using the designated password.

For questions about Trip Leader School please contact Kevin Schaal, Director of TLS at or Jeff Stevens, incoming TLS Director at or Tammy Cullins, Assistant Director TLS

For more info Contact

For Trip Leader School questions please contact 

Kevin Schaal, Chair of Denver Safety and Leadership, at

or Jeff Stevens, Incoming Director of TLS, at

or Tammy Cullins, Assistant Director of TLS, at


The school provides a 4-hour lecture on topics such as trip planning, group dynamics, situational awareness, communication skills, leadership, CMC policies, and leader liability considerations.  The Leader-In-Training (LIT) hike is a 4-hour field trip conducted on local Open Space hiking trails where candidates will engage in role playing, working through potential real-life scenarios, and having discussions with Instructor Leaders on best practices for working through situations they may face while leading trips.  Students are given specific guidelines for arranging their final Leader-In-Training hike and for applying to become a trip leader.

There is No Fee for the Trip Leader School but it is necessary to submit the application for attending.

1. Students apply using the on-line application at:

2. DS&L (Denver Safety & Leadership) reviews applications and certifies qualifications for each applicant

3. DS&L assigns pass codes for TLS and sends emails to qualified applicants

4. Recipients redeem code by enrolling/registering for a school/seminar online at using the following link:


To learn more about the Denver Trip Leader Program, click the link:



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.