What a Deal! – Sierra Club Outings Leader Training, May 4-5

I hope that folks realize what a great deal this is. All this training for just $30!  Can’t make the whole weekend? You can attend the section that you nee. Sign up NOW to reserve your space!

OLT 102 201 May 2014 Flyer

Sierra Club Outings Leaders Training

General Schedule

Sesquicentennial State Park

May 3-4, 2014


Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM        Check-in/Welcome & Group Activity. (Art Seel) – SC Chapter Outings Chair

9:30 AM – 12:00 AM     (Basic) OLT 101 – Level 1 (Kelly Mieszkalski) – NC Chapter Outings Chair

12:00 AM – 12:30 PM   Lunch (Campsite)

I:00 PM – 3:00 PM          (Advanced) OLT 201 – Level 2 (Starr Hazard) – Lunz Group Chair

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM        (Advanced) OLT 201 – Level 2 (Continued)

6:00P M – 7:30 PM       Dinner (Local Restaurant).

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM        Conservation Through Outings (Al Graves) – Professor, Environmental Science

9:00 PM – Until?            Social Fellowship (Campsite).


Sunday, May 4, 2014

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM        Breakfast (Campsite)

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM   Boating Safety (Chris Hall/Starr Hazard).

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch (Campsite).

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM        CPR/First Aid Training in Campsite. (Dan & Carolyn Wagner)

3:00 PM –                      Close Training/Take-down – Head for Home.


All OLT will take place in Group Campsite #5 area, which will also be the tent camping area. Parking will be nearby, in the main parking area. Campground restrooms, w/showers, are just a few feet away from Campsite #5. We will have electric power in the campsite to charge laptops and cellphones. Saturday night those who would like to go to a local restaurant for dinner with the group are welcome, or you may prefer to stay and cook on your own, in the campsite.

The full weekend of training includes OLT101, OLT201, Boat Safety, and CPR/Basic First Aid Training. OLT101 and Basic First Aid are REQUIRED FOR ALL SIERRA CLUB OUTINGS LEADERS and must be taken at least every 4 years. OLT201 is required for leaders who want to lead “level 2” outings–overnight outings away from cars and only needs to be taken once. If you have any interest in leading canoe/kayak outings, you should definitely take the free Boat Safety training!

The cost for the full weekend of all training events is $30 and includes training materials, lunch on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We will be camping and the cost is $5 per night per person.

If you will not be signing up for the full weekend, please tell us for which parts you are signing up:   Not applicable/I’m taking the whole thing!

  • OLT101 ($10) Saturday AM
  • OLT201 ($15) Saturday PM
  • Boating Safety Training for canoe/kayak (free) Sunday AM
  • CPR/First Aid ($10) Sunday PM


Trainers and Staff

Kelly Mieszkalski (NC Chapter Outings Chair) Level-1/ OLT 101 (Basic)

Bill Gupton (NC Chapter Vice-Chair) – Assisting with OLT 101

Starr Hazard (Robert Lunz Group Chair) Level-2/OLT 201 (Advanced)

Bill Turner (Robert Lunz Group) – Assisting with OLT 201

David Hutchens (Palmetto Paddlers) – Assisting with OLT 201

Al Graves (Professor, Environmental Science) – Conservation in Outings

Chris Hall (Western Carolina Group Chair) – Boating Safety Instruction

David Hutchens/ Starr Hazard – Assisting with Boating Safety

Dan & Carolyn Wagner – Instructors, CPR/First Aid Training

Dorothy Stafford/ Lynn Turbeville/Art Seel – Logistics & Food Preparation

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