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Trip Staff Training Program

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Monument Valley
Grand Canyon
Big Bend

The Trip Staff Training Program (TSTP) is an opportunity open to all Texas State students, faculty, and staff members offered every semester. 

TSTP focuses on providing outdoor education and the instructor development opportunities for anyone interested in working in outdoor recreation and education. The Essentials Workshops provide insight to the rich history and key philosophies important to understanding your role as an outdoor leader, about how groups work together (or not) and how people learn, and about the role of risk in our programs and how we address adverse situations in adverse settings. Workshops include: 

  1. Introduction to ATP and History, Philosophy & Roles in Outdoor Education
  2. Risk Management in the Wilderness Setting 
  3. Group Dynamics
  4. Trip Planning

There are also additional Outdoor Clinics held each semester for students interested in becoming an Outdoor Trip Leader, or learning new skills.

Whether you want to be Outdoor Recreation staff member, work for camps or other adventure programs, or just to enhance your personal pursuits, the TSTP series has something for everyone.

Spring 2020 Essentials Workshop Schedule

No registration necessary! Please just arrive early to the Outdoor Center prior to the workshop start time.

Date Time Clinic Name Location  Student Cost 
1/29/2020 6:00-7:30PM Trip Leader Interest Meeting Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free
2/5/2020 6:00-8:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Introduction to ATP

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

2/12/2020 6:00-8:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Risk Management

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

2/19/2020 6:00-8:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Group Dynamics

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

2/26/2020 6:00-8:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Trip Planning

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

3/3/2020 7:00-9:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Introduction to ATP

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

3/10/2020 6:00-8:00PM Trip Leader Essentials: Risk Management

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

4/1/2020 6:00-7:30PM Trip Leader Interest Meeting

Sewell Park Outdoor Center

$Free

Spring 2020 Outdoor Clinic Series

For a complete description of each clinic, please visit the online registration page. 

Date Clinic Name

Time

Location Student Pricing Register By
February          
2/4/2020 Introduction to Hiking 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free N/A
2/12/2020 Making Rope Rugs 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $5 N/A
2/28/2020 Land Navigation 1:00PM-5:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center / University Camp $Free 2/25/20 @Noon
March          
3/4/2020 Dutch Oven Cooking 4:00PM-6:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $5 N/A
3/10/2020 Camp Games 4:00PM-6:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free N/A
April          
4/8/2020 Intermediate Backpacking 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free N/A
4/14/2020 Introduction to Hiking 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free N/A
4/17/2020 Land Navigation 1:00PM-5:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center / University Camp $Free 4/14/20 @Noon
4/21/2020 Backpack Cooking 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $5 N/A
4/30/2020 Slacklining 6:00PM-8:00PM Sewell Park Outdoor Center $Free N/A