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"Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

John Muir


Leave No Trace Trainer Courses

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full description of the various LNT Trainer Courses offered.

The LNT Trainer Course is a vital component of the nationwide Leave No Trace program. It is a shortened version of the Master Educator course. Valley to Summit’s LNT Master Educators and Trainers provide participants with comprehensive training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics in a condensed two-day format or over the course of a longer guided wilderness adventure offered by Valley to Summit.

In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Trainer course requires a minimum of 16 hours of experiential education with at least 10 of those hours being taught in the field, preferably on an overnight backpacking trip (or in a frontcountry setting). Valley to Summit’s LNT Master Educators and Trainers provide an environment for the participants to learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare them to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings such as, for example, schools, camps, parks, wilderness and frontcountry areas, community centers and even in the backyard. The Trainer Course assists the participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and the various techniques for disseminating these low impact skills; Valley to Summit’s Trainer courses delve into the LNT principles and put them to practice!


LNT Trainer courses are designed for outdoor oriented individuals, educators, guides, agency employees, individuals who want to further their LNT knowledge and other outdoor professionals. Participants who successfully complete the Trainer Course receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. They gain the skills required to conduct LNT Workshops, to act as a co-leader with a Master Educator on LNT Trainer courses and to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.