Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership

COLL

Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership

AMC’s Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) supports people of all ages and backgrounds in their pursuit of outdoor experiences to reach personal and professional goals. Our accessible and affordable resources, workshops, and trainings, led by a team of experienced staff and volunteers, cater to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in outdoor activities, naturalist and scientific topics, conservation advocacy, trails stewardship, and outdoor leadership. COLL engages thousands of participants each year, from those with advanced experiences and knowledge in the outdoors to those just beginning their outdoor journey.

Outdoor Skills

Learn new outdoor skills or hone your existing expertise. AMC offers a wide range of outdoor skills instruction covering safety and preparedness, water-based and backcountry activities, and camping skills.

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Conservation & Trails

Successful protection and advocacy for the outdoors depends on your active participation. Learn how to take action for conservation from the country's oldest conservation and recreation organization. COLL can teach you trail maintenance skills, how to communicate with elected leaders, and more.

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Leadership Training

Becoming a trained leader prepares you to share your love of the outdoors with others. Whether you’re a volunteer, youth agency professional, teacher, summer camp staff, or simply want to equip yourself to lead friends, family, or groups in the outdoors, AMC’s COLL offers comprehensive leadership courses and training.

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