2016 Additional Classes Coming UP!
Trip Coordinator Training, Sat. Nov 5th
Do you want to get your favorite river on the club trip schedule? Like many of you, I have a few favorite river sections that I just love to paddle. By signing up to be a trip coordinator for trips on the annual PTCC calendar of events, I can be sure I have a chance to paddle those sections with my friends in the club.
If you've never been a trip coordinator and want to know what is involved, this 1-day training will fill you in on what a trip coordinator does to pull off a successful club trip. To make this a fun event, we're going to integrate the training with a typical mellow (class I+ or easy II) river section. There will be several experienced trip coordinators who can help answer all your questions about what it takes to be a successful trip coordinator.
We'll start with a 45-minute talk at the put-in that covers what a trip coordinator does prior to, during, and after the trip. Then, we'll head down the river and spend time discussing what a trip coordinator is doing and thinking about with regards to the group's safety and making the trip an enjoyable experience for everyone. After we get off the river, we'll head for a local establishment to review and recap the day.
Each year we put the PTCC trip schedule together in February and March. This training will help you decide if you want to be a trip coordinator for one of your favorite trips in the 2017 calendar.
"Old Salt" coordinators are also encouraged to join us on this trip to impart their insights on what it takes to have a fun, safe, and exciting trip.
Also, anyone is welcome on this trip--just know that we'll be going a bit slower than normal and stopping to discuss any interesting features we pass on the river.
The river section we'll float for this training will depend on water levels at the time of the trip, but currently, we're planning on doing the Snoqualmie from Plum Landing down to Neal Road (Class I+). This section has several hazards that are great for training new coordinators on what to watch out for when leading a trip!