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August 10 and 11, 2024


Juniata College Raystown Field Station

  • Cost
  • $150
  • Includes Lunch on Both Days
  • Additional fee of $25 for camping/lodging.
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The Leave No Trace Level 1 Instructor Course will meet at Juniata College’s Raystown Field Station, located on Raystown Lake at 14322 Field Station Lane, Entriken PA 16638. This two-day course is designed for educators, guides, agency employees, other outdoor professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about minimum impact skills and ethics. Those who complete the course are equipped to: Understand, demonstrate and teach state of the art minimum impact techniques to students, friends, family or community groups; Lead a discussion on outdoor ethics and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic; Serve as a co-instructor for Leave No Trace Level 1 Instructor Courses with a qualified Level 2 Instructor; Offer Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops.

Participants will learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace, the role and function of a Leave No Trace instructor and the Center for Outdoor Ethics, and receive an overview of the national Leave No Trace program. The course includes 16 hours of experiential education, at least 10 of which will be outdoors. The trip will be led by two of RFS’s staff, who are Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructors and professional educators. Tent camping space and limited lodging is available but not required, and will incur an additional fee. Lunch will be provided both days, and breakfast and dinner are on your own. There is a fridge available for storing personal food items during the course.

For questions about the course, please email Dr. Eric Quallen at or call 814-641-3572.

Location: 14322 Field Station Lane, Entriken PA 16638