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TKO Crew Leader School

January 18 at 10:00 am - January 19 at 4:00 pm


This 2-day event is our full Crew Leader Training and is open to folks who:

  • TKO volunteers who are working towards becoming Assistant Crew Leaders and;
  • Current ACLs desiring to move from ACL into a full Crew Leader role and;
  • Staff and partners who are interested in crew leadership training opportunities – ticket cost $75 covers food/lodging (if cost is a barrier in any way, possible scholarships are available – please email natalie.ferraro@trailkeepersoforegon.org).

This event features sessions on:

  • TKO’s leadership culture about safety, inclusiveness and the quality of stewardship for the volunteer experience and the trails we tend to. 
  • How we build and maintain relationships with other stewardship partners
  • In depth coverage of the project planning process
  • Event planning, coordination and management 
  • How to facilitate and steward the volunteer experience
  • Working with a diverse array of volunteers
  • Crew Leader commitments 

Your registration includes:

  • Two days of leadership training from TKO Leaders and Staff
  • Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch – specific dietary options can be selected during registration
  • Lodging – you have the option of bunking in a shared room in the main lodge (bring your own bedding) or commuting to the training if you live close by.

What to bring:

  • Sturdy boots – please bring sturdy boots that will protect your toes from sharp tools. For safety reasons, we cannot allow tennis shoes, sandals etc. during the trail work sessions. 
  • Long sleeved shirt and work pants – wear what you won’t mind getting dirty in
  • Rain gear and warm layers – it will be January on the coast, please come prepared for all weather.
  • Work gloves – we will have loaner pairs available
  • Water bottle – 2L minimum highly recommended
  • Travel mug – help us keep our waste low!
  • A sack lunch  – please bring your own lunch for Saturday. We will provide lunch on Sunday.
  • Daypack – for carrying all of the above
  • Towel and personal toiletries – there are showers at camp, yay!
  • Non-work clothes and a change of shoes – for the non-trail work times.  
  • Pillow and a sleeping bag – if staying in the bunk rooms

This class is designed to be an on-trail, experience based training. Please come prepared to participate in thoughtful and challenging discussions, learn new leadership skills, and, of course, do some trail work!

This event is generously funded by a grant from the REI Co-op. Thanks REI!


January 18 at 10:00 am
January 19 at 4:00 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Camp Magruder
17450 Old Pacific Highway
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 United States
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