Welcome to COP Leader Training!

We are glad you wish to join our cadre of trip leaders.

Please read the following:


Risk Management

Safety Guidelines

Safety Guidelines common to all activities

plus the guidelines for the activity you expect to lead



SafetyGuidelines_Boating and SafetyGuidelines_Rafting




SafetyGuidelines_Inline Skating


SafetyGuidelines_Climbing are not here yet

COP Policies

The COP Paperpath

Additional sections for Planning, Participant Screening and Leadership will eventually be here.  Meanwhile, please read the Trip Leader Manual for those sections.

After you have digested this information, you will need to:

1. Download the Leader Quiz. Fill it out and bring it with you to:

2. Meet with a Leader Trainer for a 2 hour New Leader session.

after which we expect you will be all set to join the cadre of COP Leaders.

Check the calendar for upcoming New Leader Sessions

Free Update Sessions for Long Time Leaders 
Been a while since you took leader training? Please join us for an evening to make sure we are all on the same page. Well review Risk Management, paperwork and COP Policies, and discuss issues that effect us as leaders out on the roads, trails, and waters. 
You must be a member of COP to take this class.
Check the calendar for upcoming Leader Update Sessions
Questions? email: Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, or Call 614.442.7901
Bike Ride Leader Training  
January or February 2017    
Don't want to wait that long? Take general online Class above.

This Bicycling specific session is intended to help you with the practical aspects of leading a group ride.  Topics will include legal and documentation requirements, laying out and marking routes, and handling people while on the ride.  If you are considering being a COP ride leader you should attend.  Current ride leaders are encouraged to attend to refresh your knowledge and to contribute to the discussion.

Register online or by contacting one of the leaders.
Henk Colijn colijn.1@osu.edu, (614)306-1162
Gordon Renkes gdr1950@sbcglobal.net

A Calendar of upcoming events that involve classes, clinics or training is below.  See calendar for all of our activities.


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