BRUNSWICK, Maine — Registration is open for Teens To Trails’ annual Association of Maine Outing Clubs Adviser Conference to take place Monday, March 17, at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley.
The event will bring Outing Club advisers together from all over the state for a day of professional development and networking.
This is the first year of the conference, which will provide the roots upon which the Association of Maine Outing Clubs will grow. Monday’s schedule will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and time for advisers to make connections before the conference gets under way at 8:30 a.m.
The conference’s agenda will include discussions and panels on some of the most pertinent issues and questions that advisers face, such as risk management, student leadership, transportation challenges, best practices, and skills development.
Lunch will include some time outdoors followed by a presentation by Paul Johnson from The Thoreau Wabinaki Trail on opportunities for Outing Club along this historic route. The afternoon will focus on resources available from Teens To Trails and its Partners to help run an Outing Club and plan trips with ease.
The conference will close with a roundtable discussion to craft a more specific, adviser-dictated mission and goals for the Association of Maine Outing Clubs. Teens to Trails has created the Association as a professional organization to elevate the role of Outing Club advisers in schools. It will give advisers a unified voice and provide them with training opportunities, while connecting their clubs to new discounted and free opportunities.
All interested individuals are encouraged to attend the Conference and Outing Club Advisers will not want to miss it! If you are thinking of starting an Outing Club at your school this event will give you the chance to learn from, ask questions of, and be inspired by a group of experienced advisors and help get you started on the right foot.
There will be an adviser social at The Rack on Sunday evening prior to the Conference and following Outing Club Ski Day, which will take place at Sugarloaf on March 16th. For more information about ski day visit www.teenstotrails.org/OutingClubSkiDay. We encourage Advisors to come for ski day with their clubs and stay for the Conference. Accommodations at Sugarloaf are available for our group at a deeply discounted rate.
To register or for more information visit www.teenstotrails.com/AMOCConference. Admission to the Association of Maine Outing Clubs Adviser Conference is $50 or $25 for Association of Maine Outing Clubs members and includes breakfast and lunch. Join AMOC today and enjoy increased accessibility to free trips, discounted gear, reduced admission fee for 2 Advisors to the AMOC Advisor Conference and a $50 LL Bean gift certificate or Outing Club First Aid Kit. For questions or further information contact Outreach Coordinator Jane Koopman at firstname.lastname@example.org.