Every trip we run is led by our dedicated student volunteer leaders.

image_2To become a leader, you must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Leader Training Trip. Go on a two day trip with aspiring leaders! These trips happen 3 times per year.
  • Shadow one COC trip. Established COC leaders will walk a leader through the process of planning and executing a COC trip. 
  • Co-lead one COC trip. An established leader leads a trip alongside the prospective leader.  After this adventure, the established leader will fill out a co-lead evaluation.
  • Certification in Wilderness First Aid or higher. WFA is a two-day class offered once a semester on campus, or through Wilderness Medical Associates, SOLO, NOLS, and others.
  • Attend at least 2 COC meetings and one office hour. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of required trip leader skills and COC standard practices.
  • Become driver certified through Colby College, if possible.
  • Interview with the K-Council.

WFA course must be completed before co-leading a trip. All other requirements can be completed concurrently.