Crew Leadership and Skills Training is Now Open!

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Crew Leadership Training, Mobile Skills Crew Season 2018

Crew Leaders actively participate and provide hands-on training while leading their crews.     Photos by Cameron Gillie of

Applications are being accepted!

How do you engage 1,200 volunteers and steadily raise the bar of an award-winning trail program? With terrific volunteer leadership!

Attendance at this training requires a short application which can be found here. Applications are due by March 31 and will be reviewed shortly thereafter, with admittance confirmation issued by April 7. (Completed applications should be emailed to Tim Malzhan, Director of Trail Operations.)

All courses are free, with camping and other facilities available, at no cost, on site.

Turn your passion for the Trail into a way to inspire and educate others.

Become a Crew Leader and build your résumé with professional trainings, practical work skills, and transferable leadership experience. It’s a way to take your trailbuilding experience to the next level.

Have you already attended a Crew Leadership and Skills Training?

This course is an excellent refresher for those with crew leader experience; expand your proficiency and go beyond your comfort zone.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Crew Leadership Skills Training, Mobile Skills Crew Season 2018

Learn how to use an array of trailbuilding tools and effectively communicate with your team. Photos by Cameron Gillie of

What to Expect:

  • Successful applicants should plan to arrive at the training location near Cross Plains on Wednesday, April 25, by 5pm. Class is dismissed Sunday, April 29, at noon.
  • The course will be field-based and hands-on, so be prepared for dirt and sweat as we tackle common trail construction techniques and build new trail at a high-profile site in Dane County.
  • Topics covered will include safe and effective use of hand tools, trail assessment techniques, and communication skills needed to safely and effectively lead volunteer trail crews.

Submit your application today!

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