Introduction & Who Qualifies

We are really looking for mature, outgoing, and responsible UW-Stout students capable of learning what it takes to become a Stout Adventures Trip Leader.


Stout Adventures provides several training opportunities throughout the year. Each one will take you closer to becoming a trip leader.  From earning your Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification, to attending a multi-day practicum in the wilderness, you will learn what it takes to become a great leader.  This opportunity is not to be taken lightly.  You will be given a lot of responsibility; however you are rewarded with experiences many never receive in places many dream of visiting. As a volunteer trip leader, you are not paid, but all your travel related expenses are provided.


Informational Meetings

Those interested in becoming a Stout Adventures Trip leader are encouraged to attend an informational meeting.  Informational meetings are held each May and September.


Before starting the trip leader training process, perspective trip leaders must have participated in one trip, of at least three days in length, with Stout Adventures.  Having completed the trip with Stout Adventures, the perspective trip leader then will need to complete a Trip Leader Candidate Application/Nomination Form.  Current trip leaders may choose to nominate participants they feel would be a good trip leader using the form.


Where have our volunteer trip leaders explored?
Here is a short list of recent trips Stout Adventures has run with the help of volunteer trip leaders:
Backpacking Glacier National Park, MT
Sea Kayaking Prince William Sound, AK

Sea Kayaking the Apostle Islands, WI

Sea Kayaking Lake Powell, UT

Canoeing the Green River, UT

Backpacking Isle Royale National Park, MI

Sea Kayaking the Gulf Coast, FL

Rock Climbing on the North Shore of Lake Superior, MN

Rock Climbing the Red River Gorge, KY

Downhill Skiing Whitefish, MT

New Zealand

 North Shore Climbing