Sierra Club outings leaders, outings chairs and military
service members, veterans, spouses, or caregivers are invited to a weekend-long listening session to
explore our existing Sierra Club outings programs (Inner city, Local and
National Outings) and evaluate how we can make Sierra Club Outings an
engaging and welcoming place for members of the military and veteran
communities. We want to know how to make the Sierra Club Outings program a
place where military service members, veterans and family members can become
volunteers outings leaders and chairs.
Over the past six years, the Sierra Club, in partnership
with organizations like the National Military Family Association, Outward
Bound, the Armed Services YMCA, and emerging partnerships with the USO and
Wounded Warrior Project have helped get close to 50,000 military service
members, families, and youth outside.
We want to make sure however, that these outdoor experiences
are not just a once in a life time event and need your input on how we can
build the best outdoor programming specifically for the military and veteran
There are three different listening
sessions where Sierra Club Outings leaders, chairs, military service
members, veterans, spouses, or caregivers will spend a weekend exploring the
Sierra Club's existing outings programming and how we
can modify it to make it the military and veteran communities own outdoors
Session 1: Feb 17-19, 2011 Islandwood, near Seattle
Session 2: Mar 16-18, Washington DC - FULL
Session 3: Apr 13-15, YMCA of the Rockies, Wind River
Lodge, Estes Park, CO (specifically for spouses and caregivers) - FULL
Each weekend will bring together 10 military service
members, veterans, spouses, or caregivers together with 10 Sierra Club
outings and partners leaders from Friday night dinner to Sunday at lunch.
All of participantsí food, lodging, training and materials will be covered
by the Sierra Club.
Transportation, except in extreme circumstances, will be the responsibility
of the participant.
Military and veteran participants, you do not need any
background in the outdoors, we want to know how we can get you outside!
Sierra Club leaders do not need to be currently leading or chairing a
program, however previous experience with the Sierra Club Outings program
(local, ICO, National Outings) is required. We
need people to know about the different types of activities your group
conducts, the requirements for leadership, how people normally get involved
with the group and how people become leaders. We need folks to be able to
share ideas about the best way to get someone involved and trained in YOUR
Application - Personal Information:
Listening Session Interest:
|What is your experience with the Sierra Club?
|What is your experience with the Military?
|Why are you interested in attending this listening
|What questions do you have?
Listening Session Logistics Information
Food and Health Questions
|Special dietary needs for meals Friday
(Vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, oppotunivore, leave blank if none.)
you have any allergies to medicines, foods, animals, insect bites and
stings, and environment (dust, pollen, etc.)
If yes, please
describe the allergic reaction and any medications needed (if any).
|Do you have any medical issues that
we should know about?
(Heart, respiratory, seizure, allergies? This
information is confidential and will only be shared with )
|In case of an emergency,
please provide us with the following information:
|Other Questions or comments?