One Week Leaders (OWLS)
The OWL program allows high school students the chance to spend a week at Outdoor School working with 5th/6th grade students, their teachers, and Waskowitz staff. During this week, they act as a cabin counselor, teacher's assistant, hike leader, table leader, and an overall role model. Interest in building community and environmental stewardship is a must for this leadership position! Leading games, hikes, songs, and skits help to build a sense of community that are often the most memorable experiences for the 5th/6th grade students.
This week is great fun, but it is also an intensive, professional learning experience and can be life-changing when leaders put forth energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, compassion, and hard work.
High School Leaders must be in "good standing" at their home school to get permission from their teachers to be excused from class. Two leadership training weekends are offered during the year: one in late September and one in March. Students who complete the MANDATORY weekend training and their week of Outdoor School may receive credit for community service or .5 general elective from their home high school if their school is a part of Highline School District.
If you are a returning leader who has completed an LTW, you will NOT do the training a second time unless you have made special arrangements with April Roe. Simply fill out this form and let us know you want to come up as a leader again.
Spring Leadership Training Weekend (LTW)
LTW is scheduled for March 26th-27th. Pre-registration using the Google form below is required to attend. Once you pre-register, Waskowitz staff will send you additional permission forms to be collected on Saturday, March 26th. We have a limited number of spaces available for Leadership Training Weekend and need to fill all weeks of Outdoor School with leaders. With these parameters in mind, we will be assigning high school leaders to requested weeks on a first-come, first-served basis. A Waskowitz staff member will email you to confirm your placement.
Registration is FULL! LTW Leader Registration Form - Female Gender Assigned at Birth
LTW Leader Registration Form - Male Gender Assigned at Birth
Meredith von Trapp
Dean of Environmental Education