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Courses, Resources and Support for Outdoor Leaders


We believe Outdoor Leaders are a crucial resource. Outdoor Recreation is at an all-time high. Outdoor opportunities have the potential to influence health, increase confidence, and develop a connection with our natural environment. Quality outdoor leadership is the key to providing these opportunities.

Our passion is helping others develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to be quality outdoor leaders.

Outdoor Leader Trainers of America, LLC is a Maine based “Train the Trainer” organization that specializes in Paddle Sports and customized staff training. We offer American Canoe Association instructor certification workshops in Canoeing, SUP and kayak touring. We also offer skills based customized staff trainings that we can do at your location.

Who are our customers?

Our customers are all passionate outdoor enthusiasts who wish to enhance their paddling, teaching, and trip leading skills. We train camp counselors, scout leaders, school teachers, trip leaders and professional guides.

We customize our trainings according to needs of your program, your staff, and your environment.

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Certified Instructors with over 10 years teaching experience in their respective fields


Offering completely customized programs at locations of your choice


Certification, skill enhancement, staff training, updates


Sharing knowledge of Outdoor Industry standards, legally-required practice, and BEST practices

Supportive, Experiential Learning

Our goal is an interactive and supportive environment for the best possible learning experience

Mission Statement:

OLTOA travels the nation with a mission to enhance the quality of outdoor leaders and the learning experiences they provide. We do this by leading by example and creating positive, challenging, enjoyable, interactive learning experiences that enhance the skills and confidence of your staff. We have built our business by offering quality learning experiences and creating lasting relationships with program directors.

We are happy to talk to you about your training needs and how we can help your staff. The initial consult is free.