Group Camping Training & Gear Library

The Group Camping Gear Library makes introductory camping experiences more accessible by equipping educators, youth workers and community leaders to lead their own overnight trips.

Three Rivers provide site-based overnight training on all the information needed to run a group camping experience. Once leaders are trained, they can reserve a trailer of camping gear for groups of up to 50 people, included with the cost of a group campsite.

The training and gear is intended to remove barriers to camping for those who are new to the experience, especially low-income students and families, communities of color and new immigrant populations. Our goal is to remove the need for a recreation professional to guide your experience; instead, trusted adults within a community facilitate their own group experience and maintain that connection over time.

Leader Trainings

Join this entry-level course that covers all the basic skills you need to successfully lead a group on an overnight front country camping trip! After completing this training, you are eligible to borrow all necessary gear to lead your own group camping experience at one of our group campsites.

Upcoming Leader Training

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Who is eligible?

Youth workers, educators, community leaders and anyone who is interested in leading group camping experiences. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


$40 registration fee; additional participants (up to six) from same organization added for $10/person

Scholarships are available. Please contact Marla Martinez for more information.


Sign up today.

Contact Us

Have additional questions? Please contact Marla Martinez.