Backcountry Crew Chef Class

Join us at the beautiful Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, CO to improve your camp cooking skills.
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April 27, 2019
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Minimum Age:
Front Range South
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Many training courses require a nominal fee to help cover costs and sustain the training program. The fee for this course will help provide the budget needed for the food and equipment to make this a successful day of training.

Individual, Family, Friends Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.


This course is open to volunteers and employees from any organization, as well as those looking to serve as Crew Chef on VOC's 5-day backcountry projects.

Backcountry camping doesn't have to mean meal-in-a-bag dinners. In this Saturday workshop, you'll practice preparing delicious meals for volunteer and other work crews in remote settings and learn essentials such as how to plan menus for remote trips, use pack-string support, set up and manage a kitchen in the backcountry, and cook with a dutch oven outdoors. At the end of the day, you'll put your skills to the test by preparing and sharing a meal with trainees from the concurrent Spring Trail Skills Training.

For those interested in being a Crew Chef for VOC, we recommend you attend the April 24th VOC Crew Chef Webinar to learn more about the overall VOC Crew Chef role.

Campsites are available for trainees arriving the Friday night before the training. Indoor dormitory space will be made available if the weather is not suitable for camping.

Cost: $30.

About Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
Originally created in collaboration with other organizations, OSI offers affordable, in-depth training courses for volunteers and employees from any organization to learn or improve their stewardship skills and prepare for a variety of leadership roles. Approximately 300 people each year receive OSI training in topics such as volunteer crew leadership; trail design, construction, and maintenance; ecological, habitat, and fire restoration; crosscut saw skills and more. OSI is a program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. For more information, visit or call 303-715-1010.