Marin GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program

Marin GreenPlay’s Youth Leaders Program is a four session training program held every May equipping middle school and high school students with skills that will last a lifetime and propel them to the next level of self-development.   Participants will learn the basics of nature awareness, leadership, teamwork, group facilitation and communication, one-on-one connections, and other skills that will transfer to any small group environment.

Wendy Dalia, former Director of Conservation and Education at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, will teach this training program.

Successful completion of the Marin GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program entitles participants to earn a $200 weekly stipend assisting our adult Nature Guides with Marin GreenPlay Summer Camp sessions during the Summer of 2019.  Youth Leaders are typically invited to assist during one week per summer. This service usually includes helping out with our Grades K-2 camp - Watershed Warriors - but for our 2019 10th Anniversary Summer, there will be many more opportunities available.

Our Youth Leaders will also receive a certificate noting their volunteer hours for use in school service recognition.  Youth Leaders from prior years are invited to return summer after summer after completing the annual Sunday refresher session at no additional cost.

Fees for this program are fully refundable if you cancel in writing more than thirty (30) days before the program starts (May 2nd).  We will fully refund all fees paid toward any program that we cancel due to lack of enrollment, weather conditions, etc.  Trainees are required to fully attend all four sessions. No make up sessions will be held. After graduation from the program, Youth Leaders must assist at all five days of a camp week (typically 9AM-4PM) in order to earn the stipend.

4 Sessions - Thursdays, May 2, 9, & 16, 2019 4:30-7:00PM (includes dinner) at Blackie's Pasture and Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:00-1:30PM (bring your lunch) at Tennessee Valley.  Limited to 25 Participants.  $400 enrollment fee

The GreenPlay Youth Leaders Program for 2019 is now enrolling.  Click here to register.

When this page indicates that the program is full, please enter your teen's name and a contact email in the form below to be placed on our waiting/mailing list for 2019 or future years.

Any questions? Send us an email to info@maringreenplay.com or click on the chat window.

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Congratulations to our 2018 Youth Leaders!
Dylan Charlton - 8th Grade - Marin Waldorf School
Charlie DiComo - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Sage Dworak - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Declan Farmer - 8th Grade - Marin Montessori School
David Gilgallon - 8th Grade - St. Patrick School
Oliver Harwood - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Katie Low - 7th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Adrian McCory - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Sydney Perkins - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Catie Taylor - 7th Grade - Greenwood School

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Congratulations to our 2017 Youth Leaders!
Maria Adkins - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Kaylee Cheu - 8th Grade - Del Mar Middle School
Keenan Davol-Muxen - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Pilar Diaz - 9th Grade - Terra Linda High School
Elliot Hasbrook - 10th Grade - Redwood High School
Elsa Hasbrook - 8th Grade - Chinese American International School
Sylvie May - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Abby Moll - 10th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Hailey Moll - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Iris Pedrick - 8th Grade - Marin Waldorf School
Mia Schumann - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Cole Stanford - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Brianna Toy Grace - 9th Grade - Tamalpais High School
Sebastian Vaughn - 8th Grade - Mill Valley Middle School
Emily Wangenheim - 11th Grade - The Branson School
Alexis Weiss - 8th Grade - Marin Waldorf School

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Congratulations to our 2016 Youth Leaders!
Sasha Gillespie - Grade 8 - Mill Valley Middle School
Charli Jackson - Grade 10 - Sonoma Academy
Rylen Karchem - Grade 12 - Terra Linda High School
Malia Louie - Grade 8 - Davidson Middle School
Emmett Lurssen (college)
Grainne May - Grade 9 - Tamalpais High School
Ryan Scholl-Thurman - Grade 9 - High School