Where: Ghost Ranch Retreat & Education Center – Abiquiu, NM
Apply to be a volunteer Broadband Leader and
This is no ordinary boot camp! The Great Old Broads for Wilderness Boot Camp will activate your heart and mind and prepare you for a leadership role that can make a lasting difference on the land.
Perhaps this New Year you resolved to get outside more, get involved in meaningful activities about issues you care about, or meet new and interesting people? Volunteering as a Broadband (local chapter) leader can help you turn your resolutions into reality. Broads Boot Camp will teach you how to toughen your stance on ecological abuses; interact and advocate for healthy public lands with elected officials and land management agencies; and meet wonderful like-minded Broads.
These Boot Camps are for Broads who are interested in leading (or co-leading) a Broadband in their locale.
Interested members may nominate themselves for Boot Camp 2013 by submitting an application by March 15, 2013.
We’ll fill your wild-lands-advocacy tool belts with training in grassroots organizing, communication, lobbying skills, wilderness history, documentation of on-the-ground impacts, and Broads positions on issues such as grazing, off-road vehicles, and oil, gas, and mineral development. The training will run for three full days and four evenings over a working weekend.
Broadband Leader Boot Camp 2013 will be held at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. We will train up to 15 new leaders from across the country to organize Leader Broads. We offer this training, including meals and lodging, at no charge. Participants are responsible for travel to Abiquiu, attending the full Boot Camp training, and developing a one-year plan for their Broadband. The Broadband Leader position calls for a two-year commitment. The full Broadband Leader position description can be viewed at https://www.greatoldbroads.org/bb_leader_pd.pdf.
Ghost Ranch is Georgia O’Keefe country. Her second home for much of her life, Ghost Ranch is 14 miles north of the village of Abiquiu in northern New Mexico, 48 miles northwest of Santa Fe on 21,000 acres of private land neighboring the Carson National Forest. Ghost Ranch is proximate to BLM Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River and the Army Corps of Engineers Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area. The natural beauty of the area combined with abundant public lands and resources makes Ghost Ranch the perfect retreat for leadership training and learning opportunities.
Find a list of existing Broadbands on our web site.
No group in your area? Boot Camp and Broads staff will prepare you to meet the challenge of starting or co-leading a new Broadband. If there IS a group in your area, contact the current leader and ask if she could use some help. Co-leader candidates are also invited to attend Boot Camp.
Be bold in 2013! Lead a Broadband in your area
and make a difference for our wild public lands!
“Activism is my rent for living on this plant.” – Alice Walker
2012 Boot Camp participants.
* In 1976, Georgia O’Keeffe gave permission to the National Ghost Ranch Foundation to sell these reproduction prints, with the proceeds to benefit Ghost Ranch. The ranch has the exclusive rights to the print. Prints may be purchased at the Ghost Ranch.
- Broadband Leader Position Description (PDF)
- List of current Broadbands
- On-line Boot Camp Application
Contact our Broadband Coordinator, Ellen, for more information.