Skills Workshops

List of Current Workshops

Map & Compass Fundamentals
OCTOBER 21

Ever wondered how to find your way in the woods? Do you feel comfortable navigating on your own? If not, this is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills.  We offer an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, identification of terrain features, compass use, and triangulation.  You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!
Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.
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The Winter 46 Workshop
DECEMBER 15

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about hiking the 46 High Peaks during the winter in New York State.  Spend the day with an experienced hiking guide going over how to be prepared for your adventure and get all of your questions answered.
Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction
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Outdoor Leadership 101
OCTOBER 20

Ever wondered what makes some people such great outdoor leaders? Wanted to lead your own trip but feel a little intimidated by being called “leader”? This experiential course includes an introduction to leadership styles, managing group dynamics, decision making, trip planning and execution, and teaching methods. Whether new or experienced, this course can help you polish your leadership skills.
Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.
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5-Day Wilderness First Aid Responder
DECEMBER 8-12

Wilderness First Responder is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The format requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation combined with 45 hours of on-site training. Students must register at least two weeks before the course date and must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival.
Cost: $625 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
Package: $825 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 5 nights.
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Wilderness First Aid
DECEMBER 1-2
DECEMBER 15-16

These intense courses with Wilderness Medical Associates teach students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help. The classes offer hands-on scenarios and lecture structure, through which students will learn to assess patients and become certified in wilderness first aid, CPR, and anaphylaxis training. Class time will be spent both inside and out.
Cost: $275 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
Package: $375 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 2 nights.
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For more information or if you have questions about our programs, contact:

Tyler Socash, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
ADK
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-3480 ext. 20
skills@adk.org