Skills Workshops

List of Current Workshops

Adirondack Pack Baskets
July 6

Create your own traditional Adirondack Pack Basket with the owner of Adirondack Basketcase, Shea Farrell Carr.  During this full-day course, Shea will take you through the step-by-step instruction to weave your own pack basket from start to “skids”.  You’ll leave at the end of the day with a beautiful basket and a smile on your face!
Cost: $150 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials
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The 46 High Peaks Workshop
June 1

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about hiking the 46 High Peaks in New York State.  Spend the day with an experienced hiking guide going over how to prepare for your next wilderness adventure.  The course includes a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop, a proper gear demonstration, an introduction to Map & Compass, and an in-depth presentation including the routes and statistics for each High Peak to help every aspiring 46er accomplish their goal efficiently.  This workshop will answer all of your High Peak hiking questions.
Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials
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Map & Compass Bushwhack
September 28-29

This is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills.  The first day will be an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, compass use, triangulation, and identification of terrain features.  On day two, participants will put their new found skills to the test with a guided bushwhack in the Heart Lake area.  You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!
Cost: $125 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.
Package: $250 (members receive 10% discount); includes instructions, meals, and lodging for 2 nights in ADK’s Education Yurt Village.
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Map & Compass Fundamentals
JULY 13

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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Outdoor Leadership 101
October 5

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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Wilderness First Aid
December 7-8
January 4-5, 2020

These intensive courses with Wilderness Medical Associates teach students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help. The classes combine hands-on wilderness medicine scenarios and with patient assessment, through which students will become certified in Wilderness First Aid and Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider-level CPR.  Time will be spent both inside the classroom and in the outdoors.
Cost: $275 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
Package: $400 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 2 nights in ADK’s Yurt Village.
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Wilderness First Aid Recertification
November 15-17

This intensive three-day Open Recertification workshop is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.  Qualified students will be reintroduced to hands-on patient assessment scenarios in a wilderness setting.  Successful graduates of this course will recertify their Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, renew their Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certification, and will be certified to treat anaphylaxis through epinephrine administration.  Wilderness Medical Associates’ WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course.
Cost: $375 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
Package: $565 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 3 nights in ADK’s Yurt Village.
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5-Day Wilderness First Responder
December 11-15

This is an intensive five-day workshop that will teach students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help and dialing 911 is not an option.  Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the ideal medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas.  The curriculum is comprehensive, yet practical.  It includes the essential principles and skills required to manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive the Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder certification, Healthcare Provider-level CPR certification including the use of medical oxygen and AED, and will be certified to treat anaphylaxis through epinephrine administration.
Cost: $625 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
Package: $940 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 5 nights in ADK’s Yurt Village.
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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