Skills Workshops

List of Current Workshops

Adirondack Landscape Photography Workshop
FEBRUARY 3, 2018

Join landscape photographer Brendan Wiltse to improve your photography skills. Brendan will teach you the basics of exposure and composition, along with numerous tips and tricks. The program is geared towards beginner and novice photographers. Cost: $75 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.
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Backcountry Cooking 101
APRIL 7, 2018

Does your backcountry cooking lean more towards ramen noodles or homemade cinnamon buns? Either way, ADK can teach you a few new skills in the backcountry cooking. Learn about good backcountry nutrition, meal planning, and the use of different types of stoves. You will also get a chance to make and eat multiple types of back country meals.
Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and lunch.
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Backcountry Snowshoeing for Beginners
FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Snowshoes provide the opportunity to explore the beauty and peace of the world in winter. We’ll spend a full day snowshoeing in the iconic High Peaks Wilderness.  Our focus will be on learning about safe winter travel and some basic techniques that will make snowshoeing easier and more fun for you.  We’ll also share bits of natural history such on topics such as animal tracking and winter ecology.  This program is suited for adults and children 12 and older.
Cost: $50 adults (members receive 10% discount); $20 kids 12-15 y/o.  Includes instruction and snowshoes.
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Map & Compass Fundamentals
JANUARY 7, 2018
MARCH 17, 2018 (FULL)

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: $75 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.
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The Winter 46
JANUARY 6, 2018

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 be prepared for your adventure and get all of your questions answered.
Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction
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Wilderness First Aid
MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2018
APRIL 7-8, 2018

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.
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $275 (Members receive 10% discount), includes instruction and materials.
Package: $375 for non-members (Members receive 10% discount), includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 2 nights.
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Winter Survival 101
JANUARY 20-21, 2018

Learn essential winter survival skills including: backcountry preparedness, snowshoeing basics, shelter-building, avalanche awareness, fire-building, and water procurement.  We’ll also cover cold weather injuries and illnesses, Leave No Trace backcountry skills & ethics for winter and more.  Overnight accommodations will be provided in a heated yurt at the Heart Lake Program Center.
Cost: $125(members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, materials, meals and lodging for 1 night.
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Winter Mountaineering School

The 2018 programs have been set for ADK’s Winter Mountaineering School. Weekend and week- long programs for both day hikers and backpackers are available. Program length varies, but all sections fall between Thursday, January 25 and Wednesday, January, 31 2018.  ADK Winter Mountaineering School is a volunteer run organization that is sponsored by ADK. For addition information please visit the Winter Mountaineering School website.
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New Hampshire White Mountains Weekend Day Hikes
March 1st-March 4th

This section begins with registration and gear check-in between 9:00 AM and noon on Thursday, March 1st and ends early afternoon on Sunday, March 4th. It features workshops and instruction Thursday through Sunday, a moderate hike on Friday, and a full-day 4,000’+ hike on Saturday. ADK Membership is required to participate in this program. Please include your membership ID, if you are not a member a 1 year membership fee will be added to the cost of the program.
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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