Archery 2021

Instructor: Lucy Morris,  New England School of Archery and Supplies


  • To improve the safety and quality of archery instruction to individuals and small groups in a camp setting
  • To review archery techniques
  • To give instructors confidence in teaching
  • To learn to motivate and vary daily program
  • To care for equipment and make repairs
  • To comply with ACA Accreditation Standards and state licensing regulations.


  • Archery Course 1:  Wednesday June 16th starting at 9am – ending by 8:30pm (or when testing is complete)
  • Archery Course 2: Thursday June 17th starting at 9am – ending by 8:30pm (or when testing is complete)

Cost: $220

Prerequisites: The minimum age for the Level I course is 15. However, when conducting an archery class, those under the age of 18 are required to have an adult (18+) supervision.

Certification: National Archery Association – Level I. Valid for three years from date of issue.

Note:  Full attendance and participation is required. Coursework or homework may be assigned prior to the training. 

Canoe 2021

We offer canoe instructor training through the American Canoe Association: Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW, ICE). Participants can choose to include a one day Introduction to Canoeing to help review paddle strokes before the intensive Instructor Workshop. This is strongly encouraged by the instructor.

Please note that all courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh water lake. The temperatures in June can be extremely cold. We strongly recommend that you bring a wetsuit. Lifeguard Certification is highly recommended for anyone teaching children on the water. Refer to American Camp Association Accreditation Standards for appropriate water sport training requirements.

Instructors:  American Canoe Association Instructor Trainers

American Canoe  Association: Level 1 Canoe Instructor with Introduction to Canoeing


  • To learn or review basic canoe strokes before moving into the instructor level course (includes Intro to Canoeing Skills Course on day 1.)  This is strongly recommended for all students and especially for those with minimal paddling experience.
  • To certify an individual to teach the American Canoe Association Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing curriculum
  • To gain knowledge of canoe safety
  • To strengthen teaching skills
  • To comply with ACA Accreditation Standards

Date Options Intro and Instructor:

  • Canoe Instructor w/Intro Course: Wednesday June 9th starting at 9am – Saturday June 12th finishing at 5pm

Cost:  $465 (Intro and Instructor Course)

Please note that the Canoe Instructor training is a full time commitment, including evening classes and coursework.


  • Minimum Age 18 for American Canoe Association Instructor requirements
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • We recommend you review the following ACA Instructor Criteria for the Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing Instructor

Certifications: American Canoe Association, Level I Introduction to Canoeing Instructor


Challenge Course 2021

Instructor:  Mike Barker – Adventure Mas

This course meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for Ropes Facilitator Training. For more information please read this article.

All training also refers to American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation Standards, Association for Challenge Course Technology Standards (ACCT), Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA) and Maine State Licensing Regulations.

Mike and his team at Adventure Mas are also available for building and inspections. 

Low Ropes Facilitator

Purpose: Focus is on facilitation techniques for both element/initiative and non-element/initiative challenges as well as safety skills.

Dates: June 8th starting at 9am – June 10th finishing at 5pm 

Cost: $335

Certification: Low Ropes Course Facilitator (2 years)

High Ropes Facilitator

Purpose: Learn facilitating techniques for various high elements including equipment, belay skills, safety and rescue techniques. Gain knowledge in risk and course management.

Dates: June 11th  starting at 9am – June 14th finishing at 5pm 

Cost: $495

Certification: High Ropes Course Facilitator (2 years) 

Challenge Course Facilitator

There is a discount price if a participant enrolls in both the High and Low Ropes Facilitator Trainings back to back.

Combined Dates: June 8th – June 14th High and Low Facilitator Training 

Cost: $695

Certification:  Challenge Course Facilitator (2 years)

Please note that the Ropes training is a full time commitment, including evening classes and coursework.

Climbing Wall Facilitator

Purpose:  Learn facilitation techniques, belaying skills and safety for climbing wall structures. Gain knowledge in risk management.

Dates: June 15th starting at 9am finishing at 5pm 

Cost: $85