Certification Trainings

Wyonegonic Camps will be offering certification trainings in June of 2017. Camps and recreation programs from all over New England regularly send staff to Wyonegonic for training and certification.

Please click on the course title below to read detailed information on each training. Read our policies carefully and use one of the links at the bottom of  this page to register online. We are not accepting payments online. You will receive instructions on the registration form on how to pay for your courses. Contact the Wyonegonic Office if you have any questions.

Certification Trainings Online Registration

 
Payment Policy
We are offering online registration; however, we are not accepting payments online. Your registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment. You can either mail a check to our office or call with a Master Card or Visa. Prices include course materials, instruction, room and board. Please use one form per participant.
 

Health Form
We can accept a copy of your completed health form from your camp.  For those without a camp health form, a blank copy will be sent after registration. Please mail a copy of your completed camp health form to our office prior to your course.

Aquatics Trainings
Please note that all courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh-water lake. Water temperatures in June can be extremely cold. We strongly recommend that you bring a wetsuit. You should be in excellent physical condition, have strong swimming strokes, and be prepared for a swimming pre-test.

Clinic Participants under 18 years old
A waiver release signed by your parent/guardian is required for participants under age 18. Please contact the Wyonegonic Office to get a waiver.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Cancellation refunds are permitted 14 days prior to the start of your course, less a $30 administrative fee. Within 14 days, cancellations will be refunded half of the course cost. Once a course has started there are no refunds for cancellations, no shows, or candidates with inadequate skills. This includes persons who fail a pretest or have incomplete work due to illness.

Certification Policy
Wyonegonic Camps does not guarantee that training participants will pass their course. The course instructor makes the determination for certification based on a participants adherence to prerequisites, pretest completion, and course completion after evaluating an individual’s performance. Full attendance is required.

Accommodations
Most multi-day courses are residential and have both day and evening sessions, along with reading and course work. Accommodations are provided in rustic cabins without electricity. Toilets and hot showers are centrally located. Meals are provided in the camp’s dining hall. Archery Instructor courses are offered with both resident and commuter rates due to no evening course work.

Wyonegonic Regulations
We appreciate your cooperation with the following: Wyonegonic is a non-smoking community; no exceptions will be made. We are alcohol free and have quiet hours in place for students to study.

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Archery 2017

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

Purpose:

  • 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.

Dates:

  • Archery Course 1:  Tuesday June 13th starting at 9am - Wednesday June 14th finishing at 12pm
  • Archery Course 2:  Thursday June 15th starting at 9am - Friday June 16th finishing at 12pm.

Cost: $210 (residential) or $195 (commuter)

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

Note:  Full attendance and participation is required. There will be no evening class time for this course although coursework or homework may be assigned during this time. Please choose residential or commuter rate.

Canoe 2017

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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.

Instructor:  Bob Myron; American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer

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

Purpose:

  • 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 1: Friday June 2nd starting at 9am - Monday June 5th finishing at 5pm
  • Canoe Instructor w/Intro Course 2: Friday June 9th starting at 9am - Monday June 12th finishing at 5pm

Cost:  $465 (Intro and Instructor Course)

Date Options Instructor Course Only:

  • Canoe Instructor Course 1: Friday June 2nd starting at 7pm - Monday June 5th finishing at 5pm
  • Canoe Instructor Course 2: Friday June 9th starting at 7pm - Monday June 12th finishing at 5pm

Cost: $425 (Instructor Course Only)

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

Prerequisites:

  • 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 2017

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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. Mike will also be at the exhibit hall at the ACA New England conference. Please contact us at [email protected] for details.

High Ropes Facilitator

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

Dates: Friday June 2nd starting at 9am - Monday June 5th finishing at 5pm

Cost: $495

Certification: High Ropes Course Facilitator (2 years)

Low Ropes Facilitator

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

Dates: Tuesday June 6th starting at 9am - Thursday June 8th finishing at 5pm

Cost: $335

Certification: Low 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 Cost: June 2-8 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: Friday June 9th starting at 9am finishing at 5pm

Cost: $85

First Aid and CPR 2017

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Purpose:

  • To certify people in basic level first aid, CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • To comply with ACA Standards.

Dates: TBD for 2017

Cost: $65

Certification: American Heart Association: Heartsaver First Aid  CPR AED. Certification valid for 2 years.

Lifeguard 2017

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American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module 

Purpose: To be a trained waterfront lifeguard with rescue and first aid skills based on the American Red Cross Lifeguard Program (revised Feb 2017).   Meets ACA Standards.

Dates: Waterfront Lifeguarding Course Date Options:

  • Option 1: Tuesday June 6th - Friday June 9th 
  • Option 2: Saturday June 10th - Tuesday June 13th
  • Option 3: Thursday June 15th - Sunday June 18th

Please note that the Lifeguarding training is a full time commitment, including evening class time and coursework.  The course hours are designed as a residential training.  We will begin at 9am on the first day of class. We will aim to be finished by 6pm on the final day of class but this will remain at the discretion of the instructors.

Cost: $385

Prerequisites:

  • The minimum age is 15
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Only participants who pass the practical pre-test will be allowed to continue the course.
    Pre-test includes:

    • Swim 20 yards, surface dive underwater (7 - 10 ft) for a 10 pound object and resurface, swim 20 yards on back at surface with object, exit water without ladder or steps (timed event, swim goggles not allowed)
    • Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
    • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and swim another 5 yards to complete. 

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module.  Includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certifications valid for 2 years.

Comments: All aquatics 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.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Skills Review Course

Purpose: The Review course is designed to review the Lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify in Waterfront Lifeguarding.  Includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid skills.  Meets ACA Standards.

Dates:

  • Waterfront Lifeguarding Review Course:  Dates TBD for 2017

Please note candidates in the review course are required to show current certification and are expected to arrive having reviewed the lifeguarding course manual and to be prepared for taking all written exams.

Cost: $130

Prerequisites:

  • Current Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Note: If the Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding Course.
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Only participants who pass the practical pre-test will be allowed to continue the course
  • Candidates are expected to arrive having reviewed the lifeguarding course manual and to be prepared for taking all written exams.

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module.  Includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certifications valid for 2 years.

Comments: All aquatics 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.


WSI 2017

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Purpose: To train candidates in the American Red Cross Aquatics Program including teaching children and adults to swim, and giving water safety presentations to kids and their parents.  Refer to American Camp Association Accreditation Standards for appropriate water sport training requirements.

Dates:  Wednesday June 14th starting at 9am – Sunday June 18th finishing at 5pm.

Please note that the WSI training is a full-time commitment, including extensive evening classes and coursework.  Students will need to have online access prior to arriving at the training to pre-register with the Red Cross. Some reading or course work may also be assigned in the few weeks prior to the training.

Cost: $415

Prerequisites:

  • The minimum age is 16
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Only participants who pass the swimming pre-test (at the beginning of course) will be allowed to continue.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in all strokes (minimum Level 4) and basic water rescue skills.

Certifications: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT).

Comments: Please note that all aquatics courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh water lake.  Expect to be in the lake multiple hours each day. The temperatures in June can be extremely cold. We require that you bring a wetsuit. Lifeguard Certification is highly recommended for anyone teaching children on the water.

Windsurfing 2017

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Instructor: Michael Gerstner - Gone with the Wind

Please note that these 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.

Windsurfing Instructor Workshop with Intro to Windsurfing

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum Age 17
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Completion of swimming pretest

Purpose: Review and practice of windsurfing skills, and care and knowledge of equipment. To learn teaching progression and strategies. To focus on safety including a risk management plan. Offers practice teaching opportunities.

Please note that Day 1 includes review and practice time for windsurfing skills and equipment care. Days 2 and 3 are identical in content to our second windsurf instructor course.

Dates: Monday June 12th starting at 9 am  - Wednesday June 14th finishing at 5 pm.

Cost: $225.00

Evaluation: Instructor will provide written confirmation of attendance and evaluation of skills and teaching ability.

Windsurfing Instructor Workshop for Experienced Windsurfers

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should be accomplished windsurfers and have knowledge of equipment, rigging, and practical sailing skills.
  • Minimum Age 17
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Completion of swimming pretest

Purpose: Expand existing windsurfing knowledge to include teaching progression, strategies, safety, and risk management. Offers practice teaching opportunities.

Dates: Tuesday June 13th starting at 9 am  -  Wednesday June 14th at 5 pm.

Cost: $175.00

Evaluation: Instructor will provide written confirmation of attendance and evaluation of skills and teaching ability.

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