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Adirondack Mountain Club Skills Workshops

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List of Current Workshops

This is a list of current workshops offered by the Adirondack Mountain Club this spring and fall.  It can be found on their website.

THE 46 HIGH PEAKS WORKSHOP
JUNE 16

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 and use of materials
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BACKCOUNTRY COOKING 101
APRIL 7

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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FLY FISHING 101
MAY 5–6

Join avid fly fisherman and guide Ross Logan from Experience Outdoors to improve your fly fishing skills. This stewardship-focused course for beginners will focus on fish identification, casting techniques, fly selection, and more.
Cost: $125 (members receive 10% discount)
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MAP & COMPASS BUSHWHACK
MAY 19-20
SEPTEMBER 15-16

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
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MAP & COMPASS FUNDAMENTALS
MARCH 17 (FULL)
JULY 7
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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OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP 101
MARCH 24
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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WILDERNESS FIRST AID
MARCH 31-APRIL 1
APRIL 7-8

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.
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For more information or if you have questions about the Adirondack Mountain Club’s programs, contact:

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

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