Teen Leader School, Wilderness First Aid and Search and Rescue Summit
Gain valuable leadership skills through the outdoors that are applicable to all facets of life — school, jobs, community and home, as well as travel in the mountains and on lakes and rivers. Earn certification in Wilderness First Aid and Search and Rescue. This is an intensive summer camp learning opportunity for uber motivated teens that focuses on learning to care for others in times of need. Participants will learn and practice leadership skills while also developing and practicing important first aid, search and rescue skills such as patient assessment, management of shock, heat and cold injuries, wounds, shock and much more. They will learn basic principles of search, litter handling and basic litter rope work. Each day mountain leaders take on various leadership responsibilities and teach each other important wilderness skills such as proper preparation and dress, navigation, Leave No Trace fires and shelters, campsite set-up, natural history, water treatment, meal preparation, and emergency procedures. A major focus of leader school is building good expedition behavior – communication, problem solving, and building / maintaining trust among group members. Successful expeditions depend greatly on the contributions of each team member. Participants over the age of 15 may earn an official certification in Wilderness First Aid from Wilderness Medical Associates as we as achieve a basic searcher credential from Maine Search and Rescue. All of this while hiking, climbing and paddling in the mountains of Maine.
WHERE DO THEY CAMP
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds.
Overnight campers join the leaders in preparing delicious, healthy camp meals. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sample evening meals include pasta with sauce and salad, vegetable stir fry w/ chicken side.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCK & RIVERS CAMP
Meets at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, unless otherwise announced. Meeting time on the first day (Sunday) is 11:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day (Saturday).
WANT MORE? YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Up to six weeks of rock climbing and adventure camps can be combined for greater savings. Create your own sequence of adventure. The possibilities are nearly limitless, just like the fun! Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.
USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15th, 10% to February 15th and 5% discount to March 15th.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
__ Day pack – appx 30L (1800 ci)
__ Backpack or duffel bag large enough to hold all your gear
__ 20 - 30 degree sleeping bag
__ 72” x 24” ground pad or inflatable pad such as ThermaRest
__ Crazy Creek camp chair (optional)
__ 2 one-quart water bottles
__ Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
__ Insulating inner layer of clothing such as polypropylene
__ Insulating middle layer of clothing such as fleece or wool
__ Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__ Warm socks (wool)
__ 2 tee shirts
__ Rain jacket and pants
__ Headlamp or flashlight
__ Journaling supplies (optional)
__ Sunscreen / lip balm
__ Insect repellent
__ Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__ Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
__ Camera if you want