What:  Certified Boot Camp in Harrison, Maine on Long Lake features family camping with like-minded Ski Patrollers looking to learn about the Certified program. The goal this season is Back to Basics. With the current COVID19 pandemic easing, we all need to refresh our skill sets.  The activities of focus for 2021:

  • Lift Evacuation – Awareness of AERG – Aerial Evacuation Resource Guide
  • Outdoor Risk Management
  • Avalanche
  • Low Angle Rescue
  • OEC assessment, skills, and scenarios

Those patrollers interested in “playing” in OEC must have an ICS 100 Certificate or their ICS 100 course recorded on their NSP educational profile. Bring your Certificate of Completion or a printout of your Educational Profile to check-in

How:  The leadership team has designed a new format to teach and challenge in the form of a points-based system. Teams will rotate through each station and earn points based on knowledge, skill, and experience. Each component will have a different challenge based on that topic. Please come prepared for a great weekend. More to come as the weekend unfolds.

Why:  To gain confidence in your patrol skills and have the opportunity to practice with Certified patrollers

Who:  Interested patrollers (Serious Certified candidates have priority)

Overall Agenda…………….
We provide Breakfast Saturday and Sunday Mornings
Lunch Saturday and Sunday
Dinner Saturday Night
Bonfire – Swimming – Waterski/tubing – FUN

What to Bring……………..
Pot Luck meal Saturday night, please bring a food item to pass.
Whatever you want to drink for the weekend
Tents, sleeping bags, etc..
Your first-aid pack
Your current Lift Evac manual – Discussions to integrate current AERG
Two Avalanche forecasts reports for areas you like to ski with waypoints to travel

Candidates:  those entering as Certified candidates must prepare:
Two Avalanche reports
Bring a current lift evac plan for your local ski area
Prepare eight knots with practice:
1) Bachman
2) Figure 8 on a bight
3) Double Fisherman’s
4) Prusik Hitch
5) Water Knot (webbing)
6) Bowline
7) Munter
8) Clove Hitch
9) Girth Hitch
First Aid Pack
A Notebook
OEC – Trauma bags traction splints, backboards, “sling and swath” – ie. your toboggan pack.

Please arrive with the desire to learn and a positive mental attitude!


  • Boot Camp
    August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Venue Phone: 617-224-2824

405 Cape Monday Road, Harrison, Maine, 04040, United States


44°03’39.5″N 70°40’25.3″W
44.060980, -70.673683