Shooting Range Instructor Training

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Date(s) - 06/06/2019 - 06/08/2019
All Day

YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY, USA


The Adirondack Training Institute, a program of YMCA Camp Chingachgook, provides certification opportunities for outdoor leaders and camp professionals each spring and summer. The training programs below are led by instructors representing nationally recognized organizations that are the authorities in their field. Below are the dates for upcoming opportunities to prepare your staff for a safe summer season and you can sign up by calling 518-656-9462 or by completing this form.

  • Wilderness First Aid (May 4-5, June 1-2 & June 8-9) Course led by SOLO instructor. Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols. Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips. Useful to guides, scout leaders and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. Cost: Course Only $190, Course+Lodging+Meals $230
  • Water Safety Instructor (June 10-13) Course led by American Red Cross instructor. WSI certifies you as a Red Cross instructor to teach children and adults to swim including the fundamentals of instructor training. Cost: Course Only $385, Course+Lodging+Meals $560
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding (June 10-13, June 14-17) Course led by American Red Cross Instructor. Preventative and emergency response skills for pool and waterfront. Strong swimming skills required. Earn a two-year certification in lifeguarding and first aid and a one-year certification in CPR for the professional rescuer with AED. Cost: Course Only $310, Course+Lodging+Meals $440
  • Waterski Instructor (June 16) Course led by Water Ski Works instructor. Learn water ski instruction skills including: safe navigation of tow boat, safe towing of skiers, effective driving techniques, equipment maintenance, regulations and standards. All participants will spend time as a skier and as a driver. Cost: $280
  • Safe Powerboat Handling (U.S Powerboarding) (June 10-11) This classroom and on the water course teaches safe powerboat operation and improved boat handling skills. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, which represents the boating authorities of all 50 states, has approved the course. Upon successful completion of the course and exam, a US Powerboating and NYS certificate will be granted. Cost: Course Only $260, Course+Lodging+Meals $305
  • Shooting Range Instructor (June 6-8) Course led by NRA instructor. The NRA certification course trains riflery instructors to teach rifle marksmanship and safely operate a camp and recreation riflery range. The full three day course is recommended for staff operating a range at a summer camp. Range Safety Officer, NRA Basic Instructor, and NRA Rifle Discipline, are all included in this course and are required by NY state Department of Health to operate a shooting sports range. The course is also recognized by the American Camp Association. Please Note: In order for you or staff to be registered in this course, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age. Cost: Course Only $280, Course+Lodging+Meals $350
  • Archery Instructor – Level 1 (June 21) Course led by USA Archery instructor. Level 1 Instructors will learn to accurately shoot a bow, teach beginner archers, manage a basic archery program and repair equipment. Recognized by the American Camp Association for archery range instructors. Includes sample lesson plans. Cost: Course Only $85