Pocono Outdoor Leadership Academy

The Pocono Outdoor Leadership Academy supports outdoor leaders and camp _DSC0731professionals through a series of conference and certification opportunities. The instructors and presenters come from national associations and are recognized experts in their fields.

These opportunities are being hosted at Camp Speers YMCA in the Poconos, a summer camp and outdoor education center on Lake Nichecronk in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Hearty meals and accommodations are available in our rustic cabins and spacious dining hall for an additional cost.

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2017 Course Offerings

Archery Instructor Certification – (Level 1) – May 22/June 12 (9am – 5pm)
Course Tuition: $110

Canoe Instructor Certification – (Level 1 and Level 2) – May 15-17/June 11-13 (9am – 5pm) – Course Tuition: $425

CPR/AED/First Aid Certification – June 15 (8am – 2pm)- Course Tuition: $110

Leave No Trace Master Educator Certification – May 22-26 (9am on 1st day – 3 pm on last day) – Course Tuition: $500
Lodging & Meals: Included in tuition price during course time

Lifeguard Certification – June 12-14 (8am – 6:30pm) – Course Tuition: $450

Lifeguard/Waterfront Review (Re-certification) – June 12 (8am – 6:30pm testing date is June 14) –
Course Tuition: $300

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Certification – June 15 (9am – 5pm) – Course Tuition: $175

NRA First Steps Rifle Certification – June 16 (9am – 6pm) – Course Tuition: $150

NRA Rifle Instructor Certification – June 17-18 (8am – 6pm) – Course Tuition: $250

Outdoor Leadership and Facilitation Skills for Group Leaders
May 11/June 12 (1pm – 4pm) – Course Tuition: $65

Teen Leadership Program Development Training – May 19/Sept 29 (10am – 6pm) –
Course Tuition: $150

Sailing Counselor Course – June 11 – 12 – Register online at ussailing.org or http://www1.ussailing.org/enrollment/selectregistrant.aspx?courseid=13223110

Small Boat Sailing Instructor Certification (Level 1) – June 13 – 16 – Register online at ussailing.org or http://www1.ussailing.org/enrollment/selectregistrant.aspx?courseid=13223110

Small Craft Safety Instructor Certification – June 13-14 (8am – 6pm) – Course Tuition: $300

Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI) – June 17-18 (8am – 6pm) – Course Tuition: $425

Wilderness First Aid Certification – May 13-14/June 10-11/
August 28-29/Sept 30-Oct 1 (9am – 6pm) – Course Tuition: $215

Wilderness First Responder Certification – September 11-19 (9am – 6pm) –
Course Tuition: $695
Lodging & Meals: $30 per day

Lodging and Meals are available
Lodging only: $30 per night
Lodging & Meals: $50 per day/night

 

Download the Course Offerings Guide below for detailed information.

POLA Course Offerings