Spring Training: 4/29/2023 – 4/30/2023

Check in starts on 4/28/2023 at 4:00 PM

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Spring Training is held annually on the first weekend in May.

Training is held at Luke’s Landing, located on Route 97 in Minisink, NY, just North of Barryville, NY. Registration is from 4 till 9pm on Friday, April 28th and resumes at 7:30am on Saturday. Training gets started at 8 am Saturday and ends Sunday afternoon, April 30th.

No matter when you’re reading this, it’ll soon be time again for the 2023 Spring Training!  Arrive as early as 5 pm Friday through to Saturday morning at 8 am. Training sessions begin Saturday morning 8 am until Sunday afternoon.

Dues for new members cover their first two years. They are $60 for a single membership and $120 for a family membership (for the first two years).  Returning members pay $30 for a single membership and $60 for a family membership (we’ve held the fee at this same rate for many years now).

Reminder: If you haven’t already, make arrangements to update your First Aid and CPR certifications annually. Stay current. If you’d like to learn more about a variety of additional training opportunities including WFA, WFR, Advanced Swiftwater Training, EMT, Outdoor Emergency Care, and others, just contact us.

2023 Spring Training Details

Required Equipment: To participate in the water-based training stations, all participants must wear a serviceable, properly fitted personal floatation device (PFD) and helmet. Most classes will require a throw bag and paddle. In addition, students must be wearing appropriate cold-water clothing and equipment, including a wet or dry suit. A limited amount of equipment may be available to borrow, and wet suits may be rented from KC Canoes Adventure Center.

 The boat-based rescue station will require boats, so bring yours, if you have one.

See the map below for locations of the wet stations along with the daily schedule. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, participants should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time. Dry stations on Saturday morning will be located in the lower field or near the command tent.

Examples of prior year’s classes include:

Dry station classes: 

New Members: 

▪ Basic Knots and Throwbags

▪ Rescue and River Equipment

▪ Policies/Procedures/Interaction with EMS & NPS

Retuning Members:

▪ Boat Unpinning

▪ Emergency First Aid Scenarios

▪ Anchor Points and Z-Drag

Wet station classes:

Shohola Rapids:

▪ River Rescue Scenarios

▪ Raft Rescue

▪ In-Water-Mobility

Cedar Rapids:

▪ Rescue Vest/ Advanced Throwbag 

▪ Strainer Drill

Lukes Landing:

▪ Boat-Based Rescue

Training staff, please note that there will be a training staff meeting at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday. The daily briefing for all participants is at 8:00am, both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

We are looking forward to seeing everybody in May for another great training year!

NCSP Training Director

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