Spring Training: May 3-5, 2019

Updated this weekend. See the newest details for May 3-5, 2019 Training added below, including maps and full file for downloading. 

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Spring Training is held annually on the first weekend in May. This year it will be held Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2019.

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 May 3 and continues at 7:30am on Saturday. Training gets started at 8 am Saturday and ends Sunday afternoon, May 5.

No matter when you’re reading this, it’ll soon be time again for the 2019 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, May 5, 2019.

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 several 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.

2019 Spring Training Details

Required Equipment: To participate in the water-based training stations, all participants must wear a serviceable, properly fitted life preserver (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 drysuit. 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 at Lukes Landing will requireboats, 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.

This year’s classes are:

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.

I am looking forward to seeing everybody in May for another great training year!

Peter Van Slyke,

NCSP Training Director

Spring Training 2019 Daily Schedule