Dreaming of becoming a Maine Guide? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding two 3-day courses in 2022 at Northeast Whitewater for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Recreation Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, ATV, snowmobile, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! You will receive hands-on learning with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. Non-refundable payment of $350 plus a $40 supplies and materials fee (includes handbook, powerpoint, maps & compass). Employment opportunities may be available at Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service after successful completion; lead canoe trips, overnight camping trips, wildlife and moose tours, hikes and more! Experience matters and Northeast Whitewater has over 25 years of experience training Maine’s river guides in our whitewater raft guide training, swiftwater rescue programs and wilderness first aid/CPR. Our outdoor training programs are designed to help participants gain skills that they can carry with them their entire lives. Northeast focuses on providing a learning environment where one can grow professionally and achieve their own personal goals and outdoor pursuits. For information and enrollment, go to www.northeastwhitewater.com or call 207-695-0151.
Join instructor Jim Paine to learn practical survival skills for the Maine woods. In this workshop, we will cover compiling your own personal survival kit, constructing a shelter, making a fire without matches, purifying water, identifying wild foods, finding your way with or without a compass, having the necessary attitude to survive and compiling a survival kit. Jim has spent his life learning about outdoor living and wilderness survival. Portions of this class will be held outdoors and will include walking on uneven terrain. Please dress appropriately.