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Fly Fishing Canoe Adventure


with Colonel J.R. Mosher

Calendar Jun 1, 2019

This four-week (two hours per week) course is designed to enable 20 students to catch Maine native fish using fly rods and flies they have tied, while negotiating the Kennebec River in their own canoe. Course includes: basic fly tying, fly casting for river fishing, preparing native fish for meals, introduction to the canoe, river canoeing practical exercise, and a team Kennebec fishing adventure. Registered Maine Guides: Colonel J.R. Mosher, M.Ed., M.S.S., MBA Catherine M. Gordon, M.Ed. June to August 2019

Maine Outdoor Preparedness


with Colonel J.R. Mosher, M.Ed., M.S.S., MBA

Calendar Jun 1, 2019

This course is a six-week (two hours per week) course designed to develop requisite field craft skills for safety and comfort in the Maine outdoor environment for 12 students. This course culminates in a solo outdoor canoe adventure in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Course includes: an introduction to Maine’s natural environment, fire and shelter building, land navigation using a map, compass and GPS, meal preparation in an austere environment, orientation to canoe paddling, the psychology of being alone, overnight solo canoe adventure in the AWW, and a photo journal peer presentation. Registered Maine Guides: Colonel J.R. Mosher, M.Ed., M.S.S., MBA & Catherine M. Gordon, M.Ed. June to July 2019

Registered Maine Guide Preparation Course


with Colonel J.R. Mosher, M.Ed., M.S.S., MBA

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 6 pm

This course is an eight-week (two hours per week) class designed to prepare 20 students to apply for and take Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Licensing written and oral boards. 

Course includes: history and traditions of registered Maine Guides, IFW rules and regulations, land navigation with a map, compass and GPS, 100 question exam prep by classification, plant and tree indentification, waterfowl and bird identification, critical incident and lost person scenario planning, field first aid review, risk planning and mitigation, anticipating and reacting to adverse weather patterns, canoes, firearms, and field craft familiarization, oral boards and peer reviews, field classroom excercise and graduation ceremony.

Small Engine Repair


with Jim Lockhart

Calendar Feb 6, 2019 at 6 pm

This informative, hands-on course teaches students how to repair gasoline engines found in recreational vehicles and outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers, snow throwers, chain saws and garden tractors. Students will strip, measure, inspect and reassemble a four-cycle engine as part of their training. Students are encouraged to bring and repair their own small engines. As with all courses held in one of our shops, the first night of class will be mandatory shop and tool safety. Required: steel toed boots & safety glasses. Parts are not provided as part of the course.

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