These training opportunities are provided to anyone who is interested in participating. Some courses require pre-work. Successful completion of each course is dependent upon demonstrated competency and passing scores in any required testing. Contact us for more details.

Registration Policies

Courses Include
Courses include all materials unless otherwise noted. Residential courses include lodging and all meals. Commuter and one-day courses include lunch.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations prior to 2 weeks before the start of the course will be refunded less a $45 Administrative Fee. Cancellations made within 2-weeks of the course will receive a refund based on the course and trainer agreements. Once a course has started, there will be no refunds for “no shows”, for candidates with inadequate skills (this includes failure to pass the lifeguard swim test), or failure to complete the required work.

Certification Policy
Y Camp of Maine does not guarantee that participants will pass their course. The course instructor has the final decision based on the performance of the participant. Full attendance is required for all trainings.

Other Courses - All courses offered for 2018 are listed on this page.

Camp Rules
Y Camp of Maine is a non-smoking facility. Quiet hours begin at 11 pm. Camp is a drug free environment. Any violations of this policy will call for immediate dismissal and forfeiture of any payments made for trainings registered for.

Aquatic & Waterfront Trainings
Please note that all courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh water lake. Water temperatures in June can be extremely cold. It is strongly recommend that participants come prepared to spend long periods of time with cold water (wet suits are allowed). Participants should be in excellent physical condition, have strong swimming skills and be prepared for a swim evaluation.

Discounts are available for multiple participants from the same organization for those taking individual courses, or individuals that are registered for numerous courses. Please call or email for more information.

Online Registration Required
Some courses require online registration through Y Exchange learning & career development center LCDC and some require online e-learning. Directions will be sent after payment and registration has been received.

Confirmation will be sent once payment and registration is received via email.

Payment is required with registration, or a suitable agreement at the discretion of the camp director. Should training be cancelled a full refund will be returned. We reserve the right to cancel courses with low enrollment 1 week before the course start date. No refunds for no-shows. ALL Courses have a minimum and maximum enrollment.

    (includes Waterfront and Waterpark Qualification)

    This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Ad- ministration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and Waterpark environments. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard. This course requires 8 1⁄2 hours of online E Learning, that must be completed before the course starts. This course satisfies the ACA Standard PA 15 Swim Lifeguard Qualification & State of Maine Qualification for Lifeguard.

- Complete the Lifeguard, BLS, First Aid, & Oxygen eLearning courses
Pass the following three-phased Physical Competency test

Phase 1
- Tread water for 2 minutes (legs only)
- Swim 100 yards of front crawl

  • Phase 2
    - Swim 50 yards of each: Front crawl with the head up, Breaststroke,
    Breaststroke with the head up, & Elementary backstroke kick with hands on the chest
    - Perform a feet-first surface-dive in 8 to 10 feet of water Then swim underwater for 15 feet.

    Phase 3
    Starting in the shallow end of the water, sprint for a distance of approximately 60 feet then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet
    - Pick up an object (dive ring) from the bottom of pool, surface and tread water for at least one minute with legs only, replace the object back to bottom of the pool where it was found
    - Swim the remaining length to end of pool, and hoist yourself out of water
    Immediately begin compression on an adult manikin for one minute or 100 compressions, stand and listen to directions from instructor

    Dates: June 10-12, 9 AM7 PM at Y Camp
    Cost: $150


The Level 1 Instructor is most closely associated with a "grassroots" program that is short-term in scope and focused on introducing basic archery skills to beginners. Such programs would include: camps, Scouting, 4-H, and Parks and Recreation. Course content includes range safety, range set-up, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting.

Minimum age: 15
Dates: June 21, 2018 9 AM-6 PM at Y Camp of Maine
Cost: $170


The Level 2 Instructor works with an archery program with a strong beginner component. Level 2 Instructors are also certified to teach Level 1 courses. Basic shooting steps, introduce intermediate shooting steps, safety, range set-up; equipment setup and repair, fitting equipment to an archer, how to teach archery.

Level 1 certification or concurrent enrollment is REQUIRED

Minimum age: 18
Dates: June 21 & 22, 2018 9 AM
6 PM at Y Camp of Maine
Cost: $220

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