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Adirondack Training Institute

ATI supports outdoor leaders and camp professionals through a series of conference and certification opportunities. Instructors & presenters come from national associations & are recognized experts in their fields.

Camp Food Service & Maintenance Conference

March 26-28, 2024

The Food Service & Maintenance Conferences have long been staples of the Adirondack Training Institute’s offerings. This one-of-a-kind program is specifically for staff and directors involved with food service delivery and property maintenance at camps and outdoor recreation centers.


We will continue to focus on providing industry-specific and hands-on sessions as well as opportunities to collaborate and network with your colleagues. Become current with industry trends, learn new approaches to dealing with old problems, and find out about the latest health and safety standards.


Pre-conference offerings such as ServSafe certification or ACA Standards workshops may be available.

For more information, including local hotel room blocks, contact us at

Check out the program guides from the 2023 conference & the 2020 conference

Professional Certifications

Wilderness First Responder 

Course led by a SOLO instructor. The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. The study includes response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, and survival skills, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies.  For those looking for more advanced training than Wilderness First Aid. To learn more, visit  Not offering in 2024

Wilderness First Aid

Course led by a SOLO instructor.  Learn basic first aid assessment and care protocols.  Two-year certification satisfies American Camp Association requirements for leaders of overnight camping trips.  Useful to guides, scout leaders, and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation.  For more information, visit

Register for 2024 courses: April 6-7 May 4-5 June 15-16

Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module

Course led by American Red Cross Instructor.  Learn preventative and emergency response skills for pool and waterfront.  Strong swimming skills required.  Earn a two-year certification in lifeguarding and first aid and a one-year certification in CPR for the professional rescuer with AED. 2024 dates coming soon

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Course led by American Red Cross instructor.  WSI certifies you as a Red Cross instructor to teach children and adults to swim, including the fundamentals of instructor training. June 21-23, 2024

Safe Powerboat Handling

This classroom and on-the-water course teaches safe powerboat operation and improved boat handling skills. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, which represents the boating authorities of all 50 states, has approved this course. Upon successful completion of the course and exam, a US Powerboating and NYS certificate will be granted. For more information, visit 2024 dates coming soon

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