Oct
27
to Oct 29

Boys' Leadership Weekend

 

Due to lack of interest - this weekend has been cancelled and rescheduled to April 6-8, 2018.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Join other boys (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre Blairstown Campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area in New Jersey.  Learn to build your confidence, overcome your fears, take healthy risks, work cooperatively, and creatively solve problems as a team while you climb our high ropes elements, build catapults, and build fires!

The cost per person is $100 and includes five professionally-prepared, healthy meals plus snacks, all programming costs, and lodging in rustic log cabins complete with bunk beds and wood stoves.  Nearby wash houses provide clean, modern facilities with hot water and showers. Space is limited to the first 60 participants.  Contact Pat Karl at pkarl@princetonblairstown.org for more information or to register.

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Nov
3
to Nov 5

Woodcutters 2017

Blairstown Campus
158 Millbrook Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-6765

A volunteer opportunity to help Princeton-Blairstown Center prepare for the winter months ahead.  Activity levels range from very easy to fairly physical - you get to choose.  Come for the day or for the weekend.  Lodging and food will be provided (there will be a LIGHT SNACK on Friday evening for anyone arriving before 8:00 p.m.).  A hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday and breakfast will be available on Sunday (with leftovers for lunch) for anyone staying over.  If you have saws, axes, and safety gloves, please bring them.  Tools are limited to use by owner only.  Dress in layers, and don't forget your work boots and gloves.   Children under 18 should be supervised by an adult at all times.  Please note: NO PETS ALLOWED.

RSVP by e-mail to Pat Karl - pkarl@princetonblairstown.org.  Please include the number of people (if children are included, their ages), and the day of arrival and departure.  For any questions, please call (908) 362-6765 x1.

 

 

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Mar
17
to Mar 24

Wilderness First Responder

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Course Info:

Cost:
$800 includes all meals and lodging - $750 Early Bird Price paid before 12/31/17 (may arrive on Friday evening)
$650 for commuters (lunch only) - $600 Early Bird Commuters Price before 12/31/17

Location:
Hosted by Princeton-Blairstown Center
158 Millbrook Road
Hardwick, NJ 07825

This class is taught by Wilderness Medical Associates

Course Content

The Wilderness First Responder curriculum is written in-house by a team of remote medical rescue researchers and professionals. Ongoing evidence based research and review contributes to a unique and innovative approach to patient care in backcountry and austere settings. The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

  • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
  • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic Life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
  • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
  • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
  • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
  • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
  • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

If interested, please fill out registration form located at: https://www.wildmed.com/wilderness-medical-courses/first-response/wilderness-first-responder/course-5874/#register

For more information contact Pat Karl – pkarl@princetonblairstown.org – 908-362-6765 x1.

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Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

PBC Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers, staff, and vendors on a successful first annual PBC Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day!

Over 180 people attended, and all had a great time despite the weather. Many people enjoyed the exciting free activities, which included our dam rappel, climbing tower, and bouldering wall. There was also canoeing and kayaking, face painting, rock painting, and apple cider making, and an option to visit 30 plus vendors!

A special shout out to Kelly Olswfski for her invaluable help in taking the time to acquire donations for the door prizes at our event, and helping to organize the vendors and logistics. There were lots of excited winners of our door prizes (names and winners will be posted as soon they are confirmed).

Please check out the photos on our flicker page at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6ebFEd

AND CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the door prizes at our first annual Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day celebration! A list of winners can be found here: http://princetonblairstown.org/aafcd-prize-winners

Hope to see everyone on our 110th anniversary next year!

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Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Soirée Under the Stars

The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) cordially invites the Greater Princeton community to attend a Soirée Under the Stars at Springdale Golf Club on October 13, 2017 from 7-10 pm. All proceeds from the event will support the Center’s innovative programs for vulnerable youth with a particular emphasis on the organization’s Summer Bridge Program, a one-week leadership program designed to reduce summer learning loss and increase social emotional learning (SEL) skills.

The evening of fun and philanthropy will include passed hors d’oeuvres and international fare; sangria, beer, and wine; and live music. In addition, we will present the 2017 Frank Broderick Award.

For tickets, click here.

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Girls' Leadership Weekend

Join other girls (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre Blairstown Campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area in New Jersey.  Learn to build your confidence, overcome your fears, take healthy risks, work cooperatively, and creatively solve problems as a team while you complete our challenge course elements, successfully navigate high ropes elements, build rafts, and go canoeing!

The cost per person is $100 and includes five professionally-prepared, healthy meals plus snacks, all programming costs, and lodging in rustic log cabins complete with bunk beds and wood stoves.  Nearby wash houses provide clean, modern facilities with hot water and showers. Space is limited to the first 60 participants.  Contact Pat Karl at pkarl@princetonblairstown.org for more information or to register.

 

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