Early College Outdoor Leadership Program at Greenland Point

10 Day Intensive Outdoor Leadership Program

  • Stay at Greenland Point 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Maine for 10 days.
  • Earn a total of 4 credits and get 2 different career-ready certifications.
  • Tuition-free for In-state students (Public schools & Homeschoolers) reduced tuition for out-of-state students and Maine private schools students. ($138.25 per credit).
  • This fully residential program has a residence fee of $850 per student
    • Certification fee costs are included in this residential fee.

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To register for the two courses, please create an account at ExplorEC.

Then search for courses, choosing the University of Maine and the subject of KPE. You will find both courses listed, simply check the boxes and submit. 

If you need any assistance with this process, please chat us here or email us at um.earlycollege@maine.edu

Course Info

KPE 265

  • 3 course credits
  •  This is an introductory course in outdoor and adventure activities, forming the foundation of outdoor leadership education. The course focuses primarily on building skills in four different activity categories: canoeing; backcountry trip leading; hiking and orienteering; and climbing. The canoeing portion of the course will include instruction in paddling techniques, expedition skills, and safety considerations. The climbing portion of the course emphasizes the fundamental skills and safety knowledge needed for indoor top-rope climbing, including risk management and belay certification. During orienteering, students will learn and practice essential map and compass skills. In the backcountry tripping portion, students will learn about trip planning, menu planning, backcountry cooking, packing, environmental concerns, trip-leading skills, and risk management. These skills will be used on a 2-night 3-day canoeing trip.

KPE 207

  • 1 course credit
  • This course provides foundational knowledge and skills needed to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies in remote settings. Topics include patient assessment, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, wound care and infection, environmental emergencies, spinal cord management and moving patients, anaphylaxis and other medical emergencies, and CPR/AED. Successful completion of this course carries a nationally-recognized Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification, and meets the medical training requirements for being a Registered Maine Guide, Maine Camp Trip Leader, and Maine Educational Leader.