Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center (PMOEC) is located at 1391 Reber Rd. N, Willsboro, NY 12996. Google Maps seems to work better for finding this location than Apple Maps. There is no cell service along Reber Rd., or at Pok-O, so load your directions before leaving the highway.
The closest airport is in Burlington VT. They best way from Burlington to PMOEC is via the Essex Ferry across beautiful Lake Champlain.
Amtrak provides daily train service from Montreal, Plattsburgh, and points north; as well as New York City, Albany, and points south; to Westport, NY.
Greyhound serves Plattsburgh, NY.
Contact Wilderness Rescue Training to arrange a pick-up in Essex, Westport, or Plattsburgh.
Meals & Lodging
On-site lodging and meals are available for an additional fee, paid upon enrollment.
Meals are served family style at PMOEC, and will run from breakfast on the the first day of each course through lunch on the final day of class. The staff is happy to accommodate allergies and dietary needs.
For our December courses, lodging will be in heated, dorm-style, buildings. For our June courses, lodging will be in shared, rustic, summer-camp style cabins.
Cabins and dorms alike include bunk beds with mattresses, but students are responsible for bringing their own bedding. A sleeping bag and pillow work well. Bathrooms are shared, similar to a youth hostel.
Arrival - WFR Re-cert
For our December 2018 WFR Re-cert, lodging will run from Friday 12/7, through Saturday, 12/8. For those staying on-site, there will be a brief orientation meeting in the Pok-O-Queen Building at 9:00 PM on 12/7. Please eat dinner before you arrive.
If you’re not staying onsite, please be sure to arrive in the Pok-O-Queen Building by 7:45 AM on Saturday, December 8th. There will be a few pieces of paperwork to fill out before 8:00. Class will start promptly at 8:00.
Arrival - WFR
For our December 2018 WFR, lodging will run from Friday 12/14, through Saturday, 12/22. For those staying on-site, there will be a brief orientation meeting in the Pok-O-Queen Building at 9:00 PM on 12/14. Please eat dinner before you arrive.
If you’re not staying onsite, please be sure to arrive in the Pok-O-Queen Building by 7:45 AM on Saturday, December 15th. There will be a few pieces of paperwork to fill out before 8:00. Class will start promptly at 8:00.
A Few Campus Policies
Pok-O does not allow pets, alcohol, or tobacco. Swimming and boating are only permitted with direct instructor supervision. Park only in designated areas. Please be timely for meals, and let the chef know in advance if you're planning to skip.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Bring your climbing shoes! You can unwind after class, get some exercise, and stay in shape for your next adventure by climbing at Pok-O's state of the art facility. Bouldering and roped routes available. You can find info on hours and rates here.