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. We are not able to pick up students in Burlington.
On-site 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 chef is adept at accommodating allergies and dietary needs.
Rustic Cabin Lodging
On-site accommodations are also available for an additional fee, paid upon enrollment. Lodging, if you choose to purchase it, will be in shared, rustic, summer-camp style cabins. These cabins 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.
If you’d like to sleep in your vehicle or bring your own tent, then simply select the “Tuition, Meals and a Tent Site” option when you enroll. This option also comes with access to shared bathrooms. Campers will have access to indoor study and hang-out spaces.
Arrival - WFR
For our May 2020 WFR, lodging will run from Sunday, May 17th, through Tuesday, May 26tth. For those staying on-site, there will be a brief orientation meeting at 9:00 PM on May 17th. Please eat dinner before you arrive.
If you’re not staying onsite, please be sure to arrive by 7:45 AM on Monday, May 18th. There will be a few pieces of paperwork to fill out before we begin teaching. Class will start promptly at 8:00.
Arrival - WFR Re-cert
For our May 2020 WFR Re-cert class, lodging will run from Friday, May 29th, through Saturday, May 30th. For those staying on-site, there will be a brief orientation meeting at 9:00 PM on May 29th. Please eat dinner before you arrive.
If you’re not staying onsite, please be sure to arrive by 7:45 AM on Saturday, May 30th. There will be a few pieces of paperwork to fill out before we begin teaching. 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.