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Name of CourseDateSponsoring OrganizationLocationAddressContactFeePre-Reg RequiredAdditional Info
Basic Boating
4/26/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Corry Higher Education Erie County
Corry Higher Education Building
221 N. Center St
Corry, PA 16407
Chad Foster
chfoster@pa.gov
814-683-5126
 yesPlease contact Sandy McClellan @ (814) 664-9405 to pre-register for the Corry Basic Boating course on April 26th. Time will be given for lunch in the surrounding area or you can bring a pack lunch.
Basic Boating
4/26/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Clarence Schock Memorial Park Lancaster County
Gov. Dick Environ. Center
3283 Pinch Road
Lebanon, PA 17042
Audrey Wells
governordick@hotmail.com
717-964-3808
 yesPlease phone or email your interest. If possible, pick up a boating handbook at the office prior to the course. A donation for building and classroom use will be requested.
Basic Boating
4/26/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Cambria County
Johnstown Gander Mtn.
600 Galleria Drive
Johnstown, PA 15904
Mandy Smith
mirsmith@pa.gov
814-443-9841
$0.00yesSpace is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Register in-person at the Johnstown Gander Mountain store or by phone - (814) 266-1777. Please bring a pen or pencil. A short lunch break will be alloted. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at a nearby eatery.
US Power Squadron
Ten Mile - ABC Course
4/26/2014
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

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Ten Mile Power Squadron Washington County
Greene Cove Yacht Club
Rt 88 South Ten Mile Creek
Millsboro, PA 15333
Lynn Brockman
babybiv@verizon.net
724-926-3869
$35.00yes 
Boating and Water Safety Awareness
4/27/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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PFBC & Sarah Heinz House Allegheny County
Sarah Heinz House
One Heinz Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Cathy Fodor
fodor@sarahheinzhouse.com
412-231-2377
$0.00yesSpace is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Register with Cathy Fodor, Aquatics Director, by phone 412-231-2377 or through email fodor@sarahheinzhouse.com. Please bring a pen or pencil and a bagged lunch. The BWSA course is for both youth and adults. The class invcludes an in-water portion done in the pool. Please remember to bring a swimsuit and towel.
Basic Boating
5/3/2014
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Berks County
Blue Marsh Lake
1268 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533
Kathy Grim
Kathleen.j.grim@usace.army.mil
610-376-6337
 yesPlease pre-register by May 1, 2014. Participants should pack their lunch (refrigerator on-site), and be prepared to eat on-site.
Basic Boating
5/3/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Westmoreland County
Greensburg Gander Mtn.
1040 Towne Square Drive
Greensburg , PA 15601
Mandy Smith
mirsmith@pa.gov
814-443-9841
$0.00yesSpace is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Register in-person at the Greensburg Gander Mountain store or by phone - (724)834-2400. Please bring a pen or pencil. A short lunch break will be alloted. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at a nearby eatery.
Basic Boating
5/3/2014
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

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  Allegheny County
Boat World
44 McGovern Blvd
Crescent Twp, PA 15046
Ed Crognale II
Ed@BoatWorldPittsburgh.com
724-457-1026
 yesAdditional contact Lynn Brockman 724-926-3869
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
5/3/2014
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
U.S. Coast Guard
1 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Jessica Davidson
jessica.davidson@cgaux276.org
267-258-9809
$65.00yes 
Basic Boating
5/4/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Carbon County
Beltsville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
Patti Meckes
pameckes@pa.gov
610-377-0045
 yesThis program is being held at the park environmental interpretive center. Please contact the Park Office at 610-377-0045 for more information and to pre-register.
Basic Boating
5/6/2014
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 3)
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Clarion Fire Department Clarion County
Clarion Fire Department
525 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
Gary Buterbaugh
skier@windstream.net
814-229-6140
 yesStudents must attend both sessions to receive certification.
USCG Auxiliary
Boating Safety
5/7/2014
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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  Montgomery County
Creutzburg Center
260 Gulph Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Bayard Anderson
Bayadranderson@comcast.net
$76.00 Basic boating class for power, sail, & PWC operators meets the education requirements for certification in PA, NJ,DE and MD. Covers types of boats, boating law, safety equipment, handling, boating problems, navigation and more. Successful completion earns PA($10 fee) or NJ State operator Certification. Official manual and exam included.
US Power Squadron
ABC3
5/7/2014
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
West Marine Store
4885 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein@verizon.net
724-728-2284
$40.00noPassing this course meets the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission requirement for boater education
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
5/10/2014
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 2)
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USCGA Lancaster County
ALCOA Training Facility
Apollo Drive off of Rohrerstown Rd. near Rte. 283 exit
Lancaster, PA 17601
Matthew Samley
samleysnews@hotmail.com
717-581-3434
$30.00yesU. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01 of Lancaster will present a two-day program, About Boating Safely, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 9. The weekend sessions will be held at the ALCOA Training Facility, 1480 Manheim Pike. Participants are advised to travel Rohrerstown Road (Route 741) and approach the building near the ramp to Route 283 East. Registration on the first morning will begin at 8 a.m. Cost will be $30 and include a workbook, certificate, and wallet card. The fee is $15 for each additional family member who shares a book. Advance reservations are required due to space limitations. Lunch will be provided on the first day. Send registrant contact information (name, address and phone) along with check made payable to USCG Aux., 14-01, to Matthew Samley, FSO-PE, 2309 Bob White Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601, by May 5. For additional information contact Matt at 581-3434.
Basic Boating
5/10/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Washington County
Washington Gander Mtn.
1500 W. Chestnut St.
Washington , PA 15301
Mandy Smith
mirsmith@pa.gov
814-443-9841
$0.00yesSpace is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Register in-person at the Washington Gander Mountain store or by phone - (724) 229-9800. Please bring a pen or pencil. A short lunch break will be alloted. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at a nearby eatery.
Basic Boating
5/10/2014
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Conneaut Lake Sporrtsmens Association Crawford County
Conneaut Lake Sportsmens Association
11861 Sportsman Rd
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
Chad Foster
chfoster@pa.gov
814-683-5126
 yesPlease contact Chad Foster @ (814) 683-5126 to pre-register for this course. Space is limited.
USCG Auxiliary
U.S.C.G. Auxilary
5/13/2014
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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U.S.C.G. Auxilary Luzerne County
Am. Legion Post 967
4907 Memorial Hwy
Harvey's Lake, PA 18618
R.J. Kwaitkowski
chevytunner@aol.com
570-815-0471
$25.00yesCall to pre-register, payment due at the door. Payment includes books as well as required forms and certificate.
Basic Boating
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PPL Wallenpaupack Pike County
United States
126 PPL Drive
Hawley, PA 18428
Jenna Wayne
pplpreserves@pplweb.com
570-253-7001
 yesStudents who pass the exam at the end of the daylong course can apply for their boating safety education certificate from the commission. This certificate will enable people to operate personal watercraft. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for the day. A $10 certificate fee is payable to the Fish & Boat Commission after class. Must be 12 or older. Registration is required. To register, contact PPL at 570-253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com.
Boating and Water Safety Awareness
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 50:0 PM

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  Indiana County
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Mike Shaffer
mishaffer@pa.gov
724-357-7913
 yesTo register for the course contact Yellow Creek State Park at 724-357-7913. The course will be held at the Environmental Learning Classroom at Yellow Creek State Park. The course is free. Participants must mail a $10.00 check or money order with completed application to PA Fish & Boat Commission in order to receive a Boating Safety Education Certificate. Please bring a bag lunch.
Basic Boating
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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USCG Auxiliary York County
York Twp Park Building
York, PA 17402Monica Newcomb
m.newcomb@yorktownship.com
717-741-3861
$25.00yesThis is an introductory course, suitable for families as well as individuals. Passing the final exam makes a person eligible to receive the PA Safe Boating Education Certificate, required for persons persons wishing to operate a personal watercraft (jetski type) or persons born after Jan 1, 1982 to drive boats powered by engines greater than 25 hp.
Basic Boating
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Allegheny County
West Mifflin Gander Mtn.
4505 Century Drive
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Mandy Smith
mirsmith@pa.gov
814-443-9841
$0.00yesSpace is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Register in-person at the West Mifflin Gander Mountain store or by phone - (412)653-7300. Please bring a pen or pencil. A short lunch break will be alloted. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at a nearby eatery.
Basic Boating
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 2)
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Peters Marine Service Lehigh County
Peters Marine Service
1402 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA 18109
Bob Michener
bobby@petersmarine.com
610-433-1606
 yesRelaxed family friendly learning environment. Call us to sign up at 610-433-1606. Thank you!
Basic Boating
5/17/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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CCBC Beaver County
Community College of Beaver County "CCBC"
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
James DeGori
jdegori@beaverpolice.us
724-773-6709
$10.00yesThis will be a 1 day course certification held at CCBC. Class will be held from 1am to 5pm. Please call James DeGori if you have any questions 724-773-6709 Please REGISTER through CCBC.
Basic Boating
5/19/2014
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(Daily 1 of 2)
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Butler County Parks and Rec. Butler County
Butler Township Building
468 S. Duffy Rd.
Butler, PA 16001
Chad Foster
chfoster@pa.gov
814-683-5126
 yesAttendance at both nights (6p-10p) is required.
Basic Boating
5/24/2014
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Pittsburgh Boats Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Boats
1401 Preble Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Monte Mellott Jr
Sales@PittsburghBoats.net
412-323-1010
 yes 
Basic Boating
5/31/2014
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Lake Harmony Group Carbon County
Lake Harmony Fire Company
Rt 1003 / Lake Drive
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Lorraine Sloss
LorraineSloss@aol.com
570-417-3411
 yesRegistration necessary. Please arrive 15 min early. Bring snacks and lunch or there is a deli/convenience store across the street. Class is free. Anyone wishing to obtain a boater safety certificate plastic card can mail $10 payment after class along with proof of successful participation . No money is collected at the class.
Basic Boating
5/31/2014
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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DCNR: Presque Isle State Park Erie County
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, PA 16505
Chad Foster
chfoster@pa.gov
814-683-5126
 yesPlease contact Chad Foster @ chfoster@pa.gov or (814) 683-5126 to pre-register for this course. Seating is limited so please contact Chad as soon as possible.
US Power Squadron
ABC3
6/4/2014
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
(Date 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
Eastern H2O
1123 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein@verizon.net
724-728-2284
$40.00noPassing this course meets the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission requirement for boater education
Basic Boating
6/7/2014
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PPL Wallenpaupack Pike County
PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 PPL Drive
Hawley, PA 18428
Jenna Wayne
pplpreserves@pplweb.com
570-253-7001
 yesStudents who pass the exam at the end of the daylong course can apply for their boating safety education certificate from the commission. This certificate will enable people to operate personal watercraft. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for the day. A $10 certificate fee is payable to the Fish & Boat Commission after class. Must be 12 or older. Registration is required. To register, contact PPL at 570-253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
6/7/2014
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
U.S. Coast Guard
1 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Jessica Davidson
jessica.davidson@cgaux276.org
267-258-9809
$65.00yes 
USCG Auxiliary
U.S.C.G. Auxilary
6/17/2014
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(Date 1 of 2)
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  Luzerne County
Am.Legion Post 967
4907 Memorial Hwy
Harvey's Lake, PA 18618
R.J.Kwaitkowski
chevytunner97@aol.com
570-815-0471
$25.00yesCall to pre-register, payment due at the door. Payment includes books as well as required forms and certificate.
Basic Boating
7/12/2014


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PPL Wallenpaupack Pike County
PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 PPL Drive
Hawley, PA 18428
Jenna Wayne
pplpreserves@pplweb.com
570-253-7001
 yesStudents who pass the exam at the end of the daylong course can apply for their boating safety education certificate from the commission. This certificate will enable people to operate personal watercraft. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for the day. A $10 certificate fee is payable to the Fish & Boat Commission after class. Must be 12 or older. Registration is required. To register, contact PPL at 570-253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com.
USCG Auxiliary
How to Read a Nautical Chart
8/28/2014
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 3)
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
U.S. Coast Guard
1 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pat Cunningham
pe@cgaux276.org
215-587-7289
$50.00yesIncludes text, chart, plotter and dividers.
USCG Auxiliary
Weekend Navigator
9/18/2014
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 13)
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
U.S. Coast Guard
1 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Jessica Davidson
jessica.davidson@cgaux276.org
267-258-9809
$75.00yes