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Are you up to the challenge?
Take your passion for snow sports to the next level by attending an applicant-screening day where you are invited to work with our patrol. This is your opportunity to learn more about how the patrol operates and what is expected of its members as well as a chance for the patrol to evaluate your individual talents and abilities. Simply contact the
Volunteer Patrol Officer to find out when we will be holding our applicant-screening day and complete details.

Applicants who “pass the test” are accepted as candidates and are required to register and pay dues as candidates before participating in any on-the-hill training..

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     Candidate training procedures are in accordance with the National Ski Patrol standards and are approved by area management and the patrol director.  Candidates are under the supervision of the Camelback Ski Patrol's elected board and board appointed trainers. Their training is designed to prepare them to assume the responsibilities of patrolling and National Ski Patrol (NSP) membership. For this reason, they must be clearly informed of what will be expected of them as candidates, and eventually as patrollers.

Camelback Ski Patrol Candidates will:
1. Accept the responsibility of providing competent emergency care and transportation to an injured person.

2. Demonstrate a positive, mature attitude toward the national and local patrol, the candidate-training program, area management, ski patrol relations, ski safety issues and the skiing public.

3. Demonstrate skiing ability essential to stable, controlled toboggan operation during training, and be able to proficiently ski all terrain under all snow and weather conditions at Camelback.

4. Pass the Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), CPR certification, AED courses.

5. Meet requirements of the Annual OEC, CPR, AED and on-the-hill refreshers.

6. Pay all National Ski Patrol (NSP) registration fees.

7. Develop strong abilities in all toboggan-handling techniques under all types of terrain and weather conditions.

8. Be under direct supervision of a board appointed trainer during the candidate year.  Candidates must NEVER ski alone and must NEVER ski without a board appointed trainer.  Radios will be authorized only when a surplus of radios exist.  Radios may be forfeited to supply patrollers without a radio.

9. Fulfill National Ski Patrol (NSP) and area training requirements.

10. Satisfactorily demonstrate performance objectives for OEC scenarios and toboggan handling.

11. Learn Camelback's specific procedures, rules, and regulations as outlined, but not limited to, the "On The Hill Procedures for Candidate Training".

12. Schedule a minimum of 13 days and 1 night a week per ski season. Candidate Day shifts start 7:30 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m. and include a 1 hour assigned Patrol Room Duty.  Night shifts are 6:30 p.m. to completion of final sweep.  Final sweep begins at 10:00 p.m.  No other shift is available for Candidates in their Candidate Year without express written approval by the elected board. (Full-Time Students registered in High School or College need not ski nights).  The designated night to be skied will be assigned by the board unless adequate coverage is  available for all nights; candidates will be the last to sign up for a designated night at the on-the-hill refresher.  After the completion of the candidate year, the designated night may be switched if adequate coverage is available (with board approval).

13. After passing the OEC and toboggan test, Candidates are expected to continue Ski, toboggan handling and OEC training.

14. Attend Weekend training sessions on time.  Weekend training sessions begin on Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m.  Weekday training must be scheduled prior to the specific day.

15. Wear candidate identification, at all times on the hill during training until voted into membership.