The SAR Olympics is a series of field activities where conference attendees work in small groups to work through various search & rescue activates. You will get to meet new people, work with members of teams from around the country, and learn new rescue skills as you navigate through the mountains of Pennsylvania. At the stations, you get the opportunity to experience the newest gear available, under the supervision of representatives from our sponsors, like CMC, PMI, and more.
Bring your callout pack, rain gear, helmet and gloves, and get ready for hands on learning! The SAR Olympics takes place on Saturday, June 11. You will be in the field all day, including for lunch (which will be provided).
If you don’t want to do the field activities, no worries! There will also be training classes and lectures on topics such as leadership, communication, helicopters, and mapping happening at the hotel. So there will be something for everyone!
After the SAR Olympics and classes, we conclude the conference Saturday night with the silent auction, the MRA annual banquet, and a keynote talk by Special Agent Aaron Smith, from the National Park Service.