Prepare for the unexpected
The setting couldn’t be more perfect: a few puffy clouds float gently in the brilliantly blue sky. The smell of the northern pine trees enraptures your soul. You hear what must certainly be an eagle’s call and look up, sure to spot the magnificent bird. Instead, you spot the muddy ground as you gracelessly trip over a tree root. You look down at your arm and realize it doesn’t normally bend that way. Uh-oh.
It is right then and there that you whisper a prayer of gratitude for taking the Wilderness First Aid Course. Well, the prayer of gratitude comes right after you utter a few choice words because let’s face it: that arm hurts like the bajeebuz.
The Wilderness First Aid Course prepares you for the unexpected emergencies that can occur when your adventures take you away from the security and timeliness of 911. This fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine teaches you the Patient Assessment System, effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
Wilderness First Aid Course
The Wilderness First Aid Course is $225/person for WFA and $250/person for WFA + CPR. If you prefer to take only the CPR class, the cost is $50.
The learning takes place in an outdoor setting regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments! There are a number of updates to our normal course operations, based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other government agencies. These enhanced health and safety measures are designed with your safety in mind.
We have added another Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class and a CPR class in 2021:
- WFA: Monday-Tuesday, June 21-22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- CPR: Monday, June 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Things to bring
- Clothing for inside and outside that allows for plenty of movement (We recommend that you dress in layers to accommodate variable weather conditions and different levels of exertion throughout the day.)
- A top and bottom waterproof shell for your outer layer (in case it rains or snows because snow happens on the North Shore)
- Warm, waterproof gloves that offer good dexterity
- Sunglasses and strap
- Water bottle or hydration pack
- Snacks to fuel you through the day
- Packed lunch or money to purchase lunch off-site
- If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare
Are you missing something from the equipment list? All participants receive a 10% discount at Stone Harbor on the day before and the day of the course.
All Stone Harbor tours and instruction require active, physical participation on the part of the guest. You must sign the Stone Harbor Guided Tours and Instructional Activities Waiver and Release of Liability form and the Stone Harbor Confidential Medical History form prior to participating in any Stone Harbor tour or instruction. Please call us at 218-387-3136 if you have any questions about the physical requirements or the risks associated with the activities.
All tours and instruction are weather dependent. If a tour or class needs to be cancelled due to the weather, you will receive a full refund. If you must cancel a reservation, please give us 48 hours notice for a full refund.
We are committed to your safety. Our safety policy can be found here.