Wilderness First Aid Course 2024

by | Dec 18, 2023 | Courses

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good adventure story and a bad ending… and maybe even save a life.

Saturday and Sunday, March 9 – 10, 2024; 9:00am to 5:30pm each day,
Waynesville, OH
$260 per participant

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) – Spaces are limited

WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed.

First developed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School in 1976, WFA is a 16-hour course that focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real-life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years


The course will be taught both indoors and outdoors at scenic Camp Stony Brook in Waynesville, Ohio. Camp Stony Brook is managed by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Participants can tent camp or stay in the lodge with heated bunk rooms and flush toilets at no charge.


The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.


The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.


Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.


Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.
CPR certification is available for an additional fee.

The class is held over the course of 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 – 5:30 each day. Option to stay overnight in lodge or camp if you wish!


$260 per participant by Paypal or save $10 and pay $250 by check! (course text, certification, scenario materials, optional overnight lodging included.)

Cancelation Policy: No refunds are offered. Your registration fee is non-refundable unless this event is canceled or rescheduled. Your registration is transferrable to another person.

Additional details will be provided after you have registered. Students must sign the Participant Agreement found HERE to participate.

Contact Info:
To register or for questions about registration please contact Andy Niekamp at andy@outdooradventureconnection.com or visit: https://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/wfa/
For questions about Camp Stonybrook, its facilities, and camping please contact Nancy Ball at nancy@summittrektravel.com
For questions about the WFA course material and certification please contact Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) at matthartman@outdoorlexicon.com

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