Wilderness First Aid

skill level:   open to all
ages:   adult
price:   $275.00
prerequisite:   Students must be at least 16 years of age. 16 and 17 year olds must have proof of parental consent

The 2020 courses have been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We are working to reschedule for both spring and fall of 2021, and will post updates here.

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.

If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at camps or lead wilderness trips, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this NOLS Wilderness Medicine course is for you.

You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, how to manage environmental emergencies, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine's course is approved by such organizations as the American Camp Association, the United States Coast Guard, and other state as well as federal agencies.

Upon successful course completion you will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications: Wilderness First Aid and Epinephrine Auto-injector.

Course Location
The course will be held at the WI DNR's MacKenzie Center near Poynette, WI. Instructional sessions will take place in the lodge. Both men's and women's bunkhouses are available to stay in on-site for an additional fee of $25/person/night. Meals are on your own with a full kitchen available for our use.

Cancellation must be made 30 days prior to the start of the class in order to receive a full refund on the tuition. Within 30-14 days a cancellation fee of $50 will be charged. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the course.

There are currently no available sessions for this class.
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Waiver of Liability