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Wilderness First Aid

Camp Stonybrook, Waynesville, Ohio

March 9 & 10, 2024




SOLO Wilderness First Aid
March 9 & 10, 2024
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Hosted by Summit Trek & Travel and Outdoor Adventure Connection

Camp Stonybrook, Waynesville, Ohio - MAP LINK

Limit 25 participants


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Registration Fee: $260.00/person. Paid online.

CPR Training/Certification (Optional): $30.00 Paid onsite.

Lodging: Heated bunk rooms or camping: No additional charge

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.

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.

WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
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.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
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.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
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.

IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?
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!

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

NEED MORE INFO?

To register or for questions about registration please contact Andy Niekamp - EMAIL LINK

For questions about Camp Stonybrook, its facilities, and camping please contact Nancy Ball - EMAIL LINK

For questions about the WFA course material and certification please contact Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) - EMAIL LINK


Thank You To Our Course Sponsors



   

 

 

 

 



READ THIS BEFORE REGISTERING:

Cancellation & Refund Policy: No refunds are offered. Your registration fee is non-refundable unless this event is canceled or rescheduled. Your registration is transferable to another person. Online payment transaction fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

Participants must complete an Application / Medical Form and sign a liability waiver.

Minimum age is 18. No pets are permitted. All of our events are non-smoking.

Here Is What They Say About Our Outings:


I enjoyed the entire trip. he entire group had a terrific attitude about all the unexpected challenges we faced because of the weather. I think it was fantastic that the guides were able to be flexible, and had extra supplies to help us contend with the weather.Krisy C.

What I liked the best was the core Leave No Trace principles that laid the foundation for the entire trip--outdoor ethics. The importance of respect for nature and minimizing the human footprint had personal impact for me.Karen P.

Excellent! The guides are extremely knowledgeable and great leaders. It was a pleasure meeting new backpackers and sharing experiences.Jerry R.



I enjoyed everything about the trip. I learned a lot and appreciated the opportunity to sample so many different freeze dried meals.Margy R.