The NOLS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Taught by seasoned instructors in a two day format, WFA courses are held on a weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments.
The 16-20 hour WFA course includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as reduction of dislocations and epinephrine administration.
WFA is open to any avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.
Cost does not include lodging or meals. There are numerous hotels within 20 minutes of Piney Lake, camping is available within 20 minutes at Hagan Stone Park (part of the Greensboro City Parks System). Approximately one hour will be provided for a lunch break, Piney Lake has a refrigerator and microwave and there are numerous restaurants within 10-15 minutes from the property.
February 24th-February 25th, 2024, 8:00AM-5:00PM each day.
WFA is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Outdoor Adventures cannot hold spots without payment. All forms and payment are due at the time of registration. Completed registration packet can be submitted in the following via:
Mail: UNCG Outdoor Adventures
Attn: Alex Hauer
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
Any cancellation within 30 days prior to the course start date will NOT be eligible for a refund. Course cancellations due to low enrollment are 100% refundable.