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Wilderness First Aid Course

A course for wilderness group guides, camp counselors, long trail backpackers, weekend trippers, or someone excited to start their first outdoor adventure.


March 6-7, 2023 | Outdoor enthusiasts 18 y/o or older.
$175 (overnight), $120 (Commuter)

Wilderness First Aid is a course for wilderness group guides, camp counselors, long trail backpackers, weekend trippers, or someone excited to start their first outdoor adventure.  The “WFA” course will equip students with basic first aid skills intended for places and situations where definitive medical care is more than an hour away.  Students can expect to spend a minimal time in the classroom and an emphasis on hands on practice outdoors and practical scenarios.

The Wilderness First Aid course is provided through SOLO Wilderness Medicine schools (SOLO) and is a nationally recognized certification that meets American Camping Association standards for trip leaders and can be counted towards continuing education hours for EMTs.  The course can also be used to re-certify a current Wilderness First Responder certification.  The WFA certification is valid for two (2) years from the class date.  It is recommended that the holder of the WFA certification also obtain a nationally recognized CPR certification (SOLO CPR, Red Cross, American Heart Assoc., etc)  Please note: CPR will not be offered with this course.  

Students should come prepared to spend time outside (rain or shine) participating in hands on activities that may be physically challenging.

Highlighted Topics

  • Musculoskeletal Injury Management
  • Soft Tissue Injury Care & Bandaging
  • Scene Assessment
  • Body Substance Isolation
  • Joint/Bone Splinting
  • Environmental Emergencies & Basic Survival Skills
  • Patient Lifting and Moving Techniques
  • Group Dynamic Assessment
  • Priority of Care

Tuition Covers

  • WFA certification fee
  • Lodging at Camp Susque
  • Monday Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch, snacks throughout the day

Please follow link button above to registration form.  Upon receipt of form, you will receive an e-mail with course details and packing list.

Wilderness First Aid Schedule

Click the link for a sample course schedule: Wilderness First Aid Schedule

Please direct questions to Davis Swift, Operations Director (davis@susque.org) or by calling the camp office (570-998-2151).

About SOLO Wilderness Medicine Schools
SOLO has been a leader in backcountry medicine and training since 1976.  SOLO curriculum has been developed and honed through personal experience and evidence based research.  Visit SOLO for more details.


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